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I finally stumped up for Bottox and wow what a difference!
I don't consider myself to be a big beauty addict but 2 weeks ago I had Bottox and its made a subtle but significant difference. I've noticed people smiling back at me more and I realise that it must be because I don't look perpetually worried. No one in real life has figured out what I've done so I had to come onto to MN to share my news!
You will not die young! I know about a dozen older people who have been having botox in a renal capacity for years at does x100s of what the cosmetic version is and even with their other health issues they are still going!
Vicar, you can have it around your eyes - sideways (ie crows feet etc.), and yes it will make a massive, but subtle difference if you go to someone good. Under your eyes not so much. I'm 40 too <wail>
I've had it on my number 11s for a few years now and it is amazing! So subtle but just eradicates that "I'm a cross person" look. I've never worn sunglasses, my whole life, and I'm paying the price early I also have never really worn make-up (foundation etc.) so I am obviously thrilled!
My problem now, pleeease help me, are two deep lines below my eyes. Not directly under them, lower, they appear when I squint or smile. I imagine the no sunglasses thing is the reason.
The lovely woman who does my botox says that she can't use it there, but then she hummed and haad and made me squint and relax loads of times and did a miniscule amount around them, and I think it did make a tiny difference.
I'm seeing her again next week for my number 11s, please can anyone tell me what I can do for these horrible lines. Should I encourage her to go botox crazy on them? (they are a centimetre or more below my eyes) and they make me look crap, exhausted and about 30 years older
Or is there something else for this area under the eyes? Proper lines, not just shadows, troughs or whatever...
A doctor told me it was a poison and why would you want to inject poison into your body. And then somebody else told me it only lasts six months or so and then you need to have it done again. But I have been tempted.
It still put me off. And all these breast implants going wrong made me suspicious of all cosmetic surgery. Maybe in a few years they will find out that botox is dangerous. I don't think it's been around long enough. No I'm too scared!
I'm not scared of the "crunch" (pain) but you hear some shocking stories about how people end up with a droopy eye or asymmetrical effect. I would LOVE to rid myself of that worried/cross/tired look. I'm 50 and generally happy with my own personal ageing process so far but....BUT I'm seriously contemplating injecting poison into my face!!