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fillers and botox

(24 Posts)
oopsadaisymaisy Mon 08-Apr-13 19:37:11

I'm booked in next week. Botox for elevensies and crows feet and fillers nose to mouth lines. I'm scared. Anyone tell me what to expect?

Cybbo Mon 08-Apr-13 20:34:34

I've not had fillers but a decent botox practitioner will ensure all forms are filled in with medical history etc. They should also mark on a face map where they inject you.

The jabs are not painful , more a pin prick that barely registers. Ask about op ups- my girl does top ups after a week if required. Don't lie down afterwards. My elevens are mow jon existant. Enjoy!

Charliefox Mon 08-Apr-13 21:00:55

Botox for 11s doesn't hurt. Feels to me a bit like plucking your eyebrows - a little pinch, over in a second. Takes a week to kick in, so you won't see instant results. Fillers hurt more - you'll need numbing cream and lots of ice. Effects are instant though and you won't be able to stop staring in the mirror! I had minimal bruising for a few days but not really noticeable.

CoteDAzur Mon 08-Apr-13 21:02:51

Botox works but fillers aren't worth it, imho.

Google the problems people have had with fillers. It will put you off.

autumnskies Mon 08-Apr-13 21:12:10

Am thinking of getting Botox. But dithering. My crows feet are pronounced - lots of little crinkles rather than deep lines and I look tired (40; 2 young children - what a surprise). But otherwise my skin is ok, I hide my forehead with a fringe, and worried about ending up looking like Kylie/Nicole Kidman (i.e. looking fakey) or something going wrong. I keep on changing my mind. Don't want to hijack the thread but persuade me one way or the other!

oopsadaisymaisy Mon 08-Apr-13 23:02:14

Autumn, I ve dithered about it for years but need it now. I'm so excited about diminishing those nose to mouth lines, I keep wanting to call it labia but I know that's not right smile

Why are fillers not worth it? It's the most expensive and from what I've read its good. I'm worried now.

autumnskies Mon 08-Apr-13 23:04:25

oopsadaisymaisy giggles Although I can't remember the right word either....

oopsadaisymaisy Mon 08-Apr-13 23:12:51

I ll Google smile

oopsadaisymaisy Mon 08-Apr-13 23:14:11

Nasolabial! See, not far off it.

SLallu Tue 09-Apr-13 00:51:53

The good new is that both botox and fillers are reversible treatments (although it will take some time to wear off though).
and Good practitioners wont over treat you like some of the celebs have been done
Less is more !

Cybbo Tue 09-Apr-13 07:22:48

Autumn- try it , if you don't like it, don't do it again.

CoteDAzur Tue 09-Apr-13 13:08:21

Fillers are not always/entirely reversible - I know one person who was left with permanent bags under her eyes due to fillers. Another who had huge dark bruises for months where they were injected.

I also have to mention a friend of a friend who got Morgellons following fillers. Two years on, she still has it.

noddyholder Tue 09-Apr-13 15:59:47

It does become a necessity though! I haven't had any botox since October ish and I was contemplating not having it anymore but I just look soooo much better I am going to book for next week.

oopsadaisymaisy Tue 09-Apr-13 16:47:40

Thanks Cote, that's my worry. I know there's a small risk with any procedure hence the anxiety but I'm not sure I can avoid everything that holds a small risk. I probably should but I probably won't.

autumnskies Tue 09-Apr-13 23:04:43

Cote the risks are something that worries me although to be honest it's noddy's experience that I really fear - a bit like the front of our house when we got the windows done, you have to do everything and I'll turn round and look like Kidman in a wind tunnel by Christmas! (obv with the proviso that I wish I looked like a film star, just not one with a fake frozen face!)

AgathaF Wed 10-Apr-13 08:44:19

The risks are scary, but the difference tear trough fillers made to my face was amazing. I intend having them done again. I just hope that going to someone reputable again minimises the risk.

Glimpers Wed 10-Apr-13 10:34:47

I am umming and ahhing over getting my forehead lines (I call them my 'really??' lines) done, but the thing that's stopping me is ending up going to some 'cowboy'.
Where do I start with finding a proper, qualified practicioner?

missbopeep Wed 10-Apr-13 11:28:02

If you have a local private hospital like BUPA or Nuffiled then start there, looking at the plastic surgeons/consultants on their websites.

if you are in the south east then Dr Tracy Mountford has been awarded 'filler' expert and she works from Harley ST and Bucks.

AgathaF Wed 10-Apr-13 11:31:41

Whereabouts in the country do you live Glimpers, and how far would you travel?

handcream Wed 10-Apr-13 11:31:53

Another high recommendation for Dr Mountford. I have been going to her for 10 yrs. Her team never seems to leave. She has a light touch and is a known expert in the industry. She is in Stoke Poges (near Slough/Windsor). Plenty of parking.

Ladies running the place are lovely too...

threestepsforward Wed 10-Apr-13 12:36:44

Can someone tell me what tear troughs are?
Are they actually lines (wrinkles) under the eye? Or more like hollows?
Thanks smile

EasterHoliday Wed 10-Apr-13 12:38:38

Another Tracy Mountford punter here, but I see Janine for the needlework

EasterHoliday Wed 10-Apr-13 12:39:45

tear troughs are literally troughs - hollows. Tracy M refused to do mine, said I'd be v disappointed for the money - very much appreciated that honesty (I get more of a hard upsell for other things from Janine)

threestepsforward Wed 10-Apr-13 14:05:02

Ah, thanks Easter smile

I haven't got those but I do have horrid wrinkles under the eye that look awful. No idea what I can do about them as I've been told they're not treatable with botox / fillers, gutted!

I would be happy to go down that route if I knew it could be done!

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