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Botox advice..

(25 Posts)
fireflies24 Wed 29-Apr-15 10:45:57

Not something I thought I would ever consider but 3 dc later, years of very little sleep and I have developed two,very distinct crevices in between my eyes. They look absolutely awful, I have tried lots of natural methods; Frownies, various ridiculously expensive creams and nothing has worked. It's not that I hate wrinkles, I really like my laughter lines etc but these 11's have aged me about 15 years, I am 30 years old in a month and pretty shocked that they are this bad. I used to love putting on my eye-makeup but now I am constantly covering my face with a fringe (which I hate) and sunglasses.
I would really love to get botox done but I have terrible health anxiety and worry about the whole poisonous toxin aspect......(I would be going to my own GP whom I have known for years) Have any of you had it done and if so did your doctor explain the risks etc?? Could it travel to any other part of your body? (apologies in advance for my ignorance!)

hellsbellsmelons Wed 29-Apr-15 11:23:08

These lines are what Botox was designed for.
It is very safe. Make sure it is Botox though and not an alternative product.
If you have the money then definitely have it done.
It will only last 3 months though so it will be an ongoing treatment.
Can you afford that?

fireflies24 Wed 29-Apr-15 11:44:37

Thanks for the reply. It really depends on how good the results are. I was told it could also help prevent them getting worse and that really appeals to me. I think it would be worth it for me as the muscles causing my frown lines are actually pushing one of my eyebrows lower than the other which looks really odd.
It seems like a lot of money but I am only turning 30 and I think if they are going to get worse my face will be ruined in a few years. It sounds like I am being dramatic but they are very noticeable. I always look pissed off!

TattyDevine Wed 29-Apr-15 11:50:48

Do it. You will probably only need it 2-3 times a year, it will make a huge difference. I'm not anti wrinkle either but the frown type wrinkles can look angry and masculine depending on your face.

hellsbellsmelons Wed 29-Apr-15 11:53:00

It can help prevent them from getting worse.
As you learn not to use those muscles so much it will improve.
It is amazing stuff so give it a go and see what happens.

areyoutheregoditsmemargaret Wed 29-Apr-15 14:05:04

I wouldn't go to your GP though, unless you have seen very good results from him/her on other people . Badly done Botox looks awful. Well done Botox looks great and most GPs dont have the aesthetic eye to do it well. Well done Botox costs a lot of money, so bear this in mine.

squoosh Wed 29-Apr-15 14:08:32

Do GPs administer botox??

fireflies24 Wed 29-Apr-15 14:22:49

Thanks for the replies. My doctor does do botox along with other cosmetic procedures. She looks great and has noticed herself, I would trust her to do a good job. I am lucky in that I can afford this now and would prefer to do something about it before it gets worse. My main concern was about the safety of botox, that's why I would only want to go a doctor. Really think I will go for it as I don't see anything else working on my frown lines.

fireflies24 Wed 29-Apr-15 14:24:22

*botox herself

Gobbolinothewitchscat Wed 29-Apr-15 14:24:57

My DH is a dentist and does quite a lot if Botox etc after specialist training. Obviously is fully insured.

Has the GP trained in administering it and is she insured etc? Do you know anyone else who has had it done by her?

StrawberryTallCake Wed 29-Apr-15 14:30:01

I've read dentists are the best professionals to have botox with as they have very steady needle holding hands and are more familiar with injecting into small areas and the layout of the face.

Watching with interest as I'm in the same position.

MadisonMontgomery Wed 29-Apr-15 14:44:50

I have botox as I think I must be a natural frowner - people think it's mad getting it done so young but I figure that it'll lessen the wrinkles I get as I age. The lady who does mine is a RGN & she does a fab job, & it really reassured me that she had a medical background. It is very safe if you pick somewhere reputable.

fireflies24 Wed 29-Apr-15 15:13:28

A friend of mine went to her for botox for frown lines and she looks fantastic, very natural. She still has her laughter lines and just looks less tired and fresher faced . I don't know of any local dentists doing it.. She is fully insured and I do feel reassured that she has a medical background. Will do further research but think I will go for it, thank you for all your replies! I am so sick of looking haggard!

Truckingalong Wed 29-Apr-15 18:36:04

Go for it! Easy peasy, doesn't really hurt, results within a week, lasts about 6 months - what's not to love!

Fabulassie Wed 29-Apr-15 19:41:05

Botox is awesome! And the 11's are the BEST lines to try and treat with it. The results won't be instant. It will start to kick in in a week and within a couple of weeks you'll definitely notice. Scowling, however, will no longer be possible!

I get some around my eyebrows, a bit around my crow's feet/corner of the eyes, and a bit below the corners of my mouth, as I have what I call a "grumpy bunch" of muscles that pull down the corners of my mouth. Relaxing those gives me a bit of a "Mona Lisa smile" effect. However, sipping through a straw feels funny and the first time I got it, I realised it had kicked in when I was out drinking and realised that I kept slopping bits of beer down my front. I just have to sip a bit more carefully is all - it's not like I'm drooling or anything.

fireflies24 Thu 30-Apr-15 09:04:08

Booked in for a consultation next week so will see. Still quite unsure as I have always veered towards being quite natural (looks,food etc) and obviously botox is definitely not, it's just these lines look so awful. Every photo with my kids I look angry no matter what expression I have! Just freaked out that something could go wrong healthwise... I overthink everything (hence frown lines..)

Fabulassie Thu 30-Apr-15 12:56:48

If all you do is your elevenses, you will be happy with it. I promise!

BartholomewCrouch Thu 30-Apr-15 13:43:31

I just have 11ies done.
45 now ben having them done since I was about 35.

I hated them as I felt looked angry all the time.

I still have my forehead wrinkles and crowsfeet - I just look less grumpy and tired!

Oh I do also have bit put in at the end of the eyebrow to 'lift' them as I have droopy eyebrows that relaxing the muscle makes worse.

flux500 Thu 30-Apr-15 14:01:05

I had it done for the first time in sep last year. Only needed it done again in Feb so got lots out of it. Mine took really quickly and from day 2 started noticing I could not frown as much as before, and by day 7 no frown at all.

the 11 lines I used to have softened too and another benefit was a brow lift effect which is normal when you get the 11s done. Bear in mind after the first administration you may end up with a pointy eyebrow when you raise your eyebrows so your practitioner will ask you go of back in two weeks and check the results, and adding a top up in the forehead to soften any 'spock' brow.

Just to add it's one of the best beauty things I have ever invested in. I don't regret it even for a second smile

fireflies24 Thu 30-Apr-15 15:15:45

Oooh I am so encouraged now! It is just the 11's I want done, couldn't care less about any other wrinkles. I think it would be totally worth it, I avoid photos and take no joy in getting dressed up to go to something as I am constantly hiding my forehead. Sounds pathetic but it's true. Did you have any adverse effects after the injections? Did anyone notice? This is definitely going to be a secret as most people I know relate botox to the celebrities who have overdone it !

ParkingFred Thu 30-Apr-15 16:07:49

I have resting bitch face. A bit of well administered Botox has been the making of me. Aside from eliminating my 11s, it has also stopped me getting headaches and people are constantly asking me about my skincare regime.

I had it done last July and am only now thinking I need a top up.

I get 11s, forehead and a bit round my eyes, but I am over 40.

GingerbreadBaubles Thu 30-Apr-15 18:30:43

I have my '11' lines done am due again tomorrow, last time I hadn't done was18 months ago. It's great, go for it!

trappedinsuburbia Thu 30-Apr-15 20:01:44

I got my 11's done when I was 30, im 39 now and there is no trace of them at all. To me botox really freshens you up, I go about twice a year also to a dr.

Fabulassie Thu 30-Apr-15 23:05:16

The only "adverse affects" I've ever had has been the occasional faint bruise on my temples/next to my eyes. That was just a fluke of the needle and has only happened once. Well, that and the odd feeling I've gotten from getting my corners of my lips relaxed as I spoke of in my earlier post. Neither of those apply to the 11's.

Unlike many on here, I get mine done every 12 weeks or so. As soon as I can start to scowl I know it's time. I prefer to jump on it ASAP rather than let it wear off completely.

desertmum Wed 10-Jun-15 17:50:15

I know this is an oldish thread,but can I ask you how much it hurts, if at all? Am finally going to get my 11;s done and maybe a bit to stop my resting bitch mouth as others have mentioned. I suddenly look old and want to freshen up my face a bit. But hate pain

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