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Botox for crows feet

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Littlebee76 Wed 14-Sep-16 13:04:46

What do people think about Botox for crows feet?
I've just recently turned 40 and my '"laughter lines' are a permanent fixture now so I've been contemplating Botox for sometime now.
Anyone have any experience of Botox for crows feet? I'm a bit worried it's going to go wrong then I'll regret it..

Littlebee76 Wed 14-Sep-16 22:43:50


LostAtTheFair Wed 14-Sep-16 23:27:02

I had it done 6 weeks ago. It worked a treat.

singleandfabulous Thu 15-Sep-16 10:16:40

I've only ever had one good result and that was when I was your age. I had it done at Apsaras in Coventry. Fantastic clinic.

I've moved and since then have tried a couple of (very good) doctors with poor results.

I had cheek fat atrophy the second time i had it and it never came back (I have filler now to replace what was lost). The last time I had it I couldnt smile properly (my cheeks and smile didn't rise up when I smiled and my nose pulled up like a dog snarling) sad I also looked very odd when I spoke - almost like I'd had a stroke and my face was uneven/lopsided.

I've been told it's because of my face architecture (I have a short space between my eyes and mouth (small nose) where most people have a lot more space here. My face muscles also run differenlty to most people.

I daren't have it again after what happened in 2014 but my crows feet are terrible. Be careful.

Littlebee76 Thu 15-Sep-16 17:28:39

Oh no that sounds awful! How long did it take to go back to normal?

singleandfabulous Thu 15-Sep-16 19:21:37

It only took about three months to go as i had the smallest amount injected. It was worst from week 2 to week 10.

Everybody kept saying "what's wrong with your face" while scanning my face as I spoke. My sister said I looked like a stroke victim or a deaf person sad I videod myself and it was bizzare. My muscles just didnt work.

Ref my earlier comment re cheek attophy, it was the muscle that atrophied, not the fat. It's a known side effect in some people.

My forehead looks great and i still have that done and my 11s and a bit above each brow arch to raise my eyebrows. Such a shame about the crows feet.

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