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I've just had secret Botox! Have told no one! Will I wake up frozen tomorrow?!

(113 Posts)
PhoebeBee Wed 14-Jun-17 18:08:02

Literally am telling no one, just doing this for me, to look less grumpy and haggard.

No change yet! It's only been a few hours though!

Am slightly nervous about what I'll look like tomorrow!

Any advice?

GinUser Wed 14-Jun-17 18:10:54

You do realise/ were told that it can take up to 3 weeks to take effect?

PhoebeBee Wed 14-Jun-17 18:11:48

Yes! Just wanted someone to share my secret with a little!

papersmile Wed 14-Jun-17 18:12:36

No, you'll be fine. No one will know unless you tell them.

Gingernaut Wed 14-Jun-17 18:13:08

Keep us updated and tell us how it goes.

I've always wondered about it.

PhoebeBee Wed 14-Jun-17 18:13:15

Though they did say 2 weeks for the full effect not 3?

NameNotANumber Wed 14-Jun-17 18:13:56

Oooh are you going to post pics?

farfarawayfromhome Wed 14-Jun-17 18:14:05

I've been having Botox for ten years it's amazing. Mine usually kicks in on day 6 and I go back two weeks later for a top up.

Is a top up included in yours?

prettywhiteguitar Wed 14-Jun-17 18:14:22

No one realised when I had it done grin I just looked well fresh

PhoebeBee Wed 14-Jun-17 18:15:36

Yes they said see how I look in 2 weeks and they can adjust it if necessary.

I just feel a bit strange not telling anyone, including DH!

PhoebeBee Wed 14-Jun-17 18:16:57

The lady wanted to do round my eyes as well as my between the brow frown line, however I opted out until I see how I get on with this.

shamoffour Wed 14-Jun-17 18:26:44

I love it I've been having it for about 7 years. I usually find it starts to kick in around day 4.
Where have you had done?

Oblomov17 Wed 14-Jun-17 18:27:06

Did you go to London OP?
I need my brow furrow done. It's just recently appeared!! I fear I can't afford it.

PhoebeBee Wed 14-Jun-17 18:30:31

Not London! Ireland!

I got it between my eyes and just above my eyebrows.

Was very clear that I wanted to look fresh, not frozen or startled! I do have some guilt at being so indulgent though! It's not the kind of thing 'I do' but still glad if that makes sense?!

Liiinoo Wed 14-Jun-17 18:50:31

My friendship group are all quite 'earth mothery' and strongly disapprove of Botox. None of them have realised I have had it twice now and fully intend to continue. I am looking forward to seeing their shocked faces when I eventually mention it!

CurlsLDN Wed 14-Jun-17 19:14:03

May I ask how old you all were when you started? I have a line between my eyebrows that is getting deeper but at 31 am too young? Should I wait or Is everyone else going for it?

PhoebeBee Wed 14-Jun-17 19:24:38

I'm 37 and have been thinking about it for a few years!

Athome77 Wed 14-Jun-17 19:32:37

I miss 39 and have had it several times, not many people know, my mum and dh don't know. Usually people say I look like I have had a good sleep or have I put makeup on. I've also had a boob job and most people don't know that either. If people find out they say you don't look like that type and I'm just like there is no 'type'.

Athome77 Wed 14-Jun-17 19:33:00

Typo I am 39 not miss

bananafish81 Wed 14-Jun-17 21:12:49

I had my first botox done on Monday evening, am now excitedly waiting to be able to scrutinise my face in the mirror over the coming week or so to see what kind of difference it's made!

Going back for follow up in 2 weeks - chose to hold off on having my forehead done as well until I'd seen how my crow's feet responded, but I think highly likely I'll get a bit in there as well.

Top Harley St consultant dermatologist who only put in a very light amount, better to go low and top up than the other way around

Girlywurly Wed 14-Jun-17 22:01:23

I'm definitely going to have it done, but I'm not quite there yet in terms of disposal income or creasing! I'm 34. Think I'll probably start at 40-ish.

I'm also vaguely planning a boob job, but intend to do fat transfer rather than implants. Blimmin' expensive though - about £6500+ and right now I'm an impoverished student!!

RiseandGrind Thu 15-Jun-17 19:42:12

Youll be fine if youve only had a bit in your forehead.

Dontsayyouloveme Thu 15-Jun-17 21:09:44

I don't understand why you should need to go back for a top up two weeks later! I see a qualified doctor and I've never had the need for a two week top up! she just does it right first time!

KateMiddletonsOtherMum Thu 15-Jun-17 21:16:06

You'll be fine. No one noticed that I'd had work done on my Pippa's Big Day.

bananafish81 Thu 15-Jun-17 21:19:30

I go back for a checkup two weeks later because it's my first time and it's important to see how I've responded. Much better to go very light and top up than do too much first time

I'd assume you would see a fully qualified Dr - I'd hope no one would see an unqualified Dr?!

I'm seeing a Harley st consultant dermatologist who has both an NHS and private practice (cosmetic only private of course)

It's not that she doesn't get it right - it's that it's the responsible thing to follow up on a patient the first time you have it done. It's a duty of care!

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