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Botox for '11' lines

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DavetheCat2001 Tue 16-Jan-18 09:33:18

Has anyone had this done?

Were you happy with the results, and did you have any problems with it?

How long does it last approx?

Apologies if this has been discussed many times before, but I am in a bit of a rush today. My frown lines are really getting me down (pardon the pun!), and making me look loads older than I am.

Just thinking about it at the moment, so would really appreciate any stories/thoughts good and bad!

Capricornandproud Tue 16-Jan-18 09:38:33

Go for it! I have just had my second lot done and delighted with the results. I am 37 and it was adding years to me but I was incredibly apprehensive about gettin botox... I initially went for just one zone - my 11s - and was shocked at how the lines just cleared away. The results were fairly instant for me and after a few weeks I went back and got my whole forehead down, around my eyes and its cleared everything away. It lasted for ages (nearly 5 months) and even then the frown lines didn't come back as viciously as before. Just had it all done again there before christmas and I dont know how but it just makes you look.... fresher. And rested. I went by recommendation only, its minimal discomfort, still have the use of my brows (more at the outside edges than near my nose) and its more preventative than anything! Cannot recommend it enough. I work horrendous hours, am a single mum with a 4 year old who's a shit sleeper and its totally 'wakened' up my appearance.

SwinginFromTheChandelier Tue 16-Jan-18 09:59:42

Reading with interest!

Capricorn how long is the procedure (I'm assuming about half an hour) and what was the cost?

OCSockOrphanage Tue 16-Jan-18 10:05:08

It does make you look and feel happier; my aesthetician reckoned that being less able to frown boosts and lift one's mood positively.

However, having not plucked up courage to do it until my 60s, I know now that the results are not going to be as impressive as they might have been had I started a bit sooner.

DavetheCat2001 Tue 16-Jan-18 13:30:49

Thanks all..much appreciated.

So does it also help you to not keep frowning as I screw my face up constantly and just cannot help myself!

I am extremely tempted. I have emailed a local clinic, who have invited me for an initial assessment. They have good online reviews, but if anyone has a recommendation for a South London clinic, I would be most grateful!

Capricornandproud Tue 16-Jan-18 13:44:36

Sorry - shopping there grin

Swinging I live in NI where things can sometimes end up cheaper but £270 for the whole lot. When I just had the one area done (my 11s and generally called 'Baby Botox') it was £70. My lady chats away so I could be with her for an hour (she's a scream) but actually injecting the serum honeslty doesn't take 10 minutes. She asks me to grin, frown, relax, etc etc and makes lots of small injections. And I have a phobia of needles so if I can handle it, anyone can!

Dave Sorry I should have clearer on that; 100% it completely stops you from frowning. I now cannot physically pull my inner eyebrows to create my 11s if I tried which is exactly what I needed to prevent them getting worse. I didnt actually realise it until I had it done but its removed my (admittedly fine/small) smiling wrinkles ans crowd feet around my eyes.

The sensation can be odd but your brain will carry on 'smiling' and you will feel as if your face is reacting exactly as it always has when your chatting, making expressions, laughing etc... its just that if you watch yourself in a mirror your forehead is staying more still! Apparently the more you have the longer it lasts too. Time will tell! FYI I bruise very very easily and have thin skin so the injection sites look like tiny bee stings but I've still gone back to my office after having it done and all faded within a few days.

Hope that helps. Go for it ladies!!

Capricornandproud Tue 16-Jan-18 13:45:33

Jesus wept- apologies for typos above but hope you all got the gist smile

janinlondon Tue 16-Jan-18 13:48:32

I had it done twice. Didnt work - no change at all. Apparently it doesnt on some people. They dont give you your money back.........

DavetheCat2001 Tue 16-Jan-18 13:53:08

Amazing info..thank you so much capricorn.

I think I might go for the consultation, although it sounds a lot more expensive than your treatments in NI. £50 for the consultation, and the treatments start at £195 shock. The £50 comes off the treatment cost however.

I guess it's the joy of living in London...

DavetheCat2001 Tue 16-Jan-18 13:54:46

Jan that's a bugger. I wonder why it doesn't work on certain people..?

browtox Tue 16-Jan-18 14:02:49

I think you should have got a refund.
Yes - amazing results, doesn't mean your face is paralysed at all.
Wouldnt give it up now

whoareyoukidding Tue 16-Jan-18 14:08:57

Love botox but it does make your forehead a bit shiny or is that just me

Capricornandproud Tue 16-Jan-18 14:59:17

who I don't know if it has made it a bit shinier or not... been using Younique powder which is a very matte finish.

dave I would definitely go for it although I know it does seem dear. And yep that's London for you! Transform is a brilliant surgical company I have also used for breast augmentation but it was 10 years ago, so it'd be a place to start looking if you were stuck although asking around hairdressers and your beautician is how I found mine....

Just realised you probably all think I look like Dolly Parton grin but not at all. I like the simple, classic look but bloody hell do I feel my age!

DavetheCat2001 Tue 16-Jan-18 15:42:29

ooooooh....I am so tempted to make the appointment.

I guess I'm just a bit scared as I have never had anything done before like this, and it is a lot of money...I guess I'm a bit nervous of something going wrong...and if I have the consultation and chicken out, that's £50 wasted....auuuugh.

Browtox Tue 16-Jan-18 16:26:16

It’s. So. Amazing. Plus you don’t waste money on creams

Sciurus83 Tue 16-Jan-18 16:34:34

I'm 34 and had it done for my wedding to stop squinting/frowning and it was great. No frowny photos, lasted about 5 months. Go to see a doctor and check qualifications. Thinking about having it again, I'd say go for it!

DavetheCat2001 Tue 16-Jan-18 17:04:22

Ok..I've made a consultation appointment for next Friday with a view to getting the botox done that day..I'm a very impulsive person!

I'm excited but nervous too..hope I don't regret it.

Thanks for sharing all your thoughts/experiences.

Alittleconcerned1980 Tue 16-Jan-18 17:06:43


You went back to same person?
I think you should try again but go somewhere different. I have never heard of it simply “not working”

Op, it’s bloodu amazing!

43andcounting Tue 16-Jan-18 17:12:08

Capricorn would you mind sharing where you get yours done in NI? I am North Down area but willing to travel. Thanks flowers

DryWhiteagainW Tue 16-Jan-18 17:26:14

Dave I wish I’d had it done years ago. First lot in late 40s when my 11s were deep set . They haven’t disappeared but are softened and I frown less. Lasts really well for about 2months , I have it redone every 3.
My beautician told me that because mine are so deep set only fillers would remove them a pond I’m a total coward about that. I’m 51 now, should have had them done when they started coming in 30s.

DavetheCat2001 Tue 16-Jan-18 17:33:12

I'm 44 (45 in April) and I have really seen a change in my face generally over the past 3-4 years. Having 2 young kids at a later age I think has aged me, plus I lost some weight a couple of years ago by running and cleaning up my diet, and whilst my body is looking good (I think), my face has really aged.

As my mum always said, it's a bit of a choice between the body and the face as a bit of plumpness in the face really helps to minimise the lines!

Capricornandproud Tue 16-Jan-18 18:13:13

43andcounting I travel to Enniskillen to a lady that runs an independent clinic. She travels and used various locations so may well end up nearer you but she's very good and sees me at her office in the town! PM me if you want her details 😄

DianaT1969 Tue 16-Jan-18 18:42:07

I'd also appreciate if anyone has recommendations for a practitoner in south or west London.

DavetheCat2001 Tue 16-Jan-18 18:59:40

Diana I'm going to a place called Cosmetica in Balham.

No direct recommendation, but from reviews online they look good.

DianaT1969 Tue 16-Jan-18 19:01:36

Thanks Dave

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