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summerbabenot Mon 01-Jun-09 19:12:59

I'm thinking about it ladies.
Has anyone here had botox and did you experience any ill effects after?
I have dodgy sinuses and am paranoid about a toxin being injected into that area. But I really fancy a bash at the botox, so please name change if you must, but tell me all about it.

notnowbernard Mon 01-Jun-09 19:16:06

I know someone who had it recently and I have to say ahe looks a bit odd (and didn't need it anyway, IMO)

It's just weird watching someone talk to you when they can't move their forehead... we convey so much through facial expression

cherryblossoms Mon 01-Jun-09 19:41:46

Bf had it done and I must admit, he does look more rested now. (Yes, that was he.) Rested, natural and (gah!) less lined than me!

BUT the thing about botox is you must keep it up. I met a lovely boy (yes, another he) who had run out of botox pocket money and he showed me his sharpei like forehead. he vowed that it was because botox freezes the muscles and if you stop, it gets really wrinkly.

Well, maybe it was something else that had done the damage, but I must admit he put me off.

summerbabenot Mon 01-Jun-09 19:44:26

hmm interesting cherryb. Do you think maybe he forgot how crabby he was pre botox?

mrsmaidamess Mon 01-Jun-09 19:48:12

One of my friends has had it. At first it was just on her 'number 11's and her forehad lines. She has since had it all around her hairline, around her eyes and will soon have it round her mouth too. She does look 'softer' but...

It's a slippery slope, I reckon.

notnowbernard Mon 01-Jun-09 19:51:08

Indeed, Mrsmaidamess...

One shot triggers a cascade of intervention, I fear (would with me, anywayblush)

mrsmaidamess Mon 01-Jun-09 19:53:31

My friend comes from a family of 'interventionists' however.

Her DP had a nose job (wonky) , her MIL had lip fillers,and her SIL had a boob job (without her dh's knowledge)

Funny folk!

cherryblossoms Mon 01-Jun-09 19:55:05

summerbabe - no; his forehead was actually in folds. Who knows, though, maybe it was something else.

Mrsmaidamess makes a good point about the slippery slope, the "ooh, I'll just have that too" syndrome. It's a definite phenomenon.

Are you sure about botox, though? Someone I met was talking about, ermm, (racks brains) something else, beginning with "r". Though I don't know anyone who's had it.

mrsmaidamess Mon 01-Jun-09 19:56:23

It's like when you buy a new piece of furniture for your makes the rest of the place look like shit.

cherryblossoms Mon 01-Jun-09 19:57:14

mrsmaidamess - The boob job without her husband's knowledge !??!!

There's an entire novel for our times in there!

mrsmaidamess Mon 01-Jun-09 19:57:59

Yes. AND he's a surgeon.

notnowbernard Mon 01-Jun-09 19:58:51

Is it 'restalyine' or something? Are they fillers? (I think)

The problem with Botox also is that if you paralyse one area of muscles then the surrounding ones are going to work even harder to compensate

I have sort of thought about Botox before (had a mini-freak-out about my Number 11s)

Can't go there though

mrsmaidamess Mon 01-Jun-09 20:01:14

I'm using Avon facelift stuff and I have to say, so far so good.

sarah293 Mon 01-Jun-09 20:02:14

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notnowbernard Mon 01-Jun-09 20:02:35


Was that the one where you got the £20 free gift with it?

<also impressed>

mrsmaidamess Mon 01-Jun-09 20:05:03

Free gift? No, I never got a free gift

<feels cheated>

notnowbernard Mon 01-Jun-09 20:07:44

'Anew' face-filling serum

I think it cost £20 and you got a free gift worth £20 ( a tacky-looking make-up bag with lots of tester items in it. I like the eye-lifting gel)

Ordered it through a neighbour who does Avon

mrsmaidamess Mon 01-Jun-09 20:08:40

I love the eye lift gel. I think it makes a real difference, do you?

mrsmaidamess Mon 01-Jun-09 20:09:36

My face lift stuff is Anew Clinical Instant face Lift.

God that sounds stupid, doesn't it?


summerbabenot Mon 01-Jun-09 20:11:41

lol with the rest of furniture looking shit.

notnowbernard Mon 01-Jun-09 20:13:12

I'm not sure if it makes a difference, but I like the 'fresh' feel it gives

I think we need a [sucker] emoticon grin

MaggieBee Mon 01-Jun-09 20:13:46

good point. the furniture on my face needs a remodel as they'd say in the states.

I wouldn't go for major surgery, but frown lines are so grumpy. I don't like them cos they make you look cross and grouchy. Nothing to do with age. I had that vertical line between my eyes worse when I was younger, but I have trained myself not to furrow my brow all the time.

summerbabenot Mon 01-Jun-09 20:17:34

it's the frown line that pisses me off, I look like a grumpy old cow.

summerbabenot Mon 01-Jun-09 20:21:52

I know I would never resort to full on surgery either. I have had the saggiest 32dd's since having dc 10 years ago, as much as I hate them I am too petrified to get them lifted and reduced. I have this irrational fear I will not wake up from the operation.

MaggieBee Mon 01-Jun-09 20:22:57

that's not vanity imo. it's wanting to come across as the cheerful person you really are.

mind you, there's a lily cole inside me trying to get out!!! that would be a BIG job for the surgeon.

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