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has anyone ever had botox?

(36 Posts)
mummee09v Mon 08-Mar-10 14:05:24

...what was it like, was it any good?? does it hurt, how long do the effects last etc?? (thats if anyone will admit to it!!!hehe)

....i turned 30 last november and recently have noticed i am looking a bit tired and rough

i am slim and quite pretty despite having 2 kids, but think i am starting to look my age now ...despite being really careful about using sunscreen every day, eating well, drinking loads of water, not smoking etc...

and i have been considering trying it....but dont want it to be really obvious, because i look ok, but just want to look a bit "fresher" iyswim??

darkandstormy Mon 08-Mar-10 14:46:58

I am 42 have not had botox bu would love to give it a try.My skin is really quite good aside from one very deep frown line.My big worry is if I got his line done would oher very small fine lines seem much more obvious iyswim.I will watch his thread with interest.Hope you get some answers.

deliciousdevilwoman Mon 08-Mar-10 16:21:00

Hi. I am 40 (41 in May) and have had it over the last two years. I have it every 5-6 months. I look like "me" only fresher and more plumped. Forehead didn't hurt but the outer corners of the eyes did (near to the bony bit) but not unbearably so.

lilacclaire Mon 08-Mar-10 16:27:36

Im 34 and I've had it. Absolutely love it, definetly makes you 'fresh'.
It just feels like a little nip, nothing major.

mummee09v Mon 08-Mar-10 16:31:52

darkandstormy - i know what you mean!! i worry whenm i look at celebs that have had it like jordan, and she just looks really freaky now as her forehead is really smooth but then she has weird crinkles in other places!!!

how much does it cost DDW?? sounds like you look really good for having it, thats what i want, just a natural, subtle improvement. do you tell people you have it done (in RL i mean!!) ...i dont think i would tell anyone, my DP for one wouldnt like the idea of it i dont think.... hmm

cyb Mon 08-Mar-10 16:33:28

how much do you ladies spend if you don't mind me asking? And would it be any good on 'hollow' undereye sockets

CrannyFaddock Mon 08-Mar-10 16:39:09

haven't had it but I think it's a slippery slope. Once you start, you can't stop and eventually you'll end up looking like Pete Burns

deliciousdevilwoman Mon 08-Mar-10 17:10:25

That's a load of bollocks, Cranny! Sure, some celebs like Jordan/Janice Dickenson go waaaay OTT, but that's the extreme. It is perfectly possible to have botox/fillers and not end up looking like some weird caricature.

mumeee09v-obviously my husband knows and I tell my best friend (who also has it done from time to time) but I don't tell colleagues or randoms-well, except you lot! I don't see the need to shout about it.

I used to go to a clinic in Surrey and was charged £270 for two areas. I now go to a GP who has also been a practising dermatologist for 15 years. He charges £200 for one area and £30 per additional area.

What would say to anyone, is for God's sake go to someone reputable! Do your research. Word of mouth recs a good place to start. Don't go to "botox parties" or the like. I have never been injected by anyone other than a qualified nurse or doctor.

purplepeony Mon 08-Mar-10 17:44:52

is it just for wrinkles rather than for sagging jaw lines and sliding cheeks?

I have no wrinkles but am getting slight droppy pouches either side of chin!

I think cheeek-plumping is maybe what I need smile

deliciousdevilwoman Mon 08-Mar-10 17:56:25

Hi Purplepeony,

I have heard it can be used for jowls, and can be injected in the neck-eek.

I didn't have droopy cheeks but wanted them to be more pronounced-but not in a "pillow face" way. I had filler injected ontop of my cheekbones, and it just looks like I have good, defined cheekbones. Mine were high to begin with.

kittya Mon 08-Mar-10 20:32:16

Ive had it twice and it was really subtle. It works though!I do think you maybe abit young at 30 though. I was 35 the first time. Actually, if anyone knows of anyone good in London I would love a recommendation. I used to pay around 230, I wouldnt pay anymore tbh.

deliciousdevilwoman Mon 08-Mar-10 20:41:33

Kittya-I would recommend Dr Mohammed Nabijee at Woodside Aesthetic Clinic in Wimbledon. Dr Sarah Thoms at The Garden Skin Clinic in Purley is v good, as is Dr Michael Prager in Wimpole Street. The first two are personal recs-used them myself

darkandstormy Mon 08-Mar-10 20:54:58

you know it is a lot om money,at the same time am sitting here quaffing the old vino,could pack this in and soon save up the dosh.perhaps his could be the start of teetotal megrinhas anyone used frownies by the way. they would't touch my arse face crease though.

bunsandroses Mon 08-Mar-10 22:33:04

could anyone tell me if it works on fine lines under the eyes, that is the bit that is aging me.

kittya Tue 09-Mar-10 00:08:52

not under but laughter lines. Except I quite like laughter lines.

flossieteacakeagain Tue 09-Mar-10 14:29:28

I first got it 14 months ago, aged 33. have had it on 3 occasions, 6 mths apart. mild discomfort, effect diminishes a bit after 3 mths, but still improvement on before!My dentist does it- they spend most of their day injecting into small spaces, so are very competent! I have no crows feet, but was developing furrow between eyebrows. good thing is that it also got me out of habit of frowing and over time, the muscle atrophies a bit and you get a cumulative effect.

mummee09v Tue 09-Mar-10 17:29:05

sounds good, thanks for all the replies...duno if i will dare take the plunge though.... hmm

plus have just had to fork out for a new washing machine angry so theres my "botox fund" gone... ;)

herethereandeverywhere Tue 09-Mar-10 21:52:36

I've got fine lines on my top lip (dangerously close to me having a cats a*se for a mouth) blush

Would filler work for them or would I end up looking like Lesley Ash/Pete Burns?

deliciousdevilwoman Tue 09-Mar-10 21:59:37

Filler would be perfect for those. You wouldn't end up like Lesley Ash/Pete Burns as you are not aiming to add volume to the lips-just to plump out the lines above the top lip. Peels also work on this area.

herethereandeverywhere Tue 09-Mar-10 22:09:46

I've also got enlarged pores and acne scars but I'm scared of peels in case I scar/end up with uneven skin tone (I think I saw a documentary about botched cosmetic treatments once!)

Monadami Wed 10-Mar-10 01:51:32

I've had Fillers, (Juvederm), results were great. I've not had Botox, but a friend of mine has been having it regularly for 10 years and at 42, she looks considerably younger than her years.

Botox tends to be used in the forhead and around the eyes, to kind of paralyse the muscles that give us facial expressions. Fillers are best used for the Naso Labial lines (nose to mouth) and filing those out can have dramatic results.

With all these procedures using needles, there is some pain involved and a little redness and swelling for a few hours after. I'll probably try Botox and get more fillers as well as having a Thermo Facelift when I've lost weight.

deliciousdevilwoman Wed 10-Mar-10 10:08:27

Herethereandeverywhere-if you do your research and go somewhere reputable you won't scar with a peel-there are many different kinds and strengths. Medical microdermabrasion can also be good for open pores and acne scarring, as can IPL. I had a course of 3 IPL treatments to boost collagen, and my pores are now definitely smaller.

brimfull Wed 10-Mar-10 10:13:58

wow loads of you have had it!

I am going to save and have my no11's done

I am nearly 48 -you lot started so young!

deliciousdevilwoman Wed 10-Mar-10 11:05:08

gg-I was 38, am now nearly 41. One Dr who injected me was 29 and had been having botox/fillers for a couple of years-to me, that's too young! Although there is a school of thought that if you have it when the first fine lines/wrinkles appear, it has a residual effect the more you have it done. If I had time again, I might have started in my mid instead of late thirties, but to be honest, my skin wasn't in bad nick.

Botox rocks! Lol

paisleyleaf Wed 10-Mar-10 11:12:10

Is it true that once you start you need it more and more?
Like twice a year to begin with but then going up, and up.

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