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  • Botox

    25 posts, 12 voices, 787 views, started Jan 10, 2009

    Posted on Saturday, January 10, 2009 by Esther Bloom

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      Well I did it!! Today was t he big day the whole face. My dr says the way tecnoligy(?) is going I wa
      on’t need a facelift!!!!! I told him 5 years and he says not to worry will not be necessary!!! Yeah anyone else had anything done latley? I think lipo could be in my furture. Happy New Year!!



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          Esther Bloom wrote Jan 10, 2009
        • No its fine just a short hurt when the needle goes in, but I had numbing gel on my forehead so no pain and now no wrinkles!



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          Inakika wrote Jan 10, 2009
        • OWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!tongue outohhhh



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          Esther Bloom wrote Jan 10, 2009
        • I know crazy!!!!!!!!!!!1



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          Surface1969 wrote Jan 18, 2009
        • I actually work in a plastic surgeons office so I, thankfully, get my botox at no charge!!  I’ve gotten it twice now.  I’ve only done my frown (the lines between my eyebrows)lines.  And both times I’ve asked myself, “if I had to pay for this, would i do it“?  And my answer is definitely “YES“!!  It just feels like I look less tired.  Refreshed & rested, I guess.  I wouldn’t necessarily say I look “younger“, but I always feel I look “better” once I’ve had it done!



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          Felicia Wynne wrote Jan 18, 2009
        • Surface1969,  

          How lucky you are, working in a plastic surgeon’s office would be a dream for me.  I’ve spent way too much money on botox, for the “11’s” only, and it only lasted about 2 1/2 months the last time.  I actually have an apt. tomorrow, but after reading what the average price in my area is, I think I was overcharged.  I might try to find another doctor or spa that will do it less expensive.  Any suggestions?



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          Surface1969 wrote Jan 18, 2009
        • You know, you are probably going to have different results everytime you have botox, frankly.  And there are a couple of different reasons for that.  Botox MUST be “watered down” (diluted) by the doctor who is going to administer it to the patient right before he does it.  Different doctors “dilute” it differently.  The more it’s “diluted” the quicker it wears off.  And there is NO WAY to know how much your doctor is diluting it.  Botox cosmetics has instructions on how much it is to be “diluted” but they certainly can’t guarantee that the doctor won’t dilute it a little bit more than they recommend.  The more you dilute it, the more paitents you get out of a single vial of Botox.  It should last 3-6 months.  Everybody responds differently, though.



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          Sarahvossavant wrote Jan 18, 2009
        • I have gotten botox since I was 40, I’ll be 44 next week.  The lines between my eyebrows are pathetic without it!  It feels like a mosquito bite, the needle is very thin.  Insurance covers it for migraines, so, if you have migraines, and can tell your doctor where it hurts, like right where your wrinkles are lol, you‘re set!
          The side effect I often, but not always get, is botox-flu.  Nausea for a day or two.  Botox rocks otherwise!



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          Surface1969 wrote Jan 18, 2009
        • Wow!!  I know we have several clients who come to get botox for their “migraines”  ha,ha!  but I didn’t know insurance ever covered it.  Interesting stuff!  Thanks!

          I describe the feeling I get as a slight “ice cream headache” for a couple hours afterward.  Worth it, of course!!



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          Esther Bloom wrote Jan 18, 2009
        • Queenbee, My dr charges $360 for 3 areas. Don’t know where you live but I love him he is very good and very reasonable 4 months before I notice anything.



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          Sarahvossavant wrote Jan 18, 2009
        • I used to pay 300 for the one syringe, most of it between my eyebrows.  Now he bills my insurance company.  They have paid over 600 per visit!
          He says the more I do it the less I’ll need it, but I thought it was the other way around, I thought I would get a resistance.  4 years later I still need it though



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          Felicia Wynne wrote Jan 19, 2009
        • Well, today I cancelled my “Botox” apt, which I was looking forward to; however, I’m not going to be grossly overcharged again!!  I’ll be patient, and find another doctor.  

          If any of you have a referral in my neck of the woods (CT, NY or MA), please let me know.



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          Jenz ~ wrote Jan 19, 2009
        • I haven’t had anything done..yet I’ve become open to it now. I’m not diggin’ the parenthesis that are starting to appear on my face. THOSE can be fixed like, NOW as far as I’m concerned. Other than that, no complaints...



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          Jenz ~ wrote Jan 19, 2009
        • scared o’ lipo..  seen it done. NO thanks!! lol



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          Linni wrote Jan 19, 2009
        • well, if its what you want to do thats cool.. i can not see usuing that much money on something like that.. im the type that will grow old with all my wrinkles! lol

          im not saying anything bad about it..its just not for me..



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          Leeann wrote Jan 19, 2009
        • Ok you can get droopy eyelid syndrome from botox, how long does that last for?



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          Sarahvossavant wrote Jan 19, 2009
        • Does anyone else get sick after botox?  Sometimes I get really sick the next day, it took a long time to realize it was the day after botox.



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          Surface1969 wrote Jan 20, 2009
        • Yes!  The “droopy eye” thing has always scared me.  And the bad thing is... once you get it, you’ve got it for awhile.  I’ve seen VERY FEW people have it happen, but it definitely does happen once in awhile.  It won’t happen if you just do your 11’s between your eyebrows, though.  Thats a pretty safe place to have it done... and it makes a big difference.  

          I’m surprised to hear that Botox actually makes anyone sick?  It doesn’t enter your bloodstream, so I’m not sure why that would happen.  Headaches make sense because you are putting a needle through your skin and into the muscle but beyond that... I’m a bit baffled?

          Lipo is something you must be VERY careful with!!  Unless you have the elasticity of a 20 year old... chances are you will come out looking worse than pre-lipo.  Your skin will hang.



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          Sarahvossavant wrote Jan 20, 2009
        • I googled botox flu, this is one thing I got:
          The most common side effects of Botox include headache, nausea, flu-like symptoms and redness and pain at the injection points. Infrequently, patients may experience muscle weakness or drooping of the upper eyelid muscles. This side effect usually resolves itself within days, or in rare cases, months after the procedure.

          I seem to get sick the day after a lot now, I never did in the beginning.  I never had the eyelid droop-thing, that would just suck lol!



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          Cat Valentine wrote Mar 20, 2009
        • I’ve had Botox for the past 4 years...it does last longer every time I get it. For the frown lines, definitely check into Radiesse. It’s more expensive than Restalyne or Juvaderm, but lasts 3-5 years I’m told. Just had it done last October in Tampa, and when there in January saw some people who I hadn’t seen in over a year...they were like “your face“!! I recently saw a product on Fab. 40 about a product that refracts light, which is really what we see as a wrinkle. Can’t find it again! Was very inexpensive. Any help?



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