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What if I get botox and I don't like it?

I have been wanting to get Botox for a few months now. I have bad wrinkles in my forehead and around my mouth and I hate it! I am just worried that once I get it done, I wont like it or it will be done wrong or I will have complications.


melissa2012  -  Sep. 19

Dear melissa2012:

The good thing about trying neurotoxins (like Botox and Dysport) is that if you don’t like the effects it will eventually wear off. The bad thing about trying neurotoxins is that if you DO like the effects it will eventually wear off.  It is definitely worth a try to see how you like it.  In some cases the effects can be reversed but more often the bad effects wear off quickly.

I too have quite a few lines and wrinkles in my forehead and I can understand how you feel.  I recommend starting conservatively and treating the glabellar complex (the area between your eyebrows) and your forehead first before treating any other areas.  Of course treatment depends on your individual face. I would wait to inject the area around your mouth until you know and have experience with the person you chose to be your injector.  Make sure you like them and are happy with their work.  Treating the mouth area has more risks that you may not want to take initially.

Personally, I like Botox for the crease that forms between my eyes, known as the glabellar area and on the outer corners of my eyes for my crow’s feet.  I generally do not like it in my forehead because I have such a large forehead and I use my eyebrows a lot to express myself.  To completely smooth my forehead causes my brow to drop just a bit too much for my liking and it gives me a sense of heaviness or fullness there.  However, as I age I am appreciating the smoothing effects more and now treat my forehead in a way that still allows enough eyebrow movement for me.  An experienced injector can work with you.  Go to the websites for manufacturers of neurotoxins for information and photographs to help you make an informed decision. Good luck!


M.G. Riley

mg riley  -  Sep. 25

Hi Melissa2012

The best thing you could do first is do your research! find as many doctors as you can, ask your referrals. Then look them up, check out their websites. If you just good the name of the doctor you will find all kinds of information. I just turned 40 and started to get Botox. I really like it. I was having wrinkles on my forehead as well and around my eyes.

Once you find a good doctor then go for it! Maybe you know someone that has Botox or they know someone that has Botox and then can refer you. It always helps when you get to see the doctors work before hand.

Also if you don't like it or something go wrong and there is complications you can always have it reversed. Theres a drug that they can inject into the areas that you have previously had done and that drug will break down what they injected.  Also it will eventually be absorbed by the body so it wont last forever.

Hope this was helpful! good luck.

Janie45  -  Sep. 19

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