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Can you please tell me how long before you saw results from having botox injected in the area I mention in the subject? What results did you see exactly? I am still waiting to see a change....Had it done last Friday...
Also, I have three small bruises where radience was injected into my n/l folds...how long does it take to go away? They are very small, but I still see them even under concealer...
I had botox and hylaform plus yesterday. It was my second time for hylaform and third time for botox. The first time I had botox it took a good week to show results at crows feet but it was dramatic. And yes, each time I had at least one bruise from hylaform. They go away in a few days. The hylaform also looked a little lumpy on maybe day three, PS told me to massage area and it worked to smooth it out. I also had a little blueish line at injection, I hear this is common. All these things went away in a week or so and the final results were really wonderful.
The botox kicked in at day 3 the second time. I seem to need less each time too and my PS said I needed less filler too so it seems to have a long term effect on smoothing the face out.
I think you will be very happy. Don't stress about bumps and bruises right now. Just massage any lumpy areas and it'll form a smoother appearance.
Gaflower, how old are you? You look fairly young in your pic! Glad you are happy with your botox and radiance! Looks like you got a good price, too...do you know how many cc's of radiance you needed for the n/ls and lips?
You made my day!!!! I just turned 46! All those years of living on the beach are catching up to me....finally, I get it....the sun damages your skin and ages you!!! Its a good thing to wear sunblock....!!!!! I think I am finally growing up!!!! Wonders never cease!!!!!
I don't know how many cc's of Radience he used..I know it was one syringe...I love the results!!!! I have just started getting those n/l folds and by injecting my upper lip, the small wrinkles above the lip are now smoothe....(yes, he did the top and bottom) I now see how the botox is working...my crows feet look much better! I will try and take a close-up of my face and post it...unfortunately, I didn't do befores...oh well...
gaflower, was it the radiense you had done or restalyne?
first time I had lip and nl's done, I had restalyne- it only lasted a few weeks before it metabolized. I then got restalyne same area, and love it. I had that in July- recently had a touch up and to do lower lip. After a 'donald duck' 2 days, I'm very happy.
I get botox on the crows feet and between the eyes (to smooth that veritcal frown line).
Between my eyes works great, and it lasts like 5 months or so, much longer than the crows feet area. The crowsfeet area- doesn't seem to last long for me, and I've been getting the botox there for almost 2 years now.
The feet seem to come back after like 6 weeks, maybe 8. The ps keeps tellling me that it will last longer, since I've been doing it for a long. Even so, the tca & skin care regime has helped to smoothed that area out, so it doesn't seem to bother me as much as it use to- though I won't give up the botox.
I had botox around the crow's feet. Took about 5 days or so to see results and full results in a week. It lasted about 4 months. It is fantastic. I love it but don't love the price every 4 months. I only go when there is a once a year special occasion.
I've been getting botoxed for 10 plus years. (Started at age 34.) I always had lines in my forhead...I had them as a teen. I had the line between my eyebrows...and botox really helped those. It also got rid of my tension headaches.
Botox works depending on your injector. I have been to a lot of Dr.s over the years, mainly because I have moved around...and even the ones who claim they are great sometimes aren't. I have also heard some Dr.s dilute the botox down too much. I have found that the deeper they inject, the longer it stays. Those pin pricks should hurt a little! Botox for crows feet last on me for about 2 months. Forhead...4-5 months. I think I have a much smoother face because of the years of botox! If you can't move the muscles, you can't get the wrinkle!
I have also had botox injections around my lip area, for the fine lines there, and it seems to plump them up. Again, since these are strong muscles, the Dr. needs to go deep, (it HURTS!) and he needs to know what he is doing. My friends and I who have done this have LOVED the results.
Point well taken I think there is much truth to your words. If it is not from a personal person who recommends a Dr. how does one go about finding out these things about the Dr. before spending there hard earned money on a Dr. who doesn't inject well???? One cannot trust the ones mentioned on the Botox site. They say they are certified is but that still doesn't really say whether or not diluitng is taking place.
I wish I could say I knew how to find a good injector other than trial and error, because, as you say, it is expensive. However, if you don't see results...go back and ask for injections again.
I have found that the injections that hurt more stay in more. I have had injections that I couldn't feel at all, and it showed! I am not talking about the size of the needle...I realize smaller doesn't hurt as much. I am talking about getting the botox into the muscle...and 'usually' it hurts a bit more. (Not a bad hurt. Just you can feel it more. I usually dig my nails into my palm when they do it.)
Also, if there is a lot of saline on your face after the injection....it isn't just the saline....it is the botox that YOU paid for! The doctor can easily sop it up with the gauze...so you want a doctor who knows how slowly to inject.
I started getting botox from a prominent surgeon who used it on bleph spasm patients. He was very good...he knew where the right muscles were. Unfortunately, I have moved around, but whenever I am in his city, I go back. Wish I still had Allergen stock.
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