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Botox doesn't make us look younger. Why do people get it?

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Botox doesn't make us look younger. Why do people get it?

Postby Puffy2 » Mon Dec 01, 2008 8:00 am

It just "freezes" our face, wherever we get it done. How does that make you look younger?

Doesn't it make sense to spend money on a facelift or other procedures which CAN make you look younger, rather than spend it on injections which just paralyze our face?

I mean....we have facial anti-aging creams, vitamins/nutrients, and actual surgical procedures to make us look young.

Botox doesn't even work for really bad wrinkles or really does much of anything. It's just an expensive face freezing injection, and there are already so many other products out there like Freeze 24/7 and Dr.Brandt crease release, which basically do similar things but it can be applied at will, all over the face/neck and can produce similar results.



SO then, why all the Botox hype?



It's really bs. I've had it done twice in my forehead or three times, and even though it works , especially at wrinkle prevention, and it can give you that "fake" look, it does NOTHING to make you look younger.

It just makes you look...I don't know,...lazy faced.
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Postby lollipop » Wed Dec 03, 2008 4:47 am

er...botox does work.,especially in the crows feet area..I know I look ten yrs youger with it.If it didnt work women wouldnt do it.
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Re: Botox doesn't make us look younger. Why do people get it

Postby demi » Wed Dec 03, 2008 6:30 am

It's really bs. I've had it done twice in my forehead or three times, and even though it works , especially at wrinkle prevention, and it can give you that "fake" look, it does NOTHING to make you look younger.

It just makes you look...I don't know,...lazy faced.[/quote]

I understand what you mean. I guess it depends on the individuals overall appearance. For example, if a person's face is relatively youthful looking but has, say, fierce looking forehead lines, that might be distracting from the overall aesthetic quality. Might not make them look much younger, but may give a more relaxed, pleasant appearance. I think Botox works in that way, esp. in the "early years of aging" - after a while though it won't give the same effect & you just have to resort to surgery for any significant results.
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Postby sued » Wed Dec 03, 2008 10:14 am

Why does everything have to be about looking younger? Can't we do it just to make ourselves more attractive. I think it makes me look less angry. I notice people react better to me, because I look more approachable. I think it can look fake, if you go overboard. Everyone has some wrinkles, and it does look funny to have a completely expressionless face!
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Postby lollipop » Thu Dec 04, 2008 12:13 am

yeah people ask if I am angry when thats just my expression! I dont really have many wrinkles on my forhead and I wear bangs now so that hides a multitude of sins.Now botox in the crows feet area does make you look younger because deep crows feet make anyone look old and botox really does help to minimize!3 yrs ago when I was 51 I had botox in the crows feet area and a co-worker came up to me and said "Hey you dont have any crows feet!" I told her I did botox ;I think she suspected it because she is one of those platic surgery junkies...takes one to know one!
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botox & clear tape

Postby Lily37 » Thu Dec 04, 2008 6:14 pm

You can use clear surgical tape to pull up the brows and prevent angry lines and eyebrow drooping. Of course this only works if you wear bangs. I think it helps to not need the botox as often.
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Postby equad » Sat Dec 13, 2008 6:26 am

For myself I used it as a preventive starting in my 30's to keep wrinkles from forming. I also scowled when working on the computer and people used to ask if I was upset about something. Now, in my late 40's I am happy I made the investment of time and money. I have no deep wrinkles or lines at all, either around my eyes or on my forehead. I don't have to have it done as often anymore - down to twice a year and sometimes I go 8 or 9 months.
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Postby allgirls » Sun Dec 14, 2008 12:19 pm

I think there is a tremendous yet subtle difference with Botox and am convinced it does take a few years off the face. I always looked younger for my age but at 46, after Botox,
I am asked if I am 40 yet.
What I really love about it is that I don't feel tired. My eyes aren't heavy (botox brow lift) and I generally feel much better psychologically when I don't have those tired eyes dragging me down. In other words, I can look as good as I feel.
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