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Cosmetic facial fillers? Botox?

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Must Survive posted 12/5/2013 22:09 PM

Has anyone done any facial cosmetic enhancing? Juvederm, botox? Anything? Thinking about doing something and wondered if anyone had done anything like that, and the results, experiences etc.

rachelc posted 12/6/2013 05:50 AM

I posted a thread on this a few months back but don't know how to find it...
I have done botox - meh, is my opinion.
but would like to do Juvederm. I believe people here have tried it and loved it.

LivingALie posted 12/6/2013 13:17 PM

I don't frequent this board much - so its a real coincidence that I see this topic.

Just yesterday I had botox and filler - juvederm.

I love both of them - especially the filler.

Keep in mind the change you see is VERY subtle. There won't be any dramatic changes.

The botox lasts 3-4 months. The filler about 6 months.

All the ads will tell you that they last longer, they don't. Here's the thing - yes, botox or filler might last more than 4 months but its wearing off every day. So you might start out with say 100 units on day 1 and at 3 3/4 months you have maybe 50 units left - so technically thats 4 months. Same with the filler, it gradually disapates so at 6 months you will only have a tiny bit left.

I don't know if I'm making sense the way I'm explaining it.

Some of the filler does stick around for a long while and they claim that you can "build it up" and eventually need less and less. I've been getting filler for a few years now and if any has "built up" it sure hasn't been much.

All that said - its not cheap either. BUT I like it and I like the effect it gives.

If you have any other questions, feel free to pm.

Rebreather posted 12/6/2013 13:38 PM

I've only done Botox once and I loved it. I would do it all the time if I could scrounge up the money. I keep checking group on.

Mine didn't last nearly 3-4 months. I would say more like 8 weeks. And I was one that it took a week to start to work on AND I had a big bruise on my forehead. And even with all of that, I would do it again!

Must Survive posted 12/6/2013 14:01 PM

Thanks all. I am really thinking about it.

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