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Upper Lip Botox - Edmonton, AB

I just recently got botox for the lines on my...

I just recently got botox for the lines on my upper lip. I am not a smoker, but was told age does give the lines. I didn't want to do the filler because I have never had it and didn't want a bad reaction. I've had botox before for crows feet and forehead lines, so I figured I was safe. The nurse told me that I might have trouble using a straw and a spoon. I was not told that I would have that " just got back from the dentist" feeling! Eating,drinking, talking, kissing, brushing my teeth, putting on lipstick,etc.are all difficult to do. I can't whistle and drinking out of a water bottle is impossible. It's been 2 weeks and the lip lines are still there. I really wish they would have told me all the things that could happen, I would never have gotten it done! I'm going on holidays in 3 days and am embarrassed about what's going to happen in front of people with my mouth being frozen.


Oh, and I had bruises on both the upper and lower lip.
My Dr. is a board certified dermatologist, who has been doing this for over 20 years, so you'd think I'd be ok.

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I have been going to him for over 30 years for various reasons. I have just gotten into the botox game in the last few years. He has become so busy and usually only does surgeries. I am very disappointed in the lack of info. given about doing botox for lip lines.

3 out of 5 stars Overall rating
3 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
3 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
1 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
1 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
2 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
2 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
2 out of 5 stars Payment process
3 out of 5 stars Wait times
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Can I ask how many units of botox you had, and where around the lips they were injected? I'm considering this procedure and the dr I consulted with recommended 8 units (2 in each corner of the lips, essentially). Thanks for your input.
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Well, I can definitely sympathize with not liking Botox in the lips! I had just a tiny, tiny amount done and didn't care for the way it felt either. It seems some people don't mind it, but I'm with you - it just feels too weird. The good thing is it will wear off, but I'm sorry to hear you are worried about how it will affect your vacation. :-/ Do you happen to know how many units you had injected?

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No, I don't. They just told me they used half of what they normally use for crows feet and forehead.
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Hopefully it will move through your system quickly. Please keep us updated how you are doing and if you start to get used to it somewhat (I think I did) or if it just continues to feel super odd the entire time.

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