Botox for 11's (Between Eyebrows) and Smile Lines Around Eyes - Folsom, CA
I am 44. Lately I had been noticing when I caught...
But I figured heck, it's temporary, why not try it, and I'm so glad I did. My doctor advised 10 vials in each "11" line, so a total of 20. On the spur of the moment I decided to do 4 vials on each side of my eyes for smile lines. The doc did not talk me into it, I was just feeling wild :) She took some photos beforehand and gently pointed out that one of my eyebrows was slightly higher than the other. She said she told me this in case I didn't already know it (I didn't) so that later, when I'd be staring at my forehead every day, I wouldn't suddenly notice it and think it was the Botox's fault!
The shots felt a little stingy, nothing major. I had some red welts but they were gone within an hour or so. I didn't see the effects for a few days. I first noticed when I tried to sneeze and realized my face couldn't make the sneeze face anymore! Eventually when the full effect kicked in, I was very happy. Nothing looked fake; I just didn't look mad anymore. I could still make an angry face if I wanted to but I had to try harder.
All the smile lines around my eyes went away which was astounding. However, now when I smile I feel like my skin bags up other places, like my face is trying to find new places to fold since it can't fold there anymore. I think next time I'll get the Botox in my forehead again but hold off on the eyes and see how I like that.
Overall, worth it.
Dr. Remy was professional, knowledgeable, and took her time with me. She explained other treatments when I asked about them but in no way pushed them on me.