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Botox for 11's (Between Eyebrows) and Smile Lines Around Eyes - Folsom, CA

I am 44. Lately I had been noticing when I caught...

I am 44. Lately I had been noticing when I caught my reflection somewhere that I looked concerned or even angry, when I was not. My kids started asking, "What's wrong?" and I'd think, hmm... maybe it's time. However, I am not one who wears a lot of makeup or even looks in the mirror much, and I didn't want to get that artificial look.

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. Celia Remy

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.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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So glad you love your results!  Definitely keep us posted as to how long the Botox lasts for you.  That is so funny about the sneeze face, ha ha.
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