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Puffy Eyelids, Frown Still Strong As Ever

I'm 37 and decided to try Botox on my frown lines...

I'm 37 and decided to try Botox on my frown lines in between the eyes because I catch myself squinting in a strong frown all the time...I do it while I work, I do it when I'm discussing something important, I even do it in my sleep! Sometimes I wake up with a sore forehead with this troubled squint. I just can't stop myself from doing it. I wanted to try Botox not necessarily for cosmetic reasons but in hopes that I might re-train my forehead muscles not to do this all the time or just to get a few months relief from this constant strong squint. It was a scary step and I confess it made me feel guilty to try it because of the expense and the vanity. I did it in secret and didn't tell anyone in hopes that no one would notice but me.

The only thing I got from 200 dollars of Botox is severely puffy upper eyelids that are terribly uncomfortable and 8 days out from the injections my frown is just as strong as ever. No effect at all! The horizontal lines on my forehead were affected - I now only have 2 lines by the hairline and a strange patch of frozen forehead in the middle, but that was not the area of my concern in the first place. It didn't touch my squint/frown muscles.

Luckily for me it is early April and I'm blaming my swollen eyelids on allergies so I don't have to tell anyone about my expensive mistake. What a joke. This stuff is so hyped and it sucks. My forehead feels sore all the time, like a mild frontal headache, and my eyelids are sometimes so swollen that I can barely open my eyes.

Even if this did cure my frown, it is not worth the ugly effect it had on my eyelids. I hope this goes away soon. I've read that it doesn't last as long as they tell you it will, and in my case that's what I'm hoping for. What a total waste of money.

I'm amazed at how many positive reviews there are, and also that some people (celebrities) seem to have great results. Is it just a crap shoot or what? So you spend hundreds of dollars and HOPE it turns out, or else you spend several months hoping it goes away?

Rejuvalase

Go to a doctor or dermatologist instead. Not sure these people are really qualified.

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