I'm in my late 20s and wanted to take some action in preventing the development of the wrinkles around my eyes. I have a tendency to get pronounced more than 1 inch long crows feet when I smile even though I fpractice a very healthy life style and follow my skin care regimen religiously. It started to change my apparence and shake my confidence. I started to avoid smiling as much as I could resulting with that I didn't feel like myself.
I thought hard and long about this procedure since it has some certain risks and potential side effects- such as botulism, head ache, bruises, facial asymmetry. I was very uncomfortable with the idea of injecting some poison into my body that has unknown long term dide effects to the nervous system. So, I did a thorough research about Botax, doctors, and real people experience before I took a step for the consultation.
It wasnt painful at all, maybe just a little at the last injection site. I received 18 units around my eyes with 3 injection sites both eyes. They gave me a cold ice like bag and gave instructions to keep it on the injection sites.
At the first time I kinda expected my face to fall off or something but I was surprised to have no single bruise! I only had a faint pink dot on my left cheek that reminded a tiny pimple. But that disappeared after 3rd day.
I saw the results of Botax after 3rd or 4th day. I look the same when I have no facial expressions (which is completely wrinke free) but when I smile there is now a HUGE difference. There is no sign of any crows feet of what so ever, I look great and I feel great! There is a light line under my eye when I smile but it's a normal way how the skin folds and does not associate with the aging process. So, I feel like myself again and have regained my confidence.
I can smile without thinking about the wrinkles it creates and yes, I smile a lot!
I believe there are so many more negative info about botax than positive. Therefore, don't let it get you. Trust your instinct, use your head and give things a chance.
Thank you dr Roark and his team!