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Botox Administered Badly Can Ruin Your Day

I opted for Botox because it is relatively...

I opted for Botox because it is relatively inexpensive, non-invasive and the results are immediate.

Although I like the injector's aesthetics -- I also had Perlane injection and am largely happy with the results -- I feel that she was less than honest in describing both products and their effects.

Ok, I made a mistake.If you read this, and you are...

Ok, I made a mistake.

If you read this, and you are smarter than I am, maybe you won't end up writing a review like this one. I did very little research before deciding to get injectibles. I didn't read through the bulletin boards. I simply trusted my esthetician and, because I didn't take the responsibility to educate myself, I didn't really know what to expect.

I had Botox injections administered by an RN who works in my esthetician's office. I had seen the results of her work, felt that her aesthetics  were in keeping with mine and she had extensive experience. I did not originally intend to get Botox but during the consultation, she said that Botox injections were the best product for the lines in my forehead and between my eyes. I knew that there were Botox horror stories out there but didn't really think anything bad would happen to me. I trusted her. It  was relatively inexpensive, virtually painfree, the results would appear in a day or two. Well, you know the punchline: She injected too close to my eyes. My forehead is frozen in time (BTW: it looks great) and my brows have dropped to somewhere around my knees. And like so many others on this chatboard, I'm whining now because I can't enjoy the beneficial results of the procedure because I look like a Neandrathal.

Now that I see what is actually involved and what can happen, I have decided that I would be happier seeing a reputable Certified Plastic Surgeon with a more extensive training in anatomy for all future appointments of this nature. Ialso intend to read everything I can find on this board about any cosmetic procedure so that I can make an informed choice about whether the benefits outweigh the risks.

I recently had my first experience with Botox, which was administered by an RN, and my eyebrows have dropped. Having gained a very quick education, I will go to reputable plastic surgeon in the future.

The RN is unaware that I have had a problem. If the eyebrow drop can be reduced by injecting the antagonistic muscle, should I approach her for a correction or is this better left to the doctor?

Turning 40 in July 2012. Just went to the spa for a consultation to get botox in my forehead. The nurse tried to talk me into it, I said no, I need to research more. I have read every post, making me think to say the least. Anybody have anything new to add to help me come to a decision. Thanks so much for all your comments and honesty.
Tami in FL: I'm so sorry that you also had a bad experience and I can obviously understand both your disappointment in the results and your concern that the results might be permanent. I can only tell you of my experience, which is: The effects of the Botox began to wear off at 8 weeks and now, 12 weeks out, I am completely back to normal - I have visible eyelids, I can raise my eyebrows and the Botox headaches have stopped. You really just have to ride it out and disguise the effects as well as you can. Since I couldn't hide in the house, I changed my hair, changed my make-up and changed my glasses in the hope that people would notice those changes, instead of the Botox-induced changes (ok...I'm vain...duh...why do you think I wanted the Botox to begin with?!) I know that right now it seems impossible that you have to live like this for another 8 weeks but I promise you, it is survivable. And then, find a provider you can REALLY trust and get back on the horse -- 50 is the new 40 !!
Thanks .... I'll ride it out. It's hard to hide or disguise my smile except by just not smiling and I am a happy person who smiles a lot ... oh well, guess I Just have to wait it out! I'm going to just turn 50 this year with out any more botox ... never want to go through this again!!
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