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Would you consider Botox etc.

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pompa Sun 16-Nov-14 19:27:44

Just watching the tennis, it would appear the Sur barker has had some sort of treatment, botox/fillers ?. When she smiles. only her mouth moves, IMO, not a good look.

Wrinkles are the story of your life and I like them. I would however love to get my teeth fixed, I have had buck teeth all my life and am very conscious of them. But the cost and pain put me off.
I was very surprised when our daughter said she would have Botox as soon as she thought she needed it, she hates injections.
I suppose having a replacement hip/knee is a type of remedial surgery.

Would you consider such treatments, or perhaps you have already had them.

janeainsworth Sun 16-Nov-14 19:42:05

I think it is sad that botox is marketed to young women in that way, Pompa. They seem to be told that that Botox will prevent wrinkles developing. The 'prevention better than cure' message is quite compelling in many ways, but wrinkle prevention with Botox is just a con I think. The best way to prevent wrinkles is to drink plenty of water and to avoid smoking.

Personally I've never considered having Botox. I'm happy with my face the way it is. But if I were unhappy with my appearance, and Botox could improve it, I would think about it.

pompa Sun 16-Nov-14 19:48:33

Sue Barker (I need surgery to connect my fingers to my brain)

soontobe Sun 16-Nov-14 20:15:06

Botox, no way.

I do wonder if I was in the media, whether I would?
I dont think that some of the women, especially, would be able to carry on with their jobs. They would be booted out otherwise I would have thought. Not have their contracts renewed.

Grannyknot Sun 16-Nov-14 21:48:08

I impulsively once had botox having been convinced by my SIL it would take away my frown lines (it didn't). I hated it, made me feel that I looked like something out of Star Trek. Never again.

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Ana Sun 16-Nov-14 21:59:40

I don't think women are led to believe that botox injections prevent wrinkles from developing - they just have them to temporarily get rid of the ones they've got.

Never heard of anyone thinking it was a preventative measure.

Ana Sun 16-Nov-14 22:01:23

Mainly for lines on the forehead and nose to lip lines, rather than the wrinkles that older women get!

NanKate Sun 16-Nov-14 22:11:39

Pompa could you not have braces for your teeth to correct them? I am not sure how much they cost but I don't think it is that much as kids have them all the time.

About a year ago I had my teeth whitened. grin I have been very pleased with the results and often compare photos of me with yellowish teeth and now with teeth about 4 shades lighter. The beauty of the treatment is that you can top it up about once a year to keep them bright and white.

I hasten to add they are not dazzlingly white like Judy Murray's, they are far more subtle. It cost me £350 to have a mould made and fitted and then I just buy one or two syringes of dental peroxide from my dentist. It was well worth the money.

gillybob Sun 16-Nov-14 22:56:43

Oh I would do it if I could afford it. I think wrinkles are probably hereditary. I do drink a lot of water and have never smiled smirked smoked in my life.

J52 Mon 17-Nov-14 06:22:49

No. It's toxic! Why would anyone inject toxic substances into their face? No one knows what the long term affects are. x

suzied Mon 17-Nov-14 07:02:41

Yes I would have a face lift, Botox etc if I was in the public
eye and my career depended on my appearance. Good Therapists these days can do a more natural, not frozen, look. I wouldn't have those trout pout lips though. When I was about 54 and looking to move jobs I do admit to having various treatments, which was very expensive and did, I feel , freshen up my appearance, this included teeth whitening , eyebrow threading and dying, Botox and fillers. I did make sure I went to a very well qualified practitioner and asked for a subtle change! I also spent a lot on hair cuts, colour etc. it is a self indulgence , but I do confess to enjoying it. I don't do it now , apart from the hair and eyebrows, as it costs too much and I don't need to impress anyone. Although I did get my broken veins lasered last year and would have this done again.

Nelliemoser Mon 17-Nov-14 07:20:35

Never. They might stop deep lines but the frozen face look is dreadful, and very obvious. As JaneA says avoid smoking and too much sun. If you already have deep wrinkles because of smoking, botox would not sort them out.

Suzied the point is though you should not need to get botoxed or fillered to keep your job if you are in the public eye. You should be respected for your abilities to do your job not how you look. Improving teeth and keeping brows etc trimmed are not invasive procedures.'

suzied Mon 17-Nov-14 07:23:38

I agree staying out of the sun and not smoking are the best skin treatments. Women's appearance shouldn't matter in the job market, but we know that, particularly in the media and entertainment it certainly does.

Iam64 Mon 17-Nov-14 09:14:25

No, pompa I wouldn't have botox or a face lift. I did have my teeth straightened when I was pregnant in my 30's so it was free. It wasn't seen as cosmetic, because the over bite was causing other problems. It did change the shape of my face a bit though, and I often miss those sticky out teeth.

I don't stay out of the sun either, though I do use sun screen and moisturiser. I expect I'll need the odd knee or hip replacement, know I need cataracts removed at some point. Even if I had pots and oodles of money, I wouldn't use it for vanity type treatments, they're on the CBA list. Life is too full of other jollies the cash could go on…..

Teetime Mon 17-Nov-14 09:30:50

Yes and no. I don't mind my crows feet and am quite good at make up etc. use lots of moisturiser and eat/drink fairly healthily but I do look at my frown lines on my forehead and wonder if they could be improved. The No is because of the cost of refreshers rather than the initial cost - once you start its hard to stop and that costs a lot of money which could be spent on holidays which would do DH and I good rather than just me. I might do the teeth whitening thing in a few years if they start going yellow.

henetha Mon 17-Nov-14 11:11:06

Personally, Botox is the last thing I would ever want, but I can understand people in the public eye wanting to keep their careers going. There is such pressure, on women mainly, to look young and glam these days.
But I do have an artificial knee..... due to the pain though, not because wanted my knees to look attractive! [smile)

henetha Mon 17-Nov-14 11:11:31

smile went wrong!

harrigran Mon 17-Nov-14 12:36:30

In short NO, why would I want to inject poison into my body.

pompa Mon 17-Nov-14 17:11:52

It would appear that assuming we are all truthful (would I suggest anything else) that the botox/filler business isn't going to make much out of us.
Iam64, I'm interested that you miss your overbite - why?.

At 69 I think I would be pushing up daisies by the time braces had any effect.

Freddie Mercury looked ok with his overbite, but I could never grow a moustache like his.

janerowena Mon 17-Nov-14 17:52:59

I certainly wouldn't. I have seen people who look frozen and surprised - and seeing Kylie Minogue just after the first course she had, when only the month before I had been thinking what a good role model she was, was a big let-down.

On the other hand, if someone wants to do it, perhaps because they work in a very shallow business, that's fine by me. But I have a friend who has had botox and a strong facial peel and somehow, I feel she has cheated.

Iam64 Mon 17-Nov-14 18:44:43

pompa, my overbite wasn't in the same league as Freddie's. The problem was it increased during my twenties. Eventually, in my mid 30's, after repeated abscesses at the top of the gum above my front teeth an X-ray found I had an extra tooth in the root of my mouth. I had two teeth removed and braces alongside a veneer on the dead tooth. It changed the shape of my face somehow. I don't regret it, that'd be daft as it's improved my dental health no end. I'm so impressed by current dental work to improve both dental health and the cosmetic look of the teeth. My children all had overbites treated so much more easily, and effectively than mine was 30 years ago. That's progress! grin

Agus Mon 17-Nov-14 19:06:19

I know a few people who have had Botox. I think it looks unnatural on someone my age not having any facial wrinkles whatsoever. The look I particularly don't like is when the area between the eyebrows has been done. As it can be a deep frown wrinkle, it requires more injections and then becomes very prominent and swollen looking. I call it the 'werewolf' look.

I wouldn't want it injected into my face either. Comfortable in my own skin grin

KatyK Mon 17-Nov-14 19:26:11

I've never had a problem with wrinkles, I haven't got many (lots of other problems believe me). I think if something is making you unhappy and you can get it fixed then you should. When my hair fell out I was distraught, never going out, crying all the time etc. I had to do something about it, because my misery was ruining mine and DH's lives. My hair replacement systems costs me quite a bit, but (I hope!) no one would suspect it is not my own hair and I feel happy to be seen out in public once more. Botox and such like is not for me but I wouldn't criticise anyone for having it if it made them feel better about themselves. I also think younger people today have a different view of these things than our generation.

Nonu Mon 17-Nov-14 19:26:48

Some people want to have botox , that is their business entirely,