Would you try botox?

@estherlou (5026)
United States
December 17, 2006 12:02pm CST
I read a new article in the news ( http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061217/ap_on_bi_ge/botox_at_the_mall ) about getting botox in the mail! What will they think of next! I'm not sure I'd like to try botox. I don't like needles, and you hear horror stories about not being able to smile or anything after treatments! Would you try botox?
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7 responses
@ossie16d (11834)
• Australia
7 Jan 07
Not for me at all because I have this very wide yellow strip down my back when it comes to pain and getting needles/injections definately comes under the heading of pain as far as I am concerned. Also I have earned every little line and wrinkle (as well as the not so little ones too) I have on my face and at aged 56 I cannot expect to look like I am in my 30's or 40's. Why should I be ashamed of my age or looks because they are a part of what and who I am. Gee, my son is 31. :) We do have a friend who had it done but she didn't look at all natural then. She only had it done the one time and also said never again, because she felt a little bit strange and "plastic" afterwards. I could smile when she said this but she found she couldn't. :) As for getting something like this through the mail, how irresponsivle can some people be. I understand that botox can help some people with some medical conditions and if that is the case, it is their decision but should be given by a properly qualified medical person.
@estherlou (5026)
• United States
8 Jan 07
Yeah, the older I get the more I don't like the idea of pain! I remember hating to have electrolysis on my chin one time to get rid of some hairs...I'm a wimp...I thought it hurt! LOL
@ossie16d (11834)
• Australia
15 May 07
Thanks again for best response for this discussion estherlou, and I am still of the same opinion regarding botox.
@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
19 Dec 06
I wouldn't, I'll just stay with the natural look. I don't think there's anything wrong with wrinkles.
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@estherlou (5026)
• United States
7 Jan 07
I don't mind the wrinkles. I feel we earned every one of them and they add character. If I did anything, I would like to pull up that sagging under the chin! LOL
• United States
17 Dec 06
Botox is used to treat so many conditions. I am not convinced that I would want to have it injected in my face.
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@estherlou (5026)
• United States
18 Dec 06
My links are not working sometimes. Here it is again http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061217/ap_on_bi_ge/botox_at_the_mall
@joshdale08 (2325)
• Philippines
7 Jan 07
no way for me! i don't want anybody to be sticking needles into me unless it's a procedure that's really necessary and i don't think having it done is necessary.
@14missy (3185)
• Australia
7 Jan 07
I have seen botox used to treat a facial twitch with some success. I personally don't like the thought of injecting a derivative of the botulism virus in myself though. I earned these wrinkles, I think I'll keep them.
@caramello (4382)
• Australia
18 Dec 06
No, I am happy with the way I am, (could lose a few pounds though)but I will do that one day soon! lol I am not keen on that stretched look!
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• United States
8 Jan 07
No way! I think its really a "scary, scary" decision to make. I have enough problems without worrying about my face being frozen. I think it is sad that people feel that they need to go to such extremes to boost their self-esteem. :(