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Like any type of cosmetic surgery, there is not a one size fits all approach that allows an expert to just make an arbitrary decision on what would be best for your body, and for your health. That is why you should always make sure that you put a lot of research into any cosmetic surgery decision that you are considering, because absolutely every person – and their health – is different. Getting as many different opinions as possible is a great way to get a balanced viewpoint, and this is especially true for cosmetic surgery options such as Botox, which is often not spoken of that confidently by those who have experienced it – either because it went badly, or because they do not want anyone to know that their incredible looks are not natural!
People’s experiences with Botox are as varied as people themselves. Some people will decide to have Botox because they want to look younger; smooth away some of those fine lines, and return their skin to the way that it was thirty years ago. Other people may decide that they don’t want to turn back the clock all of the way, but they do want to improve one particular part of their face – to give their eyes a bit of a lift, or to remove some of the sagging skin that is around the cheeks and jaws. Some people may just want to tighten up their forehead to make sure that they don’t look ten years old than they actually are, an embarrassing situation that happens more than you might think.
On the other hand, Botox can be used for a completely different reason. Not many people are aware that Botox is a certified and trusted solution to medical problems, often prescribed by doctors (see Botox training programs) when traditional medicine has been tried and has failed. For many people who have consistently terrible migraines, Botox injections in specific places in their neck and head can make a huge difference to their quality of life, relieving them of the constant pain and pressure that they thought they would never escape from. For other people, it could be joint or nerve pain that has been dogging them for years, something that they just do not seem to be able to shake. Believe it or not, Botox injections are also the solution to hyper sweating, which some people can suffer from in their hands, feet, or armpits.
There is still so much that is unknown about Botox, it is actually quite shocking! That lack of information means that people are not making informed decisions about their health and potential cosmetic procedures, which can end up being quite dangerous. That is why we have put this page together. This is a place where people who have experienced Botox can share some of their experiences, from the highs, the lows, the confusion, and the dead ends. If you are thinking about having some Botox done, for whatever reason, this is a place where you can ask for advice and feedback without any bias or assumptions, and although of course this does not substitute for actual medical advice, it is always nice to have a sounding board – particularly one that has real life experience with Botox.
If you have a question, please feel free to read the experiences of other people who have shared in this board, or post a question yourself. If you have had Botox in the past and have a lesson learned or a recommendation to share, then please do pop it below so that others can benefit from your knowledge.