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Botox alternative??

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Okay - so the past few months I have noticed this line getting deeper and deeper right between my eyebrows.

 

Does anyone have any suggestions for something to help out before it gets any worse?

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ask your dermatologist about restalyne, its a collagen based thing that i once dicussed with my doc as an alternative to botox.

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Have you tried Striv-Ectin? It's a lotion that is great for stretch marks and they say it works for wrinkles too. I know it is a little pricy but you don't need to use very much.

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I knew my girlfriend did something so I just called her she said she gets Sculptra its a "filler rather than a muscle freezer". Whatever the heck that means!

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ask your dermatologist about restalyne, its a collagen based thing that i once dicussed with my doc as an alternative to botox.
Maura in all your pics, your skin looks flawless! I'll ask her about it.

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I knew my girlfriend did something so I just called her she said she gets Sculptra its a "filler rather than a muscle freezer". Whatever the heck that means!
I'm going to have to google sculptra. All I keep imagining is some putty that you fill a hole with! YIKES! smile120.gif

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Maura in all your pics, your skin looks flawless! I'll ask her about it.
thanks celina -- i do have some wrinkle lines on my forehead from scrunching my face and frowning a lot at work. theyre not visible in photos that arent close up but it bothers me. i talked to my derm about getting botox vs restalyne awhile back and found out that unfortunately im not a candidate for restalyne because i have a rare genetic disorder that affects my natural collagen (which ive known i had since i was a little kid), but turned out that the restalyne wouldnt be effective because of that disorder. i didnt really want to do botox because i was too scared about putting poison in my body.

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I would go with Restylane like Maura said. I've heard good things about it. My old boss used to get it done and loved it.
but i saw several other women patient's photos (before & after) who had the restalyne procedure by my derm, and it looked amazing.

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please be careful when considering any sort of procedure. I wouldn't go so far to say this is plastic surgery but a couple things you should consider when making a decision to botox (or restalyne) or not to botox are:

 

is your doctor board certified? and on which boards?

how often does this doctor perform this procedure? I think the safe minimum is 1000.

 

If you want to check if a doctor has any lost or settled any malpractice suits you can check with your state board www.fsmb.org/directory_smb.html

 

There is a great article on this in May's issue o Vogue with Gweneth Paltrow on the front. You have to post before and after pics!!

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