More
Hide

Botox: where do you go? how much do you pay?

465
Posts

Latest post on 2013/02/06 at 08:37:47
OK, so I had some Botox a few weeks ago and it didn't work! I have had it loads of times in the past, so did not have unrealistic expectations. I went back to the lady who did it and she gave me a top up. But still it didn't work. So, I need to find somewhere else.

May I ask you nice ladies where you go and how much you pay?

Thanks.
2651
Posts

Latest post on 2013/02/06 at 08:44:10
Will be interesting to see how many come clean on the Botox. I'm still recovering from the "long hair over 40" thread.
1880
Posts

Latest post on 2013/02/06 at 09:13:12
Haadi & Hoffman on Beach Road, results are amazing (he did a brow lift with Botox last time) and costs 1500 AED. I'd happily pay double! (i have short hair and my purse doesn't match my bag)
589
Posts

Latest post on 2013/02/06 at 09:16:33
suze63 wrote:
Haadi & Hoffman on Beach Road, results are amazing (he did a brow lift with Botox last time) and costs 1500 AED. I'd happily pay double! (i have short hair and my purse doesn't match my bag)


Don't worry - 2 out of 3 ain't bad!
11755
Posts

Latest post on 2013/02/06 at 09:19:36
I have heard good things about the Lebanese doctor at the Champs Elysées clinic on Al Wasl Road but I don't know how much he charges.
4318
Posts

Latest post on 2013/02/06 at 09:24:27
LaLaLayla wrote:
OK, so I had some Botox a few weeks ago and it didn't work! I have had it loads of times in the past, so did not have unrealistic expectations. I went back to the lady who did it and she gave me a top up. But still it didn't work. So, I need to find somewhere else.

May I ask you nice ladies where you go and how much you pay?

Thanks.


Dr Imran Tahir or Jaffar Khan
1800 and my wrinkles and line disappear everytime poof :-)
194
Posts

Latest post on 2013/02/06 at 09:47:02
Dr Maria Acosta in cosmesurge is great. I have used many different doctors for these treatments (I admit I work in the industry but am not biased by one clinic or doctor) but I have found her to be fab. She never over does it, and I've had a few experiences where the 3/6 month 'wearing off' period couldn't come fast enough! Lol!
It costs about 1800 depending on amount used. Other good doctors if you want a couple of other good choices? Dr Imran Tahir, Dr Buthaina (little more expensive though). Just be aware of 'cheap deals', it's most often cheap for a reason and one should never compromise when using injectable's especially on the face! X
2383
Posts

Latest post on 2013/02/06 at 09:56:31
I have mine done in Lebanon, for 750dhs
188
Posts

Latest post on 2013/02/06 at 10:05:51
Can't remember the Dr's name but K medi spa was my best experience and I think that was actually with a Cobone deal for about 1500, I've been trying to go back there though and keep being told their botox Dr is on vacation. Have tried Dr Maria Acosta in cosmesurge and Neat-Freak you're right she doesnt go OTT but this meant I had to go back TWICE, I'd rather be fully frozen first time but thats just me.
465
Posts

Latest post on 2013/02/06 at 10:11:11
kates01 wrote:
I'd rather be fully frozen first time but thats just me.


Yep, me too. If you can still frown (even a tiny bit) then you will still have wrinkles.
157
Posts

Latest post on 2013/02/06 at 10:54:19
After that..no long hair after 40 thread..i have the sudden desire to do something about these damn wrinkles! (yes i am over 40..in fact 41)..and no..my purse doesnt match my bag, i have a long bob typish hairdo..and my boobies arent quite reaching the navel yet! So girls..anyone know of what i can do to be wrinkle free?? Apparently natural is so overrated...hahaha
971
Posts

Latest post on 2013/02/06 at 11:09:39
Can someone explain the difference between botox and fillers? both fill in lines?? I have never had either. I'm 40 and my hair reaches my chest which is not sagging (probably from all the shea butter and wearing sports bra's to bed for years). Short hair makes me look older -when I tried it everyone (even the stylist said so) but my face is very round.
After that (and other threads/living here) I am very curious about botox/fillers. really the only noticeable wrinkles I have are between my eyes but i am seeing a "fold" develop from the side of my nose down to the outer lip. not sure how to put this. I have booked an appointment in March for a consult with a dermotologist but would be interested in others feedback
109
Posts

Latest post on 2013/02/06 at 11:16:20
No, they don't both fill in lines. A lot of the headlines in the press are misleading and demonstrate a misunderstanding of how each product works.

Botox freezes the muscles so it is preventative, it doesn't fill them.

Fillers plump up the lines making them less visible but don't stop the muscles working so you will still have wrinkles which with use, will ultimately get worse.

2 very different jobs.

The frown marks you mention between your eyes - you could use filler to plump them out but still have expression. Or you could use botox to weaken the muscles so you can't frown as deeply. A good practitioner will do just enough so that you can still make some expressions. I have had botox there for 7 years, and no one knows but my frown marks have got no worse.

The marionette lines (I think that's what they call them) down either side of your nose and around your mouth would need fillers to plump them out and make them less visible.

Hope that explains it.
971
Posts

Latest post on 2013/02/06 at 11:18:01
Thank you for the helpful information Umm Ali !!! very much appreciated
157
Posts

Latest post on 2013/02/06 at 11:19:52
Umm Ali wrote:
No, they don't both fill in lines. A lot of the headlines in the press are misleading and demonstrate a misunderstanding of how each product works.

Botox freezes the muscles so it is preventative, it doesn't fill them.

Fillers plump up the lines making them less visible but don't stop the muscles working so you will still have wrinkles which with use, will ultimately get worse.

2 very different jobs.

The frown marks you mention between your eyes - you could use filler to plump them out but still have expression. Or you could use botox to weaken the muscles so you can't frown as deeply. A good practitioner will do just enough so that you can still make some expressions. I have had botox there for 7 years, and no one knows but my frown marks have got no worse.

The marionette lines (I think that's what they call them) down either side of your nose and around your mouth would need fillers to plump them out and make them less visible.

Hope that explains it.[/quot

Thank you for that..if you dont mind..Where have you been going for 7yrs for Botox..any recommendations?
edited by KittyKat72 on 06/02/2013
109
Posts

Latest post on 2013/02/06 at 11:30:48
Most of that time was in my home country. I have tried 2 different guys here and neither has done as good a job as in my home country. First was Jaffar Khan, second El Hoshy. Both highly reputed.

I use my eyebrows a lot for expression so do not like to have them numbed.

Khan did the opposite of what I wanted. For 3 months I couldn't raise my eyebrows but I could still frown.

El Hoshy did a bit better but gave me sleepy hooded eyes - my eyes didn't open as much and I looked (and felt tired).

In my home country, since 2007 I've used about 5 different practictioners all in the same surgery. No problem with any of it. 6 small injections and I looked like I had a face lift - everything relaxed but still with expression - took years off. I don't know...I will try someone new I think. I do notice when the Botox wears off my headaches return more regularly so it does help with that.
4318
Posts

Latest post on 2013/02/06 at 11:46:38
blondie007 wrote:
Can someone explain the difference between botox and fillers? both fill in lines?? I have never had either. I'm 40 and my hair reaches my chest which is not sagging (probably from all the shea butter and wearing sports bra's to bed for years). Short hair makes me look older -when I tried it everyone (even the stylist said so) but my face is very round.
After that (and other threads/living here) I am very curious about botox/fillers. really the only noticeable wrinkles I have are between my eyes but i am seeing a "fold" develop from the side of my nose down to the outer lip. not sure how to put this. I have booked an appointment in March for a consult with a dermotologist but would be interested in others feedback


I had fillers for the fold from my nose down to my outer lip around 2 years ago
Fillers are not permanent however my lines which werent too deep havent returned at all
Fillers clear the lines there immediately however Botox takes a week to kick in
971
Posts

Latest post on 2013/02/06 at 11:54:22
my appointment is actually with Dr.Hoshy.
louisedvs- I will give it a go !
109
Posts

Latest post on 2013/02/06 at 12:22:25
Ah ya, well, El Hoshy is a nice guy and seems to know what he's doing. It's just for me - 2 times and both times about 70% happy - I will try someone else. Or maybe I should just give up and let old age take me? No, I will go down fighting. It is probably just statistics, yes?

Remember with the fillers - they will last longer in areas where you use the muscles less. So for eg bags under eyes - no real expression muscles there - they last maybe 2 - 3 years. Marionette lines less so because you use that area for smiling. Don't smile = no lines, hah haa.
edited by Umm Ali on 06/02/2013
194
Posts

Latest post on 2013/02/06 at 12:40:45
Umm Ali, great explanation of both procedures. I like your style, I won't give in to these wrinkles either!! If done nicely then it's not even noticeable. I like a little expression, so don't like to be frozen. I don't aim to look like a wanna be 20 year old, just good for my age (well, maybe 5 years younger?).
I always have gone back to the doctor twice, for a touch up. All the doctors that I have used have done this. I prefer this to having too much at once, as once there you can't remove it.
109
Posts

Latest post on 2013/02/06 at 13:16:40
Ya, totally agree with your strategy NF. Shame you can't go back when you look like you're half asleep though, LOL. I will just have to wait till it wears off. That's the good thing about botox. Like a bad haircut, it will never be permanent.

Think I will try some of the doctors mentioned in this thread below next time. Or wait for my home visit perhaps...

Blondie please check in and tell us how you went with Dr El Hoshy. I hope it goes OK for you.
157
Posts

Latest post on 2013/02/06 at 13:47:11
Umm Ali wrote:
Ah ya, well, El Hoshy is a nice guy and seems to know what he's doing. It's just for me - 2 times and both times about 70% happy - I will try someone else. Or maybe I should just give up and let old age take me? No, I will go down fighting. It is probably just statistics, yes?

Remember with the fillers - they will last longer in areas where you use the muscles less. So for eg bags under eyes - no real expression muscles there - they last maybe 2 - 3 years. Marionette lines less so because you use that area for smiling. Don't smile = no lines, hah haa.
edited by Umm Ali on 06/02/2013


You so great! Thanks for all the info!
213
Posts

Latest post on 2013/02/10 at 20:39:32
May I ask how old you are to subject yourselves to Botox?
109
Posts

Latest post on 2013/02/10 at 20:49:17
Azaiba, a true lady never reveals her age
213
Posts

Latest post on 2013/02/10 at 21:12:37
I agree but I find it alarming that so many ladies appear to be obsessed with Botox.
109
Posts

Latest post on 2013/02/10 at 21:13:55
Well that is your choice to react that way and their choice to use Botox, I'd say
613
Posts

Latest post on 2013/02/11 at 08:06:48
Azaiba wrote:
I agree but I find it alarming that so many ladies appear to be obsessed with Botox.


I have long hair, over 40, purse/handbag don't match and I have wrinkles.

However, I would not go down the route of fillers or Botox. The thought fills me with fear, particularly the Botox. my DH loves me just the way I am and I really don't care what anyone else thinks.

But each to their own...
109
Posts

Latest post on 2013/02/11 at 08:51:52
Azaiba was trying to start a fight and you have taken her bait.

It is off topic. The OP knows what she wants to do, she came in asking where to go, not whether or not she should do it.

Why can't respondents just stick to the topic? If you want to bash botox, start your own thread - it is a different topic to this one.
edited by Umm Ali on 11/02/2013
edited by Umm Ali on 11/02/2013
465
Posts

Latest post on 2013/02/11 at 09:17:13
Umm Ali wrote:
If you want to bash botox, start your own thread - it is a different topic to this one


Agreed.
613
Posts

Latest post on 2013/02/11 at 09:37:02
You've gotta love the irony of having your post frowned upon by the Botox brigade. Love it!

    Pages: 1 2 3 4





 

On ExpatWoman Today

Offer: 20% OFF on English and Maths Packages at Superior Minds

Offer: 20% OFF on English and Maths Packages at Superior Minds

5 Things You Should Know About Eyelid Surgery

5 Things You Should Know About Eyelid Surgery

New Moral Education Rolled Out in UAE Schools

New Moral Education Rolled Out In UAE Schools...

Ticket Discounts, Prizes and More at Iceland Waterpark

Ticket Discounts, Prizes and More at Iceland Waterpark's 7th Birt...

Dubai’s Weather Has Finally Dropped And Residents Are Delighted

Dubai’S Weather Has Finally Dropped And Residents Are Delighted...

You

You're Invited To An Exclusive Iddesign Interior Design Workshop...

Empowering Children to Shape Their Growth Mindset

Empowering Children To Shape Their Growth Mindset...

What You Need to Know About Alzheimer’s Disease

What You Need To Know About Alzheimer’S Disease...

Wound and Post-Surgical Care at Home by Manzil Healthcare

Wound And Post-Surgical Care At Home By Manzil Healthcare...

YES, Thursday is Off For Both Public and Private Sectors

YES, Thursday Is Off For Both Public And Private Sectors...

Dubai Residents Wake to New Carrier Name On Their Phones

Dubai Residents Wake To New Carrier Name On Their Phones...

How to Develop your Child

How To Develop Your Child's English And Maths Skills...

When it Comes to Disabilities... Include, Don

When It Comes To Disabilities... Include, Don't Exclude...

Tête-à-tête with Dubai Based Designers Covert Couture

Tête-À-Tête With Dubai Based Designers Covert Couture...

Tips on How to Handle Common Dental Emergencies

Tips On How To Handle Common Dental Emergencies...

3 of the Best Retirement Destinations Around the World

3 Of The Best Retirement Destinations Around The World...

This New Compact Vacuum Cleaner Fits in Your Cupboard

This New Compact Vacuum Cleaner Fits In Your Cupboard...

Holiday Declared for Islamic New Year in the UAE

Holiday Declared For Islamic New Year In The UAE...

What

What's The Right Age For My Child To Get A Smartphone?...

4 Things to Consider When Buying Tyres for Your Car

4 Things To Consider When Buying Tyres For Your Car...

Facts About Ovarian Cysts that Every Woman Should Know

Facts About Ovarian Cysts That Every Woman Should Know...

6 Easy and Effective Ways to Get a Perfect White Smile

6 Easy And Effective Ways To Get A Perfect White Smile...

American Hospital Dubai’s Collaborator Named Top American Hospital

American Hospital Dubai’s Collaborator Named Top American Hospita...

Everything You Need to Know About Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome or PCOS

Everything You Need to Know About Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome or ...

EW Entrepreneurs: Master Personal Branding

EW Entrepreneurs: Master Personal Branding...

Traffic Violations that Can Revoke Your Driving License in Dubai

Traffic Violations That Can Revoke Your Driving License In Dubai...

5 Precautions Motorists Can Take to Avoid Tyre Blowouts in Dubai

5 Precautions Motorists Can Take To Avoid Tyre Blowouts In Dubai...

Back to School: 8 Tips to Keep Your Kids Healthy this Academic Year

Back to School: 8 Tips to Keep Your Kids Healthy this Academic Ye...

The Speed Limit On Two Main Dubai Highways Will Be Reduced

The Speed Limit On Two Main Dubai Highways Will Be Reduced...

The Benefits of Reggio Emilia Approach to Early Childhood Education

The Benefits of Reggio Emilia Approach to Early Childhood Educati...

You

You're Invited To Expatwoman's Annual Burj Al Arab Breakfast...

You Can Now Pay For Petrol Using Your NOL Card

You Can Now Pay For Petrol Using Your NOL Card...

The RTA Introduces New Self-Service Payment Kiosks in Dubai

The RTA Introduces New Self-Service Payment Kiosks In Dubai...

What Should You Do When Back-to-School and Back-to-Work Overlap

What Should You Do When Back-To-School And Back-To-Work Overlap...

New and Exclusive Al Fresco Experiences at Bab Al Shams

New And Exclusive Al Fresco Experiences At Bab Al Shams...

In Pics: Photographer Imagines Zoo Animals Loose in Dubai

In Pics: Photographer Imagines Zoo Animals Loose In Dubai...

Opera Legends Grace Dubai For ONE Night Only!

Opera Legends Grace Dubai For ONE Night Only!...

6 Ways to Ease Your Child’s Back to School Separation Anxiety

6 Ways To Ease Your Child’S Back To School Separation Anxiety...

Orange Auto Provides a Fresh Take on Auto Services

Orange Auto Provides A Fresh Take On Auto Services...

Review: Dental Cleaning and Polishing at Drs. Nicolas & Asp

Review: Dental Cleaning And Polishing At Drs. Nicolas & Asp...

Easy to Cook Heat Busting Soup Recipe to Boost Your Fertility

Easy To Cook Heat Busting Soup Recipe To Boost Your Fertility...

Can PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) Cause Weight Gain?

Can PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) Cause Weight Gain?...

Main Menu   Sites
DubaiDubai
Sign in to your account
Username:
Password:
Remember me?
Forgot Password? Join
Sign in to your account Close window Username: Password: 5 Users Currently Online