Botox! A little goes a long way! Alot goes....

on May 06, 2011 @ 09:57 am

I was casually going through some beauty blogs at home, when I came across some Botox articles. I found this one horrendous case gone horribly wrong!

In South Korea, we know that a majority of the women undergo cosmetic procedures to beautify their face! One particular south Korean woman, (who shall remain nameless) injected some botox, and was so happy with the results, she decided to have more done.

Pretty soon, she was denied these operations and resorted to injecting herself with cooking oil. and according to, "she would still look at herself in the mirror and think she was beautiful."

Her first procedure was done when she was 28, and when publicized, she was 48 years old. Imagine 30 years of botox!

Here is an image of her after probably a couple injections:

And her at 48: For explicit reasons, I'll just post a link here

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I'm sure if it was a one or two-time procedure, botox could look great. I'm wondering if anyone else had a better experience than this korean lady?

8 Replies

OMG !! on May 09, 2011 @ 01:58 pm

Wow I wasn't expecting *THAT* when I clicked the link!!! The poor woman!! I've heard how some people get addicted to cosmetic surgery to the point that they get denied surgery, but wow...that's terrible!! Having a body image problem is such a sad debilitating thing, this is obviously one of the extreme results.

So little is known about Botox on May 10, 2011 @ 02:41 pm

The way Botox works is by injecting a protein to stop the release of a neurotransmitter causing paralysis around that area so you cannot move that part of the area. So technically, it doesn't REDUCE wrinkles, you just can't move them.

However, there are many things that even scientists don't know about Botox and its full effects. For example, a study done at the Italian National Research Council's Institute of Neuroscience showed that when researchers injected Botox into parts of the rats they noticed that it caused paralysis in other areas than the area that it was injected into. That is because they discovered that the Botox moved from the skin into the brain causing damage to other proteins and acting on other nerves.

More research needs to be done on this so pls think twice before injecting Botox.

Ali de Bold
I'm not buying it on May 11, 2011 @ 09:58 am

I think Botox can certainly have a negative impact on people who react to it, but this case seems so outrageous I'm inclined not to believe it. But then there are cases like Lara Flynn Boyle here...
I think I'd be one of those cases if I attempted. I have bad luck that way. So I'll probably keep my wrinkles and just try to take good care of myself and my skin.

Botox is good for many things but be careful! on Aug 16, 2011 @ 02:54 pm

Your botox discussion caught my eye as I had injections done just yesterday. I get botox for pain management (for extreme headaches and severe back pain) and it can really help with those issues. It's also used to help manage other conditions such as extreme sweating and irritable bladder syndrome. I do agree with Tammy that it's not something to be taken lightly- for me it was a matter of having run out of other choices to manage my pain.

If you do consider botox for cosmetic reasons, you have to be extremely careful to make sure you are getting the real thing from a very experienced and well-trained professional. I saw a program once that featured a doctor and his wife that almost died when they got botox injections. Turned out, the clinic had ordered the medication online from somewhere and what they got was 100% pure botulism serum which even in teeny-tiny doses is deadly. They were lucky to be alive- they became paralysed after being injected and had to learn to talk, walk, eat, etc. all over again. Scary!!

One very important thing I learned from that program: before you get injected, ask to see the bottle of botox. It must have a hologram on the label with the drug company's name. If not, don't let them inject you with it! That was their number 1 tip. Also, don't go to any place that advertises shots for less than the cost of the actual medication. Botox costs about $400 per bottle and you can bet that no one will inject it without making a profit- why would they? If the offer is too good to be true- don't believe it!

I hope this info is useful for those out there thinking about using botox.

** Here in Canada, you can order and pick-up your botox at the drugstore just before you go in for your shots. The doctor just gives you the prescription and you pick it up. Not sure how it works when it is for cosmetic purposes but make sure to ask your doctor about that option. This way, you know you're getting the real thing.

No-No! on Aug 16, 2011 @ 03:05 pm

I would never get botox! These porr people who get it done...wake up one morning looking like themselves and go to sleep after the procedure looking like plastic aliens!

So scary! on Sep 05, 2011 @ 01:17 pm

There is a place that advertises for botox near my house and it has this huge sign that says "$7 BOTOX". My bf (who looks 8 years younger than he actually is) thinks this is an amazing deal and was even considering it. I'm so thankful he hasn't gotten is cause what Schmoopie was saying really worries me. $7 botox doesn't seem legit but how do these places stay in business and no one is shutting them down when they advertise like that?

No to $7 botox on Sep 06, 2011 @ 02:33 pm

I've seen some groupon botox deals for quite a low price was very skeptical... not that i was considering. But 7$ botox definitely sounds like a bad idea!

Botox is= botulism on Sep 06, 2011 @ 08:09 pm

Just kinda scares me that this crazy disease people were dying of not long ago is now being injected into people! Does this not seem like an issue to anyone else???? i guess when people get desperate to find external confidence then I guess they will try anything!

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