What Happens After a Botox Overdose?
What do I do if my doctor gives me too much Botox?
I would love to say, You’re Fired!, However, there is another way. It could be that your doctor is used to the majority of his patients obtain the “Frozen Look.” Every now and then I have had a doctor ask me which look I preferred.
Of course, I prefer the natural look. That’s why I will never touch the tiny crinkles at the outer corners of my eyes. They give me character. In any event, although I don’t like my face to droop down to my bust line , which needs help as it is, I feel that those crinkly little laugh lines on the outer corner of my eyes were well-earned. I had lots to cry about when I was young; wisdom taught me that laughing was better.
Recently, I made a mistake in not telling my board certified Doctor what I wanted. In Philadelphia, Dr. Mary Stefanyzcyn would always say to me, “I can always put more in-I can’t take any out.” She also reminded me about the scandal, some years back, when some so called doctor injected fake Botox into his patients with fake Botox . Or, maybe it was made in China. Those women ended up with paralysis of part of their bodies, similar to the aftermath of a stroke.
Even in that horrific scenario, the paralysis would have been time-limited. In any case, what a great job for a plaintiff’s attorney!
So, when I went to Dr. Edguardo Rodriguez in San Juan Puerto Rico, I should have said that I wanted twenty-five units or less.
Remember that number-TWENTY FIVE. It may not win the lottery, but no one, especially you newbies, should ever get more than twenty five units to banish lines between the eyes on the just above the nose. Botox also irons out forehead lines, although there is a no-fly zone about three fingers above the eyebrows.
I learned about that many years ago when I got Botox certified. Without a Masters in nursing I could not practice, but in reality, I am the type of woman who gets Botox and does not give it. However, you never know, I’m not dead yet. I also don’t want to look dead or about to die. One of the snow birds in our condo has an amusing T-shirt, “ Cremation is the only way I will get a really hot body.”
Why wait? St Peter will let you in whenever you get those lines erased or not. Plus, if you are a Botox virgin, chances are the treatment will only last 3-6 months. This may hold true even if you ha e had Botox many times. For some un fathomable reason, mine lasts 9 month. When I told Dr. Rodriquez this, he said with some relief, “I’m glad that no one else lasts as long as you—I would be losing too much business. He gave me thirty units. It’s like price-ask how much it is before you pay. I I would have preferred that he give me five units shy of the twenty five that he injected. Actually, I would love to be able to buy some and do my own….little by little, the rest of the 1000 unit bottle I will share with my lady friends, all fifty of them.
Unit by tiny unit.