Today Audra and Jeanine are talking about Botox. They discuss where and how to do Botox and how to make sure you end up with that natural look.
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Rhiannon Ally: We're here today with our hot topic segment with Dermatologist Dr. Jeanine Downie. Hello. Dr. Jeanine Downie: Hi. Rhiannon Ally: Today, we're talking Botox and I know a lot of women at home, lot of scared to try Botox and I've to ask, do you use at yourself? Dr. Jeanine Downie: I use it. I love it. I've used it on myself since 1996, so 13 years now. Rhiannon Ally: Okay and you? Dr. Jeanine Downie: See I just, you know. Rhiannon Ally: You're frowning. Dr. Jeanine Downie: I can frown, I can raise my eyebrows up, but Botox is now the new one that's out is Disport and the bottom line is that you can do it so you look natural or you can do a little too much of it or you can go get it done at a hair and nail place where they don't know what they're doing at all. Rhiannon Ally: So that isn't no, no? Dr. Jeanine Downie: -- Rhiannon Downie: Do not go to somewhere that's not a doctor's office. Dr. Jeanine Downie: Right. I mean out in San Francisco somebody was actually injecting cooking oil saying it was Botox and she is accused of battery, and I believe she is in jail pending a trail right now. So, you just really have to be careful who you go to. I recommend a board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon, preferably someone that has years of experience using Botox. Rhiannon Ally: Not someone who is doing it for the first time trying it out. Dr. Jeanine Downie: No, absolutely not. No, no, no. Doctor's cousins, uncles, brother, sister and you know if it's somebody that's -- they shouldn't be doing Botox on you, if it's somebody you know, I mean just like use your common sense. And for me, I do Botox here on myself because I get a line going this way that makes me look angry and distressed when I'm not and so I look more relaxed with the Botox, so that's the main reason and then I put a little bit here and here and it elevates my brows sometimes it makes me look little bit more wide open. I don't need it here, so I don't put it here. But the most common places are here in the far headlines, over here. Then a lot of people that have like a huge smile and you have a beautiful smile so you don't know but some people that kind of show a little bit too much gums, we can inject Botox here and here and it actually drops the gum lines, and then they have a you know smile like this rather than a smile where you can see the upper part of their gum lines. So, that's cool. Rhiannon Ally: It looks very natural on you but a lot of celebrities out there get that plasticky look where they can't move their face, can we go overboard? Dr. Jeanine Downie: You can go overboard and it's a type of thing where more is not better sometimes and you know you just need somebody with a good aesthetic eye to be honest with you and tell you the truth, I mean one of my patients came in and she had like one little wrinkle on her chin, and she wanted me to Botox her chin because she said she had a very pebbly chin. And she, her thinking was that her chin look like a golf ball and my thinking was that her chin looked great. So, I took a picture of her chin while I Botoxed here and here and we waited and I bought the picture back in the room and I said, Oh! Look at one of my other patients, this is the after of what I did with Botox and she said like see that's what I want to look like and I flipped it over and she saw that it was her and she was like, Oh, my god, I never realized my chin look that good. So, sometimes it is just giving the patient some perspective and that's something that we all doctors, I think are obligated to do. But in another fun area is a little bit here and here, truly if you do have a golf ball chin, which you and I don't have, and then a lot of women as they start to get older see both of our mouths are very, very level right so, they're linear, but as you start to get older, calcium, your jaw starts to resorb, you get like this. Rhiannon Ally: Oh, frowny and pruny. Yeah. Dr. Jeanine Downie: And, so basically, what happens