Tuesday, January 14, 2020

My first time getting Botox

Botox is probably the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment these days. I've been thinking about getting Botox for awhile. In fact, I wanted to schedule an appointment on my 40th birthday. That didn't happen due to a schedule conflict. I simply didn't care enough to reschedule. It wasn't a high priority. I'll be 42 in September and I have never had any facial injections prior to this. Not that I need to explain myself because I definitely don't. I firmly believe that less is more when it comes to getting injectables. I have nothing against plastic surgery in general. You do what makes you happy. Personally, I would never go overboard when it comes to this kind of stuff. I thought long and hard before giving it a go. I asked you on IG if there is anything that you'd like to know about Botox and got a few questions. Today, I am sharing my first experience with Botox with you. I filmed a short clip with my surgeon. Check it out if you're interested.

Why did I decide to do it? I decided to try it out of curiosity. I don't have static wrinkles. I can only see them when I smile, squint, frown or make other expressions. The skin begins to lose volume between the ages of 30-40. If you're thinking about getting Botox, it's best to begin treatments before the lines have a chance to become deeply imprinted.

Who are the best candidates for Botox? Like mentioned above, people with no static wrinkles would be the ideal candidates for Botox. If you have established lines/wrinkles, Botox will not help with those. You would need dermal fillers to fill static wrinkles.

How many units did I get? The right amount of Botox is different for everyone. The exact number of units is customized for each person. I asked my surgeon to go conservative and she recommended 30 units. I fetl like it was the right amount. The wrinkles are completely gone but I am still able to make normal facial expressions. When in doubt, get less. You can always go back for touch-ups.
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When did I see results? I noticed a visible difference in the appearance of wrinkles 3 days after the treatment. A week later, I can barely frown no matter how hard I try =) My forehead is so smooth and I look well-rested and refreshed. I look like I had a really good night sleep. The results were amazing!

What does it feel like? My face felt tighter and I have less control over it. It wasn't uncomfortable. It just felt different. After a few days, I didn't even notice it anymore. It felt normal.

Was it painful? I have a high pain tolerance and it was kind of painful for me (especially between the eyebrows). I would rate the pain level as an 8 on a scale from 1-10. The good thing is that it didn't last very long. The entire treatment took less than 10 minutes.

Do I think it's worth it? Yes, 100%. If you have the $$ and want to treat yourself, it's 100% worth it. A Botox treatment will last 3-4 months and honestly, the cost isn't that bad.

Will I keep up with it? I am not sure yet. I'll see how I feel after 4 months. If I decide to keep up with it, it won't be forever. Everyone ages. Sorry, you can't stop aging. At some point, I just have to embrace it. Until then, I will enjoy my wrinkle-free forehead (lol!). I hope you find this helpful. Let me know if you have any other questions.

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