So I mentioned a few weeks ago that I had decided to go in on a lunchtime Concierge Botox appt someone in my office set up.
Yesterday was the day and we all watched each other get consults, then Botox and/ or fillers, if need be from a board certified dermatologist.
I think by this time we all know the results can be good, bad or ugly depending on many factors, but mainly being injected by a physician and not a aesthetician, so I feel no need to dive into that.
The results need about at least 3 days to begin to take hold depending on the brand of Botox used. Initially you are only left with swelling but it goes down within a few hours.
If you hate shots this isn’t for you. It takes a good ten minutes or more to do the injections. The biologic compound they insert can sting a bit and cause a feeling of pressure. That feeling may lead to headaches.
Luckily I didn’t need too much in the forehead in terms of units used but I got pricked at least 12 times total for upper my face.
Already I notice that my forehead is smoother upon raising my eyebrows but there is still a lot of movement. I want to make sure I can animate but with partial paralyzation of muscles as preventative care.
My physician will check in with me in a week to see if any touch ups are needed.
Honestly, I don’t know how long it would have taken me to go into a doctors office and get an assessment for Botox, even though I planned to st some point. So I was really glad to hear that we can just all have a Botox Party at home or the office.
We've all seen bad Botox jobs and that’s what we think of immediately with the procedure. But the reality is that many people walking around with fresh faces have had Botox on the DL and only admit it in private.
I personally was happy to do it in public. It’s no secret when we pay hundreds every month on our hair.
My my hair is red so while I do get treatment it costs much less that what others pay because they are only accents to my natural color.
Will post updates as the Botox takes effect. The brand I selected was Xeomin. It works quicker than Botox but both are biologics so one brand works better for others. Time will tell.