Updates On My Face
I have been debating different ways go about writing this post, and nothing seems right. So instead of pondering it anymore I am just going to go for it.
I got Botox.
Actually, I got Botox about three months ago. Feels so good to say since I have been keeping it a secret for so long, and before you freak out that I didn’t bring you to the appointment with me, let me explain why I decided to keep it to myself for a while.
I wanted to make sure I wasn’t influenced by other opinions on the subject before I took the plunge. Whenever I mention the topic it is usually followed with the response of: “Oh you don’t need that!” or “OMG really?? You would do that to yourself? I could never.” Which is cool, you do you, but I know what I want, and I want Botox. All up in my forehead.
Honestly, I know that my skin looks pretty good and I don’t have any deep set wrinkles, so really what is the point? Plus, I am fine with aging! What I do have a problem with is stress. When I look in the mirror and see my elevens creeping up from squinting at a computer, or the line across my forehead that creases my foundation. THAT bothers me. So Botox seemed like the appropriate thing to do with my specific concerns.
This post is about my experience with Botox, the timeline in which everything happened and if I will be getting it again. If you have any questions about if it right for you, I highly suggest scheduling a consultation.
Before I get into the nitty gritty about the process, I would like to give a shout out to Causey Med Aesthetic. I was so happy with my experience and results, I can’t wait to go back. I didn’t feel pressured to get more than I wanted and I felt heard when I expressed my concerns. All my questions were answered by Dr. Causey as she went over the entire procedure beforehand and told me what to expect during and after. I left feeling confident and happy! I wanted to focus on Botox in this post but I will definitely talk about more treatments they have in the future (hello cryotherapy!!!!).
Talking about your insecurities with a stranger may not sit well with some. I did not consider how difficult it can be, mostly because I spend a lot of time looking at my face and how much I talk about it on the internet. Working at Sephora I looked in the mirror probably a hundred times a day and trying so many skincare products makes me analyze everything that happens when I use them. So when I arrived to the office and had someone point out everything that is going on with my face, it felt a little uncomfortable. All I could think about was how someone else might react to this.
Make sure you think about what you want! I will use myself as an example. I am very self conscious of the lines on my forehead, they linger and crease my foundation and it drives me insane. I can also see myself having some lines in between my eyebrows in the future, or “elevens”. That is something I would like to prevent. But, I love the expressions in my eyebrows and want to keep that.
What does the timeline look like?
Wondering what to expect after you get Botox for the first time? I can only speak from my experience but hopefully this can help!
Went I went to the office, I told Dr. Causey everything I wanted. I didn’t want to look stressed out, I want to prevent getting elevens, and I wanted to keep it conservative. I also didn’t want to touch my eyes (I like the crows feet look, get at me). Dr. Causey listened to me, prepared me for what to expect after, and we got started.
I got all of this during my lunch break, it was so quick, and the injection sites didn’t show up at all. I didn’t wear makeup that day on my forehead to prepare and nobody noticed. If you’re worried about pain, I didn’t use any numbing cream and just went for it, and in my opinion it hurts worse to get your eyebrows waxed.
I forgot I got it. I could still wrinkle up my forehead, and was actually starting to think it didn’t work. I was told this would happen though, and I just went with it.
I was sitting at my work computer, looking down as I was writing something on a post it note, and as I tried to glance up at my computer to check something, it felt like someone was pushing down on my eyebrows. The Botox was working!!! For a few days after, my forehead felt heavy, almost frozen, and had I not been prepped for that I would have freaked out. I was told this would happen and that it would settle in after few days, and that did indeed happen.
The tense feeling quickly diminished, and my face looked and felt normal again, it is just better now.
It has been about three months since I got Botox and I am never turning back. I don’t look in the mirror and see stress anymore. I’m not worried about looking mad all the time. All in all, I love the way it turned out. Not one person noticed, and I feel so much better about my forehead. I do not look stressed, and my makeup doesn’t crease anymore. The best part is I still have expression! I can still furrow my brow and raise my eyebrows; it’s just not as dramatic anymore.
Next time I get a touch up (most likely before my sisters wedding) I will bring you along on Insta. The first time I wanted it to be just me so I wouldn’t get overwhelmed. I can see myself getting this done once/twice) a year, depending on how long it lasts and what it looks like when it wears off.
Thank you Causey Med Aesthetic for giving me the best first botox experience ever! I am so happy with my results and will be back! Make sure you give them a follow on Instagram as they have a ton of services to offer.