I recently got my first Botox as an adult, and since we said we would never lie to each other I’m here to share my experience with you. I like to think of myself as a relatively healthy, reasonably crunchy, “try natural remedies first” kind of person. Yet, despite my natural leanings and mostly clean living, I’ve been curious about more medical-grade cosmetic procedures and products.
For some reason, Botox is one of those things that’s super taboo and we aren’t supposed to talk about it. But since there is such an initiative about being authentic (can that word be done already?) and showing the not so pretty side of the internet I want to let you all in on a dirty little secret. If there is little movement on someones face, no lines or wrinkles, and they are in their 30s or older, they are either a unicorn or they have dabbled in injectibles. Either way, it is perfectly fine.
Enter Botox. Yep, that process where you get botulism toxin injected into your face. Can one who swears by yoga, Epsom salts, probiotics, and herbal supplements get a TOXIN injected into her face with a clear conscience? Yes—yes, I can. And I’m rather exhilarated by the results.
I only did my forehead to start. Maybe someday we will tackle those crows feet around my eyes, but for now, I am pumped about my results. Ironically, I was so stressed out to get Botox and now I am ready to schedule my next appointment! Ha! I’m not saying it’s for everyone. But after trying it, I am glad that I did it and I wish I had started sooner!
Here are some of the questions, I had before having my first Botox procedure with Dr. Konstantin
Does it Hurt?
Absolutely not. You might feel a tiny prick but it is so fast that the pain level would be way worse stepping on a lego. I love that legitimately zero downtime and I would have been able to go into public or back to work with no problem. Going to the gym, putting pressure on your injection site or going inverted for 24 hours were the only stipulations.
How long does the treatment take?
Your specialist will discuss your treatment goals and perform a facial analysis to determine the appropriate treatments for you. The actual injection process takes about 10 minutes. *It was SO FAST! I couldnt believe how quickly I was in and out of the office!
How does Botox work?
Botox Cosmetic targets one of the underlying causes of frown lines and crow’s feet—the repeated muscle contractions from frowning and squinting over the years. Your specialist will inject these muscles with BOTOX Cosmetic to temporarily reduce muscle activity. You will begin to notice a visible smoothing of your crow’s feet lines and frown lines between your brows.
When will I see results?
You may begin to notice results within 24 to 48 hours for moderate to severe frown lines, with results lasting up to 4 months. *My Dr said 4 days. I feel like I noticed the biggest change about 5 days in, but 10 days, I really noticed it!
How long is the recovery time after treatment?
After your treatment, you can resume your day. There is minimal downtime and your specialist may give you specific aftercare instructions. My friend who also has tried botox at a different place, was shocked as I wasn’t even red or bruised in anyway. Dr. Konstantin and his staff are magicians. I went back to the gym the next am!
If you are local and considering Botox, definitely go see Dr. Konstantin he is wonderful! You can get all his info HERE to call to make an appointment!