Ok…let’s have some real girl chat. Ever thought about Botox? Curious about the real-real-reality of it?
I’ll start. I have been curious. What it’s reeeeeeally like. Who gets it done? Certainly not people like me. right?
- What are the after-effects.
- Does it hurt?
- How long does it take?
- Will there be bruising?
- How will it look?
- Will I look plastic-fake-phoney after a treatment?
Fast forward to today…I GOT BOTOX! (FYI… all these photos are without filters/photoshop effects in natural lighting)
WHAT TO EXPECT WITH BOTOX:
- “Worry” lines gone. #ByeFelicia
- Non-surgical procedure – takes about 10 minutes
- No downtime. Literally get it on your lunch break.
- Pain? Very teeny, tiny/minor headache for about 1 hour afterwards
- Results? Noticeable in about 5-10 days, last up to 3 months
- Less is more – Trained professionals know the correct dosage to look naturally youthful – NOT plastic.
WHERE TO GET IT DONE:
Research online reviews, trust word of mouth, ask questions from someone who had it done. Ask your dermatologist. RUN AWAY (quickly!!) from any cheap deals or Botox parties. You get what you pay for. Fact – only a doctor, nurse or dentist can administer Botox.
Fun, fashionable and cute photos are more my jam… but to reeeeeeally show what Botox does, here are 3 facial expressions to demo the results. Notice my forehead/between eyebrows.
The “Normal/Waiting in line at Starbucks” face:
The “A clown is running after me” face:
The “I missed the Nordstrom Sale” face:
What IS Botox? Botox keeps your body (the area you get it done) from telling those muscles to contract. That’s it. When you get Botox, the muscles around the wrinkles/lines (where you get it done) basically can’t move. They are relaxed. So, the look of wrinkles/lines gets all smoothed out.
Get that Glo, tho….SKINCARE
Botox or not, be SKIN SMART with your skincare, dolls. Choosing skincare can be like playing a game of duck-duck-GOOSE. Any success? Noticeable results? Invest in your skin. If you shop the #NSale (guilty), get a mani/pedi, style your hair, get a massage…why are you neglecting your face?
ZO Skin Health, Inc has been a game-changer for my skin. Hides the fact that I’ve been tired since 2010. <wink> All things are possible with ZO Skin Health, Inc.
WHAT DO I USE?
Cleanser: Newsflash – found out that MANY cleansers on the market are almost the same as if you used dish soap on your face. Whaaaat? For reals. THIS spa-like foaming cleanser is the one you want. Pinky swear promise. Developed by dermatologists, it’s gentle, removes any sort of ick from your skin (scientifically speaking), deep cleanses pores and leaves your skin feeling refreshed, clean and hydrated. #WinnerWinner
Correcting Cream: So I might or might not have been a sun-worshiper in my teens. #BeachBabeFail. THIS cream is my new BFF for the maximum treatment for melasma, freckles, and any type of hyperpigmentation (aka brown spots.) Want to even out and brighten your skin? Use this.
*You need a prescription to purchase, so contact a medspa for more information…
Saving THE best…the MUST-HAVE…. for last…..
Daily Power Defense: I like this more than pizza…and I really like pizza. My skin is doing a happy dance. Although a tad pricey, worth it! This cream is magical (again, science) for my skin. Tightens and firms the skin, helps my cells regenerate to make faster/prettier cells and repairs against future damage (this cream gets me).
A smile is the best thing you can wear… but if you have been curious about other options – I hope I helped. Comment or email me privately with any questions. I’m happy to girl chat more about Botox, skincare…or pizza.