Yes, you read that right, Botox. I am going to confess to you all that I have had Botox injections placed in my forehead. The two pictures in this post are me with Botox. Now, to explain.
In November, I won a giveaway that I entered on my local TV station’s Facebook page. My name was announced on the morning news and I also received a call directly from someone at the station. It was a really cool thing to win, considering it’s the biggest station in central Indiana and that I am just one of thousands to be a fan. I was told that I’d won a “cosmetic procedure” from a local doctor. I called the doctor’s office and, long story short, I won 20 units of Botox. I asked the receptionist on the phone if it’s normal for someone in their early 20s to get Botox. She said that she got them then as “prevention.” I’ve heard that it can work like that, but I wasn’t really wanting to get injections in my face. It was either that or the lash growing serum and I had heard many bad things about that. Therefore, I chose the Botox. I got it the following Monday. I will try to explain, briefly, my experiences with Botox.
What Injections Are Like: Honestly, getting Botox injections is less painful than a flu shot and about the same level of pain as getting injections in your mouth for cavity fillings or teeth pulling. It was sort of like getting stung by a small bee. I had very slight bruising a day after the injections.
Where The Injections Were Placed: I had to scrunch my face to make the places where my forehead naturally wrinkled visible for the doctor. As I was scrunching, the injections were placed in these furrows. They were placed all along my upper brow line and in between my eye brows and slightly above, more central on my forehead.
How Long It Took To Notice A Difference: It only took about 4 days for me to notice the results. I think this is exactly average because I was told that it usually takes around 3-5 days to work.
What Sensations Can Be Expected: At first, the feeling of not being able to move your forehead is very strange, almost irritating. It’s a complete paralysis of the areas that were injected. I can still move my eyebrows up and down, at the corners, so I look sort of like Jack Nicholson when he raises his eyebrows. That being said, I try not to raise them. You really can’t wrinkle your forehead and it’s kind of awesome!
The Changes I Noticed: I noticed the difference and so did K. Not everyone will because not everyone sees your face daily and knows what to look for, especially if you haven’t told them. I noticed immediately how smooth and porcelain my forehead appeared. It made applying makeup easier and my BB cream remains flawless all day because I’m not wrinkling my forehead and disturbing the BB cream. I also noticed that my eyes look happier, my eyebrows a bit perkier. I have downturned eyes, which can be annoying and makes it difficult for me to put on eyeshadow. I’ve definitely noticed that my eye makeup is more vivid.
Would I Do It Again? Yes, I would! I am actually very satisfied with the results and this is probably one of the best anti-aging moves I’ve made. However, it is very expensive to keep up and unless I win again or win the lottery, further injections are not in the cards for me anytime soon.
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