Happy Monday and happy belated Mother’s Day! I hope you all got spoiled silly. My day started with french toast made by my hubs and girls, followed by a trip to the nursery to start planning for our flowers and pots. And of course there was cake in there, too. Yay.
OK. I’ve been promising for awhile I would share a botox before and after update on here, and I have to tell you: I’ve been dreading it. But, probably not why you think.
You guys. I HATE looking right into the camera. I know. It’s such a hard life for this girl. (It’s not. At all.) I’m pretty sure one of my eyes is bigger than the other and I feel like I always look crosseyed or weird.
Right. Back to Botox. Sorry.
Let me break it down, since it’s been almost a month since I got Botox.
First things first: I actually didn’t even get Botox. I chose to get Dysport. So, what’s the difference? I’m not sure about the science behind each, but here’s what I was told by the nurse:
- Dysport is less expensive and doesn’t last quite as long.
- The plus side is that is starts to work sooner than Botox. I started seeing results around day 4, and Botox usually takes longer to see results.
Honestly, next time I will try Botox. I chose Dysport this time because we were going to the beach 10 days after my appointment, and I wanted to make sure I could make the 7 day follow up appointment in case we needed to do any tweaks.
Why did I want to get Botox in the first place? Because I’m a furrower. I can feel myself furrow pretty much all the time. Even as I’m falling asleep, I’m furrowing. It’s caused the hubs to ask me if I’m ok on more than one occasion, which totally means I have RBF (resting bitch face). So, I wanted those muscles to take a break. They’ve been working overtime.
Does it hurt? Nope. Not at all. My nurse iced the areas first, and I honestly couldn’t feel anything.
Is it expensive? It ain’t cheap. Mine was just under $400. I’m not sure how many units I had, but it was average.
How often will you get it? Since I chose Dysport this time, I’m pretty sure I’ll start seeing those lines creep back in after about 3-4 months. I plan on getting it a couple times a year. so probably every 4-5 months.
Are you happy with the results? Yes! I don’t feel completely frozen and I don’t think it looks fake.
Best piece of advice? Eat something before you go! I didn’t eat much because crazy #momlife and while I didn’t feel nervous or anxious, apparently I was because as soon as she was done injecting me, I went to stand up and felt like I was going to pass out. SO dizzy. Good thing my nurse was prepared and had a lollipop for me, which also means this isn’t a rare event after Botox.
Oh, and one more: make sure to schedule a follow up appointment! Mine was at no charge, and I’m SO glad we did it. She did a couple tweaks that I needed.
Any regrets? Overall, I’m happy with the results. One thing I want to change next time: I feel a little heavy in the eyelid. I don’t think anyone else would notice, but I can tell when I’m putting on my mascara. Before the tweak, my eyebrows were too high (think Jack Nicholson), but now they’re a little too low. BUT. Maybe I’m just high-maintenance? (Breaking news.)
Where did you go? I did a lot of research and decided to go to MAE Plastic Surgery in Northbrook. (NOPE. #notsponsored.) I saw Maureen and I LOVE her! She’s so nice, super knowledgeable and talks you through everything she’s doing.
What’s next? If you’ve seen my Instagram Stories, you know I’m a big NO, NO, NO on the fillers. But, I’m all about some lasers, so that’s what’s up next. Stay tuned…
My main concerns were the 11’s when I furrow my brow and the lines in my forehead.
Yes, I realize this looks like my mug shot or something. But LOOK! No more 11’s or forehead lines.
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