There is a botox clinic near me which I have been going to annually for the last few years and I absolutely love what they do and how they treat their clients. I used to hide the fact that I got botox, not necessarily because I was embarrassed or anything like that, I guess I just wanted people to think that I naturally looked great. Of late however I have been speaking to way more people about the botox and so many are interested and have asked me to talk abut the experience. I had no idea that so many people were interested in this and so I thought I’d take the time to write a little more about the experience in case there were more of you out there with some questions about botox and what the procedure looks and feels like.
Botox can be injected anywhere on the face and people use it for a variety of different reasons, personally I have injections around the eyes and on the forehead, which helps me to reduce the number of wrinkles which I have and makes my skin look healthier. I have a total of 6 units injected which is administered in 6 injections, 3 on each side of my face.
Honestly there really isn’t any pain when you get the injections and the best way that I could describe it is that it feels like an uncomfortable scratch on the skin, similar to when you get an injection into your mouth to numb your gums. I don’t really enjoy this, but to say that it hurts would be an overstatement, bear in mind that we all have different sensibilities.
Speak to the person who is going to administer the botox around how many units they think that you need, and remember to aim for a low amount at first because eventually the body will not react to the units as it has done in the past. The most important thing to check for, beyond the fact that the person who is going to administer it is registered and fully trained, is the date on the bottle of botox solution. If the bottle is out of date then it could cause serious harm so always ask to see the bottle. In almost all cases they will show you anyway, but if they haven’t, ask them before they start injecting.
Don’t expect to see results right away, it usually takes a week or so before the skin starts to firm up and those wrinkles start to disappear. Make sure that you are taking care of your skin with a regular face washing and cream application routine, this will help to preserve the effects of the botox. Another great tip after you’ve had the injection is to go through a range of facial expressions as this is what you need to do in order to get the botox moved evenly around underneath the skin.
And there you have it, the process takes less than 5 minutes, results a couple of weeks later and generally the look lasts for between 3-6 months.
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