OMG! Watch Me Get Botox for the First Time!
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i finally did it, and I’m a believer!
Okay, everyone I did it! I have noooo idea why the hell it to me so long, but I finally did it? Like the Great Pyramids of Egypt or the lost continent of Atlantis, it still remains a mystery to me why I shied away from it for so long. I am so glad I took the leap, though. You may recall that I sat down with Dr. Kimberly Singh with Panacea Plastic Surgery a few months ago. We had a Q & A for the “Newbie” thinking of getting injectiables for the first time. Here is the article - it gives you great insight on exactly what to look out for, when looking for a plastic surgeon, and what you should ask them.
Since this was my first time, I could think of no other physician other than Dr. Singh to visit. She is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon (very important) with a wonderful bedside manner (also important) to give my first Botox.
Here are my honest thoughts…
Getting Botox did not hurt
Let me start off by saying, I don’t have a phobia of needles. However, I certainly appreciate their potential pain power. This was not the case. Did I feel it? Of course, I did, I have a nervous system. What I didn’t feel was p-a-i-n.
The needle itself is very thin and small. It almost had the look of a pediatric sized needle. I’m not a medical professional, so I don’t know the exact gauge, but it looked and felt very thin to me. The actual injection part felt like the tiniest of sticks. If you even want to call it that. For me, a closer description would be to a small little pinch. I believe you can ask for numbing cream if you like, but I tried it without. In the video below you will see that I barely move with each individual injection. It went very smoothly.
How Long before you start to see results from botox?
This was something I wasn’t entirely sure about going into my appointment.
I’ve never had filler before, but I have watched many-a-YouTube-video on the subject, and knew that filler has practically instant results. Botox, however, is a little different. Dr. Singh told me it takes about two weeks to see the full results of Botox and usually lasts about three months. Leaving the appointment, I didn’t have any pain or feel any different, really. The next morning is when I started to really “feel” the Botox. What I mean is, it sort of feels like you have a thin layer of skin glue or a very light bandage across your forehead. Each day that sensation diminished as you get used to the feeling. Along with that feeling, the fine lines I had (yes, HAD) across my forehead and crow’s feet, also began to diminish with each passing day. As Dr. Singh said, in two weeks they were gone.
Just like that, they were all gone.
So, yes, I’m a believer.
Its now been over a month since my Botox. I purposely waited to give this review so I would have a full understanding over the entire procedure and experience the full results. I am so pleased. I love looking in the mirror and not seeing any fine lines around my eyes and forehead. It’s as simple as that.
Do I do plan on getting it again? ABSOLUTELY! Plus, the whole procedure only takes about fifteen minutes. 1 + 1. So…. I’m a happy a Botoxed camper. :) If you’re in the Atlanta area, I highly recommend going to Panacea. They are Board Certified, kind, and professional. If you have any questions for me about my experience, please ask in the comments below. Thanks!