This year I’ve decided to share a little bit more with you guys, the kind of stuff that people don’t like to talk about or keep secret. So welcome to my Botox experience.
Not everyone agrees with botox and that’s fine because everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but for those of you that are interested, have tried it in the past or have had a bad experience, I’d love to share some info with you that you might find helpful.
Don’t get me wrong, not everything is about looks, but sometimes people can find an amazing sense of self-confidence by enhancing something about themselves that bothers them. We experience this when we get our hair done, or buy new makeup or even a new outfit. If a small 15minute procedure will make you feel better about yourself, then you shouldn’t have to justify it. I believe we should also talk a bit more openly about it. So here’s the juicy stuff, what I had done.
From when I was little I always had a crooked smile. It was cute when I was like 5, but then as I got older I lost the confidence to smile as much (not the best when your mum wants a photo of you throughout every stage of your life!) So when I turned 21 I looked into botox and quickly discovered that there are a variety of injectable brands, Juvederm is one that can be used in your lips due to it’s soft texture. Within 15 minutes and 1ml of injections, my smile had straightened up and I felt confident again, so much so I started a blog!
If you want the finer details of what I had done or have any questions feel free to email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
For now I wanted to start with 5 things you might not know about Botox courtesy of Lyn Dowling, a cosmetic injector at Academy Face and Body in Subiaco. Lyn did an amazing job with my lips and has been doing it for 15 years, so she knows her stuff.
1. It’s not always as expensive as you think if you go to the right person. Don’t get ripped off! You can soften (not freeze) frown or crows feet from 10units $150 or reduce smokers lines around the lips 4-8 units for around $60 – $120.
“Freezing parts of your face is not the answer because you will more than likely cause other muscles to work harder creating lines elsewhere. Looking natural is key.”
2. Not all products are “Botox” make sure you know which product is being used. The prescriber must inform you about which product they use and maybe question their choice of product.
“I used Juvederm Volift in Ali’s lips because it is extremely soft,gives nice volume and causes minimal swelling after injection. It also has a anaesthetic in it so your lips will numb slightly throughout the procedure, making it a more comfortable experience.”
3. Botox can be used to help stop excess underarm sweating called hyperhydrosis.
4. Botox and other injectables such as Juvederm are not permanent and gradually break down naturally, Botox lasting around 3-5 months and Fillers around 9-12 months depending on the product.
Hyaluaronic acid fillers can also be removed immediately via an injection of Hyalase.
5. Botox does not work straight away, it takes about 3-4 days to take effect.
Please remember as it is a schedule 4 drug It must be ordered by a Doctor or Dentist in Australia but can be injected by a Doctor, Registered Nurse (when prescribed by a doctor) or Dentist.
I hope this helps a few of you, and if you’re in Perth go and see Lyn for a free consult. She will give you a very honest opinion.
Academy Face and Body
Ph: 9382 4800
The puffy stage lasts about a day or so after, but why not make the most of it 🙂