The truth about BotoxJul 05, 2020
Ok. Let's get real. BOTOX. We hear it all the time, but everyone's so secretive about it. Well, I'm here to change the tune and be 100% real with you guys. I have been getting Botox since I was 25, and I have no shame. For me, it's all about being preventative, which is why I started young.
I remember the first time I noticed the number 11 in my forehead above my nose. Those two little parallel lines were all bound to get when we make an angry face. I was driving, and someone cut me off, and I had a moment of anger before I took a deep breath. I had tilted it earlier to check my makeup, and as I looked up into it, I spotted that ugly little number 11. Right after that, I went to my mom and asked her all about Botox cause I knew she got it. She was super honest with me and told me it was really painless and honestly no big deal. So I cross-checked what she said with my dermatologist, and she said the same! So very quickly there after I made an appointment and now I've been going for the last 5 years every 4 to 6 months!
So on to the topic of wedding Botox. I've done a lot of research on finding the right person. I've been to people in Vegas who have given me one eyebrow higher than the other and had to go to someone in LA get it fixed, so trust me, I've been around the block. Finally, I heard about Shona at Anson Edwards and Higgins from a friend of mine; she said she is THE BEST, but she takes forever to get in to. At the time, I was still breastfeeding, so I decided to call and make an appointment eight weeks out. Let me tell you it was so worth it! It was quick, painless, and the results were better than anyone I had been to in the past, even the doctors in LA. She's been doing this forever and has clients from 8 AM - 6 PM Monday through Friday. So whoever you decide to book with, make sure they are experienced.
So, moving on, I had her inject my number 11 and some of the other heavier lines that have naturally started on my forehead. I had her go super light because I don't want that crazy frozen forehead look. This is actually called baby Botox because the doctor uses a small needle and a smaller amount!
My experience with Botox has always been positive, and there is no shame in my game about getting it. I always get lots of questions about why I get it done if I'm such a big believer in wellness, and I truly believe that the two don't have to be mutually exclusive. You can want to prevent aging and be ok with doing Botox. I want to prevent aging as much as possible, and I've done a lot of research on what Botox is and the rare potential side effects. The amount of toxin that is injected is so small it could never actually hurt you, plus it's a naturally occurring substance, not chemical. For me, that makes it worth it!
COMMON QUESTIONS I CAN ANSWER:
WHERE ALL DO YOU GET BOTOX?
Yes, forehead is the only place I do it. Not even around my eyes cause I don’t need it there. I want it to look as natural as possible. I want to prevent those lines on my forehead from getting deeper so that’s the only place I do.
DOES IT HURT?
It doesn’t hurt. I promise, it’s really just little pinches like 4-6 times across the forehead and you’re in and out in 15 minutes. Obviously if it’s your first time you’ll want to spend a little time with your doctor to tell them exactly what you want
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO SEE RESULTS?
It usually takes 1-2 weeks for the product to kick in and actually see results so don’t freak if you don’t notice a result right away
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
It costs anywhere from $200-$400 depending on where you go
WHAT IS THE RECOVERY LIKE?
Afterwards no laying down, bending over or working out for the rest of the day. If you’re worried about bruising avoid fish oil and and blood thinners 2 weeks before
BEST PRODUCTS TO USE
Ok on to the products! Dr Kay has her own entire skin care line with a ton of amazing products that are all designed for beautiful glowy skin.
Glycolic cleanser - this amazing soap free cleaner is made to gently exfoliate the skin on a daily basis. Since I started using it I have noticed my skin is brighter and the tone is more even! It also has vitamin A, C, E, green tea and CoQ10 to restore healthy skin
Hyaluronic line filler- this has been a game changer. My skin was ALWAYS dry being in Vegas. Since I started using this I have the most hydrated skin and it lasts all day. It also improves the firmness of skin making your makeup go on smoother!
KD perfecting sun shield - you guys know I’m a sunscreen freak. I’m always looking for a strong sunscreen so I’m totally covered, literally and figuratively. Because she is a doctor, Dr. Kay knows what’s most effective and what’s going to keep you protected. That’s why her sunscreen is a physical sunscreen, meaning it’s made of zinc and not chemicals. Also its SPF 50 and is combined with antioxidants, so what more can a girl ask for?! I’ve been using it every day!
Hope all this info is super helpful. I'm always here to be real with you guys and give you all the info. Hope you have the best week. As always, DM me with any other questions!