Botox 101

Botox 101

When I thought about Botox, I envisioned poisoned apple scenarios. I mean, who would willingly inject toxins into their face? As it turns out… me. Definitely. Me.

I introduced myself to Botox (or Xeomin an alternative… we’ll get to that) about a year ago and have been experimenting on dosages, placement, and timing since then.

Here’s the skinny on Botox: Botox is a muscle relaxer which causes the muscles that are injected to relax. This relaxation allows the wrinkles to soften and it prevents repetitive contractions to cause new or worsen existing wrinkles (first time “use it or lose it” is a good thing!). They are bought in increment of “units”, on average you will need to buy something on the order of 20-35 units depending on your goals (we’ll go over goals later). Prices vary but fall somewhere between $10 - $16 per unit.

The needles used are so small that phlebotomists (people who draw blood for a living) call them “happy” needles. For an average session you will receive somewhere between 5-20 injections.

Botox sounds scary. All those shots, all that poison…. Your first visit is unnerving (pun intended… we’ll go over what to expect in another article), but you will see the benefits and never want to go without, again.

I know that Botox has done wonders for my confidence (not to mention my snapchat photos). I would tell anyone: friend, family, or otherwise to give it a try. Botox will gently wash away the lines around your forehead and eyes, rewinding the clock to a time before life’s stresses marked your face with reminders. It will not, however, replace volume that you have lost overtime. That’s where fillers come in. Check out my other articles for more information!

Fillers 101

Fillers 101

Different types of filler!

Different types of filler!