Considering Getting Botox

I love make up and beauty and my daily routine of putting on my make up never feels like a chore, I enjoy the whole process and being able to experiment with colour palettes according to my mood and outfit I find a fun process

Since I was about 24 I have been getting Botox in my forehead, to help smooth out a line that I noticed had gradually getting worse and worse by worse and worse I mean more and more noticeable

I’ve had an office job since I was 16 and sitting at a computer screen is most likely to be the cause of this line developing where I am squinting at the screen which even with my glasses on I find I do, I am also very expressive with my face which doesn’t help the muscle relax as I do like to talk

Applying a full face of makeup includes primer and foundation which is where my problem becomes more apparent. After maybe just an hour of wear you notice the line in my head again and as the day goes on the line becomes more and more noticeable to the point where it is darker than the rest of my face. The line seems to collect the make up in it and once it’s there the only way to get rid of it is to take my make up off which when you are out and about shopping or in a bar or club that’s the last thing you want or can do

I’ve resorted in having Botox injections along the line and in my upper brow along my hair line to uplift the muscles which are creating the line.

I was pretty scared first time I went in to a clinic but was quickly reassured and after asking loads of questions and being asked a load of health questions I signed the forms and said ‘let’s do this’

The needle was small and nothing like I thought it would be like, for me that was a huge relief as I was dreading seeing the needle. My forehead was cleaned by the surgeon and they marked out a few dots on my head according to my facial expressions and my surprised look face, then I was ready

 

 

Just finished you can see the little bumps where the botox was injected

 

 

It was all over a lot quicker than expected, a few moments of strange pressure and a few small scratches’ when the needle went in but actually it is pretty painless. I was given the mirror and explained again about what they had done and what to expect and in 3-5 days the line should be pretty much gone, I was asked to come back in two weeks for a ‘top up’ as part of the procedure

My head felt strange a bit sore along my hair line but I could see the results already by the next morning the line was a lot less noticeable and by the third day it was completely gone which was what I wanted

 

15 minutes after the treatment was done

 

 

I now regularly have Botox in my forehead every 3-4 months at the Sk:n Clinic in Victoria London and I am so much happier knowing I can wear a full face of make up without this line across my forehead. It comes with quite a price tag of £199 per treatment; this does also include your top up visit 2 weeks later

I had and still do try a variety of creams, lotions and serums which claim to smooth out lines but I have not found one which gives results which I am happy with

 

 

 

30 minutes later

 

 

Botox isn’t for everyone but I am pleased to say it is for me

 




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3 Comments

  1. 02/11/2017 / 09:09

    Hi Claire I just read your Botox Blog and found very interesting. I recently went to enquire about botox for my frown lines and was all booked in to have two area’s done but chickened out at the last minute – reading this I may reconsider.

    • Claire
      02/11/2017 / 09:23

      It was scary my 1st time i was more concerned about how much it would hurt, it really wasn’t that bad at all. Let me know if you go ahead with it x

  2. 02/11/2017 / 12:15

    Hi Claire thank you for your reassurance – I will let you know how it goes xx

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