Considering Getting Botox

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I love make up and beauty and had been considering getting botox for some time

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

Since I was about 24 I have been getting Botox in my forehead

It is to help smooth out a line that I noticed had gradually deeper 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

I am also very expressive with my face, which doesn’t help the muscle relax as I do like to talk

Plus naturally with age these lines can appear

The Problem

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

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

The Solution

I’ve resorted in having Botox injections along the line

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

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

Then I was ready

The Results

Considering Getting Botox

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

When I say pretty painless, I felt the anxiety of waiting for it to happen far worse then the actual injections themselves

Plus as soon as its done there is no lasting pain. You can get bruising but I have never had any

I was given the mirror and explained again about what they had done, and what to expect a

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

From what I have seen, to go back for a ‘top up’ is a common process

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

Considering Getting Botox

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

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

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They often have promotions once you are a customer so take advantage of the discounts

There are a variety of creams, lotions and serums which claim to smooth out lines

So far I have not found one which gives results which I am happy with

Considering Getting Botox

30 minutes later

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

Have you ever tried Botox? Let me know in the comments below what your experience was

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  1. Barbara Tanner
    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. Barbara Tanner
    02/11/2017 / 12:15

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

  3. Tara Clover
    24/07/2018 / 15:33

    I have had 3 areas done for the past few years now. Frown lines, forehead and smile lines. I am 51 and while I wouldn’t say it was painless – while I can afford it, I will continue to get it done.

  4. Sharon l Catterall
    15/11/2018 / 15:47

    hiya claire,im due to get my cigarette lines done later today,im quite scared,hope it goes well ,i’ll let you know

    • Claire
      15/11/2018 / 16:48

      Let me know how it works out for you Sharon

      Hopefully you aren’t too nervous, it really gives me great results hope yours is too x

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