The Truth About Botox
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 absolutely 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 was pissed off. I had tilted it earlier to check my make up and as I look 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 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 3 years every 4 to 6 months!
So on to the topic of wedding Botox. I recently started following Dr. Kay Durairaj on instagram. One of my friends recommended her page and said she was the queen of aesthetic beauty. SO TRUE. She's a facial plastic surgeon who does injections. This is one of the main reasons I chose to go see her. I would never get Botox from someone who wasn’t also a doctor. I want an injector who’s extremely well practiced. So whether you go see a plastic surgeon or a dermatologist, just make sure you’re going to see someone who is a doctor!
Ok, moving on, so I made an appointment with Dr. Kay 6 weeks before my wedding. 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! At my visit with Dr Kay I got some amazing skin care products to try that I’ll tell you about below, because we all know I love prevention!
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 go
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 dr, 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!
Xx, Kelley aka Wilson