Thought’s On the “B” Word
Growing up, the word “Botox” always made me think of the rich and famous. That was something celebrities do because they can and how they continue to stay looking 25 at 60. *Insert shoulder shrug emoji*
Fast forward to now at age 28, and I’m ALL about the skincare regimens, peels, whatever it means to keep this face of mine looking young. I know to some, 28 isn’t really “old” but once I had a child and passed up 25, things changed for me really fast. Mom, if you’re reading this, sorry I didn’t listen when you said I didn’t need it, love you. 🙂 I never really paid much attention to the lines in my face, just focused more on the pimples that would pop up every now and then. Once I noticed that it’s something more and more people are “coming out” about doing, I started to realize I was interested in it as well. I joined the crowd!
Why I Decided I Wanted Botox
Quite honestly, the desire to get Botox started from my makeup clients. I noticed more of us “normal” people out there getting it done and boy we’re my eyes really opened. I’d immediately notice how smooth and just lively some of the clients faces looked, and just me being me, I’d always ask, “What are you doing to your skin?” 80% of the time the answer was Botox.
DCI (Dermatology Center of Indiana) reached out to me about coming in for complimentary Botox services over a span of about 9 months, in exchange for a review and to help promote. Of course just like with anything else, I’d be happy to do this as long as I genuinely like what it is that I’m reviewing. I’m obsessed after 4 days! LOL.
Where I Went
DCI is a unique private practice center providing a wide variety of medical, surgical, and cosmetic services for all adults and children. They offer multiple esthetician services, neurotoxin injections such as BOTOX, dermal fillers, chemical peels, and multiple laser treatments for red and brown spots as well as for wrinkles. Most people just want to know the price per unit for Botox injections = $12. A unit is the percentage of the needle/solution that is used. Don’t be cheap and go to someone’s cousin’s friend’s house, go to a Dermatologist or Doctor/PA. I had an experienced (10+ years) PA inject mine.
So here we are, talking about the goods–BOTOX! Yep, I had my first experience with getting Botox last week at the Plainfield DCI location. Before your first appointment you will be sent 2 emails to fill out all of your personal information and medical history, as well as set up a profile within their website. I thought this was a really great way to eliminate tons of paperwork when visiting for the first time.
How Did It Go?
At my first visit a nurse briefly went over my medical history again, answered any questions I had then advised me to wait for my PA. She was very thorough in answering all of my crazy questions, and you could tell she was there to give you the best look without going overboard. Nothing was ever forced, and I felt no pain! I’ve always thought that getting Botox was a painful experience and wow was I wrong! Literally just a quick little “pop” through the skin with a pretty thin and small-is needle and it’s super quick!
You might see a little bit of redness and feel a slight heaviness to the area you had treated but really it’s barely anything. (At least in my personal experience)
Did I See Results?
I’m writing this post about 4 days post Botox and the lines in the middle section of my forehead are already gone! I was told to wait about a week before I’ll see the full results, however everyone is different and some can see benefits within 48 hours. Check out my photos/videos below of some before and after action! If you are interested in getting Botox – now is the time! @dermindy is offering Botox for $10/per unit on Botox Tuesdays the first Tuesday of every month!!!
After the Treatment:
- 1. Do not manipulate the treatment sites by rubbing or pushing.
- 2. Do not lay down for 4-6 hours.
- 3. Work the treatment areas by moving the muscles (frown, squint, raise eyebrows, etc.) over the first 2-3 hours after treatment.
Live Videos Before/Afters: (Sorry They’re Out of Order)
Getting injections! 10 units in forehead + 4 units each eye.
3 days after treatment. (No makeup, not that you couldn’t tell)
Immediately after Botox.
Right before going in for treatment.
1100 Southfield Drive, Suite 1240
Plainfield, Indiana 46168
- Monday: 6:30am – 4:00pm
- Tuesday: 6:30am – 5:00pm
- Wednesday: 6:30am – 12:30pm
- Thursday: 6:30am – 5:00pm
- Friday: 6:30am – 12:30pm
Does it hurt?
For me personally, I felt no pain. Of course with everything else, everyone’s pain tolerance is different. Honestly if you feel pain from getting Botox you must have a pretty low pain tolerance. You will survive I promise!
How much does it cost?
The price per unit is $12 at their location. I received 10 units in the forehead area and 4 units for each eye area, lines my face creates when I smile! Sorry guys, you know I suck at technical terms. 🤷🏽♀️
How long does it last?
The effects of Botox normally wear off after about 3-4 months, which is why I’ll be going back in July! This is something I’d like to continue doing as a preventative method for eliminating wrinkles as I age. I’ll still keep you all updated throughout all my next visits!
Will I still have emotion in my face?
The goal is to smooth out wrinkles and fine lines, but not to completely rid your face of all of its natural emotions. At DCI, their goal is to keep you looking young, not abnormal. 🙂 I can still raise my brows, but now my forehead looks a little smoother. Just a nice little “boost” of young-ness.
What are the long term effects?
The more you get Botox, the less you will use those muscles in your face. It is something you have to keep up with in order to keep seeing results. If you stop going, the Botulinum toxin type A will not stay in your body and those wrinkles will slowly start to come back. It’s a preventative procedure so even if you’re “young” it is something to think about trying out to catch the wrinkles before they come!
Do you get numbed prior to the procedure?
I did not get numbed, and I was informed that they do not usually have anyone that ever needs to be numbed, nor do they offer it automatically. Trust me, you don’t need it.
I will keep you guys updated as the months go on as I continue to get more treatments. Let me know if you have any questions in the comments below if you didn’t get them answered in this post!
Thanks for reading,