As a first time injectables patient, I wanted to document my journey to help with others that are on the tipping point in their decision making…
Let’s just start off by saying that I am all for doing procedures if they make you feel better on the inside and look great on the outside. I’m a pretty confident person, but the forties have given me a run for my money. My crease in between my eyes has gotten deeper and seemed to be staying put! My forehead this last year started showing serious lines. I’m a very expressive person – my eyebrows and forehead are my tell-tale places that I show expression.
I was worried that I would “noticeably” look different, maybe have the “surprised” look all of the time… In the end, I don’t think I have that look of surprise that we sometimes think of when we think of injectable neurotoxin.
I’m a mother of two daughters, I want to set a good example for them. Thoughts that went through my mind… Will I make them feel insecure about their own looks, if I do something to correct or enhance mine? Or will I actually be empowering them, showing that I am taking control of the aging process?
I have my 30th High School Class Reunion this summer, I of course want to look my best for this. I go to the gym and I watch what I eat, trying to keep my body in shape. Why wouldn’t I put forth a similar effort for my face?
I recently had my second treatment of Dysport and feel like the forehead lines have gone away! My crease between my eyebrows is significantly less (I need to get filler here, if I want it to completely go away – but I am super happy with it right now).
You do go through several stages once injected: you start to feel your muscles relaxing, which makes it feel like your skin is tightening in the first 10-14 days after injected, once it has fully kicked in you might notice your brow looking as if it has dropped or your brow looking as if it has been lifted, it will level out within days, for the bulk of the 3 months you really won’t feel much (but you will look great!), by the end of your cycle – you will start to notice that you have more movement in your forehead/brow area… time to be injected again!
Ultimately, I am very happy with the results – the way I look, the way I feel. My daughters are happy for me, they think I look great and act confidently. I think that is a good example to set for them. Now, I am off to my 30th Class Reunion this weekend – watch out class of 1989!