Botox…. Let’s talk about it!
I am completely naive and uneducated when it comes to botox and guilty for judging people having Botox and that it is stapled as people only doing it that have lots of money and are for the rich and the famous. Basically that it’s not a necessity and it makes you look stiff and you can’t move your frozen face. So do I need it.. do you need it? Well now I am a believer!
Since having two kids, I’ve noticed of having my two girls and going thru weight gain and weight loss, my skin has seen its days! I do have pretty amazing clear skin.. but I did notice in pictures that I had the 11 in between the brows and lots of lines on my forehead! So that made me feel very self conscious, because as a makeup artist I can only do so much with makeup to cover them up etc and same with taking pictures, I am my harshest critic and I don’t like being able to see it on most days.
Now as you can see in the photos above are my before photos, up close the lines are really noticeable and those lines are just no bueno in my books! The great thing about Botox is that it’s a preventative treatment for down the road as we age and get older. Thats why we see younger adolescent adults getting botox to prevent wrinkles as they enter into their 30’s like myself. Now that I am done having kids its time to do stuff for me!
In case you don’t know what Botox is, it’s a purified protein injected into the muscles that cause wrinkles. It relaxes the muscles, giving your face a more refreshed appearance. Botox enhances your unique look without sacrificing the natural expressions in your face. You’ll start to see results within 24 hours of treatment. And you can achieve a refreshed appearance that can last up to four months. - (from Botox Brochure).
Botox is the one and only product that can soften frown lines (vertical lines between the eyebrows like my (11’s) elevens,) crows feet and the horizontal lines that run across the forehead. Botox is intended to enhance your look, not change it so you can still smile and frown and of course be expressive. I wanted to get it done for more preventative measures. Meaning that since the muscles will be softened in my forehead I am getting a brow lift on top of it. As we age, our skin gets thinner, drier, and less elastic. This leads to wrinkles, creases and lines. With Botox, the treatment is quick and simple, with no downtime. The procedure itself barely takes 10-15 minutes. A tiny amount of the botox product is injected with a fine needle (super painless) into the muscle that is being treated. Although you can have some slight bruising with Botox, I didn’t actually experience any of that. Honestly, it was like I didn’t even get it done. I was excited to wait and see the results.
So most common questions are how much is it and how many units would you need? Well thats where Minte Sidhu Cosmetology comes into this conversation she is located at 1880 Ellice Avenue or you can check her out on here for top rated medical doctors! She works out of three (3) clinics they are relatively new and they also offer lip filler and other cosmetic injections as well. Everyones needs are different and thats where you would need a consultation with Minte to determine the prescribed amount. When it comes to Botox, they price the treatment based off units, so essentially each vial of Botox contains 100 units. Minte charges $10 a unit, so it’s tough to say how much you would need, but I ended up taking up to 26 units, so you can do the math. Definitely not as much as $500 as I thought it would be. The Botox shows its full potential at around two weeks, so although you may not see instant results when you leave the clinic, it will get better over the course of 14 days.
Overall, as you can see from the above photo the results are amazing! I am beyond happy with how it turned out and was very impressed that it instantly made my skin’s surface way smoother from all the collagen and how my lines are barely even there anymore. I absolutely love the fact that my skin won’t age as fast or at least show it. LOL With Botox it is like anything in life… upkeep… to keep that area in check I can go back as early as 4 month or up to 6 months to a year as with everything it does wear off. Honestly getting Botox is one of the best decisions I’ve ever done! If you’re thinking about getting it done but scared of the judgement people might say, I would say don’t and do it for you! Honestly, it’s your body, who cares what people think. For me, with Minte she can pass on the amazing knowledge and benefits to Botox such as all your questions answered and she made me feel so comfortable and I could tell she had my best interest at heart! She is the kindest and most beautiful soul! Trust me you are not going to be stuck looking scared or you have no expression what so ever! Check my Youtube video below and the proof is in the pictures too!
If you are interested in getting Botox done in the Winnipeg area, I highly recommend Minte Sidhu from Meraki Beauty Inc. Minte herself did an absolutely amazing job and I’ll definitely be going back!
Minte is so amazing she is offering my followers and subscribers $50 off your next facial treatment. That is amazing! So make sure you book with her and tell her I sent you!
(I also want to disclose if you do use my code or mention it in your visit I do get compensated with a credit with Minte.)
I greatly appreciate everything!
I also filmed my video and experience with Minte here: https://youtu.be/S1aBppsKknM
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Thank you to Minte Sidhu for this wonderful collaboration on this post and video. All opinions of course, are my own.