Hey, hey, hey, y’all! I hope everyone’s week is off to a great start! I’m super pumped about today’s blog post, as I will be sharing my FIRST Botox injection experience with y’all!!! I had the pleasure of linking up with the WONDERFUL, Dr. Brenza of Ageless Skin & Laser Center here in South Jersey. I had this procedure done in the chair of this kickass doctor and she has me hooked on the results already!
Now before we get all outta control, with the, “What are you crazy? You’re only 26! You don’t have wrinkles! You don’t need it yet” nonsense, let me tell you...that is just it. I don’t need it YET. This glorious invention, botulin, what we know as, Botox is working for me as a preventive. If you start early, you won’t get the wrinkle, my friends! Let me also add, that I DID in fact have the beginning stages of wrinkles in my forehead, as well as a pretty prominent frown line. Both of with, were addressed during my consult with Dr. Brenza. It's been a full week since my Botox experience at the Ageless Skin + Laser Center, so I feel now, is appropriate to talk all about it, given I can see some results! (HAPPY DANCE!!)
When I first arrived at the office, I was immediately greeted by the sweet girls at the front desk. They were very friendly and extra smiley! They were all super cute too! They knew exactly who I was, gave me some new patient paperwork to fill out, and took care of everything quickly. I was impressed by the cleanliness and look of the waiting room alone. That's always a good sign when your first impression of a doctor's office is how clean and well-kept it is!
Entry to office ^
The Brenza Beauty front desk girls! ^
The (very well decorated) waiting room ^
I wasn't waiting long at all before Lauren, (Dr. Brenza's assistant) called me back! It was my turn!! Before Dr. Brenza stepped in, Lauren talked to me about the Botox and where I was interested in having it. I pointed out the frown line in between my brows, and the few horizontals in my forehead. She then took before-the-procedure photos of my face scowled and surprised, so the lines would appear prominently in the pictures. Very shortly after, Dr. Brenza walked in! Super friendly, with a sunny vibe about her, she introduced herself and started to educate me on Botox and what exactly it was that she would be injecting into my forehead. She showed me the actual bottle, along with the hologrammed logo on it. She informed me that the hologram is what you always want to see on a bottle of Botox. It shows that it is legitimate, it's true, pure, authentic, Botox.
The actual Botox used on me! ^
What Botox actually does, is remove wrinkles by temporarily paralyzing the facial muscles. So, the areas in my forehead where the lines were pronounced, were the facial muscles Dr. Brenza would be injecting. About 5-10 days after the injection, the Botox begins to work to it's full potential, settling in the skin, paralyzing the muscles, not allowing those areas of my face to make the harsh scowl and surprised look, that caused said wrinkles in the first place. After a few minutes of chat, and a little more education we got right to it!...
Dr. Brenza performing the Botox injection procedure, assisted by Lauren ^
The injections themselves, I'm going to say took about 60 seconds, maybe less. It was quick, easy, and painless. Dr. Brenza said I could experience a minor headache later on that night, and that would be normal. I ended up being completely fine, feeling like myself as the night went on with no side effects. The only thing I felt, (and it only lasted for about a minute) was, right after the injections, I felt a tingling, heating-pad like sensation all across my forehead. Not painful at all, just a very minor sensation that dissipated before I even left the room.
Here I am, a week out from getting Botox for the first time, and I would definitely do it again. I raise my brows, no wrinkles! Angry face, no wrinkle! Dr. Brenza let me know that it lasts about 3 months, sometimes a bit longer, so I should come back around that time for my next go! If I keep up with this, when I'm older, the deep wrinkles most people have, won't exist on me. The Botox will have been working the entire time to prevent them from making an appearance later in life, allowing my aging process to happen a little more gracefully. If done correctly and in moderation, ageless medicine and procedures can truly be a beneficial, life changing thing.
Dr. Brenza and assistant, Lauren ^
I am so thrilled to have had the opportunity to experience this, (and with the best people ever over @ Ageless Skin & Laser Center!) If you have been on the fence about this and thinking about having it done yourself, I'm here to tell you- to do it! And it's worth it! Call up the Brenza Beauty girls to book your appointment: (856) 218-4848
The Ageless Skin & Laser Center in Sewell, NJ offers SO much more than just this! You can click the words in red to view their site and all the other services they have to offer you!
**A HUGE thank you to Dr. Brenza and her team for sponsoring this post!**
Have a great day, y'all. Thanks for stopping by.