Many people have tried to shame plastic surgery patients for using Botox for years. However, more and more people are coming out these days and proclaiming their pride in their decision to get the injection. Consider a recent article for Good Housekeeping titled “Why I’m Not Ashamed of Using Botox.”
Randi Newton of Good Housekeeping writes, “When the FDA approved Botox for cosmetic purposes 13 years ago, I knew that I wanted to have it. Granted, I was just 27 years old, but the thought of having my burgeoning brow furrow eliminated by botulism to hopefully make my forehead look eternally young sounded so enticing. Is that vain? Sure it is, but everyone experiences a little vanity from time to time. Despite my enthusiasm at the FDA’s approval, my personal goal was to wait until I hit the big 40 to start on my path to looking forever young-ish, but my face had other plans. As soon as I began to develop small lines along the arch of my eyebrow, I realized it was time to take the plunge. Why put off ’til tomorrow what you can do today, right? So, at 34, I had my first series of injections and never looked back. I haven’t been able to scowl the same since — and that’s a good thing. While the injections were moderately uncomfortable, I was surprised that the process isn’t painful. At least, not as painful as you might assume needles going into your face might be. I equate the feeling of anticipating my Botox reaching its full effect to a child’s excitement of opening packages on a Christmas morning. After three days, I woke up and attempted to lift my eyebrows as high as I possibly could with no luck, which was the exact result I had been going for. The first few times I received injections, I felt tightness in the area, again not uncomfortable, but a sign that my body was getting used to the toxin. It wasn’t uncomfortable, and the best way to describe it would be to attempt moving the skin on your elbow area up and down. It’s impossible to do. Frankly, the post-Botox feeling is pretty weird, but I like it.”
If you are considering Botox for wrinkles, you need a surgeon you can trust. Dr. Rex E. Moulton-Barrett, M.D. is internationally known and acknowledged. He is board certified with the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons and The American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.
With Dr. Moulton-Barrett, a Botox and Xeomin treatment only takes a few minutes and the results can be seen in just a few days. This treatment, which usually takes about 10-20 minutes, uses a fine needle to inject the Botox and Xeomin into specific facial muscles. Also, this procedure requires no anesthesia and can take place right in your physician’s office. Although no anesthesia is required, your physician may use a topical anesthetic or cold pack to reduce any discomfort.
If you’re considering Botox, contact us for a consultation.