Like A Botox Virgin - Prevention & Perfection! - La Jolla, CA
Behold! Who knew a forehead could look this good?!...
- 23 Jul 2013
- 6 days post
I recently booked an appointment with Dr. David. Although I'm only 25, I have noticed the first signs of wrinkles and fine lines creeping up on me. Too many long days at the beach and splashing around in the ocean, no doubt. I'd been using a Clarisonic brush and expensive creams but the nagging signs of aging persisted!
I wasn't sure if I needed Botox, but my friend recommended Dr. David after being delighted with her results. I did my research and found that Botox is not just for existing wrinkles but can actually prevent them. If you start Botox on the young side, you never have to have wrinkles. Oooh. So, I booked my appointment with Dr. David.
I was a little nervous before my appointment, but when I arrived was treated to a cappuccino and minimal paperwork. Then I was taken to one of the comfortable treatment rooms. Dr. David came in and I was immediately put at ease by his relaxed, unrushed attitude. My concerns that he would be too busy or clinical disappeared. He had me frown and smile to see what I needed. He described the look I would achieve as "natural, relaxed, and refreshed." Yeah, I wouldn't mind that.
He explained the risks of Botox and asked if I had any questions. A couple of slight pinches while he asked about my work, my life, and just when I thought we were about to get started, we were done!
I had very minor swelling, eased instantly by some ice. Dr. David said the effects would be seen in 1-7 days. Instead of keeping the procedure secret, as I had planned, I ran to my boyfriend to show off my face. "LOOK?! See these wrinkles? Soon...they will be GONE! Stay tuned!" Then I ran off to my sister, mom, anyone who would listen. I was excited. The next day, I noticed the wrinkles weren't as noticeable. Two days. Three days. Now I'm feeling good. I show my boyfriend.
"WHOA. Your wrinkles are gone!" (He's on thin ice...the right answer was "What wrinkles?") "That's amazing! Can you move your face?"
Good question. I was worried the upper half of my face would be frozen -- youthful, but unable to express emotion. I moved my eyebrows. I smiled, I frowned. I could do it all, but without the unflattering forehead and frown line wrinkles. I showed my brother-in-law. "It's so...smooth!"
I love it. I know. I've been wearing my hair back just to show off my relaxed, natural, smooth look! Thank you Dr. David; you know I'll be back for my next "ounce of prevention"!
Relaxed, gentle, unrushed. Reassuring and thorough. Couldn't ask for anything more.