I GOT BOTOX! (well actually, I got Dysport) There are very little differences between Dysport and Botox, and if you want to find out a little more about the two, I recommend you read this article here.
Last Friday afternoon I took a visit down to The Cosmetic Clinic, they officially opened their new clinic in Manukau over the weekend and invited me down for a treatment of my choosing.
I had been thinking about Botox for the last six months so I opted to book in for their alternative, Dysport. In no way was this was this a spur of moment decision, and I made sure to do some homework before my appointment also just so I knew exactly what to expect.
In January, I turned 27 and even though I don’t have any wrinkles yet, I have noticed a fine frown line just between my brows if I overwork it too much. When I am really concentrating I have the tendency to frown, which I only became aware of a few months ago after viewing some footage of myself. I make a real effort not too frown now but at times it’s unavoidable because I don’t actually realise when I’m doing it! Considering I am also a heavy wearer of makeup, it makes the appearance of the line much more visible.
After watching some videos by Shaaanxo– it gave me a new confidence of the treatment. I no longer believe the “face freezing” myths. In fact it’s quite the opposite- you can’t really see the difference at all, only when I frown now there are no more deep lines.
When I arrived at the clinic I was extremely nervous. Obviously every treatment has side effects but they are extremely rare. When it was time for my appointment I spoke to Karen about my concerns and she was amazing. She made me feel completely at ease and explained how rare the risks are. Karen has been working with injectables for 7 years and said in that time she had never had anyone leave with droopy brows or eyes (phew)
After our consultation we decided to go for the “less is more” approach. With a few injections in my frown and it was over within a few seconds.
The downtime was minimal, I just had to be careful while removing my makeup that night. I didn’t have any issues and within two days I could see the results. Their is no drastic change to my skin but when I go to frown, the line no longer appears and my skin stays relatively smooth. So far I am loving the results and love that it will minimize the effect of my wrinkles as I do start to age.
Dysport lasts about 3-5 months and then it completely leaves your skin, so in no way is it permanent and it is up to you weather you want to continue the treatment (which at this stage, I’m sure I will!)
If you want to take a look at The Cosmetic Clinic’s services make sure you check them out here