I first tried Botox over two years ago and I if I am being 100% truthful I think I am addicted.
There is nothing I love more than a smooth forehead especially in pictures of myself but the crow’s feet around my eyes I think I am missing.
Recently I have started to miss the ageing process around my eyes.
When I first tried Botox it was just in the forehead and it’s only been on recent visits that I started getting a few extra jabs around my eyes.
I’ve been thinking about growing old and there is something sexy about ageing and I really am missing those lines, so the next time I go into get some Botox for the forehead I am going to steer clear of the crow’s feet and bring them back and celebrate them.
I get asked regularly WHY I get Botox and as I have said in the past and above, I like my forehead smooth and I am proud of that and have no shame in admitting it, although it took me awhile to come out publicly,I have friends that both love and hate it and I got that response recently on my Instagram post when I asked people why they chose to do it or not.
These were some of the responses…
“I’ve had it in my chin to relax the muscles which created a huge crease and dimples! I’ve also had fillers in my top lip to even them out and help break down scar tissue. I’m all for preventative Botox and doing it for you! Not sure why people hate it so much 🤷🏼♀” – Loz
“I have just had my second go of fillers/Botox! Why do I do it you ask? I do it as I am very self-conscious about the deep engrained frown lines I have managed to carve over the last number of years. The smooth forehead with movement has reignited my self-confidence. I used to have people to tell me to stop frowning my lines were that bad… now I love my fillers/Botox!!” – Sue
“I get it as a preventative! I already look young for my age (31) but I want to prevent deep lines from forming. It makes makeup application look better too. I don’t care if people think it’s vain, it makes me feel better” – Mel
“My smooth forehead gives me life baby!!!! I am with you 🙌🙌🤗👏” – Bree
“Feel younger, look younger, makeup goes on better, it just makes me feel better BUT I am mindful not to go overboard, I still want some movement in my face 😄” – Ali
“I’m 45 and use all I can to fight the ageing process….. love my expressionless forehead! 😂😂” – Sarah
“Migraines be gone ❤” – Mel
“I’m 46 and have never touched it, nor will I. I don’t judge anyone for doing so (most women I know do/have done it) and I understand each person makes choices for their own reasons. Me? I keep working on my self-love and being enough as I am. For most of my life I didn’t, in fact quite the opposite and now that I finally do, I’m embracing all that I am, lines and all. It’s a privilege to grow older so I am owning it my way 💕 giving up alcohol has turned back the clock in ways I could never have thought possible!!!” – Yvette
“I used to suffer from them every month and I’ve had two lots of Botox in my frown line since Feb and haven’t had one migraine since. It’s been a constant battle since I was a teenager and I’m now 38. It makes such a difference when they debilitated me for days at a time.” – Sarah
“I just turned 40 and have been getting Botox on and off (not while pregnant and bf) for 3 years. Love my smooth forehead and I’m a huge advocate of the wrinkle-free look 🤣🤣 at this stage it’s quite subtle and only those in the know can tell 🤣 absolutely love it and just think my face my choice 💋💋” – Becki
“I’m 36 and since being sleep deprived by children I have noticed the lines appear but I take it as it’s a part of life. We get older if we are lucky. They always say youth is wasted on the young. I avoid focusing on what’s not perfect on me and rather on the things I do like and what’s important to me.” – Jess
“I get it because I can. I’m a loud proud Botox user. I tell everyone. Women are usually a lot more negative about it than men. But I’m approaching 44 and I just look angry all the time with my scowling face. And at my age, I give a lot fewer fucks than I used to 😊” – Anna
“I ❤ Botox” – Summer
Did you know the full name for Botox is Botulinum Toxin? It was given the FDA approval for cosmetic use in 2002, before that, it was used for neck and shoulder spasm believe it or not.
It’s thought to be the most popular minimally invasive cosmetic procedure in the world.
I spoke to Absolute Cosmetic about the benefits of Botox and I was genuinely surprised by some of the things they listed because if I am honest I just thought it was purely for vain purposes that most of us used it, he he like me and my forehead.
This is the most common use for Botox. Botox blocks signals from the nerves to the muscles. The injected muscle can no longer contract which causes the wrinkle to soften and relax. It is most commonly used on the forehead, crow’s feet and frown (or glabella).
There is growing research showing that Botox can stunt the progression or development of wrinkles. It works in the same way as reducing wrinkles by blocking the signals. It is thought that the skin will not crease (wrinkle) as much as someone who doesn’t get Botox due to the reduced movement in that area of the face.
Botox may reduce sweating by blocking the release of the chemicals responsible for activating the body’s sweat glands and initiating sweating. Botox for sweating can be done in the underarms, hands, feet or scalp.
Facial Slimming and Teeth Grinding
Botox can be injected into the masseter muscle (the one that pops out when you clench your teeth). This reduced teeth grinding and clenching (and can save your teeth). If you have a strong masseter muscle, botox here can slim the face, this is popular with people who have square shaped faces as it will give a more oval shape to the face.
This was discovered coincidentally when people who suffered from chronic migraines reported a reduction in migraines when getting botox for cosmetic purposes. When a migraine is caused by unusual muscle contractions, injecting botox into this muscle can relax the muscle, reducing or stopping the contracting, reducing the migraines.
This is from an anecdotal study, it is thought to work when botox is targeted at the arrector pili muscles, which control the size of your pores, to help shink and therefore dry out oily skin.