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The Truth about Getting Botox

The Truth about Getting Botox by popular East Memphis style blogger Walking in Memphis in High Heels

If you’re anything like I was a year ago, you may not even know exactly what Botox® is.  Or you might be completely confused about what it is and what it does.  Botox® injections relax certain muscles in your face and help reduce the appearance of frown lines and facial wrinkles.  But did you know getting botox is also proven to help reduce migraines, arthritis pain and depression??

I’ve been getting Botox® injections from Spa Therapies for a little over a year now.  My little sister talked me into it (she just turned 30), and we both wish we would have done it even sooner!  I don’t have any deep wrinkles yet, so I use the injections to be proactive and prevent lines before they become deep, permanent and etched into my face.

The great thing about getting botox is that it requires basically no downtime.  Botox® is not surgery, and aside from some light bruising or spots that have to heal from where the needle was injected, most people go straight back to work after getting injections.  Botox® is also clinically proven to be safe and effective and was approved by the FDA to treat forehead lines.

What surprised me the most when I first got Botox® is that you might actually be prone to less wrinkles in the future after getting it.  And over time, you will have less deep wrinkles.  Results typically last 3-6 months, but even if you stop getting botox treatments, over time your winkles should be a lot less noticeable and deep.  If I would have known how great it is at preventing wrinkles from getting to the point where you can see them even when your face is relaxed, I definitely would have done it years ago!

My motto is always less is more.  You can always get more, but you can’t take it away.  I usually get a little in my forehead, my crow’s feet, between my eyes and a little in my smile lines.  If you’re looking to reduce lines and wrinkles and have a more youthful look without surgery, I would definitely recommend trying Botox® and seeing what you think.  And if you’re in the Memphis area, make sure you go see Veronica at Spa Therapies.  She is a Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist and has over 20 years of plastic surgery experience.  Have you tried Botox® before?  Would you ever get botox?

The Truth about Getting Botox by popular East Memphis style blogger Walking in Memphis in High HeelsThe Truth about Getting Botox by popular East Memphis style blogger Walking in Memphis in High Heels The Truth about Getting Botox by popular East Memphis style blogger Walking in Memphis in High HeelsThe Truth about Getting Botox by popular East Memphis style blogger Walking in Memphis in High Heels The Truth about Getting Botox by popular East Memphis style blogger Walking in Memphis in High Heels

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  1. Laura

    I’ve tried botox a couple times in my forehead and I really liked the result! I am looking forward to doing it again when I am done nursing!

  2. Kileen

    Thanks for this post!! I’ve been wondering about it and I’ve heard so many great things about it!! Looks great girl!

    cute & little

  3. Elise

    I always said I would not get botox, but for my 30th birthday last year, my sister and I decided to get some. I have been getting injections for a little over a year now, and it was a great decision. The ’11’ wrinkles in between my eyes were the bane of my existence and they are completely gone now. I am so happy with the results! Great post Laura!

    xx, Elise

  4. Cathy

    Interesting information about Botox!

  5. Chelsea W

    I get botox for my migraines and it helps SO much. It is one of the few things that is actually effective and worth going through with. I would highly recommend it to others suffering with migraines. I’ve never really found it painful, and like you said, you sometimes just walk out with the little dots where the needle was inserted. Nothing too out there!

  6. Liz

    Such a great post! I e always wondered about it!


  7. Stephanie

    Honestly, the idea of a needle being pressed into my forehead scares the daylights out of me. BUT I’ve heard amazing things about it. So maybe one day I’ll face my fears and go for it!

  8. Mandy Gragg

    Yes!! I love Botox. Finally pulled the trigger for my 32nd birthday, and never looked back. It gives such great results! You look amazing.

  9. Jojo

    Woah baby! Too scary for me! But you look wonderful with your results. Good to hear such an honest review. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Kylie

    You are so brave!! Just seeing the pictures makes me queasy… Happy to hear your honest review!

  11. Kate

    I was just at my friend’s wedding this past fall, and one of the other bridesmaids is a dermatologist and was telling us the time to start Botox is in your mid 20s–I was like, wait what?!? I’m 30!!! I’ve been thinking about it lately, just worried about the cost!

  12. Kim

    I’ve had botox done once and I really liked it! I want to find a place to go that I like and trust to get it again!


  13. Anna English

    I’ve been dying to try Botox! I love reading about peoples experiences!

  14. maggie

    So interesting to read about! Botox scares me– having needles go into my face!

  15. roxy

    I cannot with the idea of a needle so close to my eye, but I loved everything I learned from this post! In the future? Who knows? I might feel differently about Botox.

  16. sarah lindner

    Very informative, thanks for the post
    Sarah Lindner

  17. Greta

    My friends and I are planning a botox party when I turn 30. I hear the results are great!

  18. Katherine

    This is so great to know!! Thank you so much for sharing! I’m definitely interested.

    Katherine |

  19. kelly Fordon

    I am all for Botox, especially as a preventative measure. I’ve been getting treatments to soften lines on my forehead for years!

    Birdie Shoots

  20. Morgan

    Botox used to be a foreign and “off limits” topic to me but I’ve been to a couple aesthetic surgery events now and I’m all ears! Thanks for sharing your experience!

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  21. Annie Fairfax

    You’re so brave for getting this done – I’m afraid of needles, especially near my face! Thank you so much for sharing your experience, if I ever overcome my fears, I’d love to give this a shot! No pun intended haha

  22. Holly

    Will Botox help with shaggy eyelid and under eye bags/wrinkles?

    • Laura

      I would definitely all Veronica at Spa Therapies. She is so knowledgeable on the subject and gives consultations. = )

  23. Claudia

    Thank you for sharing your experience. I’ve said that I don’t think Botox is for me yet- I’m 31/ mainly because I’m worried that it would cause long term damage BUT from your post and others it seems like nit, maybe I’ll be up to giving it a try sooner lol. Have you had other facial treatments such as laser?? Just curious. Thanks again for your honest post.

    • Laura

      I have not yet, but I have considered trying it. If you do, let me know what you think please!

  24. Jessica

    This is interesting, and truly educational. I used to be scared of the idea of needles on my face. But learned a lot today from you dear. Thanks for sharing!

    Jessica |

  25. Jessica

    This is so interesting! I am deathly afraid of needles. I don’t think I could do it…
    xo Jessica

  26. Alice F.

    I have had my lips done a couple of times and have wanted botox but was on the fence. However, after reading this article, I think I need to follow your lead and do it as a proactive measure.

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