I can't believe it took me this long in my life to actually take the plunge and try Botox. For many years I have been bothered by my frown lines in between my eyes. To me, they were like big black hateful lines. Every morning when I put on my make up, I would want to literally take a white liner and fill in the cracks (which never works fyi).
Now don't get me wrong, I am 45 years old and I expect to have a certain amount of wrinkles. I don't want to try to look like I'm 20. I am not interested in any type of permanent face altering surgery. Through my eyes, my lines were so negative and hateful looking.
I called Ambrosia Cosmetic Clinic in Miramichi and made my appointment. I requested consultation and completing of services all in one. Let's get this done! I had heard so many good things about Dr. Arsenault, that I really wasn't one bit nervous. When I got there, Michelle was quick to take me into her office and proceed with a thorough consultation and she went over all the information I should know before receiving treatment. It was a very private and professional.
The procedure, to my surprise, was very quick, painless (a tiny needle, tiny pick) and it was over before I knew it. I was teasing him asking if I could video it for my blog! This may come down the road! Depending on what you are looking for and how deep your lines are determines amount of botox and therefore price. I needed 24 units in between my eyes and he charges $10 a unit! I couldn't believe how cheap it was compared to many of the high end face creams and products I have used in the past.
He told me it takes up to 1 -2 weeks before I would notice any change. When I left there, you couldn't even tell that I had anything done, which was great. So I went home and of course, my husband Craig was teasing me. He told me I was going to look like Tim Allen on the movie "Christmas with the Kranks"! NOT TRUE AT ALL!
Day 4 hit and I couldn't believe it. I'm a hairstylist and therefore work in front of a mirror all day. Because I have my aging face in front of me all day, I suppose I can be the most critical of myself. That day, however, I couldn't stop looking at myself and the difference. Dr. Arsenault did tell me that it will just keep getting smoother and smoother as I have my next session. they suggest 3 months for my second one and after that it could go up to 6 months between sessions. I did start feeling a slight funny feeling like numbness in my forehead but it didn't bother me.....such a tiny price to pay.
I don't think I have ever done something for myself that I got so much satisfaction from. I am a low maintenance girl who does my own hair, my own nails. We don't go out, or go on big fancy vacations. We don't have recreation vehicles or toys.......so I totally feel like I can do this for myself with zero guilt. Check this place out and if its something you have thought about and were scared, it's really not that big of a Kardashian thing like I thought it was.
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