Hi Guys ,
This is a subject i am very passionate about and wanted to share my experience with you all.
I remember waking up just after my 38th birthday, looking at myself in the mirror and thinking , Alex you have really neglected yourself. Everyday life, full time work and young children had overtaken my life and I had completely forgotten about Alex.That morning I went for a coffee at Waitrose with my absolutely gorgeous Dutch friend, 4 years older than me, and asked " How do you do it ?".Well she said , " have you thought of botox?" .Had no idea what that was at that point.She explained there was a lot out there about botox negative and positive.She had been doing it since she was 35 as a preventative for wrinkles and really made her feel good about the way she looked. Is it safe I asked ? Well if you find an approved clinic and a good practitioner it really is. She never had any issues.I wasted no time, I followed her recommendation and the rest is history.My experience has been great. Well for starters .....I was still alive after it :) , It wasn't painful at all, the staff at the clinic were so professional and informative.
They key benefit for me is that it really did work as a preventative on having wrinkles and believe it or not smoothed out the existing ones I had.I actually used to fawn a lot, especially at work.As a result I had a deep wrinkle between the eyebrows.With botox you cant really do that any more.You start using different expressions, so botox actually take the bad habits away. There is still movement and looks quite natural.
So would I recommend it?Yes Everytime. As long as its done by approved and experienced practitioners.There is ofcourse those that want to age gracefully and to them that means botox or cosmetic improvements.There is nothing wrong with that.We all are big enough and old enough to make our own decisions aren't we? Botox has really worked for me.Now at 43 I look great and I am very confident in myself. Botox alone didn't do this for me but a combination of factors and changes ( now that is another blog all together ) but it really helped. I do intent to age gracefully too, just armed with botox hehe.......