Lets start from the beginning, I was in denial. I turned 30 this year (complete with a breakdown) and I thought there should be about 5 less candles on my birthday cake. I have a younger sister, 8 years younger to be exact, and I am all the time trying to convince her (mainly) that we in fact look the same age. HA! All this being said, I needed a boost. A small lift in spirits if you will. I wanted to feel confident and youthful like I did in my 20s.
I have always been curious about Botox and other options to turn back the clock, but honestly didn’t know enough information. Plus I am ALWAYS hesitant with anything that involves needles, pain, possible error (I mean this is my face we are talking about!!), and change. With all this being said, I jumped at the chance to do a collaboration with The Skin Wellness Center, especially when a friend, Chrissy Handly, was doing it. AND I got to go through the experience with a friend and fellow blogger, Hannah Davis. Be sure to go to her blog, Touch of Gray, to read all about her experience!
Here is what happened. I was scared. Actually, scratch that, I was terrified. I was the kind of patient that when Chrissy put the syringe towards my forehead I uncontrollably grabbed her wrist and my eyes swelled up with tears (dramatic, but true). Chrissy couldn’t have been more patient or gentle. After tropical numbing cream was applied, I literally could not feel a thing (literally!). I received a total of 32 units of Botox in my forehead, and could not be HAPPIER with the results!
Now, lets discuss my lips. Yes, I also went for the Juvederm. I have always had a bigger bottom lip than my upper, and was all about making the proportions more equal. Here is the low down. It hurts. But the good news is Chrissy offered me a dental block, which after a few pricks I could not feel a thing. There is swelling and possible bruising (mine was minor), but the results were personally worth it. Chrissy was great at consulting with me at each follow up, as well as studying personal selfies via text (what a sight!), so I was never concerned or worried. I loved the support throughout the entire experience, and her natural approach.
*all photos were taken by Hannah Davis
Bottom line, I would recommend both Botox and Juvederm injections, and most importantly I would recommend booking these procedures at The Skin Wellness Center. Is it expensive? It can be. Is it worth the investment? Absolutely. Here’s the good news, mention my blog, Seeded in the South, and receive 25% off at your appointment! Want even better news? There is an AMAZING event at Obligato THIS Thursday, June 16 from 6-8 with The Skin Wellness Center. Obligato is offering 25% off the ENTIRE store, and The Skin Wellness Center is offering 25% off procedures booked at the event and 20% off their products. Hannah and I will be there to answer any questions and to discuss further in details our experience!
Last but not least you WONT want to miss out on these amazing door prizes offered at the event:
- 1st at 6:30pm: botox around eyes, neocutis lumiere eye cream, hydrafacial md ($508 value)
- 2nd at 7pm: 1 syringe of juvederm, hydrafacial md, neocutis journee ($850 value)
- GRAND PRIZE at 7:30pm: 1 syringe of juvederm, botox, latisse, hydrafacial md, neocutis lumber eye cream, biocream and journee ($1891 value!!!!!)
Can’t wait to see you on Thursday! XX
*special thanks to The Skin Wellness Center for sponsoring this post*