The Beauty of (First-Time) Botox 

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As a woman in my late thirties, I (Meg) had heard a lot about Botox. I became increasingly curious if it would help diminish my wrinkles (namely my forehead) and act as a preventative measure in maintaining a youthful appearance.

Enter Clemson Eye Aesthetics. Recently, I was lucky enough to visit Kelly Kester, RN and Nurse Injector, in their Simpsonville office for my first experience. Naturally, I had questions and wanted to know more about the process.

Here is some helpful information, and what I learned in my experience along the way (and you can watch my Instagram video recap HERE):

WHAT IS BOTOX AND HOW DOES IT WORK

Botox is an injectable neuromodulator. Neuromodulators temporarily impede nerve signals to targeted muscles. When injected, they effectively combat wrinkles stemming from repetitive facial expressions (smiling, frowning, pursing lips, chewing, squinting).

PROCEDURE OVERVIEW

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The procedure is swift and minimally invasive, typically lasting under 20 minutes depending on the areas treated and the volume used. After sitting with Kelly for a consultation to discuss my areas of concern, we decided to focus on my forehead and my “crow’s feet” on the outer corner of my eyes. Kelly used a pen to show where she would inject and handed me two stress balls to squeeze in case I was nervous, which I happily accepted.


My procedure required zero numbing. The needle Kelly used was a very small, fine-gauge needle. Therefore, I felt no more than a small pin prick throughout the ten minutes I was in the chair. I did have a few small dots directly following the injections, however, they were gone by the time I arrived back home.

POST-TREATMENT CARE

Before departure, Kelly advised that I refrain from touching the injection sites, wearing a hat, or exercising vigorously for 24 hours. She also advised me not to lay down in the immediate future before bedtime. Other than that, recovery was virtually immediate.  


NOTE: I was warned that there are rare occurrences of minor bruising, redness, or headache, none of which I ended up experiencing. Suggested remedies for these instances included applying a cold compress or taking over-the-counter pain relief to alleviate any discomfort.

RESULTS & MAINTENANCE

Kelly let me know that the effects of Botox gradually unveil themselves over the course of approximately 14 days, with noticeable improvements often observable within days. I found this to be true in my experience.

 
As it was my first session, we met exactly two weeks after my initial treatment to assess and modify accordingly. Kelly added a bit more Botox to my forehead at that time. 

After the two week follow up, Clemson Eye Aesthetics practitioners advocate for treatments every 12-14 weeks to ensure clients maintain a youthful and refreshed appearance. I plan to make my next appointment this month!

TREATMENT SCOPE

Although I received the Botox treatment, Clemson Eye Aesthetics offers other, equally effective, options. Dysport is another popular neuromodulator injectable offering unique timelines and effects.

Both treatments can be used in a wide variety of ways. From addressing glabellar lines and forehead creases to refining the contours of the jawline and neck, Botox and Dysport demonstrate remarkable efficacy. Visit Clemson Eye Aesthetics for a consultation to determine which is best for your individual needs.

SPECIAL OFFER

Interested in getting started yourself? Enjoy 25% off your first treatment of Botox or Dysport. Mention this article at checkout to obtain the offer. This offer is valid from May 15th through June 30th.  

Thank you so much to Kelly and the team for a wonderful experience! I feel fresh-faced and still myself, which is exactly the result I wanted.

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Clemson Eye Aesthetics has three Upstate locations in Clemson, Greenville, and Seneca. With five Nurse Injectors and five Licensed Estheticians, they offer a variety of services for every patient’s desires. These services include but are not limited to; fillers, injectables, oculoplastics, laser treatments, permanent makeup, face and neck contouring, facial services, and medical grade skin care. For scheduling appointments, please contact 864-622-5005 or visit clemsoneyeaesthetics.com.