I recently decided to take the plunge and get Botox and lip fillers at The Face & Body Center in Jackson, MS. I also did the Hydrafacial because my skin has already been struggling this winter! There’s a common misconception that Botox is only for when you’re older with serious wrinkles, but many don’t realize it’s a great preventative! If you receive Botox while your wrinkles are minor, you won’t need as much as you age because it prevents your wrinkles from getting deeper! I didn’t know any of this until I went to the consultation, and I think it’s so cool! I am going to cover each procedure I had done more in-depth below!
Before the injectibles, I received a Hydrafacial that cleanses, extracts, and hydrates your skin! First, it gently exfoliates your skin of any excess makeup, dirt, etc. Then, the extraction process removes all the debris from your pores with a suction that’s absolutely painless. The final step infuses lots of nourishing ingredients back into your face to give you gorgeous, glowing skin! It’s a great refresher, but must be done before any injections!
The number #1 thing I was most excited to get was Botox because I wanted my makeup to appear smoother, specifically on my forehead. Plus, my foundation made the wrinkles protrude more! Lol. I got it in my forehead, but not between my eyebrows! (which I regret now and will do next time) In total, I received 15 units at $10 per unit. This is an amazing price for Botox if you are not familiar! 🙂 Most women require anywhere from 12 to 25 units. The common areas to get it are forehead, between eyebrows, and crows feet! As far as pain goes, it was nothing. I have the lowest of the low pain tolerance, and it felt like a pinch each time! (Lips, on the other hand, a little bit different story haha) Botox lasts about 4 months, maybe a little longer. I immediately saw results, but it takes a few days for it to completely set!
I was not planning on receiving any lip fillers when I went to my appointment, because like I said, my pain tolerance is extremely low. Lol! But after discussing it, I knew I would regret it if I passed! Did it hurt? Um, YES. Was it worth it? 100% YES! Since this was my first time, I did the Juvederm, which lasts 9 months. There are others that last longer, but also hurt worse! I actually didn’t use any numbing cream, but I definitely will next time. The cost varies on the type of Juvederm you get, and it’s measured by syringe. ($550 per syringe at The Face & Body Center) After the appointment, my lips did swell a lot, but never to the point of looking too crazy. They were also pretty sore, which was to be expected! You have to take it easy the first 24 hours (no exercising), but there’s not any actual downtime. Probably avoid public appearances, though! 🙂
I hope this answers any questions you may have about Hydrafacials, Botox, and lip injections. The Face & Body Center is also offering some HUGE specials during their Holiday Open House! It will be ONLINE December 13th & 14th at www.faceandbodycenterspa.com. It’s 20% off injectables, skin care services, laser services, lash extensions, and MORE! For example, Juvederm Versa will be $360 during this time, which is unheard of for a full syringe. Botox will only be $8 a unit! Everyone who shops online will be entered to win $10,000 worth of giveaways. (Like free Botox for a year, 3 Vampire facials, etc) If you have ever considered getting anything done, I recommend scheduling then for these amazing discounts! Thanks for reading!
(Here’s the before and after photo of my lips. So pleased with the results!)