#SKINBABE: Watch Me Get Botox! FAQs with My Doctor
Wrinkles Be Gone!
I've always been very open about the products and skincare procedures I use. Botox® is part of my skincare routine, and it's referred to as an injectable in the skincare industry. I got Botox® for the first time right after I turned 30. Looking back, I wish I would have been brave enough to get it a few weeks earlier before my wedding. I joke with my friends and anyone interested in Botox® that I have two regrets on my wedding day: not getting Botox® and wasting money on fancy shoes! HA!
As a morning TV anchor, I turned to Botox® to help hide my fine lines and wrinkles and make me look a little more awake (I woke up at 2:30AM each day & the HD camera isn't friendly!). Now, I continue to keep up with Botox® because I I think my face looks more refreshed. It's VERY important to me to not look like Elsa from Frozen (corny kid joke!). Too much Botox® can look bad. Dr. Chernoff (my trusted Botox® guy!) calls the perfect balance the subliminal difference: You want someone to notice you look better but not that you "had anything done."
So, what is Botox®? Dr. Chernoff explains it all in this video I shot with him at my last appointment. Botox® blocks impulses from the nerve to the tiny facial muscles that are related to expression lines. Think of it like putting a cover on an electricial outlet when you baby proof your home. Botox® relaxes the muscles so they do not contract. About 72 hours later, the skin is smooth and unwrinkled while the untreated facial muscles contract like normal. You can chose were you want to inject Botox®. I started with just my forehead and explain in the video that I now treat more areas on my face as I've aged. Since these injections are temporary, Botox® needs to be repeated every 3-6 months. I'm on a 4 month rotation right now. Dr. Chernoff tells me the more often you do Botox®, eventually the less often you have to come in to fill-in your lines!
Does Botox® hurt? I don't think so, at all. I know pain tolerance is very personal, though. I think most people can tolerate Botox® and it's rare that people will bruise. I've bruised only twice and it's gone in a few days, make-up covers it, too. Bruising is the most common side effect. You can read more about side effects here. Dr. Chernoff also tells me that Botox® can help treat TMJ, excessive sweating, pore minimization and it's FDA approved for patients with migraines.
One thing I mention in the video is to be cautious of the so-called Botox® parties. I would say "thanks but no thanks" to a friend who invites me to get Botox® at their business or home. I personally don't think alcohol and needles go together. I pay a slight premium (compared to these "Botox parties) to go to Dr. Chernoff and his team at Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery to ensure my face is in good hands aka a medical professional! Botox® is charged by the unit. Dr. Chernoff tells us the average cost for a single area, like your forehead, is around $350.
If Botox® isn’t in your price range, I suggest investing in a good eye cream, night serum for your face and daily sunscreen. I’ve listed several affordable, anti-aging products on my Amazon Influencer Page here under “Beauty.”
WATCH ME GET BOTOX and Dr. Chernoff answers all our questions, #SkinBabe! The video tutorial guides you through my typical Botox® appointment - how does Botox® work? Does Botox® hurt? How much does Botox® cost?, etc.
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