I guess you can call me a late bloomer. I like to think I am adventurous, but there was still one area yet to be explored. As I sat in the perfectly lit room on the sofa waiting I was nervous. You see at nearly 45 years old I was still a virgin. I know it’s shocking in this day and age. But, I guess you could say I never found the right person. I am not the type of woman to give it up to just anyone and maybe that makes me a bit old fashioned. But, I needed someone I could fully and completely trust. In time I found him. After lots of quiet contemplation I made the decision he was going to the one. The perfect person to allow in. His reputation was amazing and I knew the second we met he would in fact be “the one”.
So, yes today was going to be the day! He came into the room and asked me exactly what I was looking for, my hopes for our encounter and my expectations for the future. We talked though what was going to happen. As it was my first time he wanted to ensure I was ready and that I left completely satisfied. This was it, no going back as he drew closer to me with his needle in his hand, I was about to have BOTOX® for the first time! So, finally with the first puncture into my skin, my journey began.
Dr Joney De Souza, my chosen one talked me through the procedure. He would be injecting Botulinum toxin into three areas around my face. My forehead which I felt particularly gave away my age. My Bunny lines, which no matter what cute cuddly animal the word bunny conjured up I needed him to make them disappear before they had a chance to start reproducing. Finally, he injected the area around my eyes that evokes a slightly less cuddly animal, my crowsfeet.
The needle itself is so fine you can barely feel it. The exquisite pain as I have come to refer to it of that first injection was well below that of an eyebrow threading. I was able to chat through the entire procedure. Dr De Souza made sure I had a hand mirror to see the areas he was injecting and explain each part of the procedure and how his goal was to give me the most natural appearance. He would use the lower amount of Botox on my forehead as he explained this area is particularly susceptible to the effects of the toxin. It is always better to be conservative in order to prevent that stunned/frozen look we have grown so accustomed to seeing. The procedure took no more than 20 minutes and following Dr De Souza’s instructions of no vigorous exercise or alcohol for four hours I was on my way, with the promise of a two week follow-up for tweaks and top-ups if needed.
Dr De Souza said it would take about a week to see the full effect of the botox. However, I noticed a big difference by mid-week. Those bunnies were tamer than last week and my crowsfeet where definitely not flying as high. By the following weekend my forehead was smoother than it had been in at least 10-15 years. Friends noticed a marked improvement in my face. I looked fresh and smooth without looking “overdone”. My make-up went on better and I just felt more confident. I think a bit of that magic encased in the little syringe did as much for my insides as it did for the outside. By two weeks “postox” the effects were amazing. I still had room for more injections around my forehead. Dr De Souza worked his magic a bit more. At the end of the follow-up we discussed other areas I had concerns about. He gave me further advice on other treatments that would enhance the work he already done. Totally satisfied and very happy with my results, I was on my way again. Would I be seeing him again? Well yes, because although I was no longer a botox virgin, I was yet to have my fill…
Part Two coming soon!!