The reason being is that I work in an industry that relies on "looking good" as a means of advertising. I also have never had a bad experience (thank goodness!!) but a lot of that I put down to finding a wonderful injector, building a relationship and only using reputable products.
My gorgeous injector is Debra Bedford, who owns and operates Timeless Glamour in Belmont. She has worked in some of Geelong's most prestigious salons and has a wealth of experience and knowledge. Deb is a brilliant advertisement for her work too - her skin is beautiful. Not the skin of an injector that has far too much access to her own products - but the skin of a woman who has laughed, cried and shown lots of expression over the years and still looks amazing!
That also compliments my theory on botox, I want my skin to look great - not ridiculous. I don't want to look 20 when I'm 80!!!!
I have had botox many times over the last 8 years - never while I was pregnant or breastfeeding (it is not safe to do so) and sometimes only once or twice a year. A refresh I like to call it!
Yesterday, was my day! I visited Deb in her beautiful salon. Due to COVID restrictions, I waited outside until it was my turn. Her room is pristine; there is plenty of plastic covering on items requiring a wipe down, she takes my temperature and asks the COVID questions to ensure that I am not unwell or at risk. We consulted (even though she has done this face many times!!) and a Doctor gives his blessing in a Telehealth appointment to ensure there are no unforeseen medical complications.
Deb asks me to move my eyebrows, wink and scrunch my face so she can pinpoint the exact point of the muscle that requires the injection. It;'s marked with a white pencil and then Deb places two stress balls in my hands which I can squeeze while she does her injecting. The procedure doesn't take more than 10-15 minutes and it really doesn't hurt at all. Certainly a sting on the larger points - between the brows - but the smaller points like in my forehead, above my brows and the tiniest bit around my crows feet are barely noticeable.
The interesting thing with botox is that the results are not instant. The muscle will slowly stop functioning as it was over the course of 5-7 days.
I have always asked Deb to still retain some movement - I still want to be have expression on my face - and just to look like I am relaxed post holiday or have had a full nights sleep (either of which I would swap my right arm for!).
If you have any questions, please feel free to leave it in the comments and if you would like to seek out Deb's expertise yourself, go for it! You are in safe hands!
Debra Bedford - Timeless Glamour
Specialist Cosmetic Nurse Injector