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Guest Blog: I tried botox and this is what happened

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Refresh your face.

I was starting to notice wrinkles. I wasn’t totally horrified – I whole-heartedly agree with the whole wrinkles are a map of a beautiful life – but knowing there are ways to put a stop to it, I was curious! Baby Botox is a sought-after treatment among celebs and influencers. It’s really just getting botox but in smaller amounts, so your face doesn’t look completely frozen making it ideal for first-timers and prevention.

Refined. Youthful. Natural.

If you’re choosing to get injections in your face, you want to go to a cosmetic clinic where they know exactly what they’re doing. Better yet – why not find the person who has the educational background (B.A. in Psychology, Masters in Neuropsychology, Medical Degree, Focused Practice in Dermatology) and the experience (practices only cosmetic medicine) and administers the treatment themselves? Starting in 2000, Dr. Tosoni decided to dedicate her entire medical practice to Non-Surgical Medical Aesthetics. After practicing in Orleans for twelves years, she opened her downtown boutique clinic TosoniMD in the Byward Market, where she continues to passionately pursue her only goal – enhancing the beauty that you already possess.

What is actually happening exactly?

Let’s break it down. Botox simply refers to a purified protein that blocks the action of Acetylcholine, a chemical in our body that makes muscles contract. Botox blocks this from happening, so it temporarily relaxes targeted muscles and therefore the lines and wrinkles caused by them. It’s commonly used for crow’s feet and lines around the eyes, the horizontal lines across the forehead, and those infamous number 11 lines (the frown lines/folding of skin between the brows). It can, of course, also be used in other areas and for other reasons, like migraines.

If it hurts you’re in the wrong hands.

It’s quick, easy, and barely pinches. And this is coming from someone who once needed the oxygen tank during a procedure involving a needle at the dentist.

It’s a seasonal thing.

Beauty upkeep is part of my routine. I get my brows done every six weeks, my brazilly every eight. I like to be able to put these kinds of things in a schedule. So, after asking Dr. Tosoni, I booked an appointment for another round four months from now – in December, right before Christmas, which is a super popular time, so if you want to get in there book it now. Here’s the link.

Don’t forget that cash money though.

The cost varies given the total required dose aka the amount of units injected – I’d get anywhere from $200 to $600 at the ready.

More Meghan Markle, less Kylie Jenner.

The demographics are changing – Dr. Tosoni is seeing a younger clientele on average. This is primarily due to the fact that awareness regarding anti-aging and prevention is higher. Women aren’t wanting these procedures to be super noticeable though. Natural is always in – but things can be better with a little help, if you so choose.

Verdict

I certainly like the way my skin looks when it’s smooth. In a way, Botox is kinda like a good retinol cream or a fantastic facial (but with more dramatic results that last way longer) – it enhances my natural beauty. I feel lifted and refreshed – the horizontal lines on my forehead, as well as my crow’s feet are all but gone.
Remember: less is more. You can always ask for extra next time.

For more Before and After examples or expert advice in Cosmetic Dermatology from Dr. Tosoni, follow her Instagram Page @tosonimd.

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*Article originally published on Lotsa Local Love by Hollie Grace James on August 24th, 2018.

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