I am a firm believer that if you don’t like something, you should try to change it. I can’t say I was always this way. I definitely have spent a lot of time thinking that things are just the way they are and we just have to hope for a change instead of actually make it ourselves (more on that later though). So, when I started to see this tiny wrinkle form in between my eyebrows I freaked out a little bit and wanted so badly to change it. I’m not afraid of aging, I just want to throw that out there. I didn’t make this decision out of fear or anything like that. I did it purely because I wanted to change it.
I know exactly how the aforementioned wrinkle was formed. You see, when I focus in on something, like really, really focus, I bring my eyebrows together so fiercely I could hold a dang piece of paper in the chasm I make. It is deep. It is intense. And let me tell you, it gives me the worst headaches ever. As a writer and a millennial in general, I spend a lot of time staring (squinting) at my computer or phone. It isn’t that I can’t see and need glasses, it’s just that I have a very serious focus face. I focus face when reading, I focus face when driving, I focus face when cooking sometimes because I’m not that great at it.
To sum it up, the focus face gives me a headache and worsens the wrinkle.
So, I started researching how I could make it go away (mainly because of the headaches). I tried blue light filtering glasses, mid-day head massages, over the counter pain meds, essential oils, and anything else I could think of. Nothing really worked and the focus face lived on. The solution that kept popping up that I was a little bit wary of was injections. Like Botox or Xeomin injections. And at first I was like meh, hard pass, I’m not old. But the more research I did, the more this seemed to be the solution I was searching for.
I read about injections for migraines and what could happen if you got these types of injections in your twenties. I watched video after video and finally made the decision that this was what I wanted to do.
I’m giving you this intro because I don’t want anyone to think I randomly saw a small wrinkle and the next day made an appointment to have my forehead frozen. I thought about this a lot before committing to having it done.
I started shopping around for prices and looking at the reviews of medical spas in my area. I wasn’t sure if I wanted Xeomin or Botox, so I wanted to find a place that offered both. My mother-in-law works at Sedalia Aesthetics in Sedalia, MO and I had gotten a facial and countless spray tans done there before. But, this is my face we are talking about here, so I still checked all their reviews before deciding that I could trust the owner, Michelle with the task. Michelle is an RN, which made me feel very comfortable (like if I pass out, she’s got me!!). We talked about my goals (buh bye focus face) and what would be best for me to achieve them. She chose Xeomin for me, which is very similar to Botox, but produced by a different company.
I didn’t need to do anything special before my appointment, I just showed up! We went into one of their private rooms and I sat down on the chair as she got everything ready. I told her I was a little nervous and she offered to play music for me. (Injectibles playlist coming later, for sure) She cleaned off my makeup around the area and sanitized it with a wipe. I then proceeded to move my hair and touch my forehead, so she had to sanitize again… whoops! Michelle had me make my focus face for her and then she got to work injecting the Xeomin. For anyone who is afraid of the pain, it is comparable to plucking an eyebrow hair. The prick kind of hurts, but the pain is gone very quickly. The entire process took maybe 2 minutes. It was so quick and easy! After, I got an ice pack to hold on the area and felt totally fine.
I did have a little bit of a headache as the day went on, but after sleeping, that is totally gone. Michelle gave me instructions for after-care which was really just don’t lay down for four hours and don’t work out. Something that was surprising to me when I started doing my injectables research was that you don’t see the results immediately. It can take a few days to see the full results, so I can’t give you any crazy before and after pictures just yet.
Even though it has only been a day since I got the Xeomin, I can already tell you I am really happy with my decision. I felt comfortable during the whole experience and know that I can reach out to Michelle if I have any questions or concerns. I am super excited to continue going to Sedalia Aesthetics and can’t wait to be able to share it with all of you!
Always Classy & Confused,
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