Do your friends need Botox?….Mine Do

This year my friends will average around age 35, and instead of dreading turning another year older, we’re learning to embrace it, with lots of cocktails and a spin of the Roulette wheel, no less. Somewhere along the line we gratefully stopped trembling at the thought of getting older and started feeling thankful for every year that comes our way.

My grandfather once told me not to think about age as a number but just to be thankful that another birthday comes around. It really made me think how lucky we are to spend time with the people we love, doing the things that make us happy. Time is precious. And while I’m especially fond of birthdays, I’m not fond of the ever increasing lines on my friends’ foreheads or the new lines we now have around our eyes and mouths.

Thanks to Apps with airbrushing and filters, we’ve been lured into thinking we have the complexion of an 18 year old, but in real life that’s not exactly the case.

The last 72 hours I’ve spent a vast portion of time getting my hair and makeup done for various holiday events and one thing that staring at yourself in a mirror for hours on end will do, is make you hone in on your flaws (or your bestie’s). Sometimes it makes you feel better to picture someone else you love needing it more than you, and taking the jump, too!  As we sat there talking about holiday plans, parties, etc., there became a steady stream of horrifying realizations as the girls started to see their complexions for what they really were. On closer inspection it seemed that the reflecting faces were less Gigi Hadid and more Gordon Ramsey…and so began the plan of action.

Blue Medi Spa offers top notch wrinkle relaxers like Botox and Dysport to help relax the muscles that make those cringe-worthy facial expressions. (PS, cringing doesn’t help either). Whether you’re a squinter, a frowner, or a big smiler, there’s no real downside to this type of treatment. In as little as 15 minutes, you can change your next 3 months. With lines softened and less facial muscular movements, you appear more lighthearted, graceful and well, happy. Resting ‘B” face is a REAL thing, guys!

When you look at your photos and all you can see are LINES (and volume loss), you may feel at the end of your rope. However, it is important to note that you are your harshest critic and where you see only your flaws, others may simply be noticing your clear complexion or your long lashes.

You see, my friends and I have very expressive faces. If we hate what you’re saying, you’ll know it.  There is nothing wrong with being expressive but the lines get, quite frankly, out of control.

An effective at home skin care regime can ensure that your complexion stays clear *mostly* but there is only so much anti-aging skincare can do. My personal beauty routine has progressed from simply skincare, to procedures of a more advanced nature including: wrinkle relaxers, microdermabrasion facials, laser skin therapies, and now dermal fillers. The more I talk about Botox, Dysport and their big brothers Juvederm and Restylane (we’ll get to those another time), the more tempted they are to give it a try. Slowly removing their doubt, scared that once they start they’ll end up spending a fortune and or looking like a Real Housewife.

What are you doing to slow the signs of aging? Have you made your friends take the leap? Come visit us and become part of the conversation at www.bluespa.com, and follow us on social media @bluemedicalspa.

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