#FLOSSIEFRIDAY: What Happened When We Got Botox!!

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Flossie (1) copyBotox* has come a long way since it was first observed in a clinical setting in 1820 by a medical officer in Germany, Justinus Kerner, who was the first to discover its nerve-blocking function.

Also known by its other brand names Dysport, Xeomin and Myobloc, Botox is the botulinum toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, known to cause the disease botulism.

botoxSince its discovery in use for medical procedures, it’s been used to stop eye muscle spasms, relieving chronic sufferers of headaches, underarm sweating and facial asymmetry, which is its first known cosmetic use, by Californian plastic surgeon Richard Clark.

Today, Botox is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures throughout the world. And it’s easy to see why. Whether its the widespread media-induced drive for beauty perfection, or people knowing that they can slow the process of wrinkles by lessening the muscle function that causes them.

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Our gal, 30-year-old Jenna, volunteered her face to the task, and this is what happened:

Booking at Skincare on Allendale through her Flossie app, Jenna made an appointment with registered nurse and experienced beauty practitioner Chris Hames for her treatment. It began with Jenna discussing her areas of concern, her budget and her desired results. Chris then tailored the injection prescriptions of Dysport to get the outcome Jenna was wanting – to stop her frowning while concentrating.

Chris marked where she was placing the injections, and used the tiny Botox needle to administer a small amount of product into each muscle. At the appointment, Chris informed Jenna that it takes about 10-21 days for the full effects of the procedure to show, but just two-weeks later, Jenna loves what she sees.

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Jenna’s relaxed face.


Jenna trying to frown.

Jenna is super stoked with her results and says she no longer sits at her computer frowning. She said she felt well-informed and relaxed, that Chris communicated throughout the process, and the treatment was over quickly and relatively pain-free. Jenna added that she’d do it again in a heartbeat now that she’s seen her results.

“No Botox regrets! In fact, Chris was amazing and I love the results.”

Chris says depending on Jenna’s physiology, the effects of her treatment should last from three-four months, and that because she has started treatment at 30 that the wrinkles won’t be able to form in that area.

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*Botox is just one brand name for botulinum toxin, and also comes under other branded products Dysport, Xeomin and Myobloc. For the purposes of clarity, we’re going to refer to it as Botox for this post. Do not get Botox if you are pregnant or  breastfeeding.


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