Anti Wrinkle Injections with Dr Niamh Gormley - Julie's Diary - Week 15

Hey all πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹

I’m back at Mint Kilkenny for week 15 yaaaaaayyy!!! πŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ

And what a week this is.... it’s my very first consultation and BOTOX treatment!!!!!! 😱😱😁😁

I’m so frickin excited!!!!!!

I’ve always been curious about Botox and have been open to its advantages. I’ve always said it would be something I’d like to try out.
Especially now having passed the 30 mark (I swear my wrinkles appeared over night! I went to bed with nare a wrinkle and then looking in the mirror the next morning and there they were.... almost talking to me, saying.... oh hey Julie! πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹ Your an adult now and we’re just gonna sit here on your face and keep you company.... although?? that could be something to do with the amount of whisky sours I consumed and all the laughing I did at my party the night before lol πŸ™ŠπŸ™ˆπŸ˜‰πŸ˜†πŸŽ‚πŸΈπŸŽ‰)

All that being said.... those dreaded little lines were there and they weren’t going anywhere fast, uuuugh..... πŸ˜–πŸ˜– And two years on from that they have gained even more β€œcharacter” shall we say 😩

Now I know, by no means do I have deep furrows on my forehead or around my eyes... they’re more like fine lines or little crows feet wrinkles or β€œcrinkles” as I like to call them 😊 And certainly some of them can be endearing, like the little laughter lines but at the same time, I’ve been a little conscious of them and personally, I don’t see the harm in doing something for yourself that makes you happy πŸ‘πŸ‘

 When some people hear the word Botox you think β€œfrozen face” or β€œplastic”....gone are those days!

That is such a misconception.... The idea now is: β€œless is more”.
You can always go little by little to get the perfect result and if done in the correct way, with the right amount, by the right qualified practitioner/doctor, people will be wondering to themselves.... β€œJaysus, Mary down the road is looking so well!!” But they won’t be able to put their finger on it as to why lol.... πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰ because subtlety is key.
If done in the correct way, you will still have movement but those pesky crows feet will be gone!

Its 2 weeks since I’ve had my Botox treatment at Mint with the wonderful Dr. Gormley and the difference is huge!
In the days after the treatment, every morning I would wake up my lines would appear less and less noticeable.
I definitely feel my face looks much fresher and younger and less tired 🌞🌞

It doesn’t feel tight or frozen like I thought it might. I still have my expressions.... just, minus the crinkles.  I’m pretty blown away with the results to be honest πŸ‘πŸ‘

For my consultation with Dr Gormley, she greeted me with a big warm smile and made me feel so comfortable straight away.
We talked about my areas of concern and what I wanted to achieve with the treatment.
I wanted to still have movement and look natural but at the same time, reduce my frown lines on my forehead and crows feet around my eyes.
After she explained everything in detail and I filled out my consent forms we got started.

I have to say, I’m not a big fan of needles but thankfully, the excitement took over and it didn’t seem to faze me. I cleansed the makeup from the treatment area and Dr. Gormley started out by very thoroughly assessing my face muscles and their different reactions when I smiled or frowned or when my face was at rest, in order to gauge precisely where the Botox would be most beneficial πŸ‘Œ

She then marked out the treatment areas on my face and prepared the needles with the correct amounts for each area. Everything she used was new and sterilized in packaging βœ…βœ…

She then began the treatment and being 100% honest she had a couple of injections done without me even realising!!?? I literally did not feel a thing!! I was expecting a very sore pinch or stinging sensation like you would with most injections but nope!! It was a piece of cake 🍰 and over before I knew it. It literally could be done on your lunch break, it was that easy!

Dr. Gormley gave me my aftercare advice and I headed straight back to work after my treatment as there’s no real β€œdowntime” after it.

My skin wasn’t red or sensitive, it was great! 😊

During the couple of days after it you need to be sure to cleanse upwards on your forehead and outwards on the eyes until it settles and then that’s it..... You get to enjoy the new fresher looking you!! After about 2 weeks, you really start to see the difference #wowzers 😍😍😍

It’s especially great if you have a big event or even a wedding coming up where you know that you will be in photos and like me, maybe you are feeling a little bit conscious of your β€œcrinkles” 😊

While it might not be a treatment for everyone’s taste... and that’s ok.
It’s definitely something worth educating yourself on. It’s not β€œtaboo” and it’s not something to be scared of, so never say never. It’s a temporary procedure so it will wear of naturally, usually after about 6 months depending. So if it's something that you feel would give you a confidence boost for yourself then, get your information and why not give it a go 😊

Of course, while there are amazing spa and medi treatments available that are wonderful and can most certainly minimise the appearances of lines etc, some of them are just a little too stubborn and don’t want to budge so that’s where the magic of Botox comes in to save the day 😎😎✨✨

If you are interested or want to learn a bit more as to what’s involved, it is definitely worthwhile chatting to the girls in Mint about it or booking a consultation with Dr. Gormley to find out how it might benefit you. Dr. Gormley also administers Dermal Fillers which can be used for a number of things like, adding volume to your lips, filling in lines around the mouth, minimising a bump on the bridge of your nose or contouring cheekbones etc 😊

That’s all for this week,

Hope my little insight into Botox was helpful for you πŸ’–πŸ’–

See you all next time,
Bye for now πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹

Julie πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’–

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