Yup. You read that correctly… I received Botox in my forehead last month. Actually, it was five little pricks of Dysport and yes there is a difference. Dysport contains smaller molecules than Botox and works faster to spread to a larger area. I chose to have Dysport because I am extremely self conscious of an area between my eyebrows.
The Dysport was administered into my Glabellar Lines by my friend Kim at Middlesex Dermatology. Now I bet you’re asking WHY would I inject my face with something and what are Glabellar Lines? They are the two lines that look like the number ’11’ between your eyebrows and I am so lucky to have a scar smack dab in between them. When I was 3 years old I fell and split my head open, resulting in the lovely 2 inch scar on my face. Over the years, the scar has deepened with my squinting, furrowing of my brow, and angry faces. It has been staring at me in all photos and mirrors for as long as I can remember.
In the words of my good friend, by weakening the Corrugator muscles and Procerus muscle in my forehead, there would be less pressure on the scar and it would be appear less deep. Those pesky “11” lines would also vanish, which is an added bonus.
We decided to post the procedure on Instagram Live in December at a Beauty, Botox, and Bubbles Event I co-hosted at Middlesex Dermatology, but I failed to permanently record it. Next time we are taking a video…
Kim cleaned the area where she was going to administer the Dysport and explained what she was going to do. I made a few faces so she could see my lines and she asked if I was ready for a tiny pinch. Then I felt just that – a tiny pinch – and heard a crinkling sound in my face. When the Dysport hits the muscle there should be a little sound, which is probably the worst part of the whole procedure. She inserted the tiny needle four more times and we were done.
There was no bruising, no bleeding, and only a bit of a tingling feeling for a few hours afterwards. For 24 hours afterwards, I was told not to exercise, wear a hat, or have a massage where I would lay on my face. She also said to not intentionally use the muscles (so don’t run any personal did it work tests).
I started to see results approximately four days after the administration of the Dysport. One day there was a sense of tightening in the area and then the next day I couldn’t make the same face I’ve been making my entire life. A month later, my scar is fainter ever and I feel so pleased with my results. I’ve noticed that my forehead is a bit smoother as well.
These photos are unedited so you can see all of my imperfections.
I never thought I would be someone to get Botox or Dysport because I am happy with the skin I am in. However, when the opportunity presented itself and I knew I could alter the appearance of a little something that makes me self conscious, I said let’s do this. In the future I may try out a sprinkling of the product in my forehead where the lines are beginning to show with age. Next month I am co-hosting another fun event at Middlesex Dermatology and may just schedule myself an appointment.