Three cheers for botox! Getting preventative botox with Allen Gabriel MD is my new favorite beauty hack. I have received two preventative botox treatments with Allen Gabriel MD team member Maci. I also received an incredibly hydrating and skin-clearing HyrdaFacial from Audrey earlier this year! In this post I’m talking about my experience getting botox and I will be serving some honest truth tea on the effects of botox.
My 28th birthday is coming up soon so I need to start paying close attention to my skin as my body and hormones change. As we get older we lose elasticity and collagen in our skin. That means as we age, and as our faces make repetitive motions, wrinkles start to appear. This is why preventative botox is important. Botox is used to retrain facial muscles to relax and not overwork themselves. It also improves facial posture, which can cause wrinkles. People develop wrinkles because, over time, skin weakens and can’t effectively bounce back from the folding caused by laughing, smiling, frowning, and all the other motions your face makes on a regular basis.
Before getting botox my jaw felt like there was a crank attached to my jaw muscles and someone was cranking the gear around and around, tighter and tighter. After my first botox treatment I feel like my face is finally relaxed.
I’ll admit, when the Allen Gabriel med spa team first reached out to me about botox I was a little hesitant. I went in for an initial meeting, but it took me 3 months to decide if I really wanted to do botox. The truth is, I have always wanted to do botox, but I didn’t want to talk about it publicly. I wanted it to be my little secret – I wanted everyone to wonder how my skin looks so amazing. That is the exact reason the Allen Gabriel med spa team reached out to me. They wanted to partner with a local influencer to get rid of the taboo of botox.