The past few years I've been hearing more and more about young adults having Botox treatments for the anti-aging effects. My friends and family have raved about it, and so I decided to give it a try! Getting treatments like this are extremely taboo, and I found that a part of me thought I was being weak or not confident in myself if I had Botox. I am a confident person, and know deep down I don't need Botox to feel beautiful. However, as I approach 30 aging has been more on my mind, and I was open to trying it at least once to see what all the hype was about.
Cue Viva Day Spa! I happened to walk in to the spa on their opening day at the Domain, and I was in awe of how beautiful the space was. I met the wonderful owners a few weeks later, and was invited to their Botox and Bubbles event. It was like the stars aligned because I had been contemplating Botox for a few months, and this was the perfect opportunity to try it!
If you aren't familiar with Botox, it is injected with a very small needle in the area to be treated, and it prevents the nerve signals in the facial muscles from contracting. Relaxed muscles give the face a softer and smoother appearance. It requires no downtime, and you can immediately return to normal activity after treatment with results lasting 3-4 months.
The actual process took less than 5 minutes and was not painful at all! I had treatment in between my eyebrows and on the side of each eye (crow's feet). It took about 5 days it to kick in fully, and the results have been great! My skin is very sensitive, so I wondered if I would bruise or have some sort of reaction, but I had no issues. Many people have asked if I will have to continue treatments, but the answer is no. You can do it every 3-4 months if you want, but obviously not required. Ideally I would like to have a treatment done once a year.
Viva Day Spa also sells SkinCeuticals products which are my favorite high end facial products. I used their C E Ferulic serum a few years back and was obsessed. I haven't pulled the trigger and purchased anything since, but I'm thinking it would be a nice birthday present to myself.
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