Earlier this month, I went to the You Glo clinic on Harley Street to get a little bit of Botox under my eyebrows. I’ve always been conscious of my ‘hooded’ eyelids, so I was looking forward to seeing how the treatment would lift my face and alter the appearance of my eyes.
Prior to the actual procedure, I sat down with Dr Maryam and told her exactly what I wanted, and she gave me a full run- down of what was involved. It was almost pain-free (especially if you were comparing it to lip fillers!) and the whole treatment only took about 20 minutes. She injected in three areas around my eyes- under my brow bone, at the front of my eyebrow and at the top of my forehead. This is because Botox freezes the muscle, so by pinpointing these three places, they help to lift the whole area and give my brows the ‘lifted’ look that I wanted.
The aftercare was pretty straightforward too. Dr Maryam told me to avoid touching my face (risk of infection as well as a risk of manipulating or moving the Botox) and wash and cleanse my face as soon as I got home.
I have been asked so many questions about the treatment on Instagram (I always film my treatments!) so I have tried to answer all your questions below. I’m more than happy to talk in more detail with anyone considering getting Botox so feel free to drop me a DM if I have missed anything!
Does it hurt?
No! And I’m not just saying that because the number of treatments I’ve had now means my pain threshold is getting higher. You feel a tiny prick- not even as sharp as a bee sting- and that’s it. Absolutely no pain the following day either.
Were the results instant?
I could notice a subtle lift straight away, but the muscle takes up to 2 weeks to freeze completely.
Was there a big difference?
Nothing earth-shattering, but that’s what you want with Botox! I didn’t want to waltz into the office the next day looking like I had had my cheeks pulled back and stapled behind my ears, but Dr Maryam had explained this in my consultation. She also said that if I did want something a little tighter and more dramatic, that I could go back in for a threading treatment. (Where they thread through your skin and pull it up- like Lauren on Real Housewives of Cheshire) I’m sliiiiightly hesitant about this because it looks painful, but it’s tempting!
How much did it cost?
Prices start from £180 for Botox.
Would you recommend it?
Head over to You Glo's website for more information.