Skin Type: I would say my skin type is combination. I never drink enough water (though I try!), so it can get dehydrated. I’m prone to hormonal breakouts and depending on the season, my skin can also be pretty sensitive.
Feelings on medical aesthetics pre-treatment: I’ve always had really positive feelings in regards to getting “work” done. Perhaps that’s thanks to many years spent watching The Real Housewives or maybe it’s simply seeing the great results my friends have had with medical aesthetics procedures. Either way, it’s totally normalized to me. If you could wave a magic wand and love the way you look even more, why wouldn’t you? I can love myself and love that these enhancements are available thanks to modern science. And I do!
Walk us through your experience:
To be completely honest, my decision to get Xeomin was extremely last-minute. I was at milk + honey receiving a touch up for my Versa Lip Filler and mentioned to Allison (the amazing Nurse Practitioner at milk + honey) that I’ve always wanted to do something about my 11s. I explained that I (unwillingly) sleep with my forehead scrunched and often wake up with red lines on my forehead from furrowing my brow all night. We talked a little bit about Botox vs. Xeomin vs. Dysport and I ultimately chose Xeomin because it’s newer, doesn’t have the protein encasements or additives, and (let’s be honest) Gwyneth Paltrow had just posted about getting Xeomin on Instagram.
Rate your pain:
I have a low pain tolerance and I’m freaked out by needles. Having said that, this still was a super easy procedure. It took under five minutes, you couldn’t tell I’d done anything, and it was essentially painless. 10/10 would recommend.
Did your treatment meet your expectations?
It most certainly did — I’m able to sleep soundly knowing I’m not creating forehead wrinkles overnight.
How long did it take for you to see results?
It took me about two weeks to see results. I was a little worried at the 10-day mark that it wasn’t working — as if my brow muscles were too strong for Xeomin! Fortunately, I was proven wrong around the 14-day mark.