This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Arkansas Family Dental. While I was compensated for this post, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
If you have been a reader of this blog for any amount of time then you know that when I find something I love I stick with it. This is true for products brands, placed to eat and most importantly services I am provided.
When I moved to central Arkansas a little over nine years ago I was completely starting over with everything…hair stylists, doctors, dentists, etc. and it made me really nervous!! However I lucked out and happened upon some of the kindest, most professional service providers you will ever find and have been with most of them for all of my 9+ years here. One of those service providers is Arkansas Family Dental. I started seeing Dr. Nichols as my dentist the summer of 2008 and haven’t seen another dentist since. I have gotten several cavities filled (oops!), a couple of crowns replaced and she even pulled my you can do that here so I could start my Invisalign!
Speaking of my Invisalign, when I was finally ready for that Dr. Nichols called over her colleague, Dr. Mascagni, and she took care of all my Invisalign needs. If you want to check out my Invisalign journey, or at least what I blogged of it, you can do that here.
So to say that I am very familiar with the doctors and staff at Arkansas Family Dental is the understatement of the year, they are my dental family! I heard through the dental grapevine (is that even a thing??), a rumor that they would start having a Botox clinic and I was super excited about it…I mean who is better to give shots in super small areas than a dentist?? Am I right?? Just agree with me here…HA!
So you better believe that when I heard there was going to be a Botox event at the beginning of October and I was being invited as an influencer I jumped at the chance to go!! I have been researching Botox treatments for a while now, it is always something I knew I would do one day but researching doctors you don’t know is just scary! However since I trusted these amazing ladies with my smile already I knew I was ready to trust them with the rest of my face!!
So why Botox? For starters I am 34 years old and while I take pretty good care of my skin I have some definite crow’s feet that I’m getting pretty self conscious about. You know that old saying, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure? Yeah, I totally believe in that and if I can prevent these crow’s feet from getting any worse and saving myself a facelift in the future I am all for it!!
Here is a naked face selfie just to show you what I was working with before…
…see? Not terrible but the crow’s feet were definitely taking up residence on my face. Yikes!!
On the day of the consultation/Botox party I went at my scheduled time and wasn’t nervous until I sat down in the waiting room. And when I say nervous I’m talking hands were getting clammy, I was getting butterflies in my stomach, just everything!! HA!!
But as soon as I got settled in the back and some of my favorite staff members talked to me I calmed down and felt right at home!! We talked about my options and Dr Mascagni decided that 6 units would do it for my crow’s feet. She marked up my face with a white pencil and then shot me up!!
Did it hurt? Not at all!! The needle was tiny…I’m talking super tiny like the needle of an insulin syringe if you know about those. She just pinched the skin where she marked me and then gave me the tiny shots. I can honestly tell you that the flu shot I got a few days later hurt waaaaaay worse than Botox!!
One of the side effects of Botox is bruising and of course one side of my face bruised pretty badly. It has finally gone away (2 full weeks later) but it definitely made for some interesting pictures…
…these were taken Saturday morning after I got Botox that Friday night. It’s crazy the difference you can already see on my face!!
Full results can take up to two weeks to see and so I waited the full 2 weeks before taking any more pics, plus I wanted that bruise to go down! HA!
Here are some pics I took yesterday…
…in that last picture you can see the remnants of my bruise that is taking it’s sweet time fading but overall I am very pleased with my results!! My crow’s feet are basically GONE!!
Look at that!! Isn’t that crazy??? I am seriously loving it!!
The Botox should last from 3-4 months depending on how fast your body metabolizes it, hopefully mine will last a long time! LOL!! This is something I really want to keep up because I know that it really works plus I just love my doctors at Arkansas Family Dental!!
So if you are in central Arkansas and you are looking for a dentist, braces or Botox/fillers then you have to check out the amazing docs and staff at Arkansas Family Dental!! Tell them Ricci sent you!!
Have you ever gotten Botox or fillers??