“There’s still this pressure to never admit that you’ve had anything done. As if it’s something shameful. I don’t want to keep it a secret. I don’t think it needs to be a secret.”
I decided to get Botox for the first time last year. I was so busy with work and kids, so focused on everyone else’s needs that one day I just stopped in my tracks and thought, “you need to take care of yourself. It’s ok to focus on your own health and wellbeing.”
I chose Vitality after reading their testimonials and because I love supporting local businesses. They participate in many community events and that’s important to me. My main concern was that I didn’t want to look like one of the women on the Housewives series. I wanted to do this from a preventative perspective, but I didn’t want to look fake.
At my first appointment, I shared these concerns. They listened and made me feel completely at ease. My results look natural. I’ve had many friends and coworkers compliment me on my skin since my treatment. They tell me I look great, but they can’t quite put their finger on what’s changed. I simply look well-rested and restored.
It’s a real confidence booster. I love that when I look at pictures of myself on social media I’m no longer critiquing what I see. I love that I don’t feel the need to wear as much makeup now, which is making my skin even healthier. That initial investment I made in myself has made me pay more attention to how I take care of my body in general. I find that I’m eating better and drinking more water.
There’s still this pressure to never admit that you’ve had anything done. As if it’s something shameful. I don’t want to keep it a secret. I don’t think it needs to be a secret. When I told my friend I got Botox, she confided in me that she’d been getting treatments for years. What I’ve found is that there are a lot more people than we’re aware of that receive facial treatments and Botox. And why not? Why not take care of your skin like the rest of your body. At the end of the day you live in your skin. You eat, work, and breathe in your skin. So, do what feels right for you and don’t feel ashamed to make your own health and wellbeing a priority.