Ah yes, thirty-one pokes with needles, but I made it through. Dr. M. said she used a higher dose than Dr. G. I’m anxious to see how this pans out but she said it may take up to two weeks.
The Botox injections were a better experience this time around. For one thing, the sites were swabbed with alcohol beforehand. Dr. G. didn’t sanitize, and though one professional said that’s not such a big deal, I appreciated the cleansing. Afterall, there can be dirt and sweat in the pores, and it just feels like the proper thing to do. When I brought along my own Cottonelle wipes to the second round of Botox at Dr. G’s, he asked what I was doing! I felt better wiping my forehead, face and neck to minimize risk of infection.
Another difference was that my face didn’t crunch as much. I believe that’s because I didn’t have to “pose” my face like I did for Dr. G. He’d have me grimace or clench my jaw or do a Groucho Marks look. Yes indeed, that was memorable.
Lastly, Dr. M did’t need to refer to package insert notes. There was no nervousness on her part or her assisant’s. The shots still hurt but I made it through. In fact, I actually thought I still had more shots coming when the doctor said I was done!
So now I wait.
This post is my opinion only and not meant to be taken as advice. As always please consult with a physician before underoing any treatment.