I look like I’ve just awakened, thoroughly refreshed, from the greatest nap of my life.
In my case, I admit, it’s about keeping up appearances. After the doctor finishes dotting my face, she makes a dozen or so small injections – each one a quick but relatively painless pinch. I take a nervous glance in the mirror. To my relief, there’s barely a drop of blood, and only a slight puffiness that the doctor assures me will go away within an hour.
The next morning I can already notice a difference. It’s not like I look 18 again – more like I’ve just awakened, thoroughly refreshed, from the greatest nap of my life.
After a few weeks, I notice the areas around the injection points don’t move as much when I raise my eyebrows, but I still look natural – not frozen or numb. I’ve seen unexpected benefits too, like the fact that I sweat less from my forehead.
I can’t say for sure if I’d do it again. The cost is jarring – a year of university education for a lifetime of treatments. But I see why men do it and why more might start. In fact, a friend who’d expressed surprise when I told him texted me later that day. Could I, he asked, share the name of my doctor? A synthetic neurotoxin that blocks the release of a chemical signal from nerve to muscle, reducing muscle contraction 3 to 4 months From RM1,000, depending on the amount of Botox required Bargain prices and steep online discounts, which could mean the doc lacks experience. The results will show.