I recently decided to try out Botox as a means to take care of some fine lines and wrinkles that were starting to show permanently on my forehead, and to take care of the “elevens” between my eyebrows. I was tired of looking like I was frowning or scowling anytime I woke up or was taking pictures outside. I turned to ViVA Day Spa to help me out with this annoyance, and I went to see Brittany Cantu, who is a Certified Injector and Medical Esthetician. I have had injectables before (juvederm between my eyebrows just before my wedding, and Dysport last year also at VIVA Day Spa), and they had worked out quite well, so I wanted to try Botox to see if the results would be the same or any different. I’ve documented my first experience getting Botox, and have also asked Brittany a few questions that I had prior to getting this “work” done.
Questions I had for Brittany Before Getting Botox
Q: What do you guys charge for each unit of botox?
A: Botox $12 per unit/ and Dysport is $3.50 per unit (but with Dysport you need about 2.5 times the amount of units). We offer a variety of sales throughout the year which brings Botox as low as $9.99 per unit.
- All Injectables (Botox, Dysport, Fillers)
- Skin Pen MicroNeedling (reg $325-face only)
- IPL Photo Facial (reg $175-face only)
- Laser Hair Removal (always 50% off for series of 6)
- Tattoo Removal
- Toe Nail Fungus Removal
- All Injectables
- Skin Pen MicroNeedling
My Experience Getting Botox
Honestly, it took no time, it was a bit surprising–less than 5 minutes in the chair and little to no pain! The most sensitive area for me was the area just above my eyebrows, but even then it felt like a tiny prick–kind of like a bee sting. I had no bruising, although some people may have slight bruising in the injected areas, but the technician will be able to tell even before you leave. Brittany told me was to not lay down a few hours after the treatment, and to not wear makeup on the area for at least an hour. She also advised against strenuous physical activity and consuming large amounts of alcohol. Don’t miss my before and after video at the bottom of this post!
About VIVA Day Spa
VIVA Day Spa was founded with the idea that a “first-class day spa could deliver the finest services for the mind,body and spirit in an environment that is warm, relaxing and – above all – unpretentious.” It’s a locally-owned business with three locations throughout the Austin area. They offer a variety of spa services that include massages, nail care, facials, hair removal, and of course med spa treatments like injectables.
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