I decided to get Botox back in 2015 because my cheeks/eyes would hurt after laughing a lot. I have big cheeks and they would push up against my eyes causing wrinkles. I also wanted Botox to help prevent crow’s feet and eye wrinkles. I got Botox injections right where the upper and lower eye meet. It did sting and burn a bit at the injection site, but this subsided before I even left the office.
After a few days, the Botox kicks in and you can’t stop admiring how you look and feel. I would smile a lot more because I no longer had those smile wrinkles anymore. My Botox lasted about 4-5 months and around that time I started seeing the fine lines coming back, so I went back in for another dose. Botox around your eyes creates some pressure from smiling on your forehead, so it is normal to have small veins appear on your forehead from smiling or laughing.
After my first injection, I did unfortunately get slightly bruised. Perhaps my skin was just sensitive to bruising around my eyes. Looking back, if they gave me an ice pack after the injections that may have helped with the bruising, but it only lasted a few days. I feel like it’s such an easy procedure. It's also worth mentioning that most doctors will tell you it takes about 2 weeks for the Botox to fully work, however, based on my experience, I feel that the time frame is much shorter. The results of removing the existing lines is very rewarding. Every time I get Botox my face feels and looks brighter and fresher.