I am not afraid to say that self-care is one of the top things on my priority list. As a mom, is it so important to take care of myself so I am able to give the best version of me to my family. The saying is true, a happy mommy makes for a happy baby. I have had several moms reach out to me, asking how I juggle it all. My reply is always this- take time for yourself and do NOT feel guilty for it. When you feel better about yourself, you are more productive, more loving, and more patient.
That leads me to my next topic of discussion- BOTOX! I have recently had my first Botox experience at Etown Wax & Lash Bar in Elizabethtown, KY and I am 100% sold! Before making the appointment, I knew I wanted the treatment to be small, but the impact to be big. I wanted the most natural look as possible. I saw Sabrina, who is a certified nurse pratictioner trained and knowledgable in administering cosmetic injections. When I went into my consultation, I told her I wanted that airbrushed look on my forehead. I know what you’re thinking- you are so YOUNG! Why are you getting Botox! I just hate when my makeup looks crinkled on my forehead and wanted to get rid of that. Plus, I can already notice my body and skin aging. The results gave me so much more than my initial request! Not only did it fix my makeup issues, but it make me not need much makeup at all. It brightened my face with a simple lift.
A little about my experience at Etown Wax and Lash Bar:
As you know, I receive lash extensions from Etown Wax and Lash Bar and always love the services I receive. Sabrina Coffman, APRN administers all cosmetic injections, including Botox, Kybella, lip flips, fillers, etc. She is extremely knowledgeable in her trade and I felt completely comfortable in her hands. With a gentle approach, she answered every question I had thoroughly and eased any concerns or nervousness I had, making it a fun self-care experience. What I love about Etown Wax and Lash Bar is their detailed attention to every client’s overall health. Before EVERY appointment I have there, no matter the service type, a full accessment of my medical history was performed in order to ensure the proper handlings of the spa treatments. The biological knowledge these ladies have is truly impressive, and they carry it over to their skincare services. That type of care is rare and keeps me coming back!
When I posted about my amazing experience on my Instagram, I had so much interest and questions coming from you guys, so I thought I would explain it all in a blog.
DISCLAIMER: I am in no way saying anyone needs this, just sharing my experience for people who are curious or interested for themselves. At the end of the day, I’m a big believer in doing what makes you happy, ! Also, a quick disclaimer, I am obviously not a doctor, this is just my personal experience at Etown Wax and Lash Bar.
So let’s get on to the Q&A!
Q: What exactly did you have done and how many units did you need?
A: I had a total of 24 units administered at the top of my forehead and in between my eyes.
Q: Did it hurt?
A: The injections didn’t hurt at all! In fact, the flue shot I got recently was more painful. HA! I did experience a slight headache that evening and morning after, but it went away with some Tylenol.
Q: How long do results last?
A: The results typically last 3-4 months.
Q: Pricing per unit?
A: The cost per unit at Etown Wax and Lash Bar is $12. The amount of units needed depends on how many areas are treated, age, gender, and genetics. You can set up a consultation to find out more information and customize to your needs.
Etown Wax and Lash Bar is a participating provider of the Allē aesthetics loyalty program. Anyone can sign up at Alle.com, where you can redeem rewards obtained at every visit.
Q: What are the adverse reactions/side effects?
A: Adverse reactions include headache, eye irritation/discomfort, and brow/lid ptosis. None of these side effects are permanent. Bruising can occur especially when using blood thinning medications. Site infection can occur but is not common.
As I mentioned early, the only side effect I had was a slight headache. I didn’t even experience any bruising. My experience was definitely seamless!
Q: Do they provide cosmetic Botox only or can you treat migraines?
A: Sabrina at Etown was and Lash Bar only provides cosmetic Botox. Medical Botox for migraines can be done under health insurance by a neurologist practitioner.
I love my Botox experience and know you will too! If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to comment below, email me, or DM me on Instagram and I would be so happy to help! You can make appointment for Botox or any other of the wide variety of services Etown Wax and Lash Bar HERE (And tell then I sent you 😉). Be sure to follow them on INSTAGRAM and FACEBOOK.
Well, that’s about all of the info I have. Again, this is definitely not necessary for anyone but just a personal choice I made. I hope this helped all of you guys that had questions! Follow along and I will take you guys with me during my next appointment.
*This post is based on a collaboration I have with Etown Wax and Lash Bar. The opinions are completely my own and based on my experience. Please consult a licensed healthcare provider before