Last month was my birthday! I celebrated by getting something done that I have always wanted to do. I turned the BIG 40 this summer and I scheduled myself a Spa day at Radiance Med Spa in San Antonio and received 35 injections of Botox!! 🙂 I have to admit I was a little nervous but I had heard amazing things about Dr. Laura Bennack here in San Antonio. I have an entire video documenting the experience and I will be sure to share here soon.
The first thing I want to mention is that the Spa I GORGEOUS. So beautiful and clean, everything you want in a Med Spa. There is a Tranquility room where you sit and wait before you are scheduled and it’s stocked full of bottled water, drinks, snacks and of course a massage chair to relax you.
Once you’ve relaxed in the Tranquility room you go to your procedure room and the nurses begin talking with you about what exactly your goals are for the Botox. They take before and after photos, talk with you about care after Botox and then comes Botox time. The doctor comes in to talk with you in detail about the procedure and gives her final recommendations based on what you want to achieve.
I told Dr. Bennack that I didn’t want to look different, I just wanted to look a little refreshed. We decided to go with 35 units of Botox, some in the brow area, the forehead and a little by my eyes. She assured me that she was conservative and that I would look refreshed and NOT different.
Dr. Laura Bennack said that results would be seen between 4-10 days after the injections, but I started noticing them right away! I went over to my mom’s after and didn’t tell her, just so I could see if she noticed anything. When I got there she said, WOW, you look refreshed, that must have been some Spa Day! It wasn’t until a few days later that I told her I had Botox. She said she knew it and that she could tell because my skin looked amazing and thought I just had an awesome facial. 🙂
Let me just say that I have been able to move my forehead and face at ALL times. Not once did I ever experience that it was too much and that my face felt frozen. I know I got that question on social media a lot when I posted on Instagram. I never felt like I looked plasticy or frozen in time. Haha
One of the most unexpected things that happened when I got Botox was that my tension headaches seem to have gone away!! I am shocked. I have lived with tension headaches most of my life, ever since my 20’s as far back as I can remember. I don’t sleep well because I have muscle knots in my back and neck that radiate to my head. To my surprise, about a year ago, my doctor mentioned that Botox is actually one of the treatments for tension headaches, so I thought this might be a win-win situation. It’s such a pleasant side-effect!
Overall my experience with Radiance Med Spa was amazing. I highly recommend Radiance Med Spa and Dr. Laura Bennack to anyone that asks me about Botox.
Special for all my San Antonio friends!
As a special offer for my San Antonio friends, Radiance Med Spa is giving anyone who mentions “story of five” when scheduling an appointment, a $10 Botox special! Feel free to give them a call to make your appointment – (210) 804-0772.