This is a shallow post. Back away now if you’re less shallow than me. This could be hard, because sometimes I’m pretty shallow.

I’m 41 years old. I’m pretty happy being me and where I am right now. I dye my hair, I wear make up and sunscreen. I love eye cream and hunt down wrinkle minimising creams and I get….BOTOX. I’m not afraid to admit that I hate my angry lines. Because I haven’t kept my botox a secret, people ask me about it ALL THE TIME.

It’s for these people I’m sharing this.

My Botox

I’m going to answer a few of the questions I’m usually asked.

When did I start?

It was a gift for my 39th Birthday from my husband because I asked for it. I realised I was only noticing two deep, angry lines between my brows in the mirror and in photos. I would play in iPhoto and PicMonkey. I’d erase those annoying lines and I liked it so much more. I was more than just an angry face.

My Botox Journey

Does it hurt?

No. I’ve never felt any pain. I could just be super tough but I’m fairly certain it just doesn’t hurt.

Where do you get it injected?

The first time I got it between my brows, and that is still were I get it. I haven’t graduated to a completely frozen botox look, I haven’t tried fillers or anything else. I’m happy to age…but age in a happy way. My laughter lines are from my spending years laughing with friends and family, and I want them to stay because I love them.

My Botox Journey

How often?

I probably get it twice a year. I time the injections it to work with Christmas and my Birthday. These are the most photographed moments and I want to see more than 2 angry lines in the photos.

The Price?

I would spend about $100 – $150 each time. If it was more than this, I’d probably hesitate or buy less groceries.

Would I do more?

I’m still not interested in injecting more areas. I’m very expressive and I need to be able to use them all. My hands can only do so much.

Where do you get it done?

I would never, ever go to someone that wasn’t recommended. I visit CozMedics in Racecourse Road, Ascot. (Not sponsored)

Would you? Have you?



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  1. Big question is who does it for you. I am scared of a dodgy job, not of getting it done

  2. Love your honesty, good on you. I think I have those same lines. Cheaper than I thought too. Go you!

  3. I say a big, fat YES to doing whatever it is that makes you feel good about yourself.
    (PS: you are super gorgeous x)

  4. Lisa Mckenzie says:

    I haven’t but I’m not saying never cause I might change my mind,I’m nearly 10 years older than you :(
    I think whatever makes you happy and if you hate something do something about it if you can,so I think it’s an individual choice Xx

  5. Yes, whatever makes you happy and you feel good. I have those lines between my eyebrows, been thinking about it. Works a treat on you!

  6. Gosh that is a stunning image of you at the end. Yeah I’d get it, but I think I need more work in other areas first. I never say never to anything! Well except a boob job and that’s just because I’m not sure I could cop the pain!

  7. The lines that I would get done are the two ACROSS my forehead. Don’t know if Botox could help with that or if it needs fillers instead or something … anyways I can live with it for now …

  8. Yes I have a deeply furrowed brow, and if you look at my family you can see we are a family of frowners. Like you Rachel I started botox because those 2 lines were all I could see in pictures of myself. Plus I was really pulled up when my kids accused me of being angry with them when I wasn’t – I just looked angry! As mine are quite deep, the botox smooths them but doesn’t eliminate them which is fine. At least they don’t cast the shadows they used to!

  9. I MIGHT. Which is kind of funny because I’m not generally a very ‘made up’ person at all. But I have an angry line too and it would be so nice to zap it into cheerfulness (or nothingness, as the case with Botox might be). I think you look super. x

  10. I have the exact problem! Frown line in between my brows and either I look angry or sad. I’ve never tried botox and will do it one day.

  11. Good on you for doing what makes you feel good! I would, and suspect I will too at the right time. Great post, thanks for sharing x

  12. and……….it looks awesome and I hate my angry lines too, Thats all I don’t care about eye fine lines or my laughter lines just my big Debbie Downer Frowners!
    I’m on the cusp of doing something about it but thought it a little exy…. $150 twice a year I can be down with that!!!

    • I love that, “Debbie Downer Frowners”. I can even hear the Debbie Downer music. The first time was more expensive ($300) but so much cheaper for the follow ups. Some places even have a way for you to build up credit in advance – sort of Botox layby :)

  13. Looks great Rachel !!!
    My first experience with botox was not so comfortable. I had the works on my face and it took hours. It did hurt and I was given the laughing gas that made me feel so sick. It pays to really go to someone that is recommend. In saying all of this I will try it again. Can anyone recommend anyone in Melbourne please. ?

  14. I don’t have any wrinkles as of yet (I’m 22) but the moment I start getting wrinkles I am off to get botox! You have to feel good about yourself and put your best face forward.
    Rhi xx