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Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to try two treatments at Dr. Bohley Cosmetic Surgery in Portland: Laser skin resurfacing using Halo and Forever Young BroadBand Light Treatments in March, followed by Botox in July. Since my wedding was in August, I used it as a motivator to try a lot of things, like these beauty treatments, that I’ve always wanted to do – yes, because I wanted to look great in my wedding photos, but also because I wanted to make life improvements that would last far after the big day.
I’ve been so focused on my career for so many years that I have really neglected my health and a lot of other areas in my life, so the wedding was a great opportunity to shift priorities a bit and start giving other areas of my life attention again. In the lead-up to the wedding, I worked really hard and did a lot of rewarding things, like training for my first-ever race and running multiple 5ks. I also invested in a lot of new makeup and spent hours learning new techniques, because I wanted to learn how to do my own wedding makeup so that I could enjoy the results every time I put on makeup, not just for one day. It’s felt really good to take care of myself and get the chance to do things I’ve been wanting to do for years! As I wrote about in my first two posts, my experiences with Dr. Bohley Cosmetic Surgery far exceeded my expectations, and I was so happy that I had the opportunity to try both the laser resurfacing and the Botox before my wedding day!
When I had the laser resurfacing treatment done, I was advised that it takes roughly 4 months for the “Glow” to come through from the Halo. In fact, I received a compliment using the exact phrase “You’re glowing!” in the lead-up to the wedding!
I was so happy about my decision to get the laser treatments and Botox done before the wedding. I felt beautiful and confident on my wedding day, and I think my skin looked great both in person and in all my wedding photos! I learned so much about skin care during my experiences at Dr. Bohley Cosmetic Surgery, and that information will serve me well for the rest of my married life, not just one day! I will definitely be getting Botox again – I’m about 2 months out from the treatment, and it’s mostly worn off, although my forehead movement is still partially limited. Because I’d never had it done before, I asked my provider, Robin Prusse RN, to do it very, very lightly – I didn’t want to roll the dice and risk looking “Weird” during the wedding, or be unable to emote, since I had no idea what it would look like on me. As you can see in my wedding video, emoting was definitely not a problem! 🙂 Now that I know how Botox works for me personally, I would like to try more units next time and see if it might last longer. That’s a great thing about it – it’s not a permanent change, so you can try it and decide how you like it!
If you’re near the Portland area and considering one of these treatments, I can’t recommend Dr. Bohley’s office enough. Their team is amazing!