Monday, January 18, 2010

Wedding glow or Botox?

To Botox or to not Botox, that is the question? With getting married comes many new experiences, challenges and lot's of girlie maintenance. I’ve been eating well, taking care of myself better, scheduling my time and taking pre-natal vitamins so my hair grows. (And yes the vitamins work. My hair is growing like a weed). Before reading on, remember that I lived in L.A. for twelve years and have heard a lot about the new waves of beauty that you can do yourself. But this is a story I just had to get some advice from you…

Recently I had a group dinner with some close friends. One of my friends brought her co-worker to dinner who had just moved up to San Francisco from L.A. During dinner the conversation turned into a discussion about my May wedding plans. I loved the ladies helpful suggestions about bridesmaid dresses, bachelorette parties (I think we’re going to wine country) and bridezilla drama.

And then it happened…

My friend’s co-worker, let’s call her ‘Sophie’, asked if I was going to get Botox before the wedding. I couldn’t believe my ears as I hadn’t even considered it. So I told her I thought I was too young for Botox. She told me something like, “Everyone your age is getting it.” I had to take a deep breath!

Honestly after I went back to my regular life, her comment stuck in my head. So, out of curiosity, I made an appointment with a dermatologist to ask some questions. At the doctors office I filled out some paperwork. Under the column named 'concerns', I wrote looking for the fountain of youth. When it was my turn, I went into the doctor’s office, put on my paper gown and waited for my adventure.

The doctor came in and asked me why I was there. I told him, a friend suggested I get Botox before my wedding day. Doctor said, “Let me give you the correct products for sunscreen and fine wrinkles. And to give you that wedding glow, try to drink more water! Now leave my office and tell your friend you found the fountain of youth!”

Why do I love this story? So my lovelies, what's your secret to getting that wedding glow? Go on, you can tell me, I promise not to tell and will keep it our little secret. Is it cucumber slices, plenty of water, face masks?

14 comments:

carrie1 said...

YAY for the Doctor!

Who say's that to a Bride to Be anyways??

Char said...

i didn't know you could get botox while pregnant - i wouldn't risk that anyway.

i watched the golden globes last night and thought how sad it was that so many couldn't show their expressions because of the ridiculous plastic surgery.

i wear my wrinkles proudly.

Brandi said...

I'm SO happy your doctor gave you that advice. My mother worked for a plastic surgeon for years and saw Botox injections first hand. She actually had some done herself. Frankly, I always thought she looked weird when she did. She once even had a bad reaction to the botox. In my opinion, the most beautiful women take good care of their skin and are willing to show off their laugh lines and little wrinkles -- they're all part of your life.

Ams said...

You're doing everything right with the water and the vitamins. That in itself is going to help!
I am happy that your doctor didn't poke you with any Botox (although I have been tempted! lol)

Laura said...

carrie1: Thanx honey and I totally agree!

Laura said...

Char: Not preggo honey but a bride yes. I love your Golden Globes comment. Just perfect!

Laura said...

Brandi: I totally agree, but still felt a little curious. I am so glad I was turned away from the office. Have a great day!

Nicole Marie said...

i'm all for botox but i'm a lot older and need it! but thats kind of ridiculous just for your wedding

Laura said...

Nicole Marie: I'm all for feeling your best, but more from the inside and then out!

The Good Cook said...

As your wedding day approaches try to remember it is JUST a day. A lovely, memorable day to be sure, but the DAY does not make the marriage. Botox? You will glow with love and happiness and that's the best kind of glow because it will come from within and be natural.

Laura said...

The Good Cook: Trust me I feel the exact same way and understand that we are planning for a life not just a day. This is such great advice sweetie!

Namine said...

beautiful story! So glad he didn't try to sell you anything. I wasn't sure where this post was going with the title!

Jenn said...

Good for that doc! I think taking care of yourself the way you are doing is more than enough. Your hunny is marrying you for YOU, not a plastic version of yourself.

Girl Japan: April Marie said...

I didn't know pre-nat vitamins were good for hair growth.... what else are they good for?

Botox... I say no to inducing myself with chemicals unless I have to..

I do facial exercise which helps keep me tight.