There are lots of famous women on our screens each and every day who have had numerous treatments – and look fabulous! But I really love speaking to ‘real’ women. The women whose stories you wouldn’t usually hear. Particularly when it comes to non-invasive treatments like Botox.

So, I spoke to “Tracey”, a 50-year-old from Norfolk, who filled me in on when she first had Botox, why, and how it has changed not just her skin, but also the way she feels.

When did you first get Botox, and why?

I first had Botox in 2018, as a Christmas present from my daughter. She knew how much I wanted to try it, and very kindly paid for the treatment for me. I decided to get it as I have a very expressive face, and started to really notice lines around my eyes and on my forehead – so these are the areas I continue to treat.

Tracey before Botox

Tracey after Botox

How often do you get anti-wrinkle injections?

I get Botox once every six months. My last one was in February, so I am due another treatment now – Obviously due to Covid everything has been delayed. It varies for everyone, but I find that six months is great for me.

Who does your Botox?

My daughter’s friend is a nurse, and a very good Botox practitioner. She has been practising for years and I trust her to do a great job. I also knew other people who went to her, so that was reassuring.

Do you tell people you have Botox, or is it something you keep to yourself?

I tell people, and I’m sure people would notice that I’ve had it done anyway. It’s my face and my choice what I do to it, so even if they disagree, it’s irrelevant to me. I know a lot of people may not want to tell anyone what they have done which I totally understand. However I feel it is something you should be ashamed of. I have a very natural look, I can still frown and express myself, I just look fresher.

What have been the main benefits of Botox for you?

I’ve seen great results using Botox; it’s made a huge difference to the way I look and feel. My forehead lines and crow’s feet are less visible, which has made me feel much more confident.

What advice would you give anyone interested in Botox?

For anyone thinking about getting anti-wrinkle injections, I’d definitely recommend going to somebody reputable. A qualified professional, Someone who really knows what they are doing and knows what to do if anything goes wrong. And only ever do it for yourself; nobody else.

For more information on all things anti-wrinkle injections, check our treatment guide

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