I got Botox in Minneapolis, Here’s my review

review from carillon's injectionsIf you’ve ever considered the fact that the first thing people notice about you is your teeth, which is why I got braces, then I guess the second most important thing is your face, right? I mean who wouldn’t notice your face before your teeth? That’s why I decided to highlight my beautiful new teeth, after braces, by getting my wrinkles diminished with some injections.

Botox can help you build confidence

After I got a lot of confidence with my new look from getting my teeth straightened, I thought I would keep on going with my crazy life in finding a way to make them look even better. With that in mind, I decided to also go shopping for some new makeup colors (that’s another story). Getting this kind of treatment is always kinda scary, especially after googling some of the recent problems experienced by some celebrities from time to time. But I have several friends in Minnesota who have had great experiences with their doctor so I decided to give it a try for the first time.

My experience with Carillon

I went in for a little consultation, wasn’t sure what to expect. The first thing I noticed was that the people working at the front desk were really cool and didn’t seem to judge anyone in the patient room. Believe me, they were beautiful but I didn’t find them threatening at all. I wanted to learn more before meeting with the nurse and they gave me a pamphlet to read. I went to their Minneapolis location on Olson Highway about a month ago for my consultation then went in the next day for my treatment. The entire experience was wonderful and I couldn’t be happier with the new me and my new face :) One thing I noticed was that my forehead wasn’t as firm as I thought it’d be after the injections. This was pretty awesome. The feel natural but look more full than ever. I really didn’t have super wrinkly skin around my eyes either but they weren’t non-existent either. But now I’m looking and feeling my best with the new look, thanks to the people at Carillon. Checkout more info on getting affordable Botox from them if you’re interested. And let them know that Cat sent you!

Some important info you may need to know before Getting Braces!

The World of Orthodontics

Orthodontics is the process of straightening teeth that are crooked in a person’s mouth. Most of the time the teeth have grown in that way, as the jawbone itself will not accommodate the teeth in a straight manner.

Mostly from a hereditary standpoint, teeth will come in after the baby teeth are lost crooked, on top of one another and in all sorts of ways. This is probably the most severe reason orthodontics needs to be addressed, but it can be easily corrected.

Most of the time when teeth are in these positions, some of the teeth have to be pulled in order to make room for the straightening process to occur.

The traditional method of straightening the teeth is to put metal braces on them and gradually tighten them which moves the teeth into a straightened positioning.

The way that it works is to place metal bands on each tooth, cemented on, and then fastening metal wires through connectors on each band going until the wire is attached to each tooth, both uppers and lower teeth.

Then over time, as the wires are gradually tightened, the teeth are moved into place and end up as straightened. It is an amazing process which takes place over a couple of years as the the teeth are gradually moved into place.

This process has been perfected since the 1940′s and since then thousands of people have enjoyed the process of getting horribly out of place teeth moved into position so that they have been able to enjoy beautiful smiles and pretty teeth.

Newer procedures like Invisalign offers a hard plastic liner that fits along the back side of the teeth, and as time goes on, a different sized of liner is inserted, causing the same kind of movement that the braces enact. In this way the person has literally invisible braces, as they are not able to be noticed by the casual observer.

Having teeth that were once crooked, but are now straightened will change a person’s life. Having one’s teeth straightened completely changes the way that a person’s face looks. The difference in a person’s outlook on life changes from one of self consciousness to one of confidence. This is the practice also known of as dentofacial orthopedics.

People’s personalities change from being withdrawn and self-conscious to confident and outgoing. This has been the case for years, and for teenagers, the age when most of the orthodontic work is done, it can mean all the difference in the world.

Step in tubs for increased safety for Gramma

My grandparents are in their 80′s. Yours might be in their 90′s or older?! Anyways, my grandma started losing her short term memory and falling a lot. This was super scary for my mom (it’s her mother) so we all took it pretty seriously. My grandfather still has his wits about him but his strength is not what it used to be so he decided to get the family to help out with caring for my Nana. One of the greatest things that he did for her and for the family which has freed up time and energy for everyone is getting her one of those walk in tubs to bathe in because of all her recent falls. She not only doesn’t need help in the bathroom but she bathes every day by herself which is huge for her dignity and a great relief for my grandfather.

Walk in bathtubs for elderly folks help the whole family


Since my nana got her walk in tub, her hair is usually cleaner than it had been because she was only washing it once a week when my aunt took her to the hair shop. Now she spends quite a while in the tub and has time to wash her hair. The water doesn’t get cold because it has a water heater, heated air jets and a heated seat so she can soak as long as she wants to. Her bathtub sits in the middle of her bathroom, it’s modeled after the old Victorian style tubs and she really takes advantage of it.

Safety for Seniors at a whole notha’ level

envy walk in tubSeniors who have lived a very active lifestyle and productive life find it hard to settle down sometimes and end up doing things that get them hurt. These things are not anything out of the normal, in fact, they’re just walking unaccompanied, driving or picking something too heavy up. Safety is a premium for people who want to continue to be independent and active instead of putting their feet up and accepting the role of “old man” or “old woman.”  There are a lot of premier bathing products that could help seniors in the bathroom but nothing improves safety like a step in tub. The reason is obvious – there are so many more accidents in the bathroom related to stepping in and out of a regular tub than any other emergency room trip. So do your family a favor and get your aging parents / grandparents or even yourself if you have any kind of physical limitation or disability into a step in safety tub. Thanks for reading ;)