COSMETIC BOTOX® INJECTIONS
Are you looking to erase aging facial lines for good? Try BOTOX® at Be! Bare Element offers Botox injections administered by healthcare professionals to target wrinkles within the forehead, 11’s (between brows), and crows feet. It works by physiologically weakening the facial muscles beneath the skin that are related to expression lines. The contractions of those muscles result in wrinkles. BOTOX® Cosmetic works by blocking the impulses from the nerve to the facial muscles thereby relaxing them, the pull of the underlying facial muscles relax- causing the skin to flatten. The result? Firm skin that looks younger almost instantly.
FAQ ABOUT BOTOX®:
What exactly is Botox and how does it work?
Botox is a neurotoxin derived from Clostridium botulinum, an organism found in the natural environment where it is largely inactive and non-toxic. When injected into the facial muscle, botox temporarily paralyzes the muscle blocking it’s ability to contract. This contraction paralysis causes the pull of the underlying facial muscles to relax, causing the wrinkle to soften and flatten, revealing a smooth unwrinkled appearance.
Is Botox® safe?
Yes, BOTOX® cosmetic is completely safe for wrinkle reduction / prevention when the recommended FDA dosage is administered. Bare Element offers botox cosmetic injections by experienced licensed practitioners.
Which facial areas can be treated?
At Bare Element we treat only forehead lines, 11 lines (between brows), and crows feet.
How long will my botox injections last?
The effects from Botox will last three to six months. As muscle action gradually returns, the lines and wrinkles begin to reappear and will need to be treated again. It usually takes two or three injections each year to maintain the smooth, youthful appearance that is desired. Clinical studies suggest that after several rounds of treatment, the patient may require injections less often.
How many units will I need?
The amount of units needed will vary depending on facial area and wrinkle severity. On average the units needed per facial area are as follows:
Forehead: 10-30 units Frown/ Glabellar Lines: 10-25 units Crows Feet: 5-15 units per side
Forehead: 15-40 units Frown/ Glabellar Lines: 10-25 units Crows Feet: 5-15 units per side
Will I have to come back for a follow-up appointment after my injections?
At Bare Element we inject botox conservatively, the key to botox injections is to administered just enough botox symmetrically to give a natural effect. We will set up a two week follow-up appointment with you after your initial treatment. This follow-up appointment will be made incase you need a touch-up to add a few additional units if needed. If a touch-up is needed, the client will need to pay for these additional units. If you are happy with your botox injections after your initial appointment, you may cancel your touch-up appointment at any time.
Are there any side effects to botox?
Side effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic are minimal, with slight discomfort upon injection of the solution. One percent of patients develop a slight lowering of one eyelid and, also rarely, asymmetry of facial expression. These effects are temporary and may not even be noticed by the client. When the botox begins to wear off, the wrinkles begin to reappear; however, they frequently are not as deep as the original ones.
How long will the treatment take?
The actual injection process takes a quick 10 minutes, your full appointment with paperwork will take approximately 30 minutes. We will discuss your treatment goals and perform a facial analysis to determine the appropriate treatment areas for you. Some clients report that being injected with BOTOX® Cosmetic feels like a pinch or bee sting, others do not feel much at all.
Will I have downtime?
There is minimal downtime after botox injections. You may have pin point injection site redness and or pin point bruising which typically resolves within 24-72 hours. You can return to you everyday activities after your treatment but be aware you are not to exercise for 24 hours after or lay flat for 4 hours after your treatment.
When will I see results?
Most clients begin to notice an effect three to five days after their injections, with full results becoming visible after 14 days.
$12 / Unit
Caution: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued statements warning of the possible hazards of "BOTOX® Cosmetic parties." Whether used to treat medical conditions such as blepharospasm or strabismus or cosmetic concerns such as furrow lines, a BOTOX® Cosmetic injection is a medical procedure that should be performed in a controlled medical environment by a licensed practitioner.