Everything has potential side effects. That includes Botox
Despite all the great publicity Botox receives, it might not be the right solution for you. You need to ask your aesthetician for a free consult before getting Botox.
Potential side effects from Botox could include itching, rash and welts. If you’re allergic, you may experience wheezing. If you are allergic to eggs, you need to tell your RN up front. Botox is actually created like a vaccine. Eggs are utilized in the process.
If you have an egg allergy, an experienced RN wouldn’t recommend Botox. However, she can do a little test area and assess that area after the injection. If you’re prone to bruising or on blood thinners, then you should ask your doctor.
If your doctor feels it is safe, your doctor may stop the blood thinners for the three days before injection. If it’s not safe, then you might get some bruising.
Botox is for the young and old
Botox patients are as young as 21 and as old as 84. The age range varies. Men and women are Botox patients. If you get Botox younger in life, it will prevent wrinkles from forming. You will never get wrinkles. Some older clients just want to soften them. If the wrinkles are really deep and you are in your 70s or 80s, Botox will not totally erase your wrinkles. However, you will look better.
Want to know what Botox costs?
For one area, the Botox treatment cost is about $180. Between the brows will run $180. Crow’s feet might be a little bit less. It depends on the number of units used.
In a price survey, a prominent Roseville aesthetics practice charges $9 a unit, which is great in the Sacramento area. Typical practitioners will charge anywhere from $10 to $12 a unit. The owner there is just trying to get the clients in the door, have them fall in love with her and come back to continue their services.
RNs charge by the unit. The brow is usually 20 units at $9 a unit. This comes to $180. It covers the actual Botox and the injections. A unit is just a measurement of dosage. It depends on the dilution factor. It’s just volume-related. Each 0.1 cc that your aesthetician injects is four units of product. Each injection site will have approximately four units of product.
If you are afraid of needles, say so. Your nurse can give you a stress ball. You can bring a buddy if you need somebody to hold your hand. Your nurse can put on some soothing music. “I just try to make it as pleasant as I can for you,” says Lori Mitchell, of Roseville Aesthetics.
You will not feel the needle going in, but you will feel a little stinging of the product. That’s why Lori likes to do numbing cream and ice. They totally minimize any of the discomfort.
Meet the expert
Looking young never gets old! My name is Lori Mitchell. I am a registered nurse and co-owner of RIM Aesthetics in Roseville. I LOVE working with middle aged men and women to help them feel GREAT about their skin. I get rid of unwanted hair, wrinkles, brown spots, and saggy skin to help them go from feeling OLD to feeling BOLD!