We’ve been helping our Twin Cities patients look younger with Botox® cosmetic treatments for over 10 years
If you’re looking for a qualified injector of Botox® in Minneapolis, look no further. If you’ve never heard of Botox® cosmetics, or botulinum toxin, it is an FDA-approved product that’s designed to smooth your facial lines and wrinkles that stem from muscular contractions.
This is one of the most highly requested procedures not only at our clinic in the Minneapolis area, but it’s also a cosmetic treatment that’s regularly performed throughout the world. Botox® is regularly used to diminish facial wrinkles, soften your expression lines, the creases between your eyes, crow’s feet, horizontal forehead lines, and more. This is also a procedure used to treat gummy smile or to lift the corners of your mouth.
During your private consultation, you’ll meet with one of our highly trained injectors to discuss your goals. From there, the actual injections only take a few minutes and have minimal side effects.
What areas do we treat with Botox® cosmetic injections?
At Metropolitan Skin Clinic, we use Botox® to treat signs of aging that appear throughout the face. It can be used to treat wrinkles, frown lines, forehead lines, crow’s feet, downturned corners of the mouth, dimpled chins, neck bands, bunny lines, lip lines, and more.
Meet our expert Botox® injectors
FDA-approved Botox® cosmetic injections shouldn’t be administered by just anyone. It’s very important that you find a trustworthy team to administer your botox cosmetic injections or you run the risk of misplaced or overdone Botox® injections that will take a few months to wear off. Rest assured that at the Metropolitan Skin Clinic, all of our injectors are incredibly experienced and qualified in this area. No matter who you see during your appointment, the desired results will be tailored to address your specific concerns and artfully executed. As a result, you’ll feel more confident in your own skin! Get to know our team of injectors below.
Carrie Lucio, APRN, CNP
Carrie has been a nurse practitioner for 5 years, and a registered nurse for over 15 years. She has experience in primary care, dermatology, cosmetic injecting and wound care. Carrie has been preforming cosmetic injections since 2007 and has loved providing services to her patients including Botox, soft tissue fillers, micro-needling and skin care consultation. Her favorite thing about cosmetic medicine is helping people look refreshed and polished as the best version of themselves. She is excited to see her patients and help build a treatment plan to reach their cosmetic goals.
Co-owner and Clinic Coordinator, Suzanne St. James is a licensed Certified Instructor in Cosmetology, Skin Care analysis, and application. Known and respected in the industry, Suzanne is certified in cosmetic Injections, Dermal Fillers, and Laser Technology. She helped develop our medical-grade skincare line that bears her name, St. James.
How is the Botox® cosmetic procedure performed?
Botox® cosmetic injections are seen as relatively painless and fast. Before your injector begins, he or she will prepare your skin by sanitizing it. Depending on the treatment areas, your injector will then ask you to make different expressions such as smiling or frowning so they can see facial muscles to determine where to place each injection. In some cases, a cold compress is used following the injections to help minimize swelling, bruising, or overall skin discomfort.
What are the benefits of Botox® cosmetic treatments?
There are many benefits to getting Botox® cosmetic injections for wrinkle reduction regularly. Both men and women regardless of their age or skin type, who want to refresh their appearance will experience the following upsides:
- A significant and noticeable reduction in creases and fine lines in the treatment area.
- It is an in-office procedure that only takes about 15 minutes and has minimal side effects.
- Patients can opt to get this procedure over a lunch break.
- A non-surgical and non-invasive approach to facial rejuvenation that doesn’t require excessive recovery time.
During your consultation, your injector will determine if you’re a good candidate for Botox® cosmetic treatments. If so, you will get a personalized treatment plan tailored to you.
How long does Botox® last and how many treatments will I need?
Botox® cosmetic procedures are not permanent. It can last three to four months after the treatment. Botox® takes a full 2 weeks to come into full effect. Your muscles are at their most relaxed state at weeks 2-6. At 8-10 weeks, muscle activity and the movement slowly begins to return. By weeks 12-14, you will be due for another treatment.
Consistent treatments every 3-4 months keep you looking fresh and youthful and ensure optimal softening of fine lines and wrinkles while preventing the onset of deep folds over time.
How long does the Botox® cosmetic treatment take?
The procedure itself only takes 30-60 minutes to complete, including the time it takes for your consultation. Most patients experience minimal downtime from Botox® cosmetic injections. Any swelling at the injection site usually subsides in under an hour although there might be slight bruising that lasts for a couple of days. After that, you can resume your normal activities.
How much does Botox® cost in Minneapolis?
We currently charge $13.50 per unit, however, the number of units required varies depending on the person, the purpose of the Botox® injections, and the area it is being injected into. At Metropolitan Skin Clinic, our repeat customers who book consistently (within 3-4 months) pay our loyalty pricing of $12 per unit.
- Lip flip – $150