did anybody use Essentially Bare in Boston for Botox?

  • Julia in Boston
  • 2 years ago

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Thank you all, I feel more confident now
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Megan, I've been to both a board certified plastic surgeon for Botox and a chemical peel. I wasn't happy with the strength of the botox and she left a huge black spot on my forehead because she mixed acids! This resulted in a gouge left in my forehead.That's when I went elsewhere. My good friend had been a client at Essentially Bare for laser hair removal so I tried them. This is about 10 yrs. ago. Still going......A lot of doctors make some extra money are doing this on the side. I think the nurse at Essentially Bare does this all day. You'd have to ask her, let us know what you find out. thanks
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As far as I know it's only one nurse. She's been there since I've been going. Don't be nervous, she's so professional. I feel safer in her hands than some doctors out there! Let us know what you think.
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Thank you ladies for your replies. This is my first time getting Botox and I am nervous. Can you give me the names of these RNs that you liked, please.
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I've never been to the Boston location but I go to the Cambridge one. I've been going there for years. I tried a Dermatologist and wasn't happy at all. Essentially Bare has an RN who really knows her stuff. She's an artist. That's all I have to say....
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I have seen a dermatologist for BOTOX and also two nurse injectors. Both nurse injectors at Essentially Bare in Boston. Both were highly trained in the cosmetic use of BOTOX and dermal fillers. One of the nurse injectors is also a teaching nurse and works with BOTOX in a hospital, with infants ( I believe it is used to stop addicted babies from shaking?). I would recommend that someone ask questions about the experience and frequency in which a doctor or nurse injector works with these materials, as to me, experience and ongoing training is KEY. The dermatologist, for example, was horrible. Heavy handed with the needle that left excessive bruising (some bruising can occur, sometimes I get a slight bruise in a very specific area of my eye wrinkles), a very curt manner, and not taking the time to study my face, smile and frown lines, not explaining, etc. It was clearly not the major part of this derm's practice. Both of the nurses I have had, and one of them ongoing, have been exactly the opposite. These procedures ARE what they do, everyday. Of course if I were getting something invasive such as breast augmentation, liposuction, eye lid lift, I would do tons and tons of research on the board-certified surgeon before undergoing the knife.
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I would recommend you find a board certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist in your area rather than a med-spa. Here is a blog that you might find helpful in your decision making process:

Staggering Differences in Satisfaction Between Board vs. Non-Board Certified Doctors

If you decide to try Botox please come back and tell us how it went for you - we would love to hear!

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