Botox in Portland, OR
What is Botox?
Botox is a prescription formula with botulinum toxin as its active ingredient. It is used to correct dynamic wrinkles in the face, or wrinkles that appear upon the movement of certain facial muscles. Botox works by dampening muscle movement when injected in precise areas, like crow’s feet and forehead wrinkles.
Am I a good candidate for Botox?
One of the most common signs of aging is the appearance of wrinkles on your face. Common treatment areas include brow furrows, forehead lines, and crow’s feet. Men and women in Portland, Oregon have visited Dr. Bohley’s office after realizing that any facial movement like frowning, smiling, and even chewing leads to lines that makes them appear tired or angry when they are not – we can help you look as great as you feel on the inside!
If you also want to eliminate these lines and wrinkles from your face and have realistic expectations from your treatment, you are an ideal candidate for Botox.
What is a Botox treatment like?
The cause for wrinkling and creases can stem from various factors, and as mentioned, these factors cause the contraction of muscles beneath the skin. Botox can be administered right in Dr. Bohley’s office. To begin the treatment, no anesthesia is required. If discomfort is a concern, you may consider a numbing cream before the treatment. Using a fine needle, our highly trained injector will inject the Botox into the muscles, relaxing them and loosening tension to smooth the skin. The number of injections required will vary based on your aesthetic goals along with Dr. Bohley’s recommendation to obtain those goals.
Can Botox age you?
Botox does not cause signs of aging; this is a common misconception. In fact, many patients use Botox to prevent wrinkles from forming by softening the repeated facial expressions that cause them.
Can I go for a walk after Botox?
You can go for a walk after receiving Botox injections but should avoid strenuous exercise for about 24 hours as this can cause bruising.
Can Botox cause weight gain?
Botox should not cause weight gain.
Can I have wine after Botox?
Drinking alcohol does not affect Botox results, but first-time patients should generally wait several hours after their injections to see how the treatment affects them.
Can Botox help sinuses?
In some cases, Botox is used to reduce seasonal allergy symptoms like itching, sneezing, or sinus pressure.
What is recovery like from Botox?
There is no downtime after your Botox treatment. Most patients can return to work in the Portland and Vancouver areas immediately after the injections. However, there may be some swelling or redness that resolves quickly and any strenuous activity is to be avoided for the rest of the day. It is important to avoid rubbing or lying on the treated area for a few days. Rarely if bruising occurs, it resolves within a week or two.
What will be my results?
Depending on a few factors like skin condition and age, the effects of your Botox may last from three to six months. A follow-up appointment will be required for additional treatment or touch-up since your results are not permanent.