Botox in Portland, OR
What is Botox?
Botulinum Toxin (Type A) is cosmetic injection that blocks nerve signals, which cause contraction of muscles. Used for various medical reasons like treatment of migraines, reduction of perspiration and spasticity of muscles; the most known use of Botulinum Toxin is cosmetic in the form of BOTOX.
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 prior to the treatment. Using a fine needle, our R.N. Robin Prusse, 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. Effects of the injection will take place up to one week post-procedure.
What is the recovery from Botox?
There is no downtime from 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 from 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.
Meet Robin Prusse, R.N.
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After graduating from Oregon Health and Science University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing, Robin established her nursing career as a labor and delivery nurse in Southern Oregon. After a re-location to Portland, Robin decided to focus on Postpartum nursing at St.Vincent; shifting to full-time aesthetic injectables.
A very rewarding part of her career was caring for young mothers and newborns. When Robin was introduced to aesthetic medicine, however, she found it to be similarly rewarding. Assisting others in feeling better about their appearance and improving their self-esteem has allowed Robin to build a solid clientele.
When Robin is not assisting others in looking and feeling their best, she enjoys spending quality time with her large, blended family. She and her husband, Ryan, have three sons and three daughters, Brady Bunch style. Robin thoroughly enjoys attending her children’s numerous school and sporting events. In her free time, Robin also enjoys cooking, gardening, camping, fishing, and spending time on the Oregon Coast.