What is Botox?
Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA) is a neuromodulator that offers a non-surgical solution to the wrinkles and creases that stubbornly get in the way of your youthful glow.* From frown lines and forehead creases to crow’s feet and more, this simple injection can temporarily reduce these pesky signs of aging.* When you make facial expressions, lines and creases develop. As time passes and your facial muscles repeatedly contract, these temporary creases become permanently etched onto the face. At this point, your facial muscles have become overworked. With the right amount of OnabotulinumtoxinA placed in the proper muscles, you will still have natural movement while maintaining youthfulness.*
How Botox works
Small amounts of Botox can block nerve impulses to the muscles, causing a form of paralysis, allowing your facial muscles to fully rest.* Botox works by blocking the communication between the brain and the injected muscles.* After a couple months, the blockage slowly begins to fade so that the muscles regain their activity.
What to expect during your appointment
During your initial consultation, we will do an analysis of your muscle movement and strength. This will help us to determine the amount and location of Botox injections. During treatments, a small, fine needle is injected into the targeted muscles. A precise amount of product is carefully placed into each site for maximum, lasting results.* The entire procedure takes 10-15 minutes and you will be able to return to your normal activities immediately.* A topical anesthetic may be applied to your skin to minimize discomfort during your appointment.*
What to expect from the results
You will begin to feel the effects a few days after the treatment.* The longevity of Botox depends on three main things: your metabolism, your muscle strength and how active those muscles are.* Some people will metabolize the product very quickly and will therefore need injections more often. Similarly, the stronger your muscles are, the more product you will need. Muscles we use frequently, such as the ones around the mouth and eyes, will need to be injected more often since they are more active. Typically, results last for a few months.* Because an injection is temporary, it is best to come in every 3-4 months to maintain optimal results.*
Treatments in Bend, Oregon
If you live in central Oregon and you are interested in Botox treatments, give us a call at (541) 330-6292. Facial wrinkles can be addressed easily and effectively at our clinic in Bend.* We specialize in providing aesthetic treatments to patients of all skin types, and we can develop a custom treatment plan just for you. To request a consultation online, please fill out the form on our site.
*Individual results may vary; not a guarantee.