The wrinkles treated with Botox® are the ones that stand out because they’re deep and tend to do more than make you look older. They can also create the impression that you’re continuously angry or sad. Our injectors at SANTÉ Aesthetics & Wellness are experts at creating a natural look that softens those lines but won’t create the “frozen face” look. With a sculptor’s touch, they artfully inject Botox where needed to rejuvenate your appearance while keeping your natural beauty and maintaining normal facial expressions. To schedule an appointment, call the office in Portland, Oregon, or book an appointment online.
What is Botox?
Botox is a purified form of botulinum toxin that’s injected to produce cosmetic and medical results. When injected into facial muscles, it temporarily blocks the nerve signals that make muscles contract, causing those frown lines to soften.
What facial wrinkles are treated with Botox?
Age-related changes in your skin, such as loss of collagen, thinning skin, and dehydration, cause static wrinkles. The laugh lines and marionette lines that develop around your nose and mouth are examples of static wrinkles.
You also develop another type of wrinkle over time. These wrinkles, called dynamic wrinkles, occur as you repeatedly use the same muscles to make facial expressions like frowning.
Botox effectively treats dynamic wrinkles allowing the muscles relax, and their associated wrinkles to significantly diminish or in some instance disappear before it wears off. The wrinkles treated by Botox include:
- Crow’s feet
- Frown lines
- Forehead furrows
- Neck bands
You can still make natural facial expressions following a Botox treatment because your doctor only injects a few carefully targeted muscles.
$14 per unit
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What should I expect during and after Botox treatment?
Before your Botox treatment, we will explains the procedure and answers your questions. We also offer you a topical anesthetic if desired to keep you comfortable throughout the procedure.
Botox sessions typically take about 10 minutes, depending on the area being treated. It’s normal for injection sites to be a little red, swollen, or bruised for a short time. This can be covered with makeup. You can get back to your daily routine as soon as your session is finished. However, you should avoid strenuous activities for a few hours.
When will I see results after Botox injections?
It takes about 24-48 hours before Botox relaxes the targeted muscles, then your rejuvenated appearance lasts up to four months.* Botox gradually wears off, but you can get another round of injections as soon as your results fade. In fact, results tend to last longer with future injections.
*Individual results may vary.
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If you are ready to restore a more youthful appearance by diminishing moderate-to-severe dynamic wrinkles, click below to schedule an appointment online. Or you can call us at (971) 407-3066 and our front desk will happily book your appointment with our fantastic staff.
We are conveniently located in the Northwest District of Portland in the Historic 210 Building. Convenient to Lake Oswego, Beaverton, Tigard, Hillsboro, Milwaukee, and Vancouver, Washington.
Before and After Images
Botox is a popular cosmetic treatment that uses a form of botulinum toxin to temporarily paralyze specific facial muscles, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The treatment is performed by injecting Botox into specific muscle groups, where it works by blocking nerve impulses, which then leads to the muscles relaxing and reducing wrinkles.
Botox results typically last for 3-4 months, after which the treatment will need to be repeated to maintain the desired effects.
Botox injections are typically performed with a very fine needle, so most patients report only minimal discomfort during the procedure. Some patients may experience some redness and swelling at the injection site, but this typically subsides within a few hours.
Botox is commonly used to treat fine lines and wrinkles on the forehead, around the eyes (crows feet), and between the eyebrows (frown lines). It can also be used to treat other areas of the face, including the neck, jawline, and corners of the mouth.
Botox has been extensively studied and is considered a safe and effective cosmetic treatment when performed by a qualified medical professional. As with any medical procedure, there are potential risks and side effects, so it’s important to discuss your concerns and medical history with your provider prior to undergoing Botox treatment.
Botox results are typically visible within 3-7 days of the treatment, with full effects typically seen within two weeks.
Yes, Botox can be combined with other cosmetic treatments, including dermal fillers, facials, and skin resurfacing treatments, to enhance the overall results.
The cost of Botox varies depending on the size of the area being treated and the number of units required. On average, Botox treatments can cost anywhere from $300 to $1,500.