Are you interested in improving wrinkles in the brow, forehead and crow’s feet areas? Get youthful, beautiful looking skin with Botox.
Botox is a non-surgical procedure that has little to no recovery time. Our patients absolutely love it. It’s quick, relatively painless, and provides excellent results.
As with any procedure, we understand you may have questions. We have compiled a list of the most frequently-asked ones below. If you have additional questions, call us at 503-772-3297 and someone from our professional Portland staff can assist you. During non-business hours, send us your questions and we’ll get back to you as quickly as possible.
Botox is one of the most effective treatments for reducing moderate to severe crow’s feet and frown lines. It is one of the most thoroughly tested dermal injections on the market, and has been approved for use in over 78 countries worldwide. It contains small amounts of botulinum toxin protein refined from the Clostridum Botulinum bacterium. BOTOX® Cosmetic is made by Allergan, and there is no generic equivalent, so you can always be confident that you are getting a trusted and safe product.
BOTOX® treatments involve the injection of very tiny amounts of a purified protein into specific areas to improve lines, wrinkles, and furrows caused by excessive facial movements, such as squinting or frowning. In experienced hands, the results of this non-invasive therapy are predictably wonderful. BOTOX® is also an effective treatment for migraines and migraine prevention. Dysport is available upon request.
All of our technicians have extensive training in facial musculature. At the start of each appointment, we will discuss the results you wish to receive and examine your facial muscles and movement. You are always given a customized treatment. Botox should never be “one-size-fits-all”. After all, no two faces are the same. And we hope our dedication shows!
The effects of Botox injections typically last from 3 to 4 months. As the strength of the Botox decreases over time, the muscles affected will return to their previous state, meaning frown lines and wrinkles will reappear. These areas will then need to be re-treated. The good news is that if you are regularly treated with Botox, your treatments may last longer, meaning you won’t have to come in as often for re-treatments.
Botox is measured in units. The best results come from a strategic treatment—a combination of an appropriate dosage and a precise targeting of where the Botox is placed. Some practices choose to charge a set price “by area”, but at Bridgeport Laser & Wellness Center we charge our Botox by the unit. This means you can be confident that you are only paying for the amount that you need. Call us to set up your complimentary consultation which includes an examination of your unique facial musculature, a thorough explanation of how Botox works, and a discussion of your desired results. We will then be able to determine the exact dosage that is right for you. As Kelly Ripa, one of our favorite New York Girls, says: “I work out absolutely every day. I don’t overeat. I try to drink water, but I prefer wine, and when all else fails, I get Botox injected right here, right into my forehead, as much as possible.” Call 503-772-3297 to schedule your complimentary consultation with our Portland Botox experts today!
If you would like to receive treatment after your initial free consultation, we can generally accommodate a treatment on the same day. To set up your appointment, call 503-772-3297 and talk to one of our friendly staff members.
Side effects from Botox are minimal. You may experience bruising at the injection site; however, this is temporary and will disappear within a few days. Other side effects could include tiredness, dry mouth, headache, neck pain, blurred or double vision, or allergic reactions; however, occurrences of these side effects are rare. Consult with the doctor if you have any questions regarding these or other side effects.