Botox is a simple and safe way to reduce unflattering fine lines and wrinkles. Botox injectable cosmetic relaxes the face to provide smoother, more supple skin. This FDA-approved approach to skin rejuvenation has become a game-changer in the world of cosmetics.
Patients from around the world resoundingly approve Botox for its ease of use, minimally invasive procedure, and consistent results. After a few strategically placed Botox injections, patients enjoy an expression that appears more youthful and refreshed. At Bridgetown Aesthetics, we’ve helped many patients enhance their appearance and Botox is just one of the many services we offer to turn back the clock. Schedule your personal consultation or call the office at (503) 505-5288.
Botox is an injectable neuromodulator that corrects creases and dynamic wrinkles. It is a safe and simple method used to create an unlined, more youthful appearance. When injected, it works to temporarily cut off the signals between the muscles and the nerves. This leaves them unable to communicate with each other. As a result, the muscles are unable to fully contract and form the unwanted wrinkles. It is an effective way to temporarily eliminate lines in the forehead, crow’s feet, nasolabial lines, and more.
Botox is frequently used to target the following areas:
- Between the eyebrows
- Around the eyes
- Corners of the mouth
We constantly hear from patients about the satisfying results that Botox produces. It is safe, fast, and requires absolutely no downtime.
Below is what patients can expect:
- Fresh and revitalized skin that is smooth to the touch
- Minimally invasive with little to no downtime required
- Huge boost in confidence and self-esteem
- Improved migraines and excessive sweating 
When administered by an experienced cosmetic surgeon like Dr. Hayes, patients can be sure that their treatment will be effective and their results will be natural-looking. Unlike many other providers, Dr. Hayes makes it a point to personally perform all of his Botox and Xeomin injections. To learn more about the benefits of Botox treatment, please contact us for a consultation at our office in Portland, OR.
Men and women who are unhappy with unflattering lines and wrinkles may be good candidates for Botox.
Typically, ideal candidates are also:
- In good health
- Have moderate to severe dynamic wrinkles, creases, and fine lines
- Have realistic expectations of what Botox can do for them
- Are interested in a temporary solution
- Are looking for a way to prevent the formation of dynamic wrinkles
A Botox procedure doesn’t demand a whole lot of preparation. Having said that, there are a few things you can do to prepare for your treatment: 
- Please avoid taking certain blood-thinning medications and supplements as instructed
- Do not smoke or drink alcoholic beverages intake the day before and after the procedure
- Use a mild cleanser and avoid products that may cause irritation
Patients receiving Botox can enjoy a quick and relatively pain-free experience. Most patients come on and out of the office within an hour. It’s so fast and easy that many patients are able to schedule their appointment on their lunch break. Dr. Hayes will administer Botox using an ultrafine needle that will be strategically placed. He will target the specific muscles that cause unwanted wrinkles, fine lines, or creases, depending on your areas of concern. Patients may experience some slight swelling or tenderness at the injection site.  However, this typically resolves within two days.
The beauty of Botox is that you can pick up right where you left off when you leave the office. You can go to work, drive home, and continue life as you left it.
There are a few items to be mindful of:
- Keep your hand off your face. Do not scratch, rub, or massage the area that is injected. It can cause irritation and can alter the healing process. It can also cause the Botox to migrate to other areas of the face and cause unwanted effects.
- Please avoid lying down for a few hours. You want to keep yourself in an upright position to prevent facial swelling and migration of the Botox.
- Do not take NSAIDs. They can thin the blood and cause bruising at the injection site.
- Avoid smoking for at least 1-2 days after treatment.
Results are fast-acting. This is because it takes only a short time for the cosmetic to begin to take effect in the muscle.  The fine lines and wrinkles will begin to soften within a week, and afterwards, patients will witness substantial improvement in their skin. Allow for 2-3 weeks to fully see the results from Botox injections.
In 3-5 months after your Botox treatment, you may notice the effects start to wane and the gradual reappearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Many patients schedule regular touch-up treatments to maintain their results.
What is Botox?
Manufactured by pharmaceutical company Allergan, Botox is an injectable neuromodulator designed to relax the facial muscles and reduce the appearance of fine lines/wrinkles.
Where can I use Botox?
Botox can be used on the face to treat creases and unflattering wrinkles. It can be used in the forehead, near the eyes, and lip lines. Botox can also be injected into the jaw to alleviate pain from teeth grinding.
How long do results last?
Depending on your treatment plan, results can last up to 3-5 months before they start to wane. Regular maintenance is needed every few months to preserve the effects of Botox.
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