Botox® Cosmetic in Portland
Patients who struggle with early signs of aging may be apprehensive to undergo a surgical procedure and instead may turn to non-invasive treatments. Botox® Cosmetic is an FDA-approved medication used for the treatment of moderate to severe frown lines between patient’s eyebrows and eye corners (crow’s feet). In her Portland, OR area practice, Dr. Elisa Burgess offers Botox® Cosmetic injections to patients who wish to relax the signs of aging, but in a gentle, less invasive manner. There are multiple reasons people undergo Botox® treatment, including:
- Minimizing and preventing facial lines and wrinkles
- Treating crow’s feet
- Non-cosmetic uses (excessive underarm sweating, chronic migraines, overactive bladder)
Am I an ideal candidate for Botox® Cosmetic?
Botox® Cosmetic is one of the most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedures in the world. Patients often select Botox® Cosmetic as a means to correct frown lines in between the eyebrows (glabellar area) and around the eyes (crow’s feet), and practitioners use it for forehead lines or for specific areas with excessive sweating. Patients who receive Botox® Cosmetic treatments are usually between 18 and 65 years of age. Patients who have an infection at the proposed injection site, or have an allergy or hypersensitivity to the botulinum toxin used in Botox®, may not be ideal candidates for treatment. Patients should not be pregnant or nursing.
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What will the Botox® Cosmetic treatment be like?
Prior to a Botox® treatment, the patient and Dr. Burgess will carefully select the injection sites. Through small injections directly into the overactive muscles, Botox® Cosmetic will work to relax the muscles that cause frown lines, while still allowing you to show facial expressions. The procedure take only a few minutes to perform and, normally, no anesthesia is required. The result is a more rested, youthful appearance that can last three or four months. Repeat treatments are usually required.
What should I expect after my Botox® Cosmetic treatment?
The patient can expect no downtime following Botox® treatment, but should avoid alcohol and remain upright for a few hours. We recommend no massage in the area for the first day. Many patients begin to notice a softening of their wrinkles after four days. Full results may be evaluated two weeks following the procedure.
Though some side effects, such as bruising, redness, nausea, or headache are possible, the patient should notify Dr. Burgess of any severe or unusual side effects.
To find out how you can visibly reduce wrinkles with Botox® Cosmetic in Portland, contact the office of board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Elisa Burgess, in her Lake Oswego office.
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Dysport® in Portland
Dysport® is an FDA-approved medication used to temporarily improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows. Since frown lines occur due to facial movements, such as squinting or frowning, they may even develop in younger adults. Through several small injection points, Dysport® blocks the nerve signal that causes the facial muscles to contract, resulting in a smooth, relaxed look. It is used in similar indications, treatment, and recovery as listed above for Botox® Cosmetic, but may have slightly different effects. The treatment usually lasts three to four months but some patients have noted longer time periods. It usually requires repeat treatments.
During your consultation, Dr. Burgess will assist you in developing an individualized Dysport® plan, and determine the exact points to inject to provide the most optimal results. The procedure is quick and normally no anesthesia is required. Some discomfort may be experienced at the site of injection, along with possible swelling, redness or bruising. Full results are evaluated at two weeks following the procedure, but many patients begin to notice a softening of their furrows within four days.
Try Dysport® in Portland
To find out how you can visibly reduce wrinkles with Dysport® in Portland, contact the office of board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Elisa Burgess, in her Lake Oswego office.