Botox® in Portland
Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation
Are you interested in removing fine lines and wrinkles without undergoing surgery? Dr. Ronald DeMars is proud to offer Botox injections as a non-surgical alternative for facial rejuvenation. With over 10 years of experience with non-surgical treatments, Portland area plastic surgeon Dr. DeMars has helped his patients achieve the rested, relaxed and youthful look they desire.
- Procedure time: about 10 minutes
- Typical results: lasts for 14-16 weeks for most patients
- Recovery time: a couple of days to a week to see full effects
- Cost: the treatments cost a few hundred dollars
Who Should Consider Botox?
Botox treatments are best for people between the ages of 25 and 65 who are looking to remove or reduce wrinkles on the face or neck. Both men and women benefit from carefully administered Botox injections. Often, people over the age of 65 tend to have “static” wrinkles that do not change when relaxing the face, other procedures such as facelift or brow lift would be better for those individuals.
Each person is different and should schedule a consultation with Dr. DeMars to determine what treatment plan is right for them.
How Does Botox Work?
Botox® Cosmetic is a non-surgical treatment for improving and preventing wrinkles. Facial wrinkles are caused by the contractions of muscles beneath the skin (i.e. furrowing of or raising the eyebrows, squinting, etc.). Botox Cosmetic works by blocking nerve impulses to the facial muscles, causing them to weaken and relax, creating a smooth look.
How Long Do Results Last?
Results are not permanent and last about three to five months. As the Botox begins to wear off, wrinkles may gradually reappear. To maintain the desired look patients may require three to four injections per year. However, with repeat treatments, the effects may last longer, requiring fewer treatments. Learn more here about how often you can get Botox treatments.
Does Botox Hurt?
Botox patients may experience minimal discomfort; however, Dr. DeMars can apply a cold pack or numbing cream that can make the injections virtually painless.
How Long Does The Procedure Take?
There is no recovery time and the entire procedure takes approximately 10 minutes. Most patients are able to leave the office and go about their normal day.
How Safe Is Botox?
Botox is derived from Botulinum toxin that has been in medical use for more than four decades, and it is administered in such a way that it only affects your muscles and sweat glands – it does not reach any other part of the body.
Will Botox Make Me Feel Numb and Look Frozen?
Botox will not affect the nerves that cause sensation, or make you feel numb. When it is used correctly by an experienced plastic surgeon, it can lift the brow to give an attractive and natural look.
How Many Times Can You Have Botox?
Once the treatment results wear off and wrinkles begin to resurface on the skin, patients are encouraged to seek additional treatments. Most patients schedule new injections every four months.
Schedule a Botox Consultation Today
If you are considering Botox, plastic surgeon Dr. DeMars would like to invite you to schedule a personal appointment. During your personal consultation, you and Dr. DeMars can discuss what results to expect from Botox, and how often you should receive treatment. Please call Dr. DeMars’ Portland office at (503) 253-3458.