Botox Specialist

Rise2Health

Aesthetics & Regenerative Medicine Specialists & Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapists located in Portland, OR

Botox is one of the most popular aesthetic treatments in the United States because of its safety and efficacy. At Rise2Health in Portland, Oregon, Joshua David, ND, and his team offer Botox for the effective and quick treatment of fine lines and wrinkles without surgery or downtime. To learn how you can benefit from Botox injections, call the office or schedule your appointment online today.

Botox Q & A

What is Botox?

Botox is an injectable neurotoxin that temporarily reduces muscle contraction along with associated lines and wrinkles. The treatment limits hyperactive muscles, making your expressions more subtle and allowing certain lines to smooth out. With Botox, your wrinkles gradually soften, and you appear more youthful.

Millions of people around the world have used Botox with desirable results. Because it has been so well-researched, the FDA approves Botox for cosmetic use and medical uses.

What areas can Botox treat?

Botox can be effective in softening lines and wrinkles like:

  • Crow's feet near the eyes
  • Horizontal forehead lines
  • 11s (frown lines) between the eyebrows

You can have just one area treated or have multiple locations injected for a stronger or more uniform effect.

How long do the effects of Botox last?

Botox treatments are temporary, and the wrinkle-reducing effects last 3-4 months. However, follow-up treatments are available so that you maintain your look. The friendly office staff schedules you on a regular follow-up routine after your first Botox session.

When do I see the effects of Botox injections?

The effects of Botox injections are noticeable within 24-48 hours. Optimal results usually appear in roughly seven days. If you have any questions about your treatment or the effects, you can call the office right away.

What should I expect during Botox treatment?

A Botox treatment lasts just 15-20 minutes. First, your provider cleanses your face, and the relevant muscles are identified for injection. They then inject Botox into these muscles. 

You may feel a pinch from the needle, but most people find it quite tolerable. However, if you are concerned about discomfort, topical numbing cream and ice are available to soothe your senses.

Do Botox treatments require downtime?

You don't need to schedule any downtime following Botox injections. All of your everyday activities, including work, school, and exercise, are fine to carry out after your Botox session. 

You may have slight bruising, swelling, or redness at the site of the injections, but these effects fade quickly.

For more about how Botox can help you achieve a youthful look, call Rise2Health or schedule your appointment online.