Over time, the continued use of facial muscles leads to the appearance of permanent expression lines on the face. When you’re young, forehead creases, frown lines, and crow’s feet only appear when expressing certain emotions, such as laughter, frustration, or shock. However, the continued use of these facial expressions deepens the underlying lines, making them appear permanently on your face. These are known as dynamic expression lines. Here at invMD Plastic Surgery, we use injections of Botox in Bend to soften dynamic expression lines, making you look younger.
What is Botox?
Botox belongs to a category of medications called neuromodulators. It is botulinum toxin type A, a neurotoxin protein that blocks the transmission of signals from nerve endings to their associated facial muscles. When injected into carefully targeted facial muscles, Botox temporarily freezes the muscles responsible for dynamic wrinkles, thereby softening the expression lines.
Who is a candidate for Botox?
In general, candidates for Botox in Bend:
- Are over 21 years old
- Do not have a history of severe allergies
- Do not have underlying medical conditions and diseases that preclude the treatment
What does Botox treat?
- Dynamic wrinkles on the face
- Horizontal forehead creases
- Glabellar lines: deep 11’s between the eyebrows
- Crow’s feet around the eyes
- Bunny lines around the bridge of the nose
- Perioral lines around the mouth
- Patients wanting 1-2mm of lateral brow lift
- Patients wanting 1-2mm of upper lip elevation (lip flip)
Will Botox freeze my expressions?
No, your Botox treatment won’t “freeze” your expressions or leave obvious signs of cosmetic work. The frozen appearance usually occurs when Botox providers follow a cookie-cutter approach for all patients and administer high doses. However, Dr. Vial personalizes all Botox injections and selects the appropriate dosage to ensure natural-looking, subtle, and consistent results. Because of this, your treatment of Botox in Bend will soften your expression lines without obvious signs of cosmetic work.
How long do Botox results last?
Botox provides some results at three days after injection and full effect at 2 weeks after injection. Your skin will look smooth and wrinkles will appear softer. The results are temporary and usually last for 3 months.
How is Botox performed?
Botox is an in-office procedure. Dr. Vial carefully examines your facial skin, reviews your medical history, and discusses your expectations. He marks the treatment areas on your face and selects the appropriate Botox dosage for you. Each Botox dosage is individually selected according to your specific goals, ensuring natural and subtle results. Botox is injected into the targeted facial tissues using ultrafine needles. Injections take only a few minutes to complete.
What is the recovery process after Botox?
Procedures like these, and specifically Botox in Bend, do not involve an extended recovery process. You can resume all your daily activities and work immediately, but you should avoid strenuous workouts for 24 hours. You should also keep your head elevated for a few hours and avoid any additional facial treatments for 48 hours.
What are the risks of Botox?
Dr. Vial prioritizes safety above all else. Dr. Vial will highlight potential side effects and complications during your initial consultation. Complications are rare and can generally be avoided if you select a highly-trained and skilled provider.
The complications unique to Botox that are reported nationally include, but are not limited to:
- Drooping eyelids (rare)
- Heavy brow (rare)
- Dry Eyes (rare)
Why choose Dr. Vial for Botox?
Dr. Vial is a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive training and experience in cosmetic procedures. He has trained at the world’s best institutions where many of these procedures continue to be advanced. He makes safety a top priority and has developed a reputation for beautiful, natural results.