Slowing the hands of time with BOTOX injections in Portland, OR
Aging brings with it many gifts, including experience, wisdom and perspective. Unfortunately, it also delivers wrinkles, fine lines, creases and folds that may make us look older than we actually feel. Aging in the face can inhibit us socially, and we may withdraw from the world, rather than engaging in our favorite activities and events.
Our PA Injectors and Doctors are passionate about delivering to our clients a full array of age-reversing treatments, both surgical and non-surgical, that can help restore a youthful vibrancy to the skin, increasing self-confidence and restoring quality of life. One of the most popular non-invasive cosmetic treatments we offer is our Botox in Portland.
BOTOX, short for botulinum toxin, is a powerful agent used to temporarily paralyze the tiny muscles responsible for the facial contractions that cause wrinkles. Frown lines, crow’s feet and smoker’s lines can all be beautifully reversed with BOTOX, as well as banding and crepe-ing in the neck.
BOTOX is injected using ultra-thin needles without anesthesia. The total treatment time is typically less than 20 minutes. You will see results within several days, and the changes will last about 3 to 4 months, at which point you can repeat your treatment. For some of the best BOTOX results in Portland, contact Dr. Allen Gabriel's medical spa today. The knowledge of our team, the passion we have for our patients, and the drive we have for great results; we will help your skin stand the test of time and feel better than it ever has at any age.
Before and After
Various versions have evolved over the years, sometimes by accident, sometimes on purpose (injected humour and the like).
- Migraine headaches
- Excessive sweating
- Spasms in the bladder
- Crossed eyes
- Spasms in the eye
- Cervical dystonia
Benefits of BOTOX include:
- Natural-looking outcomes
- Long-lasting results up to 4 months
- Non-invasive and non-surgical
- No downtime
- No anesthesia
- Short treatment times
- Helps fight the effects of aging
- Creates a smoother, more radiant complexion
- Effective in treating crows’ feet, frown lines and smile lines
- Boosts self-confidence in one’s image
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Where will my BOTOX treatment take place?
All procedures are performed at Dr. Gabriel’s immaculate, accredited outpatient center conveniently located in Vancouver, WA, which you will find resembles a luxury spa much more than it does a doctor’s office. We adhere to only the highest standards of cleanliness and safety, providing an additional layer of discretion and comfort not normally found in a hospital environment.
While enjoying our stylish reception areas and our state-of-the-art treatment rooms, you will receive personalized attention in a world class setting. On hand to assist you around the clock is our team of caring, knowledgeable RN’s, medical assistants and technicians, all of whom go the extra mile to ensure your success and well-being.
I’m interested. How can I learn more about whether BOTOX is right for me?
If you are struggling with wrinkles, creases, folds and fine lines and are looking for a non-surgical solution that will roll back the clock on aging, please contact our office today to learn more about how our BOTOX in Vancouver, WA treatment can help.
During your first visit, we will ask you what you don’t like about your skin. We will perform an evaluation of your complexion and will review your medical records. He will then answer all your questions on the topics of costs, financing and insurance; risks and benefits; recovery and downtime; and what you might anticipate from your final outcome.
We can also provide you with access to our portfolio of before and after photography for BOTOX clients, so you can see firsthand the remarkable results we are able to facilitate.
BOTOX is often well combined with other facial fillers and injectables to achieve more comprehensive anti-aging results. Your aesthetician can discuss a customized package with you during your consultation, which may include laser skin resurfacing, treatment with dermal fillers, and a non-surgical blepharoplasty, rhinoplasty or facelift.
Why should I choose Dr. Allen Gabriel for BOTOX?
Patients interested in seeking sophisticated, natural-looking results in the Portland area are aware that Dr. Allen Gabriel is a plastic surgeon they can trust. Dr. Gabriel’s eye for symmetry and detail coupled with his extensive experience with BOTOX allow him to inject just the right amount to remove years from your appearance without leaving your face looking frozen or “overdone.”
Dr. Gabriel knows there is a delicate balance between art and technique in required to achieve natural-looking results. His kind, caring demeanor will immediately set you at ease and the beautiful results will keep you beyond satisfied. His custom and tailored techniques create arguably the best BOTOX results in Portland and Vancouver have to offer.
Am I a candidate?
It is important that your expectations of BOTOX be realistic and that you understand that, like all medical procedures, each person responds differently to injections with BOTOX. Men and women who are good candidates for BOTOX are:
- Over the age of 18
- In good overall health
- Have no history of neuromuscular disease such as multiple sclerosis or myasthenia gravis
- Are not pregnant or breastfeeding
What is the cost of BOTOX?
Like all treatments, the cost of BOTOX can vary greatly depending on your location and the extent of the experience of the physician administering your BOTOX injections. While there are many choices in Portland for BOTOX, the success and final results of your injections will depend on the expertise, experience, and skills of your doctor. For this reason, it is imperative that you choose a Board-certified plastic surgeon who is skilled in the art and technique of BOTOX. Dr. Gabriel is Board-certified and has has years of education and experience as a plastic surgeon and medical spa specialist and produces some of the best results in Botox Vancouver, WA and Portland, OR have to offer.
Treatment of BOTOX can range from $250 to $500, based upon the number of facial areas treated.
How long do BOTOX treatments last?
Results from BOTOX Cosmetic last approximately three to four months, and sometimes longer.
How does BOTOX help with Migraines?
BOTOX was originally developed for medical treatments. It is made from a purified form of a neurotoxin which works to paralyze the muscles into which it is injected. By blocking signals from the nervous system to the muscles triggering migraine headaches, it allows these muscles to relax and can prevent the spasms which lead to the difficult and painful symptoms of migraines.
Is treatment for Migraines with BOTOX long-lasting?
Like all treatment with BOTOX, maintenance injections will be required to experience continued relief from migraines with BOTOX. You will need to receive injections once every three to four months in order to maintain your results.
When will I see results?
Some patients will begin to notice results in as little as three to four days following treatment with BOTOX. As the days progress, you will see the lines on your face soften and your appearance begin to brighten. Full results with BOTOX are typically achieved within about fourteen days of treatment.
What happens when BOTOX wears off?
Since treatment with BOTOX is temporary, if you choose to discontinue BOTOX injections the lines treated in your face will eventually return as the effects wear off.
Is BOTOX safe?
Yes. BOTOX has been approved by the FDA for treatment of fine lines and wrinkles on the face. When performed by an experienced physician, BOTOX is quite safe. In the wrong hands, there can be dangerous side effects associated with the administration of BOTOX. For this reason, it is imperative that you choose your doctor wisely.
How can I prepare for BOTOX injections?
You should inform Dr. Gabriel of any medications you are taking, including sleep aids and allergy medications. You should stop the use of blood thinners approximately three days prior to your procedure in order to avoid excess bruising or bleeding. You should also let Dr. Gabriel know if you have received BOTOX injections previously.