What is Botox?

Botox is an injectable treatment approved by the FDA to relax the muscles in targeted areas of the face temporarily. The Botox substance is made from a low dose of botulinum toxin. Botulinum toxin is a purified protein that can be injected into tensed muscles that are causing wrinkles. Once injected, Botox smooths the skin immediately or within hours to achieve a more youthful appearance. 

For younger patients looking to stave off the signs of age and stop wrinkles from appearing in the first place, Botox can be used as a preventative measure. Most popularly, Botox is used to reverse signs of age for patients who are already seeing wrinkles and would like to turn back the clock and see their smooth, youthful skin again. 

How Does Botox Work?

Non-Surgical Wrinkle Removal

If you’re flustered by crow’s feet, wrinkles, and other fine lines you see starting to creep in, you’re absolutely not alone. These can be a frustrating fact of life, but they’re also not always enough to necessarily send someone straight to the operating room. Botox is a non-surgical wrinkle removal treatment that can smooth over your appearance and leave you looking more youthful and fresh-faced than ever before. Reach out and set up your consultation, and learn more about what this amazing treatment can do for you!

I’ve seen Dr. Vila on several occasions for Botox. He listens well and also gives good feedback on what he recommends. He takes his time and answers any questions, making you feel comfortable. I’ve always had great results and highly recommend him!


Am I a Good Candidate for Botox Injections?

When you come in for your consultation, Dr. Vila will meet with you and talk you through every option available to you regarding accomplishing your cosmetic goals. Suppose you’re interested in learning about what kinds of surgical options are available to you. In that case, Dr. Vila will happily walk you through each and every potential path that might lead you to your optimal results.

You’re likely a great candidate for Botox if you have the following:

  • Laugh lines
  • Wrinkles
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Lost volume
  • Skin laxity
  • Sun damage
  • Uneven texture

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How Exactly Do Neuromodulators Work?

While they’re often just a part of the natural aging process, fine lines and wrinkles on the face don’t have to be. In many cases, Botox works to actively stop fine lines and wrinkles where they start, eliminating the cause for further wrinkles and smoothing over any that might have already developed.

Your face is made up of a relatively complex series of muscles, each one working to allow you to control your facial expressions, and so forth. Using these muscles is part of normal life, but doing so can also cause wrinkles to develop on the skin that sits just above these muscles. Over time, these wrinkles can become permanent.

Botox and other neuromodulators, then, work to actively block the signals from your nervous system that would normally tell these muscles to move. In other words, this treatment effectively paralyzes them. The result is the prevention of further wrinkles, and a reduction in the presence of those that had already formed.

How Do I Prepare for Botox?

During your consultation, Dr. Vila will work with you to determine the exact treatment area, and generally talk you through just about anything you’ll need to know about your procedure. You’ll get at least one consultation before your procedure, to talk over any questions you might have.

The nice thing about getting Botox in Portland, at The Vila Institute for Plastic Surgery, is that it only takes a few minutes to perform the injections. You can go through the procedure during your lunch break, without missing a beat. It’s really quite fantastic!

Otherwise, that’s about it. We’ll help you out with a topical numbing cream before your procedure if that’ll help you feel more comfortable. Most of our patients have no major discomfort whatsoever.

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Safe, Easy, and FDA-Approved

Botox is easily one of the most popular wrinkle relaxing treatments available today, and a lot of this comes from the fact that it’s FDA approved, while also being just about as quick and easy as it gets. It’s easy to imagine that, given its non-surgical nature, Botox in Portland doesn’t really involve much of a recovery period or downtime. Still, our patients are frequently delighted to learn just how quick and easy the procedure actually is.

The Process Itself

In our comfortable medical facility, Dr. Vila will use a fine-gauged needle to inject Botox into the treatment area, following injection guidelines that the two of you worked out together, before your procedure.

Your Recovery Period

Beyond a bit of redness and some mild tingling in the treatment area, you won’t have any recovery period! You’ll be able to get back to work and your daily life more or less immediately, without skipping a beat!

The Results You Deserve

Here at The Vila Institute for Plastic Surgery, we keenly understand that no two patients are the same. We take a highly personalized approach to each and every cosmetic procedure we offer, and we’ll work closely with you to come up with a treatment plan that brings you in line with your goals.

If you’re in Portland or the surrounding areas, we want to hear from you! Reach out and set up your consultation today, to learn more about how board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Vila and his incredible team can help you look and feel your absolute best!

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