Botox

Amy Bruner, MD -  - Gynecologist

Amy Bruner, MD

Gynecologist located in Beaverton, OR

Facial fine lines and wrinkles are an inevitable part of the aging process. But you don’t have to accept these changes without a fight. Amy Bruner, MD, helps men and women in and around Portland, Oregon, smooth folds and furrows with safe and effective BotoxⓇ injections. To learn how Botox can restore a more youthful appearance without painful plastic surgery, call or click to schedule a consultation today.

Botox Q & A

What is BotoxⓇ?

Botox is a drug made from a toxin derived from the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. Botox works by temporarily blocking certain nerves or paralyzing certain muscles in the treatment area.

In small doses, Botox has many clinical uses. It is used to treat:

  • Chronic migraines
  • Crossed eyes
  • Neck and shoulder spasms
  • Underarm sweating
  • Overactive bladder

Botox is most commonly known for its cosmetic uses. Injected into specific areas of the face, Botox softens lines and wrinkles for months at a time.

Botox is an FDA-approved treatment for moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and crows feet in adults. The product offers noticeable results without the painful recovery or lengthy downtime that comes with plastic surgery.

Is Botox painful?

After cleaning and prepping your skin, Dr. Bruner dilutes the botulinum toxin in saline and injects it into the neuromuscular tissue. Most men and women describe Botox injections as feeling a slight pinch.

Dr. Bruner asks you to refrain from vigorous activity after treatment to prevent the Botox from migrating to other areas of the body.

What kind of results can I expect from Botox?

Botox works by reducing the muscle contractions that create folds and furrows. The injection process only takes between 10 and 15 minutes.

After Dr. Bruner injects your facial muscles with Botox, results begin to appear within one to three days and last on average up to three months.

Is Botox right for me?

There’s a reason more than 10 million Botox vials have been sold in the United States. It’s safe, fast, and effective for managing the visible signs of aging. If you can answer yes to all of these questions, you may be a good candidate for Botox injections.

  1. Do I have realistic expectations for my results?
  2. Do I understand the benefits, risks, and side effects of Botox injections?
  3. Do I want natural looking results without painful surgery?

 

To learn more about how Dr. Bruner has helped countless men and women in Portland, Oregon, look and feel their best with Botox cosmetic injections, call or click to schedule your appointment today.