Patients who are experiencing signs of aging such as dynamic wrinkles, creases, and facial lines can begin to feel self-conscious. However, BOTOX is a wrinkle relaxer that can be injected into the facial skin to help reduce and smooth out deep lines in areas such as the forehead and nasolabial folds. BOTOX is composed of botulinum toxin type A, which allows the muscles beneath the facial skin to temporarily stop contracting and the wrinkles to be resolved. Our facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Mark A. Petroff, recommends BOTOX to all of his patients who are seeking a more youthful, younger-looking expression. Patients interested in receiving BOTOX can schedule a consultation at Petroff Center Plastic Surgery and Medi-Spa in Lake Oswego, OR to learn more about their treatment options.
During the initial consultation, the doctor will ask about the patient's concerns and their goals to help them decide if BOTOX is the best treatment. Ideal candidates will have:
- Deep lines and wrinkles caused by repetitive facial expressions
- Facial asymmetry, particularly around the eyebrows
- Wrinkles that make them look sad, tired, or mad
- Are not ready or do not want a facelift
"I have been receiving services at the Petroff Center in Lake Oswego for almost 2 years now. I have had laser services for hyperplasia, fillers, botox and a surgical procedure on my face. I have used two other providers in the area and was very happy with one of my previous providers, but he wasn't able to offer the range of services that Dr. Petroff offers so I changed. I have only positive remarks and compliments for both Dr. Petroff and every person I have worked with on his staff.I rarely write reviews because I typically feel most service providers are mediocre at best. I find the exact opposite with Dr. Petroff and his staff. I have missed an apt (my bad), been late, (again my bad) and whined about a product not being in stock (well...I am a tough customer). Each time, I was dealt with professionally and courteously. I mean I seriously don't know what kind of amazing training he offers his staff, but I find everyone there must really feel comfortable and happy with their job. If I ask a question that someone doesn't know right away, then the staff will either call me later or seek out the answer to my satisfaction before I leave the office. Regarding Dr. Petroff, I researched his work and chose him for his attention to the "natural." I want to look the best I can for my age - I don't want to look fake or altered. I want to feel good about my decisions and trust that my desires are understood and reflected back to me in the mirror. I am always surprised at how happy I am with his work. He takes his time - he offers his ideas - he ensures we're both on the same page before he proceeds. Thank you Dr. Petroff and your amazing staff! Seana"- S.Z. / Google / Jul 13, 2015
What to Expect
A BOTOX treatment is usually performed on the same day as your consultation in about 15 – 30 minutes as an outpatient procedure. Our plastic surgeon or esthetician will clean the treatment sites before the BOTOX is injected into the facial muscles with a thin needle. Most patients feel mild to no discomfort during the procedure, but local anesthesia or numbing cream can be used if the patient prefers. Patients will be able to leave immediately after their BOTOX treatment, but they should avoid lying down, touching the injection sites, and exercise for at least 24 hours. There may be temporary bruising, swelling, or redness in the first 1 – 2 days.
While some results will be seen immediately after the treatment, patients will see the full results of BOTOX in 3 – 4 days as the dynamic wrinkles begin to soften and smooth. BOTOX treatments usually last 3 – 6 months, so patients are encouraged to schedule their next appointment after their treatment to prevent the results from fading. The plastic surgeon may also suggest a follow-up appointment several weeks after the initial treatment to check the patient’s progress and add more BOTOX, if needed.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $340 - $630
Smile Without the Lines
Make all the facial expressions you want without worrying about creating wrinkles that make you look older and tired by scheduling BOTOX sessions. Injectable wrinkle relaxer treatments with BOTOX Cosmetic will leave you refreshed and rejuvenated. Schedule a consultation at our Lake Oswego, OR office today to start your sessions.