The Aesthetic Medicine specialists at FoRM Health PDX advocate for a natural approach to beauty & anti-aging. Injectables are an excellent addition to any aesthetic regimen and are administered with careful conservation, with your unique facial structure & goals in mind. Dr. Kai Herman recommends such procedures be combined with other services such as PRP Skin Rejuvenation and cosmetic laser, to yield natural, long-lasting results. Schedule your consultation today with Dr. Kai.
Neuromodulator (Botox) Injections
Reduce the appearance of unwanted wrinkles and fine lines with neuromodulator injections, such as Botox. Neuromodulators target the nerves within facial muscles to relax the muscle and overlying skin, yielding a smoother, more youthful appearance.
What areas are treated with Botox injections?
Most commonly treated areas include the “11’s ” or vertical frown lines, crow’s feet, eyebrows, and horizontal forehead creases, but are able to be used throughout the face. Botox may also help reduce headaches caused by muscle tension.
What is the cost of Botox injections?
Botox costs $12/unit when used alone or $10/unit when combined with other treatments.
How many units are typically used in a treatment?
Units administered in one treatment average between 20-50 units, depending on individual goals.
How long do Botox injections last?
Results last typically between 3-6 months. Utilizing regenerative skin procedures, such as PRP Facelifts, other advanced aesthetic procedures such as microdermabrasion and cosmetic laser therapies, and clinical skincare can help extend the life of the treatment.
How do I get started with Botox injections?
We recommend a 15 min complimentary consultation prior to your procedure to discuss your goals, treatment expectations, and answer any questions you might have. Consultations are offered via telemedicine or in-person. Procedure may be performed the same day if desired, please schedule a 1 hour New Aesthetic appointment, which will incur a minimum $50 charge, even if you don’t opt for the procedure.
Are Botox injections safe?
Yes, these injections are generally very safe and tolerated by most. However, they do include a slightly greater risk profile compared to the other aesthetic procedures we offer. Risks include: bruising, allergic or hypersensitivity reaction to the neuromodulator, and potential for an asymmetric response. Patients with a history of sensitivity medications.
What are the pre & post-procedure recommendations?
Prior to the procedure, avoid taking over-the-counter medications, such as ibuprofen, Advil, naproxen, Alleve, aspirin one week before your appointment to minimize bruising. Fish oil should also be avoided. If you are taking a prescription medication, please consult with your prescribing doctor before discontinuing your medication prior to this procedure. Post-care instructions include avoiding exercise, alcohol or excessive touching of your face x 24 hours. We recommend waiting at least 1 week from treatment before receiving laser and other aesthetic procedures over the treated region.