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Botox in Bellevue, WA

If you have fine lines, wrinkles, or folds on your face, you can reduce their appearance at Ort MD Facial Aesthetic Surgery.

Located in Bellevue, Washington, Dr. Yirae Ort is a board-certified and fellowship trained facial cosmetic surgeon, specializing in facial rejuvenation. If you have ever wished you could erase years off your appearance, there are solutions. At our clinic in Bellevue Botox is one of the most popular treatments for reducing wrinkles and fine lines.

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What is Botox?

Botox is in a class of drugs called neuromodulators. In addition to Botox Seattle facial plastic surgeon Dr. Ort offers Jeuveau, which is another brand of neuromodulators. Neuromodulator injections are one of the most highly requested services for men and women that we offer at our facility. As these injections can be performed quickly and with minimal side effects, you can be on your way to helping to relax wrinkles and fine lines on your face for a smoother and younger appearance.

What are the Major Benefits of Botox?

Botox is exceptionally convenient and inexpensive compared to surgical solutions. The injections take only a few minutes and can result in visible improvements within days. In addition, the treatments can be customized to your specific needs. A consultation with Dr. Ort will help determine what areas to treat and can be done on your schedule with consideration of your budget. Botox has numerous aesthetic benefits, including the reduction of visible signs of aging such as:

Some patients also report improvements in skin texture, resulting in smoother skin and smaller pores. Because of the noninvasive nature of Botox injections, you can return to your normal activities immediately after treatment.

How do Neuromodulators Work?

With repeated muscle use in everyday life, such as with expression, while speaking, or eating, lines and wrinkles are created as the skin ages and loses collagen. Collagen, which keeps skin smooth and allows the skin to “bounce back,” decreases in production as we get older.

Botox is FDA approved to be injected directly into the facial muscle, which targets the nerves that cause their movement, to soften and relax them. This minimizes the appearance of facial wrinkles. The result is a younger and smoother appearance to your face.

Where Can Botox Be Injected in the Face?

At our clinic for facial plastic surgery in Bellevue Botox is comfortably injected with a small needle with or without a topical numbing agent to:

  • Crow’s feet – located along the corner of the eyes
  • Marionette lines – located next to the lips and nose
  • Frown lines – located between the eyes and on the forehead

During your consultation with Dr. Ort, you will discuss what your problem areas are. Afterward, she can best advise where to best place Botox to give the best aesthetic effect.

How is a Neuromodulator like Jeuveau or Botox Administered?

First, your skin is cleansed thoroughly with an antiseptic pad to minimize the presence of bacteria and prevent infection. After mapping your face and determining the areas of concern, Dr. Ort will inject the Botox into the skin to the underlying muscles. You may feel a slight pinching sensation, followed by a cooling effect as the neuromodulator enters your skin, however, this is generally extremely well-tolerated. The entire process takes 15-20 minutes, with an additional 15 minutes for numbing prior to the procedure. Afterward, you’ll sit comfortably with ice to minimize bruising at the injection sites. In all, the entire process takes less than an hour.

Bellevue facial plastic surgeon Dr. Yirae Ort

Are There Any Restrictions After Injections?

It can take 3 days before Botox begins to take effect, and 2 weeks for the full effect. Once the full effect is in place, improvements can last for up to four months. Dr. Ort can best advise you when to return for additional injections.

After leaving our office, you should avoid direct sunlight for 48 hours, and avoid touching the injection sites to minimize infection. Botox aftercare should include steering clear of harsh soaps, and makeup on the skin should be avoided for two days. In addition, it is a good idea to avoid strenuous exercise for a few days, and be sure to consume nutritious foods and drink a lot of water post-injection. This is all to make sure that you have a safe and comfortable recovery, with the best results.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Botox?

Most adults who are in relatively good health are excellent candidates for Botox. It is FDA approved to be injected in ideal candidates with fine lines and wrinkles present when the face is at rest, as well as those younger patients who are looking to prevent and delay the appearance of wrinkles.

How Much Does Botox Cost?

Each patient is different and has unique needs. The goal is always to keep you looking natural. After a thorough evaluation with Dr. Ort, she can determine where and how much Botox is needed to meet your aesthetic needs. Afterward, you’ll be given a customized quote with a cost breakdown.

Does Botox Have Other Applications?

Absolutely. Neuromodulators are FDA approved to treat a number of medical conditions in both adults and children. Some of these conditions include migraine headaches, bladder spasms, and poor eye muscle alignment. In addition, both Jeuveau and Botox are FDA approved to treat axillary hyperhidrosis, an embarrassing condition which causes excessive underarm sweating. In some cases, this treatment is covered by insurance.

Botox vs. Dermal Fillers

Both Botox and dermal fillers can be used to bring back a more youthful appearance. Both are delivered by injection. But there are some differences in use. Botox is primarily used for “dynamic wrinkles”, these are the ones that happen naturally with age. They occur around the eyes and mouth, and on the forehead above and between your eyebrows. These are lines that are usually caused by exhibiting emotion. Botox does not usually require any recovery time or surgery.

Fillers come in various forms, including collagen and hyaluronic acid, gels, and beads. Dermal fillers are primarily used to treat smile lines and sometimes to plump up lips and cheeks. Fillers can last longer than Botox, but there are more side effects. Both treatments are FDA-approved. The decision of which treatment to have should be based on what areas you want to be improved and what Dr. Ort recommends.

Are There Any Risks with Botox?

Risks with Botox are extremely minimal. Injection site irritation and bruising are possible but quickly resolve. As it can take 2 weeks to see the full effect, a touch up may be needed. Otherwise, Botox is FDA approved to treat wrinkles on the face, and very safe to use.

Is Botox Safe?

Botox has been proven safe through millions of successful treatments. Botox received FDA approval for treatment of moderate to severe frown lines 20 years ago. Since then, 100 million vials have been sold in the U.S. alone. In addition, it has been approved for use in nearly 100 countries and has been the #1 selling treatment of its kind.

The safety has been proven in years of research published in peer-reviewed scientific and medical journals. As a result, Botox has become the most analyzed and researched aesthetic treatment. There can be side effects as with any treatment, but they are usually only temporary. In the capable hands of Dr. Ort, you will have a safe experience with natural-looking results.

Why Should I Choose Dr. Ort for Botox in Bellevue?

With her impressive credentials and extensive surgical training, Dr. Ort is a highly qualified facial plastic surgeon in Bellevue who specializes in facial rejuvenation. Trust your face to only the best. Call or go online to schedule an appointment today.

Botox FAQ

Just like Botox injections to the face, which target the nerves that move facial muscles, when Botox is injected to the underarms, it targets the nerves that are responsible for sweating. This blocks the sweat glands from producing excess sweat.

For those who suffer from this embarrassing problem, Botox injections can be life-changing. People who have excessive underarm sweating are often limited by what they can wear, must often change their shirts throughout the day, or find themselves in awkward social situations. In many cases, these injections can be covered by insurance and can last up to 1 year.

Botox injections are relatively comfortable. Some people prefer to have topical numbing medication applied to the site immediately prior to injection for additional comfort, but most do not require anything at all. The needle used to administer Botox is very small, short, and takes only seconds per injection.

In order to minimize Botox site injection irritation, which is quite common but resolves equally as quickly, ice is often applied immediately afterward. Some patients do experience some bruising afterward, as the skin on the face is quite thin, but it is also short-lived.

On average, Botox injections to the face last 3-6 months. However, some patients are able to go up to 9 months before requiring an additional injection. Instead of letting all of the Botox wear off, most prefer to come back in when they notice that it is beginning to dissolve, preventing them from returning to their pre-injection state.

Botox is FDA approved to treat lines and wrinkles of the forehead and crow’s feet for patients ages 35 and older. However, it can be administered off-label to patients beginning in their mid-to-late 20s as a preventative measure. Also known as ‘baby Botox’ or ‘preventative Botox,’ only very small amounts are injected to prevent the onset of wrinkles, keeping you more youthful for as long as possible.

Your safety is our highest priority. When used by a highly trained provider like Dr. Ort, Botox and Jeuveau are extremely safe, and FDA approved for cosmetic uses. Dr. Ort can also determine how much neuromodulators are safe for you to receive at any one time. It is possible to have your face and underarms injected on the same day, in keeping with safe injection guidelines.

There may be some situations when you will need to stop getting Botox. For instance, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, it is recommended that you stop Botox treatment temporarily. Or you may find that you can’t afford the treatments. If you need to stop Botox treatments, the nerves will no longer be relaxed, and the muscles that have been affected will eventually return to the movements prior to treatment. Since you have had Botox, you will still look years younger since the aging process will not accelerate. Any improvements in skin texture may disappear relatively quickly, however. Importantly, stopping botox treatments does not cause any dangerous side effects. Your muscles just will not be as relaxed as they were during treatment.

Schedule a Consultation

If you are ready to start looking years younger with a neuromodulator treatment like Botox or Jeuveau, then come see Bellevue facial plastic surgeon Dr. Yirae Ort. To schedule a private consultation with Dr. Ort, call our office at 425-200-5890 or request a consultation online.

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