Botox is the most well-known aesthetic procedure in the country, and it continues to grow in popularity. In use since the 1980s, Botox has been proven to be safe and effective at temporarily relaxing muscles that create unwanted lines and wrinkles on the face. VIDA Aesthetic Medicine injectors are highly skilled and experienced, so you’ll always enjoy natural-looking results. The skill and experience of the person injecting the Botox are just as important as the quality of the product being used. Trusting only a physician or highly skilled and experienced nurse injector with your Botox treatments is paramount to a successful, beautiful, long-lasting, and natural-looking result.

Injectors at VIDA are committed to providing tailored Botox treatments, customizing every injection based on your unique facial muscles and goals. You deserve to have only the best injectors taking care of you and your needs, as even slightly different injection positions and amounts can make a big difference. Botox demands knowledge, precision, and artistry to yield amazing results. The injector must consider differences in every patient’s face and muscle structure for a one-of-a-kind treatment. There’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all Botox approach. At VIDA, each provider puts their years of knowledge and experience to use, so you have peace of mind knowing that you’re in good hands and that your treatments are tailored just for you.

Integrity is at the heart of our clinic, where non-invasive aesthetic treatments have been VIDA’s core since 2007. We are more than your average MedSpa. Our staff is proficiency trained, with safety, and incredible results as the main priority. You deserve to trust your treatments to medical and aesthetic professionals with over a decade of experience. Knowledge and skill are key when selecting the right provider for you. That’s why only physicians and nurses perform the injectable aesthetic treatments available at VIDA. Together, our staff has over 40 years of combined experience.

I have been coming to VIDA to see Rachel for Botox and Filler for over a year. Rachel’s professionalism, expertise, and great results that still look natural keep me returning. The entire staff is friendly and easy to work with. The VIDA Staff makes this med spa an exceptional experience.

Jamee T., VIDA Aesthetic Medicine

I’m always amazed at the results I get when I go to VIDA, they always listen to there patients and consult in detail to let you know step by step what is going to happen. The people are always professional welcoming Great job Vida And nurse Kim.

Ricky K. , VIDA Aesthetic Medicine

I’ve been a client here for two years, and I’m pleased to say that I’m very satisfied with their services. The staff is exceptionally nice, courteous, and friendly. As someone who is deaf, they consistently take the time to communicate with me effectively, ensuring I understand their procedures. I highly recommend them.

Deborah M., VIDA Aesthetic Medicine

VIDA is such a fine establishment. Dr. Thompson and the staff there are so professional, welcoming, and such a pleasure to work with. I look forward to my appointments and always know I’m in good hands.

Mary K., VIDA Aesthetic Medicine

Botox Treatment Details

Some patients are hesitant about Botox because they’re afraid of looking “frozen” or being unable to smile following the treatment. When Botox is injected by an experienced provider, the results will look completely organic. Botox has been used safely around the world for over thirty years and received FDA approval in 1989. Botox Cosmetic was FDA-approved in 2002 after years of safe use for medical purposes. It’s most common to inject Botox to treat wrinkles and lines associated with frowning or squinting, particularly between the brows (the “angry elevens”) or around the eyes (“crow’s feet”).

Before/After Photo, Real Patient Results*

However, Botox can be used for much more than softening wrinkles. It’s also a very effective treatment for hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) and the prevention of chronic migraines. You can also use Botox as a temporary, non-invasive “lift” of the tail-end of the eyebrows. From achieving a subtle lift of the upper and lower face/neck to addressing chin dimpling and correcting down-turning at the corners of the mouth, many patients are pleasantly surprised at everything Botox can accomplish. Botox can even slim the jawline when it’s injected by a skilled professional.

How to Overcome Concerns

“I hate needles, does it hurt?”
Many people are uncomfortable with needles, but Botox injections are generally not very painful. The needles used for Botox are very fine and are designed to minimize discomfort. Additionally, if you’re particularly sensitive, you can ask your provider to use a topical anesthetic to numb the area before injection. Most patients describe the sensation as a brief, minor sting that subsides quickly.

“I heard it’s expensive, so how could I even afford it?”
The cost of Botox can vary depending on the area being treated and the amount of product needed. However, we offer financing options with care credit and cherry, and a membership payment bank to help manage the expense. While Botox isn’t permanent, maintaining the results typically involves just a few treatments per year, which might be more budget-friendly than anticipated. We accept many alle promotions and offer a $50 discounts for new patients.

“What if I don’t like the way my face looks after?”
Choosing a qualified and experienced practitioner is key to ensuring you get the results you want. During your consultation, discuss your aesthetic goals clearly. Our skilled provider can tailor the treatment to your specific needs, ensuring a natural look. If you’re unsatisfied with the results, remember that the effects of Botox are temporary, typically lasting 3 to 6 months, and adjustments can often be made in subsequent sessions.

“It’s just going to go away within a year so is it even worth it?”
Botox isn’t a permanent solution, many patients find the periodic treatments worthwhile for maintaining their desired appearance. Regular maintenance can also have preventative benefits, potentially reducing the formation of deeper lines in the treated areas over time. Your provider will discuss how often you might need touch-ups based on your individual results and goals.

“What if something goes wrong medically during my treatment?”
Botox is FDA-approved and has a long track record of safety when administered by a trained professional. It’s important to ensure that your provider is licensed and has experience with Botox injections. During your consultation, you will discuss any medical concerns and be able to ask about potential side effects. In the rare case that complications occur, an experienced provider will be equipped to manage them effectively.
The best way to ease any anxiety about Botox is to have a thorough consultation with one of our reputable providers who can give you personalized advice and address your concerns directly.

The Appointment and Maintenance Experience

The Appointment Experience

Arrival for Appointment: It’s best to arrive at least 10 to 15 minutes early for your Botox appointment. This extra time helps ensure you are not rushed, and you have ample time to complete any last-minute paperwork, ask final questions, or address any concerns you might have.

Who Will Treat You: Your treatment will be administered by a qualified injector, at VIDA all our injections are performed by a Doctor or Nurse. They are trained in Botox injections and facial anatomy to ensure safe and effective treatment.

Eating After Treatment: Yes, you can eat after your Botox treatment. There are no restrictions on eating or drinking; however, it’s advisable to stay hydrated and avoid alcohol for at least 24 hours.

Recovery Dos and Don’ts
What to Do:

Stay upright for at least 4 hours after the injections. This helps prevent the Botox from spreading to other areas.
Gently exercise your facial muscles by smiling, frowning, and raising your eyebrows to help Botox work into your muscles.
Follow specific aftercare instructions provided by your injector, which might include using a cold pack if there is any swelling.

What Not to Do:

Avoid touching, massaging, or applying pressure to the treated areas for at least 24 hours. This can cause Botox to spread to other muscles.
Stay away from strenuous exercise for 24 hours to prevent increasing blood flow to the face and potentially diluting the Botox.
Skip facials or saunas. High heat can increase the risk of spreading the Botox improperly.
Avoid lying down on your face for the first 4 hours after treatment.

Experiencing Complications: If you notice any unusual symptoms such as difficulty breathing, vision problems, or signs of an allergic reaction, seek medical attention immediately. For minor issues like bruising or mild swelling, these are typically normal and subside within a few days. However, if you have concerns or if the symptoms seem to worsen after a couple of days, don’t hesitate to contact your provider.

It’s important to monitor how you feel and look after the treatment and report any concerns to your healthcare provider promptly. They are there to ensure your treatment is effective and safe, and they can guide you on how to handle any issues that might arise.

The Maintenance Experience:

Regular Botox Touch-Ups
Botox effects typically last about 3 to 6 months, so planning for touch-up treatments 2 to 3 times a year is common. This frequency can keep your muscles relaxed and prevent the deepening of lines. Your provider can help determine the best schedule for your needs.

Recommended Skincare Routine
Sun Protection: One of the most critical steps in any skincare routine is protecting your skin from the sun. UV exposure can accelerate aging and undermine the benefits of your Botox treatment. Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 daily, even on cloudy days.

Moisturizers: Keeping your skin hydrated is crucial. Look for moisturizers that contain hyaluronic acid, which helps retain moisture and plumps the skin, complementing the smoothing effect of Botox.

Antioxidants: Products containing antioxidants like vitamin C, vitamin E, or ferulic acid can help protect the skin from environmental damage and improve skin texture and brightness.

Retinoids: Using a retinoid cream can help increase cell turnover, stimulate collagen production, and maintain the youthful appearance of your skin. Retinoids should be introduced gradually and used as directed by your skincare provider to minimize irritation.

Peptides: These are amino acids that help in building protein in the skin like collagen and elastin. Peptide-containing products can support skin firmness and elasticity, enhancing the results of your Botox treatment.

Gentle Cleansers and Exfoliants: Use a gentle cleanser to keep your skin clean and free of impurities without stripping natural oils. Exfoliating a few times a week with a mild product can remove dead skin cells and keep your skin looking fresh.

Lifestyle Considerations
Stay Hydrated: Drinking plenty of water helps keep your skin hydrated from the inside out.
Maintain a Healthy Diet: Eating a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins can provide the nutrients necessary for maintaining skin health.
Avoid Smoking: Smoking can accelerate the aging process of your skin and counteract the benefits of your Botox treatment.
Regular Professional Skincare Treatments
Consider professional treatments such as facials, light peels, or microdermabrasion that are compatible with Botox to further enhance skin texture and appearance. Always inform your skincare professional about your Botox treatments to tailor the session accordingly.

We Answer The Most

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there any downtime with Botox?2020-02-05T15:53:06-08:00

There is no downtime with Botox treatments. However, as with any injection, there is always a slight chance of minor bruising and mild, temporary redness at the treatment site.

How many Botox treatments will I need?2020-02-05T15:53:14-08:00

A single treatment lasts, on average, three to four months. Consistent treatments are important for sustaining your results. It’s time for a new Botox treatment when you start to notice close to full muscle movement in the area treated with Botox. This usually occurs 3–5 months after treatment.

How long does the Botox procedure take?2020-02-05T15:53:10-08:00

Botox appointment times can vary based on injection sites and the treatment complexity, but the vast majority of patients require 30 minutes or less.

When will I see results from Botox?2020-02-05T15:53:44-08:00

Contrary to popular belief, results aren’t immediate. Many patients start to see results 3–5 days after their treatment, but in some cases, it can take up to 14 days. A follow-up appointment is scheduled two weeks after the treatment for first-time Botox patients to ensure the desired results have been achieved.

Is Botox the only option available?2020-02-05T15:54:03-08:00

Botox is by far the most popular neuromodulator, but VIDA also offers Dysport and Xeomin upon request. Your provider can discuss all your options at your complimentary consultation.

Allē —by Allergan—More Than A Rewards Program

VIDA Aesthetic Medicine is an Allergan Diamond partner. Allergan is the parent company of Botox, and these partnerships are only established when a clinic is highly experienced at performing certain treatments. Only 3% of aesthetic practices in the country hold this status, and VIDA is the only clinic in Oregon outside of the Portland Metro area with this revered title. We’re proud to offer our Salem and Willamette Valley patients with only the best treatments and products—and we have the partnership to back up this claim.

With every Botox treatment you receive, you’ll earn Allē Points that can be redeemed for savings on injections as well as other Allergan products such as CoolSculpting, Juvederm family of fillers, Kybella, Latisse, and SkinMedica skin care products. This free program from Allergan, the company that makes Botox, allows you to earn points towards reduced and complimentary treatments in the future. Sign up today or in our office during your first appointment.

A Great Complement To Botox

Many patients combine Botox with other non-invasive procedures to optimize their results. Complementary treatments may include dermal fillers, skin care, and Ultherapy. Every patient benefits from a 100% personalized plan to achieve the most beautiful results, and many times this includes—or begins with—Botox.

Ready to see the Botox difference in your life? Call VIDA today at (503) 399-0021 to schedule your appointment.

What Happens When I Give You My Contact Info?

After submitting the form, you’ll receive an immediate confirmation on the webpage and via email, acknowledging receipt of your request.

Within 24 hours, one of our staff will contact you directly. This conversation, lasting about 10 minutes, will help us better understand your aesthetic goals, any previous experiences you’ve had with Botox or other treatments, and your general medical history to ensure safety and suitability.

During this initial call, we’ll also discuss your availability to schedule a complimentary consultation. This no-obligation consultation is your opportunity to meet with a healthcare professional, discuss your specific concerns in detail, and receive a personalized treatment plan.

As a new patient, you’ll may be eligible for a special discount of $50 on your first treatment of $250 or more. This offer will be detailed during your initial call, providing you with information on how to redeem it should you choose to proceed with treatment.

After your call, we’ll send you a text confirmation of your appointment.

Your complimentary consultation can often be scheduled within the same week of your initial inquiry, depending on availability. During the consultation, which typically lasts 30-45 minutes, you’ll have the opportunity to express any further concerns, ask questions, and get a clear understanding of what to expect during and after your treatment.

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