At Deschutes Dermatology in Bend, Oregon we offer Botox treatments for patients with noticeable signs of facial aging, like wrinkles and fine lines, who want to rejuvenate the appearance of their face. Botox offers a a quick and simple way to reduce the appearance of these aesthetic issues without the need for incisions or surgery.


What is Botox?

Botox Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that can be injected into the facial muscles to improve the look of crow’s feet around the eyes, forehead lines, frown lines and smile lines around the mouth, smoker’s lines around the lips, chin wrinkles, and furrows between the eyebrows. Botox can also be used to slightly lift the brow and enhance the jawline as well as reduce lines around the neck. Another use for Botox is in the treatment of excessive underarm sweating, also known as axillary hyperhidrosis. We recommend that you schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our providers for more information if you think you might benefit from this procedure in Bend.

Botox has also been used to help treat those who suffer from chronic migraines. Botox Cosmetic by Allergan is a trade name for the toxin that Clostridium botulinum bacteria produce. It is used in controlled and diluted amounts and has proven to be a safe and powerful treatment for wrinkles.


How safe is Botox?

Botox is one of the most extensively studied medical aesthetic treatments approved for cosmetic use in over 75 countries. Botox has a record of experience that is known and trusted by doctors worldwide. Likewise, the safety and efficacy of Botox have been evaluated in clinical trials as well as over 400 peer-reviewed articles in both medical and scientific journals. Botox has been FDA-approved extensively tested and used safely for treating facial lines for decades.


How long do results last?

This varies slightly among patients, but you can expect results to last approximately three to four months. After that, the action of Botox begins to wear off. Some patients can move the muscles gradually for a month or two before seeing signs of wrinkles returning. Receiving ongoing treatments to maintain the reduction of wrinkles is both acceptable and common practice.

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What should I expect with my treatment?

You may experience temporary redness and swelling at the injection site which generally lasts no more than a few hours. You may also experience bruising at or around the treated area. Bruises happen infrequently, are generally quite small, and can be easily covered with makeup. You will notice the difference in the muscle’s ability to move before you see the actual lines in the skin soften and become less visible. The reduction of lines should be visible within the first few weeks.


Am I a good candidate for Botox?

Although Botox is safe, not everyone is a good candidate for the procedure. Women who are breastfeeding or pregnant shouldn’t receive Botox injections. People with neurological conditions should refrain from Botox as well. Botox isn’t the right injectable for every patient and every wrinkle. Different types of wrinkles require different injectables or fillers. Please schedule a full consultation with our office in Bend to decide whether Botox is the best option for you.


How Much Do Botox Treatments Cost?

The cost of each Botox treatment varies depending on the number of areas being treated and the number of Botox vials needed to properly treat the aesthetic flaws in the area and provide the patient with their desired results. The price of the procedure can be determined during the consultation process. For example, if you are looking for Botox treatment in Bend, Oregon, the consultation process with a local practitioner can help you determine the cost of the treatment in that particular area.


Schedule a Consultation

If you are interested in using Botox to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on your face and rejuvenate your appearance, contact Deschutes Dermatology in Bend, Oregon today to schedule a consultation. Our team can let you know if Botox injections are your best option and can provide you with excellent care and beautiful results.




“I am so pleased with the service and the results that I have received from Deschutes Dermatology. They are very professional, yet extremely caring and I have felt that they provide me with the best treatment for my particular situation. I truly appreciate the way they have been willing to work with me over time to achieve the results that we both want. I am their ‘Happy Patient.’ Thank you.”


“For the first time in over twenty years I am comfortable being seen in public without makeup save lip gloss and a little mascara. Early in 2013 I elected to have Dr. Carter do the DOT laser therapy on my face. While the immediate outcome of the treatment was somewhat invasive (as Dr. Carter shared with me well in advance) the results are phenomenal!!!! I’ve literally watched the tone and texture of my face improve in the months following. That combined with the Exilis procedure to tighten the area around my jaw has given me a new found confidence about my appearance.My very skeptical husband has put the knowledge to the test on more than one occasion and each time they have assuaged his fears and concerns. They are professional, caring and very intuitive to the needs of their clients.”


“Hi Team: Just wanted to take a moment to thank you for all your help and advice over the past couple of years with regard to my skin care. Having had problems with redness and a lot of brown spots, because of the time spent in the sun in my younger years, I had a complexion I was not happy with. With the products and the IPL treatment you suggested, my complexion improved.You also recommended the Dot Laser. I couldn’t believe my beautiful skin afterwards and I have received so many compliments on my complexion. I also enjoy coming to you for the peels you offer. This really does keep my skin glowing and feeling good. The peel of the month is a great bargain and it’s fun to try the different peels. I like that you keep on top of all the latest skin treatments and enjoy hearing about them. Many thanks,”

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“Deschutes Deramtology has been my “go to” place for skin cancer check-ups for years but then a few years ago a good friend told me I just HAD to see Dr. Carter about a procedure she had done. She looked great! Long story short, Dr. Leslie Carter did a procedure on me called DOT Laser. The results were more than remarkable. Honestly, people have told me I look 20 years younger. It has done so much for my confidence and overall self-perception. Plus, they took great care of me pre, post and during procedure. Would I do this again? Absolutely!!!”

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“I’ve been a patient of Patty Trapnell’s for the past 8 years because I believe she is the very best at what she does. Patty has enormous integrity and such a high standard of professionalism, while also being kind and caring. She is so talented in the art of beauty. Patty has zeroed in on what works for my skin. She has addressed may problems with my skin, but most meaningful was help with an old scar, something I’ve always felt profoundly embarrassed over, and the results were absolutely phenomenal. I couldn’t be happier. Thank you Patty!”


Please schedule a full consultation with our office to decide which service is the best option for you. During the appointment, you and your provider will discuss medical history, benefits and expectations.