Botox is a popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment used to temporarily relax facial muscles and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. At Baskin Aesthetic Medicine, our experienced team offers Botox injections to help clients achieve a smoother, more youthful look and enhance their natural beauty.

Botox Treatment at Baskin Aesthetic Medicine

What is Botox?

Botox, short for botulinum toxin, is a highly popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment provided at Baskin Aesthetic Medicine. It is derived from a purified protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.

By injecting small amounts of Botox into specific facial muscles, your skilled medical professional can help to temporarily relax those muscles. This relaxation helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, resulting in a smoother and more youthful look.

The most common areas treated with Botox include forehead lines, crow’s feet, which are lines around the eyes, and frown lines between the eyebrows. The botox procedure is relatively quick, causing minimal discomfort, and requires no downtime, allowing you to resume your daily activities immediately.

The effects of Botox typically last for several months, and with regular treatments, you can enjoy long-term benefits. Our experienced team at Baskin Aesthetic Medicine is committed to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals and attain a more youthful look.

How Do I Know if Botox is Right For Me?

Deciding whether Botox is right for you depends on your individual concerns and goals. If you are bothered by lines or wrinkles and desire a non-surgical solution, Botox may be an excellent option for you.

Botox is particularly effective in treating dynamic wrinkles, which are caused by repeated muscle contractions over time. These wrinkles commonly appear on the forehead, around the eyes, and between the eyebrows, which are commonly called frown lines.

If you have noticed these types of wrinkles and wish to reduce their visibility, Botox can help relax the underlying muscles responsible for their formation, resulting in a smoother complexion. During a consultation at Baskin Aesthetic Medicine, our expert providers will evaluate your specific concerns, assess your medical history, and discuss your desired outcome.

They will determine if Botox is a suitable option for you or if alternative treatments may better address your needs. Remember, everyone’s anatomy and goals are unique, so it’s essential to consult with a qualified professional to determine the most appropriate treatment plan for your situation.

What Happens During the Botox Procedure?

The Botox procedure is a relatively quick and straightforward process. Here is a general overview of what to expect:


During your initial consultation, you will discuss your concerns and goals with the medical professional. They will assess your suitability for Botox and explain the procedure in detail.


On the day of the procedure, the area to be treated will be thoroughly cleansed in preparation for the procedure.


Using a fine needle, the medical professional will carefully inject small amounts of Botox into the targeted muscles. The number of injections will depend on the areas being treated and your specific requirements.


After the procedure, you can typically resume your daily activities immediately. However, it is advisable to avoid strenuous exercise and touching or rubbing the treated area for a few hours.

You may experience mild bruising, swelling, or redness at the injection sites, but these effects are usually temporary and resolve quickly.

How Long Does a Botox Treatment Session Take?

A Botox treatment session typically takes about ten to fifteen minutes, depending on the number of areas being treated. The procedure is considered a convenient treatment, allowing you to fit it into your busy schedule with minimal disruption.

The quick and efficient nature of Botox treatments makes them easily accessible for individuals seeking effective cosmetic enhancements.

What Are the Benefits of Botox?

Botox offers several benefits, both cosmetic and medical. Here are some key advantages:

Wrinkle Reduction

Botox is highly effective in reducing the appearance of dynamic wrinkles, such as forehead lines, crow’s feet, and frown lines. It temporarily relaxes the muscles responsible for these wrinkles, resulting in a smoother and more youthful complexion.

Non-Surgical Solution

Unlike invasive procedures like facelifts or brow lifts, Botox is a non-surgical treatment. It does not require incisions or lengthy recovery periods, making it a convenient option for those seeking a quick and minimally invasive solution to facial wrinkles.

Quick results

The effects of Botox become noticeable within a few days to a week after the treatment. The improvements continue to develop over the following weeks, and the results typically last for three to six months.

Regular maintenance treatments can help to prolong the benefits.

It is crucial to remember that Botox should only be administered by trained professionals in a medical setting to ensure safety and optimal results.

Are you interested in learning more about Botox or determining if it may be right for you? Schedule an appointment at Baskin Aesthetic Medicine in Portland, ME, today!