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Portland area anti-aging specialist describes Juvéderm XC vs. Botox

Are you interested in aging gracefully? Dr. Adam Maddox of Thrive Portland provides his patients with a wide selection of injectables made specifically for treating areas of fine lines and wrinkles that are causing concern. Folds may appear on the face and result in a more aging face, including the forehead, around the mouth and nose, and surrounding the eyes (crow’s feet). When patients are seeking a solution to these imperfections, they are often introduced to a variety of injectables that can help reduce the depth and overall appearance of these lines.

There is no one injectable that is most appropriate for every patient. Dr. Adam Maddox offers neuromodulators and hyaluronic acid dermal fillers for his patients to improve their appearance and turn back the hands of time. They provide different results and patients should discuss with their doctor the one best for their specific needs and desires. Many patients are curious to know the difference between Juvéderm XC vs. Botox. 

Juvéderm XC

Juvéderm XC is a relatively new filler that has been FDA-approved for the use of reducing fine lines and wrinkles such as the smile lines, marionette lines, and vertical lines around the nose and mouth. This filler is injected directly into the lines for immediate results in smoothing away the unwanted imperfections on the face.

Botox

Botox is a neuromodulator and instead of being injected directly into fine lines and wrinkles to add volume and reduce depth, Botox is injected into the muscles of the face to reduce the lines and wrinkles that form from contractions. Botox is best used on areas around the upper third of the face including crow’s feet, glabellar lines, and forehead folds. Results are not instantaneous but appear over time as the skin becomes smoother.

Dr. Adam Maddox of Thrive in the area of Portland, Oregon is excited to offer patients a variety of methods of reducing the signs of aging and turning back the hands of time in a non-invasive manner. Many patients who have mild to moderate signs of aging are not appropriate candidates for treatments such as facial plastic surgery and can hold off on these treatments by using injectables to slow the signs of aging and reduce the depth and appearance of troublesome lines and wrinkles on the face.

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