How is Botox cosmetic different from a traditional dermal filler for Portland area patients?

Botox Cosmetic Filler from doctor in Portland

Many patients who are interested in reducing fine lines, wrinkles, and folds from areas of the face are often presented with a wide variety of injectables including dermal fillers and neuromodulators. Fillers and neuromodulators are two different treatments available at Thrive in Portland. Dr. Adam Maddox sees patients regularly who are interested in these less invasive solutions, as they are a wonderful alternative to plastic surgery for mild to moderate signs of aging.

Neuromodulators such as Botox are used differently from dermal fillers. Botox is injected into muscles of the face that are contracting and resulting in the development of folds and wrinkles. This is due to the tightening of the muscles, which tighten the skin and cause these imperfections to occur. This happens commonly in areas such as the upper portion of the face and can result in the formation of forehead folds, crow’s feet, and even the “elevens” that appear between the eyebrows. While dermal fillers may be used on these areas, Botox is often more effective at reducing their depth and appearance.

Dermal fillers, on the other hand, are an entirely different line of treatment. Dermal fillers are gels typically made from hyaluronic acid, which is injected into the lines and wrinkles for immediate results. This gel adds volume to the area and can provide patients with a way of dramatically reducing the depth of these imperfections.

Some patients may be appropriate candidates for a mixture of both cosmetic dermal fillers and neuromodulators. When combined, these can provide dramatic improvements when it comes to the signs of aging. Fine lines, wrinkles, and folds can be reduced to turn back the hands of time significantly for both men and women seeking a more youthful appearance.

If you are located in or around the area of Portland, it may be time to talk to a professional at Thrive Aesthetic and Anti-Aging Center. Our team, including Dr. Adam Maddox, works with patients to develop appropriate treatment plans for their skin and body concerns. We also offer other services including tattoo removal and hormone replacement therapy when appropriate. However, many patients are interested in learning about less invasive solutions such as injectables to help slow the signs of aging and improve their overall appearance in a natural and easy manner.

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It was a wonderful experience. The whole staff was fantastic. Ashley was sweet & caring. Dr. Maddox was fantastic. Easy to talk too. Very concerned about my comfort. I will definitely be returning.

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A graduate from Northern Arizona University and the National College of Naturopathic Medicine, Dr. Adam Maddox is a very established professional in the field of integrative anti-aging and aesthetic medicine with a special interest in Botox, Restylane and Testosterone Replacement therapy for men to name a few.

As a board-certified physician, he has a passion to help people with their health especially as they get older. Dr. Maddox believes in maintaining a strong sense of empathy in order to better serve his patients whilst ensuring his care is personalized. In addition to practicing medicine, Dr. Maddox uses his time to train other medical professionals on various effective medical techniques used in the anti-ageing medical sphere such as injectable techniques. He is also the founder and medical director of Thrive Aesthetic and Anti-Aging Center in Portland, OR.

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You shave it. You wax it, you laser it. Heck, you might even dye it pink. Talking about armpit hair. Now some people are saying you can microwave it away once and for all. We’re revealing a new treatment right now and our procedure room. Take it away, Doctor Ashton.

Hi guys So, I’m back here with doctor sheila Nazarian, board certified plastic surgeon and our patient Aaron. You’re going to be demonstrating this new microwave procedure to hit axillary hair, but before we get to that, tell, tell me why this hair bothered you, Aaron? Because I mean, you’re blonde, you wouldn’t mind.

I’m a personal trainer. I spend 95% of my day in a tank top in the gym or in a bikini and shaving every day is such a pain. No one likes to do it. I tried laser hair removal. It doesn’t work. If you have blonde hair and darker skin. So, I heard about mirror smooth So, thought I’d give it a try.

And you said it’s your game, okay, So, doctor Nazarian,

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Go ahead and lie back Aaron. So, as you start working tell us a little bit about this technology. Who’s a good candidate for it and how? Does it work?

Well, the beauty of this technology is that everyone is a good candidate. Any skin colour, any hair colour? I’ve actually had the procedure performed on myself, didn’t get any hyperpigmentation from it.

So, you numbed Aaron up before we started, right?

Arron’s been numbed already. We’ve placed a temporary tattoo which basically gives us little tick marks. It’s really paint by numbers at that point and we use the microwave technology of mirror smooth to remove not only 70% of her hair with one treatment, but also the sweat and odour glands are also eliminated. So, it’s basically a little suction and some you know heat is applied, but because she’s numb there’s no pain.

You feel anything?
Fine, just a little pull,

Yeah.

And So, how many treatments typically does it take to really get a good effect?

So, 80% of people really only need one treatment. You’re going to get an 82% reduction in the sweat and odour glands and a 70% reduction in the hair growth. Which, if you’ve ever had laser hair, you know you need multiple treatments in order to get anywhere close to 70%.

So, what’s the cost range for something like this?

This that’s a great question. So, the first treatment is around 2000 dollars, but it’s, but if you think about how many laser hair removal treatments to do. I mean, it really is a great benefit and also laser hair doesn’t remove the sweat and odour glands.

Nice, well, 2000 dollars, meaning that you could throw away all your razors for the rest of your life.
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Never have to worry about sweating in your armpits again and being musty.

No more deodorant and think of all the money you spend on deodorant over a lifetime.

That’s true.

And it takes how long to do both pitch?

We usually schedule people for an hour at a time?
An hour!

So, can you imagine an hour and you’re done.
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The one done idea is very appealing.

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Thanks for sharing that with us and thanks for showing us your armpits,

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You’re welcome.


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