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

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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, hormone replacement therapy, and even facial plastic surgery 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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