How Botox injection treatment in Portland, OR prevents wrinkles

Dr. Adam Maddox, suggests an early preventive program of neuromodulators to keep dynamic wrinkles from forming.

If there were valid medical treatments to help you avoid aging, would you be interested? Dr. Adam Maddox founded, Thrive, located in Portland, OR, on the premise that most people want to maintain youthful vitality and appearance as long as possible. The practice offers a full range of contemporary anti-aging solutions, including Botox injection treatment. Keep reading to learn how Dr. Maddox and his team are doing more than reversing signs of aging in patients – they are helping to prevent it.

Prevention vs. remediation

Over seven million cosmetic Botox procedures are performed in this country each year, most frequently on women and men over the age of 40. While it varies depending on ethnicity, skin care, and lifestyle (primarily sun exposure),40 is typically about the time lines from repeated facial expressions begin to become noticeable – etched so deeply that they don’t flatten out even when the face is relaxed.

While Botox and other neuromodulators can certainly help to smooth dynamic wrinkles at this stage and beyond, Dr. Maddox suggests a preventive approach.

If you folded your favorite silk blouse and placed it at the bottom of a packed dresser drawer, it would become badly creased. You could be able to get the fold marks out with careful ironing, but you might still see the impression. Doesn’t it make more sense to keep the delicate fabric looking like new, on padded hanger in an uncrowded closet? That is the basic concept behind preventive Botox injection treatment.

A medical doctor, trained in facial anatomy and experienced in aesthetic treatments, evaluates the face of a young patient to determine where dynamic wrinkles are likely to develop. Then, a responsible program of neuromodulator injections beginning in the patient’s 20s or 30s helps keeps these lines at bay, indefinitely. Over time, dermal filler injections can be added into the strategy for addition “prejuvenation.” Instead of “ironing out” existing wrinkles, this technique avoids their development.

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Preserving youthful skin with Botox injection treatment in Portland, OR

Botox is a purified protein created in sterile clinical laboratory conditions. It is injected into muscles just beneath the skin. As a neuromodulator, Botox molecules fasten to nerve endings, inhibiting release of chemical transmitters that cause muscles to contract.

Does this mean your face looks frozen anywhere Botox is injected? Absolutely not . . . in the care of an expert injector. Our providers are skilled and experienced, using the correct amount of Botox and placing it at precise points that deter repeated muscle contractions. Since your face has 43 individual muscles, this level of treatment does not prevent you from forming natural expressions. It simply reduces the ability of specific muscles to contort overlying skin into creases. Without a daily workout, these muscles atrophy slightly, so periodic re-treatment requires less Botox product and fewer injections.

Preventive neuromodulator injections effectively dissuade:

  • Elevens – vertical folds between the eyebrows, usually caused by frowning.
  • Horizontal forehead furrows from raising eyebrows.
  • Crow’s feet, fine lines that radiate from corners of the eyes, formed by squinting.
  • Bunny lines at the bridge of the nose, from laughing.
  • Radiating lip lines around the mouth from smoking or using a drinking straw.

The providers at Thrive also use Botox to address individual appearance issues. For example an injection just beneath the nose drops the upper lip slightly, resolving a “gummy smile.” Botox relaxes neck muscles reducing the appearance of platysmal banding. It can raise the tip of the nose or droopy mouth corners, and roll lips outward, making them look fuller.

Across-the-board anti-aging care

Dr. Maddox and his team are doing more than reversing signs of aging in patients

The team at Thrive knows that youthful radiance doesn’t begin or end at your chin. Our practice offers anti-aging treatment to keep face, body, hair, and nails healthy and looking great:

  • Neuromodulator injections.
  • Injectable dermal fillers, including hand rejuvenation.
  • Laser, light, and energy therapies for complexion improvement and deep skin tightening.
  • Nonsurgical double chin reduction.
  • PRP – platelet rich plasma therapy for natural skin conditioning.
  • Nonsurgical fat reduction, body contouring, and skin tightening.
  • Cellulite treatment.
  • Removal of spider and lesser varicose veins.
  • Hair restoration.
  • Treatment of nail fungus.
  • Hormone replacement therapy for women.
  • Testosterone replacement therapy for men.

Take sensible steps such as Botox injection treatment now to look younger, longer. Call Thrive in Portland, OR at (503) 928-6505 to schedule consultation for your individualized prejuvenation plan.

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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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