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I have been getting Botox and Juvederm for several years now from other well respected places in Portland. I need subtle and natural looking results with no downtime because of my work schedule. I have seen Dr. Maddox three times now over the past year and he is by far the best in Portland. He and his staff always listen to my needs.

Juvederm-xc LogoLines, wrinkles, and folds on the face can be a source of stress for many men and women who are unhappy with the development of the signs of aging. When skin ages, it loses volume through collagen loss, resulting in the formation of fine lines and wrinkles on the face. Fortunately, there is a way to combat these imperfections with the use of injectables. Dr. Maddox of Thrive provides patients with a wide selection of injectables to address fine lines and wrinkles, including Juvéderm® XC.

Platinum, Allergan PartnerJuvéderm is a dermal filler that can add volume directly to lines and wrinkles of the face. Wrinkles on the upper portion of the face respond best to Botox Cosmetic® injections, but those on the lower face can be improved with the use of Juvéderm® XC. This injectable is made with hyaluronic acid, which makes a smooth gel for injection. Dr. Maddox administers injections underneath the upper layers of the skin to restore skin volume in areas such as the nasolabial folds and smile lines.

There is typically no downtime associated with Juvéderm® XC injections, but some mild after effects can occur. These may include swelling, redness, and discomfort at the injection site. Mild bruising may also occur, but it can be covered with cosmetics until it clears.

Juvéderm XC Juvéderm® XC has many benefits:

  • Provides immediate results that last up to 12 months
  • Does not require allergy testing
  • Naturally dissolves into the body over time
  • Safe, FDA-approved
  • Effective on mild to moderate lines, wrinkles, and folds
  • Does not require surgery
  • Affordable
  • Can be used on patients of all ethnicities
  • Provides patients with a way to slow the signs of aging and maintain a youthful appearance

Dr. Maddox of Thrive provides Juvéderm® XC along with many other injectables including Restylane®, and Voluma® XC. If you live in Portland, Oregon, contact our practice today to schedule a consultation visit and thorough examination to determine candidacy for these amazing injectables.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Juvéderm XC?

Juvéderm XC is an injectable dermal filler that smooths wrinkles and folds on your face that are moderate to severe in nature. It is formulated with HYLACROSS™ technology to create a smooth consistency and natural-looking results so that people take notice of your beautiful appearance, rather than wondering if you have had cosmetic work done.

How does Juvéderm XC work?

Formulated primarily from hyaluronic acid, a water-binding molecule that naturally occurs in the body and a common ingredient in dermal fillers, Juvéderm XC is injected into the upper layers of skin in areas that have wrinkles or folds. Once injected, it absorbs water, which boosts the volume in the skin and smooths its surface.

What is Juvéderm XC used for?

Juvéderm XC is a great option for moderate to severe wrinkles or folds that form on the lower half of the face. This includes nasolabial folds, smile lines, and other lines around the nose, chin, and mouth.

Who is a good candidate for Juvéderm XC?

Juvéderm XC is a good treatment option for many patients who have lines and wrinkles around their mouth or nose. It one of the first FDA-approved fillers that is safe for all skin colors and does not cause hypertrophic scarring or hyperpigmentation in darker skin tones. The best way to determine who’s a good candidate for Juvéderm XC is to evaluate each patient in a personalized consultation. Dr. Maddox will examine your skin and discuss your desired results to determine whether Juvéderm XC or a different treatment option will be best for your needs.

How long does the procedure take?

The length of time the procedure takes varies depending on the area being treated, but most patients are done within 30 to 60 minutes.

Is Juvéderm XC safe?

Patients who are wondering, “Are Juvéderm XC fillers safe?” will be happy to know that they are FDA-approved and have been shown to be safe and effective. Hyaluronic acid is a biocompatible molecule, which means that it works in harmony with your body and is unlikely to cause a negative reaction. Your body naturally absorbs the molecule over time and eliminates it through natural processes.

Does Juvéderm XC cause bruising?

Because Juvéderm XC is injected deeper under the skin than some other types of fillers, it is more likely to cause bruising. Avoiding certain medications such as NSAIDS and others that Dr. Maddox will discuss with you prior to your treatment can help reduce the severity of bruising, and ice packs can also be used after your treatment to reduce discomfort.

Are there any risks or side effects?

Bruising, swelling, pain or tenderness, itching, discoloration, and firmness or lumpiness are the most commonly reported side effects. However, most of these side effects tend to be mild and only last for a week or less.

How long does Juvéderm XC last?

One of the great things about Juvéderm XC is that it provides results for up to one year, with only one set of injections. In fact, it is the only FDA approved dermal filler that is made from hyaluronic acid to last this long!

How much does Juvéderm XC cost?

The cost of your Juvéderm XC treatment depends on several factors, including the condition that your skin is currently in, which areas on the face are being treated, the number of areas being treated, and how much of the product is necessary. Dr. Maddox will evaluate your skin and discuss the cost with you up front so you can incorporate your treatment into your budget.

Are Juvéderm XC injections painful?

Juvéderm XC is infused with lidocaine to minimize any discomfort during the injection process.

Does Juvéderm XC work right away?

Yes, it does! The results are immediate when you get Juvéderm XC injections, and only one treatment session is needed rather than a series of injections.

How do I find a treatment provider?

When it comes to cosmetic treatments, working with a highly trained dermatological professional is a must. Dr. Adam Maddox at Thrive works with patients to truly understand their cosmetic goals and tailors every treatment plan and procedure to your specific needs to help you attain beautiful, natural results.

Thrive Aesthetic & Anti Aging Center is committed to helping patients achieve healthy, beautiful skin and restore a more youthful appearance. Our dedicated team is comprised of Dr Adam Maddox, Board Certified in integrative anti-aging and aesthetic medicine.

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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 feel anything?
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We usually schedule people for an hour at a time?
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