Important information for Portland, OR patients: Things you should know about Botox treatment

Dr. Adam Maddox, a board-certified physician and graduate of the National College of Naturopathic Medicine.

Do you want to wipe away wrinkles and turn the clock back to your younger self? Perhaps you don’t yet have wrinkles, and you are seeking preventive solutions to stop the hands of time. In either case, you have probably considered Botox. It is one of the most popular anti-aging solutions in Portland, OR, and around the world. Here are a few important things you should know before choosing Botox treatment.

You can stop wrinkles before they start

When it was first introduced, Botox was largely considered a corrective treatment. When your crow’s feet got too bad, you would start Botox treatment. Depending on the severity of the lines, it might soften or erase them. However, doctors and patients began to notice something interesting – Botox injections also stopped or dramatically slowed the development of facial lines.

Dynamic wrinkles are caused by repetitive muscle movements due to facial expressions. As muscles become rigid, they create lines in the overlying skin. Eventually, those lines become etched-in. Botox halts this process, by keeping muscles soft and supple. Increasingly, men and women are beginning preventive Botox in their mid-twenties.

Botox and fillers – better together

Sometimes Botox is mistakenly classified as a dermal filler. Actually, they are entirely different procedures. Dermal fillers do exactly what the name implies. They replace facial volume, filling up hollows and plumping the face. Botox does not add anything, Instead, it smooths away ridges beneath the skin by relaxing facial muscles.

Why are Botox and fillers so closely linked? These procedures do have a few things in common. Both are injectable products, which help patients look younger without surgery. In fact, these procedures complement each other beautifully and are frequently used together. The combination is so effective and so popular that it has earned the nickname of “liquid facelift.”

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A good result begins with a qualified injector

You received an invitation to a “Botox party” at someone’s house, or you’ve found an offer with an unbelievably low price. A quick internet search will tell you that Botox is generally safe and effective, so the offer may seem tempting. However, there is something very important that many patients don’t realize. Statistics and information about Botox results are based on treatments performed by skilled clinicians using the genuine products.

Never trust an unlicensed provider for Botox or any other medical treatment. Even the safest procedure can become risky in untrained hands. Additionally, the aesthetic quality of the result is dependent upon the skill and judgment of the injector. Too much product won’t yield a natural looking result, while too little won’t effectively soften wrinkles.

Thrive Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Center is a medical facility under the direction of Dr. Adam Maddox, a board-certified physician and graduate of the National College of Naturopathic Medicine. Our team also includes a facial plastic surgeon, medical aesthetician, certified medical assistant, and other highly skilled clinicians. Botox, like all treatments performed in our office, is only administered by a qualified, trained, experienced, and skilled provider.

Botox has more uses than you may think

The uses of Botox also go beyond cosmetic. It has a long history of medical uses. In fact, the cosmetic properties were initially discovered when doctors noticed that wrinkle reduction was a pleasant side effect of medical treatment in the eye area. Today, this and similar formulas are used to treat muscle spasms, migraines, and more. This fact is quite reassuring to patients who have concerns about the safety of Botox cosmetic treatment.

In antiaging treatment, Botox cosmetic is most often used on the forehead and around the eyes. However, it can also be used in other areas where muscle rigidity causes lines and wrinkles or negatively impacts the facial contours.

The uses of Botox also go beyond cosmetic.

Botox may be used to:

  • Erase lines and creases on the upper face, such as crow’s feet, 11s, and frown lines
  • Reduce bands and creases on the neck
  • Soften muscles in the lower face to improve contours
  • Improve the appearance of an angular jaw

It’s time to turn back the clock

A few simple injections can wipe away crow’s feet and take years off your appearance. So, what are you waiting for? The many benefits of Botox are just a phone call away. Contact our office at (503) 928-6505 and schedule an appointment today.

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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.

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