What is Botox?
Botox® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) is FDA approved to treat dynamic lines (those that move with facial expression) above and between the eyebrows, forehead, and crow’s feet in patients between the ages of 18 to 65 years. It will soften but may not completely remove fixed lines (those present on an expressionless face). Botox is injected into selected muscle groups to minimize facial wrinkles and usually lasts about 3 to 4 months.
Sculptra produces gradual results over weeks to months and lasts about 2 years. Sculptra works with your body to help revitalize collagen production and restore skin’s inner structure and volume. Typically, Sculptra is performed with a series of appointments over 4-6 months. Allowing your body to restore support and volume achieving a more youthful skin.
Benefits of Botox:
- Reduces wrinkles
- No downtime
- Achieve a more youthful appearance
- High patient satisfaction
Additional areas to treat with Botox:
- Gummy smile
- Brow lift
- Lip flip
- Square jaws
- “Chin-ullite” bumpy chin
What to know before a Botox appointment:
- It is a quick and painless treatment
- Avoid supplement such as fish oil, vitamin E, vitamin A, gingko, and flax 7 days before treatment can minimize risk for bruising
- Avoid blood thinners aspirin, Advil, Motrin, Ibuprofen, Naproxen, Voltaren and other anti-inflammatory medications 7 days prior to procedure. Please consult a physician if you are taking these medications for a medical condition before discontinuing.
- It is recommended to not lie down for 4 hours a treatment.
- We tailor each treatment focused on each individual’s unique anatomy. Providing customized treatments.
Additional treatments to pair with Botox® Cosmetic for overall skin rejuvenation:
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Alicia McCarthy, ND
Dr. Alicia McCarthy earned her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology degree from California State University of Fullerton in 2008 and her Naturopathic Medical degree in 2017 from National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, OR. The twelve years Dr. McCarthy spent working in emergency medicine as an EMT set the foundation for the provider she is today. She now specializes in aesthetic medicine, dedicating her continuing education and practice to staying current on the latest techniques and products. Dr. McCarthy believes in aging gracefully. She takes the time to sit down with each patient and find out what this means for them.
Prior to joining Knott Street Dermatology, Dr. McCarthy had her own practice in Lake Oswego focused on aesthetic medicine, hormone balancing, thyroid conditions, and IV medicine.
Originally from Southern California, Dr. McCarthy has lived in Portland for the last eleven years. When she is not working Dr. McCarthy stays busy with her two young kids, husky pup, and husband. They enjoy spending time outside, camping, swimming, and playing at the park.
Olivia Gill LE,CAE
Olivia graduated from Spectrum Advanced Aesthetics in 2015 and has been working full time as a Certified Advanced Esthetician and Laser Safety Officer for the last 6 years. Olivia’s favorite part about her job is helping her patients feel more confident in their own skin. She takes pride in tailoring each skin care regimen and treatment plan to fit everyone’s lifestyle and budget. When she’s not pampering patients, she enjoys camping, traveling, and quality time spent with her family, husband, and Corgi puppy- Ginger!
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