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.
BEFORE & AFTER
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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.
Rachel Almada LE,CAE
Rachael graduated from the Aesthetics Institute in 2020 and recently acquired a Bachelor of Arts from Portland State University. Coming from a dermatology background, Rachael has a passion for skin health and sun protection. Her favorite part about being an Advanced Aesthetician is helping patients reach their skin goals and watching their confidence build because of it. She understands that everyone’s skin requires its own unique approach whether it’s a treatment plan or a skincare regimen.
When she is out of the office, Rachael enjoys traveling, trying new food, making art, and doing pretty much anything outdoors – especially if it includes her Doberman-mix pup, Rubio!
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