Are you ready to look as young as you feel? At Rise2Health in Portland, Oregon, aesthetics and regenerative medicine specialist Joshua David, ND, uses an array of skin care treatments to minimize wrinkles and improve the tone and texture of your skin. From Botox® injections to dermal fillers, Dr. David can freshen up your skin and take years off your face. To book an aesthetic services appointment with Dr. David, call Rise2Health or schedule a visit online today.
Botox, or Botulinum toxin, is a neurotoxic protein that temporarily paralyzes muscles. When injected into your facial muscles, Botox prevents those muscles from contracting and forming new wrinkles on the skin that sits atop them.
Because Botox temporarily freezes muscles, it’s most effective when treating dynamic wrinkles — wrinkles that form due to repeated muscle movement. Some of the most popular areas to use Botox include:
Many physicians also use Botox to relieve temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ) pain and neck pain.
Dermal fillers are gel-like substances injected beneath the skin to restore lost volume. As you age, your skin naturally loses the subcutaneous fat that once made it look plump and smooth, leading to wrinkles and saggy skin.
While Botox freezes muscles to minimize wrinkles and prevent new wrinkles from forming, dermal fillers fill them in to smooth out wrinkles and plump up your skin.
Dermal fillers work best when injected into static wrinkles — wrinkles caused by lost volume. They’re especially effective if you have saggy skin around your face or neck. You should consider fillers if you have:
What makes dermal fillers unique is that they can be used to recontour the face by enhancing the jawline, cheekbones, or both.
The aesthetic services Botox and dermal fillers vary on how long they last and when they take effect.
It typically takes about three to seven days for Botox to take full effect. Over the coming weeks, you should notice your fine lines and wrinkles softening and smoothing out.
The effects of Botox typically take three to six months to start wearing off gradually. To prevent future wrinkles and maintain your results, you can come into Rise2Health for maintenance treatments.
The results of dermal fillers are instant and wear off gradually. Most dermal fillers are hyaluronic acid and last for about six to 12 months. However, certain fillers can last up to two to five years.
For smoother, younger-looking skin with aesthetic services, call Rise2Health or book an appointment online today.