Picture Perfect Holidays

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Why Injectables/Dermal Fillers?

Small steps can make a big difference in appearance. Both Botox and Juvederm Ultra Plus are quick acting enough to give you a younger look before your holiday parties. Juvederm results are usually seen immediately after the injection and look even better after a couple of days. Botox takes only 7 to 10 days to show results. Both offer long-lasting, beneficial results for slowing the signs of aging.

What is Juvederm Ultra Plus?
Juvederm Ultra Plus is a dermal filler made with a hyaluronic acid gel. Hyaluronic acid is found naturally in the body and is the matrix within which all collagen growth occurs. This means Juvederm Ultra Plus offers a more “natural” approach and – better yet! – it ends up stimulating your body’s own collagen growth for truly natural, long-lasting results.

Juvederm Ultra Plus is popular because results are seen immediately. Results look even better after two days, but patients love the instant payoff and dramatic differences they see before and after.

Juvederm Ultra Plus is most commonly used to fill in the folds that travel from the edge of the nose to the corners of the mouth, the marionette lines, and to restore volume in cheeks. It’s administered through subcutaneous injections that act as a sort of cushion and volumizer in areas that have lost elasticity due to aging. The injections also draw water to the collagen molecule so skin appears more supple, younger, and fresh. Results last about 6 months.

How is Botox Different?
Botox is injected beneath the skin’s surface to relax and soften overactive muscles that cause facial creases, while fillers plump up and contour the face. Botox is best used for smoothing frown lines and crow’s feet. You'll generally see the full effect in 3 to 7 days when you notice you look amazingly rested and relaxed.

When both Juvederm Ultra Plus and Botox are used, we can effectively treat more areas for greater results... and with little to no downtime. Pretty for prepping for the holiday season.


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Portland Dermatologic Surgeon