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Botox can Offer a Natural, Refreshed Appearance to Aging Skin

October 15, 2014
"I enjoy getting Botox; it makes me feel better about myself!" --Barbara B. Portland


After Extensive Research and Study we are bringing the Art and Science of BOTOX to our Practice

Based on patient demand over the years we are complimenting our practice with the use of BOTOX to help soften the appearance of aging on the face.  This was quite a big decision for us as we were skeptical at first of adding aesthetic medicine to our practice.  


After doing hours upon hours of extensive research on the use of BOTOX we began to realize what a phenomenal medication BOTOX can be.  Not only does it soften lines and wrinkles to give an aging face a refreshed appearance, it also can be used very successfully to treat migraine headaches, spasticity of muscles that come from stroke, hyperhidrosis (increased sweating), overactive bladder and cervical dystonia (neck spasms).  BOTOX happens to be one of the most studied drugs on the planet and it is FDA approved to use on glabberllar lines (the 11's) and lateral canthal lines or "crows feet."  


As I began diving into the research and uses of BOTOX my resistance to using this medication began to soften.  I soon realized that using this for aesthetic purposes to give people a chance to take care of something that really bothered them in a way that was safe and effective actually was in line with my personal philosophy as a physician.


 BOTOX ... How does it Work?

BOTOX works by blockingt he release of a chemical messenger called acetylcholine. With normal physiology, the brain sends electrical messages to the muscles to tell them to contract. The electrical message is transmitted to the muscle by a substance called acetylcholine. BOTOX works to block the release of acetylcholine. As a result, the muscle does not receive the message to contract. It is these muscle contractions that contrbute to the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on the skin.  This inability of the muscles to contract is temporary and lasts for 2-4 months typically.
What you can Expect for your BOTOX Appointment at The Natural Path

At the Natural Path, Dr. Madda and Dr. Phillipo have had extensive training and have studued advanced methods of injecting BOTOX.  Botox is mixed fresh for each patient and is injected using a small plastic surgery typr of needle into the treatment areas.  Currently, the FDA approves the use of BOTOX for glaellar and lateral cathal lines.  Generally, each treatment area requires between 20-24 units of botox.  This can vary per person as well as the area being treated.  Each area typically takes between 3-6 injection sites.  Our patients have experienced very little pain or discomfort associated with BOTOX injections due the size of the needle and skill of the injector.


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Portland, OR 97210


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