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What is Kybella

What is Kybella

Kybella is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment that destroys fat cells in the submental area, commonly known as the double chin. The active ingredient in Kybella is deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in...

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What is Dysport

What is Dysport

Dysport is a wrinkle relaxer comprised of botulinum toxin type A. It is frequently used for cosmetic purposes to provide a more youthful and rested appearance. Dysport is made from AbobotulinumtoxinA, while Botox is made from OnabotulinumtoxinA....

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Does Botox Prevent Wrinkles

Does Botox Prevent Wrinkles

At Aluma, some patients ask us whether Botox injections will prevent future wrinkles from occurring. This question has intrigued many medical professionals as well.  Dr. Brigham's initial response, grounded in the understanding that wrinkles form...

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Botox for Neck Bands

Botox for Neck Bands

One area that often gets overlooked in the anti-aging arena is the neck. With its delicate skin and complex muscular structure, the neck shows the telltale signs of aging just as much as the face. One sign of an aging neck is the emergence of...

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Sculptra for the Neck

Sculptra for the Neck

Similar to facial aging, the skin and underlying tissues of the neck also undergo aging processes. Over time, the neck shows fine lines, wrinkles, uneven pigmentation, and increased skin laxity. Advancements in aesthetic procedures now offer...

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Dermal Fillers for Under Eye Wrinkles and Bags

Dermal Fillers for Under Eye Wrinkles and Bags

Undereye bags, hollows, and dark circles are common concerns many individuals notice as they age. The skin around the eyes is delicate, and small amounts of volume loss in this area can quickly result in a tired and aged appearance. However,...

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Radiant Skin: Why Chemical Peels Are Good

Radiant Skin: Why Chemical Peels Are Good

Chemical peels are emerging as a favored choice among med spa treatments for those pursuing brighter, healthier skin. At Aluma Aesthetic Medicine, under the expert guidance of our master esthetician, Tatum, chemical peels stand out as a favored...

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Botox for Jaw Pain

Botox for Jaw Pain

January kicked off the year in Portland with a challenging start, as icy conditions added stress for many residents. A common stress reaction is unconsciously clenching the teeth and tensing the masseter muscles, leading to jaw tension. This...

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What Sculptra Does for Facial Aging

What Sculptra Does for Facial Aging

In aesthetic medicine, Sculptra has emerged as an evidence-based solution to restore lost volume and tighten saggy skin. If you're considering a Sculptra treatment, you might be curious about how long Sculptra lasts and what to expect during and...

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Botox for Rosacea

Botox for Rosacea

Rosacea, a persistent skin disorder characterized by central facial redness, flushing, and enlarged blood vessels, can be a source of considerable frustration for individuals dealing with its symptoms. Despite rosacea being a relatively common...

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The Overlooked Power of Dermal Fillers for the Temples

The Overlooked Power of Dermal Fillers for the Temples

At Aluma, the most natural and beautiful results are achieved using a full-face, balanced approach rather than just focusing on isolated features. While many injectors and patients fixate on enhancing the cheeks with dermal fillers, there's an...

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Does Collagen Powder Work

Does Collagen Powder Work

Lately, collagen powder has surged in popularity due to its purported ability to revitalize skin and restore a youthful appearance. The market has boomed, offering consumers a variety of flavors, added boosts, and methods for mixing collagen powder...

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What to Know About a Silhouette Instalift Thread Lift

What to Know About a Silhouette Instalift Thread Lift

Silhouette InstaLift absorbable sutures have become increasingly popular in recent years due to their ability to lift sagging facial features and restore lost volume and contour by stimulating new collagen formation without surgery. Thanks to their...

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Benefits of Botox for Aging

Benefits of Botox for Aging

Aging better is a hot topic these days. And Botox’s popularity is surging because of it. New, trendy diets and exercise programs increase vitality and health throughout aging. Now, people want to look the way they feel, and most feel younger than...

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5 Biggest Misconceptions About Botox

5 Biggest Misconceptions About Botox

Misconceptions about Botox There is a lot of noise in the facial aesthetics world regarding Botox treatments, some true and some false. Read more to find out the answers to your burning Botox injection questions. Will Botox make me look frozen?...

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What is Sculptra, and How Does it Work?

What is Sculptra, and How Does it Work?

Many think Sculptra is a specific type of dermal filler product, but it is not. It is a bio-stimulatory molecule that activates collagen production in the deeper skin tissue, restoring lost tissue support and volume. As we age, our body’s collagen...

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What is Botox, and How Does it work?

What is Botox, and How Does it work?

In the aesthetic world, Botox is an effective way to smooth lines and wrinkles caused by aging. Initially used for individuals with muscular hyperactivity disorders, Botox is now one of the most requested treatments for facial rejuvenation. Over...

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Refining Botox Injections for the Better

Refining Botox Injections for the Better

For 20 years, Botox has been FDA-approved to smooth wrinkles, with approximately 100 million vials sold in the United States alone since 2002. Pharmaceutical companies traditionally advise a standard injection pattern and dose applied uniformly...

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Retinols: Worth Every Penny

Retinols: Worth Every Penny

Retinol, Retin-A, Tretinoin, and the benefits of adding these products to your skincare regimen to reduce wrinkles, decrease acne, lighten discolorations, and foster collagen and elastin production.

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The Beauty of Lips

The Beauty of Lips

Smile, kiss, and speak. That’s what lips let you do. They’re also a focal point of beauty and conveyor of health. In your youth, your lips are uniformly plump and vibrant, no matter their shape. By around age 30, your lips start to lose fullness...

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What Matters Most

What Matters Most

At Aluma, we believe ideal aesthetic outcomes are grounded in skillful observation and an artistic appreciation of light and shadow, symmetry and proportion, and the overall harmony of facial features. We look for the subtle changes and asymmetries...

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Is Your Skin Dehydrated, Dry, or Both?

Is Your Skin Dehydrated, Dry, or Both?

Cold air holds less water, which translates to less hydration for the skin. Skin hydration relates to the amount of water in the epidermis. On average, the skin contains 64% water. Hyaluronic acid helps maintain skin hydration, holding 1,000 times...

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Dermal Fillers 101

Dermal Fillers 101

Some people have naturally full lips, prominent cheeks, and smooth skin…many don’t. As we age, our face loses its plump, cherub-like appearance. Research has proven that collagen production slows, fat pads descend, bone-loss begins, and facial fat...

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Scientific Data Supports Latisse

Scientific Data Supports Latisse

Top Trend — Thick Lashes. The appearance of the eyes is central to the perception of beauty.  Long, thick eyelashes and full eyebrows are widely regarded as desirable attributes of the eyes. Through the natural aging process, eyebrows and eyelashes...

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PRF: The Natural Fountain of Youth

PRF: The Natural Fountain of Youth

Today, the buzz in the aesthetic world is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF). Both PRP and PRF are blood concentrate therapies. PRP and PRF harness the body’s regenerative processes promoting cell turnover, collagen...

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