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Is the Ultherapy procedure your best choice for wrinkles?

Is the Ultherapy procedure your best choice for wrinkles?

Ultherapy was cleared by the FDA in 2009 to lift and tighten skin on the brow, chin, neck, and chest. This procedure uses ultrasound energy to boost internal production of collagen. While treatment provides some wrinkle reduction benefits, the field of non-surgical skin rejuvenation continues to evolve. Today, radiofrequency microneedling is a more effective choice for most patients who want to improve the appearance of wrinkles.

RF microneedling basics

This technique takes skin rejuvenation to the next level by combining the benefits of radiofrequency technology and microneedling. The handpiece of the device is tipped with very fine (200 micron) needles, which can be set to penetrate at variable depths. The needles deliver a carefully-controlled dose of radiofrequency energy, heating deeper skin layers. The micro-injuries created in skin, and the thermal effect of the RF energy, trigger collagen remodeling.

A full face or neck treatment takes about 30 minutes. Two to three sessions are usually recommended for optimal skin tightening and wrinkle reduction. Improvement appears as collagen builds over the course of up to six months, and results are long lasting.

Benefits of RF microneedling

  • Dramatically improves superficial lines and wrinkles around the eyes, and on the face and neck.
  • Restores skin elasticity, diminished by solar damage.
  • Effective treatment for acne scarring.
  • No risk of pigmentation loss.
  • Suitable for all skin tones.
  • Tightens lax skin on any part of the body.
  • Limited downtime – just a day or two of slight redness.
  • Can be used alone or in combination with other skin revitalization methods.

To learn more about RF microneedling and how it compares to the Ultherapy procedure for wrinkle reduction, schedule a consultation with Dr. Maddox. Thrive serves the aesthetic and anti-aging needs of patients throughout the Portland area with leading edge technologies, delivered with personalized attention. The number is (503) 928-6505


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Dr. Adam Maddox - Medical Director

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A graduate from Northern Arizona University and the National College of Naturopathic Medicine, Dr. Adam Maddox is a very established professional in the field of integrative anti-aging and aesthetic medicine with a special interest in Botox, Restylane and Testosterone Replacement therapy for men to name a few.

As a board-certified physician, he has a passion to help people with their health especially as they get older. Dr. Maddox believes in maintaining a strong sense of empathy in order to better serve his patients whilst ensuring his care is personalized. In addition to practicing medicine, Dr. Maddox uses his time to train other medical professionals on various effective medical techniques used in the anti-ageing medical sphere such as injectable techniques. He is also the founder and medical director of Thrive Aesthetic and Anti-Aging Center in Portland, OR.

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