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Portland women and men ask, “What is wrinkle reduction?”

In Portland women and men ask, “What is wrinkle reduction?”

Aging affects everyone differently. While some embrace the distinction, most of us would rather lessen visible evidence of passing years, primarily wrinkles. Today’s savvy consumer has many choices in anti-aging products and services. Before committing time and money, though, it helps to understand, “What is wrinkle reduction?

Different methods/common goal

A wrinkle is a fold in the top layer of skin. Wrinkles are actually invisible – what you see is the shadow cast by the uneven contour of the complexion. Wrinkles may be caused by repeated expressions, loss of facial volume that allows skin to sag, or sun damage.

Wrinkle reduction refers to any method of smoothing folds, by plumping, filling, stretching, or tightening surface skin. Common wrinkle reduction methods include:

  • Topical – A daily regimen of medical-grade skin care products removes toxins, impurities, and dead cells, and moisturizes skin. The hydration element helps to hide fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Exfoliation – Chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and laser resurfacing removes the top layer of skin, which traps dry, dead cells that dull the complexion and emphasize wrinkles.
  • Injectables – Botox Cosmetic is a neuromodulator. It interrupts signals from nerves that cause facial muscles to contract. As muscles relax, dynamic wrinkles soften. Dermal fillers are gel formulations injected into skin to replace lost volume, lifting cheeks and filling hollows. Fillers also correct mild to moderate wrinkles, and can be used to plump lips, lessening lines around the mouth.
  • Surgery – Facelift and neck lift procedures are a surgical approach to tighten and remove excess skin and reposition underlying muscles.

A personalized approach

In the capable hands of Dr. Adam Maddox and his team at Thrive in Portland, wrinkle reduction is a highly-individualized process. After examining your skin, Dr. Maddox designs a treatment plan to address your concerns and goals. One that fits your schedule and budget.

Call (503) 928-6505 to schedule an appointment.

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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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