When aging starts to rear its wrinkly head, you may start to notice subtle (or not so subtle) changes in the features of your face. Increased skin laxity may be the reason for these changes. For men and women in Washington, DC who are ready for a firmer, tighter appearance, but aren’t quite ready for a facelift, Thermage might be just what the doctor ordered!
If you choose Thermage for your anti-aging needs, Dr. Porter wants you to be well-prepared to know how to best maintain your results. That’s why we’ve put together a list of 6 tips to get the most out of your Thermage treatment.
- Use Quality Medical Grade Skin Care
Thermage patients in Washington, DC should use medical grade skin care products in order to maintain their results. This at-home care is so important to Dr. Porter that she offers a wide variety of skincare products at her practice – each designed to address various skin concerns. Each of the products available at Chevy Chase Facial Plastic Surgery are only available in doctors’ offices, and because we offer so many different options, Dr. Porter is able to cherry pick the best products for your specific needs.
2. Reduce Sun Exposure
After your treatment you will need to use sunscreen every day in order to protect your face and maintain your results. Women who choose Thermage should be sure to wear sunscreen under their makeup and check their foundation to make sure it contains an SPF, too. Additionally, Dr. Porter recommends her Thermage patients wear a wide-brimmed hat when going out in the sun. Not only will this protect your face from sun exposure, but it will shield your neck from over-exposure as well.
3. Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle
What you put into your body is just as important in keeping your skin healthy as what you put on it. In order to maximize your Thermage results, be sure to stay well hydrated, eat healthy foods, and stay away from highly processed foods. You should reduce your alcohol and nicotine intake as well. Nicotine reduces the body’s ability to rejuvenate skin cells, which means the aging process speeds up drastically in Washington, DC residents who use these products. Therefore, avoiding nicotine is one of the biggest things you can do to maintain your results.
4. Re-treat Every Two Years
While one Thermage treatment provides amazing results, men and women in Washington, DC who want to get the most out of their Thermage treatments and maintain their results should consider re-treating at least every two years. Some patients even choose to have the procedure performed annually. Dr. Porter will recommend the best course of treatment for your specific needs as it truly depends on your ideal results and signs of aging.
5. Supplement Your Treatment With Other Procedures
One of the best ways to maintain your Thermage results is to supplement your treatment with one or more of our other available procedures. Dr. Porter will often recommend dermal fillers or Botox as a compliment to your Thermage treatment. By combining treatments, collagen production is stimulated even more and patients often see optimal results.
Call Chevy Chase Facial Plastic Surgery to Learn More About Thermage And The Wonders it Can Work on Your Skin!
Dr. Porter has been serving the men and women of Washington, DC for more than 20 years! She is double board-certified and has intimate knowledge of the face and how to best treat signs of aging.
If you’re interested in Thermage and want to find out how this non-surgical treatment option can help you, call her office today at (301) 200-4153 to schedule an appointment.