SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION PROFILES Ask the Beauty Experts
Do certain ;llers work better than others?
A lot depends on a person’s anatomy and how we perceive the ;ller is going to behave in individual cases. Some people have soft, super;cial wrinkles while others are dealing with heavier
folds that require more volume or lift. It’s a matter of our experience and knowing how different
;llers work for different skin types. We carry a wide variety of ;ller options, from the newest ;ller,
Juvederm Volbella®, which we love for its soft appearance and the best delivery of natural lip
enhancement, to Restylane Lyft®, which volumizes in a subtle way. Fellowship trained facial plastic surgeons perform all the injections in our of;ce, enabling us to address any concerns while
avoiding complications. We always strive for natural results and are quick to tell patients when
additional treatments would not deliver any further bene;ts.
How has your practice adapted to technology?
What’s nice about this ;eld is there’s always something new coming down the pike, to keep us
on our toes. It’s important that we stay up to date on the latest advancements through research
and continuing education and training. We adopted electronic medical records several years
ago and our system will soon allow us to provide photo simulation prior to consultation. VISIA®
skin analysis enables patients to visualize their skin progress and through MIRROR™ computer
imaging, they can envision their surgical outcomes. Dr. Porter’s idea to set aside time blocks
for drop in Botox® hours (Tox2GO) has been a big hit with patients, as they are quickly able to
;ll sudden openings in their schedules. The Tox2GO app is now available in the app store and
allows patients to request last-minute Botox® appointments. We have also incorporated a variety
of machines to enhance the treatments we offer, including Sciton BBL®, SculpSure®, Hydrafa-cial®, Thermage® and Viora® Reaction.
Dr. Porter: Sc.B., Brown University;
MD, Duke University School of Medicine
Dr. Chu: B.S., University of Georgia;
MD, Morehouse School of Medicine
7201 Wisconsin Ave., Suite 515
Bethesda, MD 20814
Jennifer Parker Porter, MD, FACS
Gina Chu, MD
CHEVY CHASE FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERY