Aesthetic dermatological treatments that complement each other
From 2000 to 2016 in the US, minimally invasive cosmetic procedures have increased by 180%, and invasive cosmetic procedures have declined by 6%. This is unsurprising, considering that most people if given a choice, would choose non-surgical procedures over surgical ones if the results are similar. The most common minimally invasive procedures include Botox, dermal fillers, and chemical peels.
Though lots of non-surgical treatments offer outstanding results on their own, many treatments can actually enhance results when used in conjunction with one another. Some of these procedures can even be together at a dermatologist's office, cutting down on the need for multiple appointments. Interested in learning more? Here are five aesthetic treatments you can pair together to achieve maximum results:
1. For brightening: Juvéderm and IPL
Juvéderm is a hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler that does everything from plumping lips to smoothing out lines and wrinkles almost immediately, with results that last up to two years. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the body that keeps the skin hydrated, restoring volume to the face and improving elasticity.
IPL (intense pulsed light) treatments use broad-spectrum light to treat irregular pigmentation, broken capillaries, large pores, shallow acne scars, refining, brightening, and evening out skin tone. When Juvéderm and IPL treatments are used in conjunction with one another, they smooth and brighten the skin, giving it a healthy glow. Since bruising is one of the most common side effects of dermal fillers, pairing injections with an IPL treatment reduces this risk.
2. For tightening: Thermage and Juvéderm
Thermage is a radio-frequency treatment that tightens skin and smoothes wrinkles on the face and the body. Only one treatment is needed to produce powerful long-term results that are gradually achieved over the course of several months.
But, if you're looking for a more immediate pay-off, that's where a hyaluronic acid dermal filler like Juvéderm comes into play. While Thermage works wonders deep within the muscles to tighten them, Juvéderm smoothes away lines and wrinkles, instantly restoring volume to facial features for results that last up to two years, depending on the type of Juvéderm used and area of the face.
3. For lifting: Botox and Juvéderm
Have you ever heard of a liquid facelift? It's a minimally invasive treatment that uses dermal fillers, such as Juvéderm and Botox, to smooth and lift the skin while smoothing away lines and wrinkles. Botox is an injectable neuromodulator that relaxes the underlying muscles that cause certain wrinkles, such as crow's feet and frown lines, by temporarily blocking signals from nerves. Juvéderm, on the other hand, restores hyaluronic acid that's found naturally in the body, restoring shape and volume to the face.
Because Botox and Juvéderm treat different types of lines, wrinkles, and folds, they complementarily provide a total lift for the face. Combining Botox and Juvéderm helps treat multiple areas of the face and different aesthetic goals simultaneously.
4. For toning: CoolSculpting and Thermage
CoolSculpting is a non-invasive body contouring treatment that permanently destroys stubborn fat cells by freezing them. The body then eliminates these fat cells naturally over the next few months. This reduces the number of fat cells in the target area, reshaping and recontouring the body. Each treatment reduces fat cells by up to 25%. Common treatment areas include arms, stomach, and thighs.
Thermage uses radiofrequency technology to tighten loose skin almost anywhere on the body, such as legs, arms, neck, and stomach, after just one treatment. Results are seen gradually within the six months following treatment and last years. Combining CoolSculpting and Thermage can significantly tone the body by simultaneously targeting fat cells and loose skin, tightening and resculpting it.
5. For smoothing: Clear + Brilliant and Juvéderm
Clear + Brilliant is a fractional laser that rejuvenates the skin from the inside out with results that can last for months. It evens skin tone and texture, smoothes fine lines and wrinkles, reduces pore size, and reverses sun damage. Many people notice significant results after a series of treatments spaced two to four weeks apart.
Juvéderm, a hyaluronic acid filler, restores natural volume to the face, smoothing away lines, wrinkles, and folds, plumping up lips and filling in hollowed cheeks. When used together, Clear + Brilliant and Juvéderm smooth and refine the skin, restoring balance and imparting a youthful glow. While Juvéderm offers more immediate results, Clear + Brilliant's results are more progressive.
Choose an experienced aesthetic dermatology provider
When it comes to achieving your aesthetic goals, many different dermatological treatments can help, especially when paired together! Be sure to always go to a very trusted and experienced aesthetic dermatology provider, such as LaserAway, where you can get a free comprehensive consultation from a skilled clinician.
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- "Can Laser and Dermal Filler Treatments Be Combined?," Sanova Dermatology, February 29, 2016