14 Apr Best Treatments to Pair Together in 2023
Two is (usually) better than one, especially when it comes to cosmetic treatments. At RefinedMD, we’ll help you create a customized treatment plan to achieve your goals quickly—just in time for summer. Every plan should be individualized, and it’s common for your “best” pairings to shift throughout the years and seasons. Plus, more than two treatments might be the right approach for a lot of clients. Schedule a consultation today to get started, but get a sneak peek at some of the most common pairings below. Is one (or more) of these for you?
Botox and fillers
This is the OG power couple and they’re still going strong today. However, there have been some changes—like what exactly Botox can do. It’s still a staple for stopping lines and wrinkles, but it is also increasingly being used as “baby Botox” by younger clients looking to prevent wrinkles from forming in the first place. Botox is also a popular tool for a lip flip, in which small amounts of Botox are injected along the upper lip line to stop a gummy smile and give the appearance of a fuller upper lip. Botox along the brow line can also help achieve the trendy “fox eye” look and give a slight arch to the brow.
When it comes to fillers, you have plenty of options (even within each filler family). Most fillers are made with synthetic hyaluronic acid (HA), but each HA filler is slightly different in order to best be injected into certain areas. There are also “fillers” that aren’t made with HA, but rather work via collagen induction therapy. This can be especially beneficial for the tops of the hands. Non-HA fillers don’t give immediate results, but they are preferred by those who want a totally natural outcome with longer-lasting results.
Facelift and skin tightening
Here’s the deal—a facelift or mini facelift strictly lifts the skin on the lower half of the face and neck. That’s a lot, but it’s not everything. It doesn’t affect the actual integrity of the skin. Pairing a facelift with a non-invasive or minimally invasive procedure like microneedling or laser skin rejuvenation can take your results to the next level and help sustain them.
If you get a facelift but also have a lot of sun damage on your face, a facelift isn’t going to get rid of those brown spots. But lasers and microneedling can. Pairing surgical and non-surgical treatments is a smart move for those who want the best results because every single treatment and procedure has its limitations.
Ultherapy and microneedling
Ultherapy is known as the “facelift alternative” because the results are so dramatic. It uses ultrasound energy to kickstart collagen production deep inside the skin. Results are not immediate, but there is no needles and no downtime. Technically, Ultherapy can be used anywhere on the body, even though it was originally designed for the face and neck. The abs and thighs are a couple of other areas where Ultherapy is commonly used.
Ultherapy is a form of collagen induction therapy and in this regard there’s no such thing as too much. Pairing it with microneedling amps up that collagen induction but adds in the benefit of superficial refining. Ultherapy doesn’t affect brown spots or age spots, but microneedling does. Plus you can also usually get both treatments during the same appointment.
Facelifts and Botox
Yes, we’re back to facelifts because you want to protect this investment. A facelift can dramatically turn back the clock, but as you know this clock is always ticking. Many people only get one facelift during their lifetime, but it’s not uncommon to get follow-up surgeries after a few years. You can delay or even avoid additional surgeries with maintenance treatments like Botox.
After a facelift, you’ll notice a lot of lines and wrinkles will be gone. Keep it that way with Botox. Just like younger folks getting “baby Botox” as a pre-juvenation treatment, you can do the same after a facelift.
These are just a few of the treatment pairs that might be for you. Schedule a consult today for a totally customized plan. Get in contact with RefinedMD today by calling the office or filling out the online contact form.