#CoupleGoals You Gotta Try

#CoupleGoals You Gotta Try | RefinedMD, Los Gatos + San Jose

#CoupleGoals You Gotta Try

Why opt for a single treatment when two is better than one? RefinedMD highly recommends pairing treatments so you can make the most of your results and save time in the process. Plus, with treatments that require a small amount of downtime, you can compound that, too. It’s a win-win for all, including your skin. So, which pairs are all the rage this autumn? Here are our top picks:

Botox and dermal fillers

We know, we know, it’s the ultimate power couple but it bears repeating. Nothing erases signs of aging like paralyzing muscles that cause unwanted lines/wrinkles and plumping up skin that has become crepe-like due to lost collagen. It’s not only wrinkles that make us look older. That’s often what we think, but in actuality as we produce less collagen our skin just looks … deflated.

You can often get both Botox and dermal fillers injected during the same appointment. Botox remains the gold standard neuromodulator, but there are seemingly countless types of dermal fillers. Most are made with hyaluronic acid (HA), but with slight differences to make them suitable to specific areas of the face and hands. You might even use Botox for a lip lift or try out the heart-shaped face that can be achieved with dermal fillers for a new autumn look. Let’s work together to create an individualized Botox/filler plan that works for you.

Facelift and skin tightening treatments

Since we offer both cosmetic surgery and non-surgical treatments, you can make your surgery even better by treating the skin quality. A facelift or mini lift provides the most dramatic yet natural-looking results for turning back the clock. A facelift addresses sagging and laxity on the lower half of the face and the neck. That’s fantastic, but what about age spots and sun spots? No surgery will fix that—but lasers and peels can.

Laser skin rejuvenation and chemical peels

Laser skin rejuvenation and chemical peels are the two best options for improving the look of your skin. Whether it’s brown spots, poor tone, subpar texture, or a combination of all three, going for a laser treatment or chemical peel after the initial healing period of a facelift locks in those results. There are many types of lasers and peels available, ranging from superficial treatments to more aggressive options. Once your facelift recovery is complete, we can assess your skin to match you with the best non-surgical treatment plan.

Facelift and Botox

Yeah, a facelift and Botox pretty much go with anything, but let’s dig deeper. Why would you need Botox if you get a facelift? There are a few reasons—starting with the fact that putting Botox in the “angry elevens” between the brows is a must because a facelift doesn’t address the upper face! You can certainly add on surgeries to tackle sagging and wrinkles on the upper half of the face, but many younger patients do not need such a drastic intervention. Botox on the forehead can erase horizontal lines, injections in the temple can offer a slight lift, and of course you can also use Botox on the lower half of the face to keep wrinkles from reappearing so quickly. A facelift turns back the clock, but it doesn’t stop it. Pre-juvenation is always a good idea to keep the youthful look you have (whether it’s natural or via surgery).

Microneedling and Ultherapy

Microneedling and Ultherapy double down on collagen production. Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure that creates micro-channels in the skin’s surface. Ultherapy uses radiofrequency (RF) energy to target deeper layers. Ultherapy has been called the facelift alternative and lasts for up to two years on average. Microneedling is less invasive and it’s recommended to establish a monthly habit.

If you get your body to create more of its own collagen again, which both microneedling and Ultherapy aim to do, that’s natural beauty returned. Neither of these treatments require much downtime, but you might be red for a few hours after microneedling while Ultherapy can cause temporary tingling or numbness.

Which one of these powerful duos is going to be your beauty secret this season? There’s no need to choose because you can opt for more than one! Let’s connect to see which pairing is best for you. Call RefinedMD today or fill out the online contact form now.