06 Jul Pairing Treatments (Because Two is Better than One)
“Which treatment or procedure will fix XYZ?” It’s one of the most common questions asked at RefinedMD, but most of the time there’s no singular solution to your skin care or aging concern. Pairing treatments, or layering them, usually gives the best results because it allows your provider to tackle the multiple causes of concern. For example, if you struggle with “aged skin” on the face, what exactly does that mean? Laxity? Loss of volume? Sun damage? All of these issues are common, but there’s no one option that will take care of them all. Instead, it might be best to pair a facelift with laser skin rejuvenation and dermal fillers. Surgery addresses laxity, lasers can get rid of sun damage, and dermal fillers restore lost volume.
It’s rare that one treatment is all that it takes to get the optimal outcome. That’s why we design customized treatment programs for your unique skin, concerns, and goals. There are some common pairings, such as Botox and fillers, but ultimately it’s important to have an individualized approach created just for you. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular pairings to give you some inspiration while you book your consultation.
Botox and Fillers
Easily the most common pairing, Botox and fillers work so well together because they are the one-two punch that takes on early common signs of aging. Botox and its counterparts, like Dysport, work by temporarily freezing the muscles that cause unwanted lines and wrinkles. Younger patients are also using Botox as a preventative measure to train the muscles from forming such lines and wrinkles in the first place.
However, aging is more than wrinkles. We lose good volume in our face, which can exacerbate laxity but also give us a hollow, aged, witchy look. Dermal fillers are the solution, and can be injected just about anywhere volume is lost including the lips, cheeks, temples, chin, along the jawline, and even the tops of the hands. Most dermal fillers are made with hyaluronic acid (HA), a protein that occurs naturally in the body, and provides instant results. There are a few fillers that work via collagen induction therapy for a slow and steady approach to restoring volume. We’ll work with you to determine the best fillers and neuromodulators to turn back the clock.
Microneedling and … Everything
Microneedling is the most popular add-on because it works from the inside out. First used at the turn of the last century, microneedling is a form of collagen induction therapy. Tiny micro-injuries are created in the skin, invisible to the naked eye, which tells the body to start producing collagen as part of the healing process. However, microneedling is not a one-and-done session. Monthly treatments are recommended to get and keep optimal results.
You can pair microneedling with just about anything including laser skin rejuvenation, dermaplaning, and in-office facials. It can also be a standalone appointment, but given how quick and minimally invasive it is, microneedling is typically best paired with other treatments.
Dermaplaning and HydraFacial
The HydraFacial is a 3-in-1 treatment that simultaneously exfoliates, extracts, and infuses the skin with medical-grade topicals. It takes the facial to the next level, but what about that peach fuzz that gets in the way? By removing peach fuzz with dermaplaning first, you can get even better results from your HydraFacial. Dermaplaning uses a medical-grade scalpel to carefully remove peach fuzz and debris from the skin’s surface. This cannot be achieved with any other treatment. By getting rid of this unnecessary layer, topicals and other treatments can better penetrate the skin.
Dermaplaning is also a popular monthly treatment (considering peach fuzz will always grow back). Unlike darker hairs that can be zapped with laser hair reduction, the only option for peach fuzz is routine removal. Dermaplaning does so quickly and gently, allowing you to avoid painful options like waxing (which can cause undesired redness and swelling).
So, which pair is perfect for you? Schedule a consultation with RefinedMD to find out. Let’s work together to create a skin care game plan that will get you the results you want quickly. By combining treatments, you can speed up results and get your summer glow pronto. Simply call RefinedMD to schedule a consultation or appointment, or for the fastest response complete the online form or start a chat.