The Beauty Buddy System: The Best Cosmetic Treatments for Faces That Work Hand in Hand
In cosmetic dermatology, sometimes two is better than one. If you’re looking for the ultimate complexion perfection, then consider investing your time and money in making it a two-pronged approach.
Use two of the best cosmetic treatments for the face in conjunction with each other so that the combination of the two therapies can play off and complement each other.
Often, the benefits of one skin treatment are multiplied when paired with a separate cosmetic procedure.
So what are the best beauty buddies? Here are the top treatments that work best together.
Beauty Partners in Crime Against Acne Scars: Fractional CO2 Laser + PRP Filler
The fractional CO2 laser is the gold standard treatment for pitted acne scars, fine lines, wrinkles, and pigmentation issues.
Fraxel is the most widely recognized fractional CO2 laser on the market. However, other machines, such as MiXto Laser, TotalFX, and Matrix CO2, also work very well in erasing scars and evening out the complexion.
The fractional CO2 laser works by directing microscopic columns of laser energy onto skin areas needing rejuvenation. The laser resurfaces the skin and eliminates acne scars, discolorations, and textural issues.
Beauty Booster: Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
Adding Platelet Rich Plasma therapy to the fractional laser treatment will enhance the collagen-boosting effects of the fractional CO2 laser and help it last a lot longer.
When using PRP, your blood is injected into areas of your face that need a rejuvenation. Blood may be drawn from your arm and then processed in a centrifuge to save only the most viable and cell-regenerating stem cells.
These cells are then injected back into your skin as a natural way to boost your collagen and elastin production.
Beauty Partners in Crime Against Wrinkles: Botox and Dermal Fillers
You’d have to be living under a rock to not know about the beauty benefits of Botox and other wrinkle-relaxing injections. Botox is made up of a purified protein that can relax muscle movement and soften the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
Botox, Jeuveau, Dysport and Xeomin can also help prevent new wrinkles, making it an excellent preventative beauty treatment.
Recent reports have shown that Botox injections can improve depression and help with migraines.
Consider combining your next Botox treatment with a dermal filler, and you can forgo the traditional facelift for many years or possibly even forever.
The combination of Botox with dermal fillers is often referred to as a “liquid facelift.”
Beauty Booster: Dermal fillers
Dermal fillers, such as Voluma from Juvederm, Restylane, and Radiesse, add volume to areas on the face experiencing collagen and elastin loss.
These dermal fillers can also get rid of under-eye bags and dark circles.
When combined with wrinkle-relaxing injectables, a skilled cosmetic dermatologist can sculpt and contour the face according to your aesthetic desires.
Beauty Partners in Crime Against Hooded Eyelids: Thermage and Botox
Hooding or creping on the eyelids happens as we age. This occurs when the collagen and elastin fibers loosen, and our eyelids start resting on the top of our eyes, making us look tired and older.
Surgical eye lifts can undoubtedly remedy the issue, but if you’re not ready for surgery, Thermage on the eyelids can tighten the tissue and give the lids a lift.
Thermage deeply heats the skin’s tissue to promote collagen regrowth. It works amazingly well on the forehead and eyelids, opening the eyes.
Beauty Booster: Botox
Thermage can be additionally supported by strategically placed Botox injections around the eyes to give a subtle lift to the area.
Also, when Botox is injected into the forehead (one of the most common spots for Botox), it not only erases wrinkles in that area but lifts the lids too.