When it comes to achieving your head-to-toe aesthetic goals, one size does NOT fit all. What may work wonders for someone else’s aesthetic needs may produce less-than-ideal results for you. While non-surgical cosmetic treatments like Botox or laser facial rejuvenation can work well enough on their own, combining multiple therapies can help you achieve the nonsurgical results you are seeking.
The signs of aging on your face and body are usually due to three processes: 1) loss of skin elasticity (skin does not “bounce back” when stretched), 2) decrease in volume (skin appears deflated or less plump) and 3) damage to the skin from sun exposure. Even though there are continuing advances in cosmetic treatments, there is not a single procedure that can treat all of these effects at the same time.
Combination treatment: what it means
When two or more cosmetic treatments are performed together, it’s called a combination treatment. These days, there are lots of different choices when it comes to non-surgical facial rejuvenation and body enhancement. Both Morpheus8 and Evoke can be used to diminish wrinkles, increase elasticity and decrease skin “sagging” in the face and neck. Radiofrequency treatments (such as Morpheus8 and Evolve) work wonders on cellulite and loose skin around the legs, abdomen and arms. Morpheus8 can helps diminish dark spots, hyperpigmentation and acne scars. Finally, topical creams containing vitamin A and antioxidants are recommended for daily skin care and maintenance. Combining two or more of these methods is often the best way to create a custom solution for your specific trouble areas.
Assessing the options
First, you need to be clear about your cosmetic goals. Are you looking for a more even skin tone? Are wrinkles a concern? What about boosting and regenerating collagen? After assessing your current situation and understanding what type of results you want, an experienced aesthetic practitioner will present you with options for treatments, some of which may include a combination of treatments to address multiple areas. Combination treatments can often be performed all in the same week or month. But it may also be necessary to wait a few weeks between each treatment to ensure that you’ve had time to heal or recuperate between procedures. Beware of any practice that offers treatments that promise “instant results” or do not provide you with a thorough consultation. Most “instant results” do not hold up to the test of time.
Examples of combination treatments
While your ideal combination treatment will depend on your specific needs and goals, here are a few examples of combination treatments that often produce dramatic and satisfying results:
• Facial resurfacing (Morpheus8) + collagen rejuvenation (Evoke) — an excellent combination for skin toning, softening of texture and wrinkle reduction.
• Laser treatments (Areolase Neo laser facial) + acid peels (Vi Peel) — this synergistic treatment has proven extremely effective for those with moderate to severe acne problems.
• Collagen and elastin building (Morpheus8) + Neuromodulator (Botox or Jeuveau) — combined these treatments can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while tightening and firming your skin for a more defined facial contour.
• Skin resurfacing (Morpheus 8) + Fat ablating and skin tightening (Evolve) – this combination produces the best results for body contouring. The skin can appear tighter, firmer and more youthful. These combined treatments can be done on the legs, abdomen, arms, back or buttocks.
If you’re looking for a dramatic change to your current appearance, contact us. The experienced team of aesthetic professionals at Maricopa Wellness Center will discuss all of the options available to you and provide recommendations for combination therapies that will help you achieve your goals. LIVE WELL BE WELL.
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