These days, dermatologists & their patients are taking a multifaceted approach to facial aesthetics. For patients who come into the office wanting to look better or younger, a total regimen is now recommended vs. just one type of treatment. Combining skincare, lasers and injectables allows for a complete approach to the different ways that sun damage and aging have affected skin – from texture to tone, age spots to wrinkles. Early case studies and reports seem to indicate that combining procedures/care can also lead to the results lasting longer!
Why skin care, lasers, and injectables specifically?
Common characteristics of aging skin include: rough skin, crepey skin texture, uneven skin tone, age spots, fine lines, wrinkles, and dull skin appearance. Most cosmetic procedures just help with one or maybe two of these. For example, Botox will help with the wrinkles, but not skin texture. Skin care products may help with skin tone and texture, but are not usually as effective against wrinkles.
Lasers, such as the IPL, are great at resurfacing the skin to make it smoother, more even, and softer. Products can then help support the effects of the laser by keeping skin exfoliated, hydrated, and protected from further damage. Injectables such as Botox or Juvederm can help do the heavy lifting when it comes to wrinkles & fine lines. The final effect is a younger, fresher-looking you!