Are you aware that through the combination of dermal fillers, laser treatments, and a complete skincare regime, you can achieve a much better end result from skin rejuvenation treatments? A recent presentation titled “Advanced Injection Techniques: Optimizing Outcomes”, discussed the combination of fillers and neuromodulators for contouring the face in addition to laser therapies and skincare (Vic A. Narurkar, 2015). Dermal fillers such as Radiesse or Voluma are very effective for jawline contour issues. Treatment of marionette lines are treated with different hyaluronic acid fillers such as Restylane or Juvederm.
However, other issues should be addressed including photo damage, spider veins and hyperpigmentation; essentially taking the entire face and neck into account. He states in his presentation that patients should start with a skincare regime that can include retinols, anti-oxidants, and sunscreen to further enhance laser therapy and skin peels.
After proper skincare, the face should be treated with an appropriate energy based therapy. These treatments can include lasers, or pulsed light for mild photo damage, or ablative or non-ablative fraction lasers for more severe photo damage. He continues that facial laxity can be addressed through the use of focused ultrasound or radio frequency therapies.
Correct timing of combining these treatments is important. For instance, he says that energy-based treatments that can create swelling should not be used the same day as an injectable treatment.
Dr. Wright is very excited about a new FDA-approved injectable called Kybella that is used for treating submental fat. This will add another important tool to treat the aging face and it can be used along with skin tightening therapies such as radio frequency treatments for a complete combination of procedures.
Dr. Thomas Wright, medical director of Laser Lipo and Vein, states that the idea of a combination of therapies can provide patients with a more complete set of results. Laser Lipo and Vein Center offers many different options and therapies for facial rejuvenation. He and his staff would be happy to sit down with you to discuss these therapies and options that can help you achieve your desired results!
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Vic A. Narurkar, M. (2015). Advanced Injection Techniques: Optimizing Outcomes. Coeur d Alene: Vic. A. Narurkar, M.D.