Three Anti-Aging Treatments That Work Best When Combined

Combo treatments

Skin aging is a dynamic process that occurs on multiple planes. These include the epidermis, dermis, fat layer, muscle and bone. As we age we experience a gradual deterioration in all these areas, resulting in looking a little older with each passing year.

Fortunately, we can significantly slow down facial skin aging with today’s non-surgical techniques such as injectables, microneedling, skin tightening and targeted anti-aging skincare. So if you’re someone who is looking to slow down the aging process, or even reverse it, it’s best to use a combination approach to help you achieve your goals.

Additionally, addressing skin aging holistically produces results that are more natural, with emphasis placed on preserving facial harmony and balance. Below are three combination treatments that have the most dramatic synergistic rejuvenation effect:

Skin Tightening and Dermal Filler

Dermal filler is widely used to correct facial volume loss, improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and to enhance facial features such as cheeks or lips. In younger patients a little filler can go a long way to achieve the desired effect, whether it’s for anti-aging or augmentation.

Once we approach our forties and beyond, we tend to present with more volume loss and skin laxity than someone younger. At this point, before administering filler, it may be more effective to strengthen the skin’s ‘scaffolding’ or collagen structure to give the filler something to adhere to, and to lessen the chances of filler migration.

Your rejuvenation plan may include completing a series of collagen-boosting treatments such as Venus Freeze or TriBella™ to stimulate fibroblasts and boost collagen/elastin for tighter, smoother skin. Then your injector will use dermal filler to build on the results of your skin-tightening procedures to further improve facial contours and definition.

Fat Dissolving Injections and Jawline Filler

A sleek, chiseled jawline is a popular request at the medical spa. That’s because today’s fillers are dense enough to mimic bone, allowing injectors to sculpt the lower face for that glamourous movie star look. If you’re over 40, this technique also works to give the lower face improved structure, concealing jowls and restoring volume loss.

But what if you have some unwanted fat under the chin, a term known medically as “submental fullness?” If that’s the case, no amount of jawline filler alone can produce the kind of jawline definition that you see on magazine covers or Instagram. That’s where fat dissolving injections such as Belkyra come into play. These use a naturally-occurring substance called deoxycholic acid to permanently destroy fat cells and reduce the dreaded “double chin.”

Your injector may recommend waiting to administer jawline filler until after you’ve completed your fat dissolving injections. Depending on the amount of fat present and level of correction desired, you may need a series of 2-3 fat dissolving sessions every 4-6 weeks. Once you’ve achieved the desired results, which can take anywhere from 3-4 months, you’ll see the most benefit from jawline enhancement.

Microneedling and PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)

The microneedling trend has taken the world by storm and is now the most popular non-injectable skin treatment. Current microneedling techniques involve using an automated device that deploys thousands of tiny micro-punctures into the skin with each session. The goal is to stimulate collagen fibers in the deep dermis, helping to improve the skin’s texture, firmness and overall appearance.

The reason why PRP makes sense as an adjunct to microneedling is thanks to the stem cells that are present in your own blood plasma. When isolated through a centrifuge, your PRP becomes a powerful healing and rejuvenating agent. Applied topically alongside microneedling, the PRP seeps into the skin via the tiny micro-channels, speeding up cellular repair and tissue regeneration.

Platelet-rich-plasma can also be injected under the skin using a syringe or cannula. The tear troughs and nasolabial folds are common areas where PRP is used. Under the eyes it can minimize dark circles, smooth fine lines and improve the health of the underlying tissues. Nasolabial folds treated directly with PRP in conjunction with microneedling can help plump the tissue underneath, making the nasolabial folds less pronounced.

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