Combination Treatments That Deliver Major Results

Medical director and founder of The Laser Lounge medspa in Newport Beach, California, plastic surgeon Dr. Sanjay Grover shares some of the most innovative non-surgical combination treatments and procedures that work synergistically to improve a variety of concerns from head to toe.

Plastic surgeons and dermatologists often combine procedures to obtain optimal end results, and as technology expands so does doctors’ creativity. The main advantage of using multiple treatments to address a specific concern is targeting more than one source of a particular problem. There are usually numerous factors that contribute to an aesthetic issue, and as the saying goes, “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.”

Injectables + laser resurfacing
In many cases, a loss of facial volume (especially in the cheeks) and a decline in skin quality contribute to an aged appearance. Higher-concentration injectable fillers such as Restylane® Lyft can help restore a plump, youthful appearance and smooth wrinkles, furrows and folds—but comprehensive rejuvenation requires addressing the look and feel of the skin’s surface as well. The addition of laser resurfacing works to eliminate surface signs of damage such as discoloration, rough texture and loss of elasticity. Together, these treatments provide visible anti-aging results from both the inside and out.

Profound RF + fractionated CO2laser resurfacing
The actual skin loses volume with age due to a decline in collagen and elastin, which leads to lines, wrinkles, sagging and a crepe-y appearance. Profound RF uses radiofrequency energy that stimulates collagen production in the deeper layers of the skin to increase its thickness, firmness and smoothness. When combined with fractionated CO2 laser resurfacing to improve visible signs of surface damage, this treatment combination works deeply and superficially to restore the skin to a healthier and younger-looking state.

Injectable fillers + Kybella®
Creating optimal facial balance and harmony can require enhancing certain contours and minimizing others. The aging face typically experiences a loss of fat in the mid-face and an accumulation of fat along the jaw and under the chin—and there are injectable treatments for both. A higher-concentration hyaluronic acid filler can be used to restore plumpness to the cheeks and enhance definition along the jawline, while other Juvéderm® and Restylane® fillers can help refine other areas like the lips, tear troughs and temples to further improve visible signs of aging. When a double chin is an aesthetic concern as well, Kybella® helps reduce unwanted fullness, in turn providing comprehensive improvement for the profile and overall facial appearance.

Fractionated CO2 laser resurfacing + injectable fillers for hand rejuvenation
Aging hands are marked by discoloration, crepiness and a bony or skeletal look due to fat loss. Fractionated CO2 laser resurfacing helps improve age spots and skin quality, while a long-lasting filler like Radiesse® restores the volume and “padding” that hides visible bones and veins. When used in tandem, these treatments provide long-lasting rejuvenation that helps prevent the hands from revealing one’s true age.

Vanquish® + Emsculpt®
This innovative treatment combination helps reduce fat and improve muscle tone without stepping foot in a gym. Vanquish® uses radiofrequency to permanently destroy fat cells in treated areas, and Emsculpt® features unique technology electromagnetic energy to stimulate muscle contractions, similar to an intense workout. Together, these treatments help trim and tighten the stomach or buttocks—and they can enhance the appearance of muscle definition in women and men who are already physically fit over a series of treatments.

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