Top Combination Therapies at Wilmington Dermatology Center
When stepping into the world of cosmetic procedures, the plethora of options can get very confusing very quickly. You will find that most procedures and devices are focused on one main concern, such as red spots, brown spots, wrinkling, and tone — it’s not common to find one device or treatment that “does it all”! It’s why we use the term “combination therapies” that encompass a wide range of possibilities. For example, several laser devices can be used in combination to improve outcomes in the treatment of the skin. Additionally, energy-based treatments can be used as part of a total skin rejuvenation process, which includes injectables and dermal fillers for optimal results. In many cases you can address multiple areas of concern during one session with multiple options/treatments. In fact, we see some of our best results with combination treatments.
Top Combination Therapies: VirtueRF and CoolPeel®
VirtueRF and CoolPeel® combine to create one of our top combination therapies! Individually, the VirtueRF is a minimally invasive procedure to stimulate the production of collagen and improve the look and vitality of the skin on the face, neck, hands, and body. VirtueRF goes beyond treating wrinkles and fine lines by improving skin tone and texture as well. The Tetra CoolPeel® CO2 Laser is a type of “fractional resurfacing” laser which removes minuscule columns of skin while leaving the surrounding tissue intact. This process uses heat energy and triggers collagen production, which can dramatically improve skin texture, reduce fine lines, and clear up the complexion.
By themselves, these two procedures can already do amazing things, but when combined into a same-day treatment, the results are elevated to another level! While the VirtueRF will address the collagen stimulation process at a deeper level and is performed first, the CoolPeel® treatment can then be performed to cover the uneven tone/texture, dark spots and complexion, leaving you with unmatched results. We offer savings opportunities when you combine the two treatments into a series package of three treatments, which is the recommended number for optimal results.
Top Combination Therapies: CoolSculpting® Elite and CoolTone™
Another combination therapy for the body is CoolSculpting® Elite and CoolTone™. CoolSculpting® Elite harnesses proven CoolSculpting® technology to target, freeze, and eliminate treated fat cells. It uses controlled cooling to target and kill these fat cells, after which they are eliminated through the body’s natural processes. CoolSculpting® Elite is FDA cleared to treat visible fat bulges in nine areas of the body including the thigh, abdomen, and flank, along with bra fat, back fat, underneath the buttocks (also known as banana roll), upper arm, and the submental and submandibular areas. CoolTone™ body contouring by the makers of CoolSculpting® offers individuals a treatment that strengthens, lifts, and defines the abdomen, buttocks, and thighs. It uses magnetic muscle stimulation technology, or MMS, to penetrate through the skin and fat layers to target only the muscle layer. MMS uses an electromagnetic field to stimulate your “fast-twitch” muscles, causing them to contract, which strengthens the muscle fibers and leads to a more toned appearance.
You can combine these procedures, for instance treating the inner and outer thigh with CoolSculpting®, followed by CoolTone™ to the thigh muscle for an overall sculpting of the legs. The combo treatment of CoolSculpting® and CoolTone™ is most used on the abdominal area. When you combine these two procedures together, you’re saving time spent in the office, eliminating unwanted fat, and building muscle in the desired area for the ultimate body contouring outcome!
Top Combination Therapies: Injectables Edition
To most effectively create a youthfully rejuvenated look, our most common therapy treatment combination of injectables like BOTOX® and dermal filler like JUVEDERM® certainly fit the bill! Neuromodulators such as BOTOX® and Dysport are injected into the muscles of the face to stop them from contracting. By relaxing these underlying muscles, they can improve the look of moderate to severe forehead lines, crow’s feet, and frown lines, which accumulate over time as a result of smiling and squinting. We typically refer to lines treated with neuromodulators as movement lines. Dermal fillers like JUVEDERM® or Voluma® are nonsurgical options to help patients regain a fuller, youthful appearance by adding volume to areas of the face where we naturally lose it over time.
The type of product and placement area is determined by your professional injector for optimal results. Combining a dermal filler with a neuromodulator makes for a quick and easy 30-minute appointment — and a match made in heaven! With this combination therapy, you can eliminate unwanted lines and regain lost volume for a refreshed and rejuvenated look in only a single appointment!
Don’t Let Your Procedures Go to Waste!
When you’re investing in procedures, you can’t forget the importance of maintaining your results and skin health at home with an excellent skincare regimen. Our skincare specialists are here to help customize your skincare goals while working with your budget for ideal at-home care, as well as procedure recommendations that will best suit your objectives. We offer complimentary cosmetic consults and would be happy to get you started today! Call our office at 910-256-4350 to start your journey to a more youthful you.