When you want to obtain that smooth and youthful look, combining aesthetic treatments can be a great way for you to reach your goal. Combination therapy has become increasingly popular among millennials in the past few years, saving a lot of time for those who are always on the go
But what exactly does it mean to combine treatments, and how can it benefit you? What are the substances generally used in cosmetic combination therapy? Why would you want to go for this approach in the first place? Well, let’s find out in this blog.
Products Used in Combination Treatments
At SoCal Cool Body, we usually use the following treatments for a beautiful aesthetic:
BOTOX® Cosmetic is made from botulinum toxin, a protein with the ability to temporarily relax your facial muscles. The injections will stop the signals from the brain that tell your muscles to contract, helping you reduce dynamic wrinkles. Our BOTOX® Cosmetic before and after pictures show great improvement for crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles, and fine lines.
BOTOX® Cosmetic in itself does not add more volume to the face, as many people seem to believe. Other than relaxing the muscles to prevent wrinkling, it does nothing to change your facial structure. This is why it is generally used for people who do not lack facial volume.
Unlike BOTOX® Cosmetic, which allows you to keep your current facial structure, dermal filler injections fill your face in a natural way. This makes this injectable a good option when you want to replenish the lost volume or enhance certain areas of your face.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is added to the areas that get more movement, whereas dermal fillers, like JUVÉDERM®, are usually added in the static areas, including the area underneath your eyes, your sunken cheeks, or your nasolabial wrinkles.
Why Use Them Together?
There are several reasons why you should combine treatments for a beautiful aesthetic. Here are our suggestions:
1. Prolonged Times
By combining treatments, you get the advantage of a prolonged effect. For example, BOTOX® Cosmetic lasts around three to four months. The timeline is slightly different for dermal fillers, but they still don’t typically last longer than one year.
However, according to studies, combination therapy allows for the dermal filler to stay in your system longer. This is because the BOTOX® Cosmetic reduces muscle contraction, helping the filler break down at a slower rate.
2. Reduced Recovery Time
Dermal fillers and BOTOX® Cosmetic have their own recovery times. As your skin is now accommodating the BOTOX® Cosmetic or the filler, you can probably expect some bruising, injection pain, and other filler or BOTOX® Cosmetic side effects.
By combining the treatment, you can merge two recovery sessions into one. The side effects are generally nothing to be too worried about, and the injections are performed in different areas, making them perfectly safe. Not only will this save you money on consultation fees, but it will also allow you to get back to your daily routine sooner.
3. Better Effects
Sometimes, despite your best hopes and efforts, one injectable product may not be enough to get the effect that you desire. For instance, let’s say that you want a BOTOX® Cosmetic lip flip, to prevent your lips from “disappearing” when you smile. If your lips are already thin, BOTOX® Cosmetic may not be enough, so a filler can be added as well.
Or perhaps you have different areas to approach, which require various filler types. For instance, you can use BOTOX® Cosmetic on your crow’s feet and forehead to make your upper face look younger and dermal fillers on the lower area, for a completed effect.
Should You Combine Treatments?
Combining aesthetic treatments can help you obtain beautiful results in a short amount of time. You just need to pick the right combination for you, depending on your specific needs. By scheduling an appointment with SoCal Cool Body, we can establish which combination of injectables works best for you.
For more information about combination therapy, you can contact SoCal Cool Body. You can call 760-298-8078 and 951-397-0530 for our practices in Palm Desert and Murrieta respectively. You can also use our online contact form, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.