Laser facial resurfacing treatments are known for their ability to boost collagen, smooth fine lines and wrinkles, treat hyperpigmentation, and tighten the skin all in one treatment. However, layering multiple skin treatments for optimal results is quickly gaining in popularity for many patients who are trying to elevate their skin rejuvenation. Pairing certain treatments can help reap better results overall, while also minimizing any potential disruptions to your schedule. Layering treatments, also known as combining therapy, can be a powerful method to maximize benefits, minimize adverse effects, and even save time for patients.
Read on to learn more about three of the best treatments to combine with laser facial resurfacing treatment that will provide the greatest impact for your skin.
1. PiXel8 RF Microneedling
A favorite treatment to layer with laser facial resurfacing is PiXel8 RF Microneedling. This combination radically boosts collagen, improves the appearance of fine lines, pores, and pigmentation, and gives the skin a healthy, radiant glow.
How It Works: Lasers, like microneedling, create tiny channels in your skin that allow topical products, like serums and moisturizers, to penetrate more deeply into your skin. That’s why it’s an ideal time to apply radiofrequency energy (RF). The RF energy prompts dermal coagulation using the PiXel8’s advanced penetration mechanism. This allows for a less painful experience and faster recovery times, meaning you’ll be able to enjoy your results sooner than traditional microneedling treatments.
Another popular treatment to pair with your laser facial resurfacing treatments is Botox®. Most likely you’ve heard of this powerhouse injectable treatment that smooths fine lines and wrinkles from the skin. It’s true that Botox® does help with signs of aging, but it doesn’t do a whole lot for an uneven skin tone, texture, or overall the appearance of the skin. That’s where laser facial resurfacing treatments come in.
How It Works: You can get the most out of your rejuvenation treatment by layering these two treatments. The Botox® injections will stop facial creases in their tracks while laser facial resurfacing treatments boost your collagen and elastin production to keep those wrinkles and lines at bay for longer—and rejuvenate your skin’s tone, texture, and appearance at the same time.
3. Dermal Fillers
Perhaps it’s not just lines and wrinkles that you’re concerned with, but volume loss. Underneath the eyes, the cheeks, the forehead, the lips are all areas that can begin to look hollow and sunken as we age due to lost collagen production and repetitive facial muscle movements.
How It Works: Dermal filler injections are mainly composed of hyaluronic acid (HA), a compound found naturally in your skin that is responsible for keeping your skin hydrated, fresh, and plump. When injected into the skin, HA gently lifts and fills sunken areas while laser facial resurfacing treatments help target other signs of aging that dermal fillers cannot, like hyperpigmentation and enlarged pores.
Is Layering Treatments Right for You?
It’s important to remember that not all treatments can be combined and not everyone has the best skin to combine treatments. However, when the right treatments come together, they can help treat an array of specific skin issues. Depending on your skin type, tone, and desired outcomes, find out if layering treatments—or just starting with one—is right for you by speaking with the skin experts at Malena M. Amato MD. Call us at (512) 501-1010 or contact us through our website.