Using a combination of therapies is the best approach to the maturing face. These therapies address certain components of the maturing face at different stages of the aging process. As time marches along more than one type of combination may be required to achieve the best results, for example a Soft Lift™ may be combined with a Pearl Fusion.
The Soft Lift™ addresses dynamic wrinkles of the aging face. These wrinkles result from repeat muscle movements which etch permanent lines into the skin. By combining muscle relaxing injections and dermal fillers the wrinkles can be erased and an uplifted relaxed appearance of the skin is achieved. The muscle relaxing injections and dermal fillers are injected as required. For example a woman in her late thirties may only require muscle relaxing injections for the glabellar (between the eyebrows) creases and dermal fillers for the nasolabial creases (between the corners of the nose and mouth). As a woman approaches 60 she may also require muscle relaxing injections to the forehead, crow’s feet and the bands of the neck as well as dermal fillers around the lips, to the corners of the mouth and in the cheeks to achieve volume.
Muscle relaxing injections have quite literally kept me looking younger than my age (60). I confess, I am a regular user – once every four months I get the works: between the eyebrows, over my forehead, crow’s feet, around my mouth and the cords in my neck. To top that off I have recently had Voluma in my cheeks as well as a filler between the nose and corners of my mouth. Wow that sounds like a lot. OK it is a lot but I feel so good after – it does quite literally give a soft lift to my face. -AJ
Pearl Fusion is a combination therapy which improves the quality of the maturing face. The combination of Fractional (Pearl Fractional) laser treatments preceded by Erbium laser (Pearl) treatments results in an improvements in fine wrinkles, pigment changes, tone and texture, as well as a noticeably smoother, brighter complexion. If a person has facial veins as well, the V-Beam laser is added into the Pearl Fusion mix in order to remove the veins. The results are synergistic.
The 3D Rejuvenation Program is a multi-faceted, non-invasive process designed for rejuvenation of the face, neck and hands. This program utilizes four treatments in combination which have been effective on their own for rejuvenating the skin. The program utilizes the rejuvenating power of medicinal topical agents, mechanical stimulation, non-ablative laser light and intense pulse light phototherapy. It has been found that when these treatments are used together the effect is synergistic; that is, the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.
- Medicinal agents, including alphahydroxy acids, tretinoin, hydroquinone, and kojic acids, are combined in a moisturizing base creating a potent cream therapy which, when used daily, acts to even out pigment changes, and soften texture changes: Dr. Groot’s Formula #3.
- Mechanical stimulation through microdermabrasions (MegaPeel) can be viewed as skin polishing which lifts the superficial, dead skin, loosens blackheads, and drains whiteheads resulting in a smoother skin texture with a more even color.
- Non-ablative phototherapy using the gentle application of a long wavelength laser light (Laser Genesis) tightens the collagen building blocks and elastins of the skin, evens out darker pigment changes and smoothed out texture changes. Xeo Intense Pulse Light (IPL) phototherapy lightens pigmented lesions and reduces the redness of facial veins.
- For certain individuals Titan treatments may be thrown into the mix to provide an uplifting benefit through deep tissue tightening.
It is a must once a year…and makes the perfect birthday gift to myself. People constantly ask me why my skin is so smooth, even coloured, and firm. I love it and have recommended it to anyone who asks me about my skin. -DG