Some frequent questions and cosmetic treatments
Skin glow and skin texture have a significant impact on attractiveness. Skin problems such as wrinkles, pigmentation can be prevented or treated using some procedures such as skin care products laser therapy, microneedling, and fillers injection. Healthy skin can be retained with the use of topical skin care products, including daily UV protection, moisturizers, and topical antioxidants. These will also prevent further damage in patients presenting with environmentally induced irregular pigmentation. For the prevention or early treatment of superficial skin laxity and/or fine wrinkles and pigmentation, to achieve sikin tighenting, options would include topical skincare (eg, UV protection, antioxidants, retinoids, moisturizers, DNA repair enzymes), smoking abstinence or cessation, and some device-based rejuvenating procedures such as gentle laser, microdermabrasion, and chemical peel.
Can we combine different treatments?
No single technology, filler, or neuromodulator can achieve all the results desired in treating the aging face. The question is when and how to combine different aesthetic interventions safely and effectively for the face, hands, neck, and décolletage. Combined aesthetic interventions such as laser treatment and platelet-rich plasma for wrinkles, skin tightening and pigmentation are more than just the sum of the components. The application of plasma after fractional laser treatment showed shorter downtime and more significant results on acne scars and skin tightening. Optimal outcomes for wrinkle treatment, acne scars and skin tightening and pigmentation are dependent upon choosing the appropriate tool and ensuring that it is used correctly. A deep understanding of product characteristics, anatomy, and the physiology of aging is essential to know when, where, and how to use different modalities to provide facial harmony.
Some combination can be done on the same day such as laser and microneedling and plasma injection, another treatment has been spaced by one to two weeks to allow resolution of local side effects and/or to assess the results. If we want to administer injectable cosmetic along with other treatments, Ultherapy, microneedling or laser therapy should be performed first.
the consensus presents the order and sequence for early intervention and restoration of the upper face, midface, and lower face. In the upper face, Botox is recommended for muscle control; for patients presenting with volume depletion of the forehead and temples, the recommendation is to start with filler injection.
What is the best Fillers or laser?
Fillers are recommended for volume loss in the cheek without laxity; however, in the presence of laxity, the consensus recommends starting with Ultherapy, fractional laser or microneedling followed by filler injection. In the lower face, combination treatment using Botox to relax any areas being pulled down, and fillers to create structure and volume, is recommended. For the neck, Botox is recommended as first-line treatment, followed by Ultherapy and low-viscosity filler injection as second- and third-line treatments, respectively, to stimulate collagen and improve skin texture. For the décolletage, Ultherapy, fractional laser, and microneedling are recommended as first-line treatment followed by low-viscosity fillers on the same day.
Combined measures for prevention of facial skin aging?
Skin aging is a normal process that we all go through, however, there are some external factors that will speed up the aging process such as mainly caused by exposure to UV radiation, pollution, and cigarette smoking. Therefore, exposed skin such as face and hands are some susceptible to skin aging, and so main targets for skin tightening and wrinkle and pigmentation removal procedure. Skin glow and skin texture have a significant impact on attractiveness. Healthy skin can be retained with the use of topical skin care products, including daily UV protection, moisturizers, and topical antioxidants. These will also prevent further damage in patients presenting with environmentally induced irregular pigmentation. For the prevention or early treatment of superficial skin laxity and/or fine wrinkles, and pigmentation removal options would include topical skincare (eg, UV protection, antioxidants, retinoids, moisturizers, DNA repair enzymes), smoking abstinence or cessation, and some device-based rejuvenating procedures such as laser therapy, microneedling, plasma injection, microdermabrasion and Ultherapy.
How might your ethnicity and skin color affect the choice of treatment?
- To date, most studies and published recommendations on the use of aesthetic interventions (especially their use in combination) are based on Caucasian populations. However, individuals from different ethnic backgrounds vary in both facial appearance and baseline structural facial anatomy. These factors must be taken into account when planning a treatment approach.
- the Asian face is typically wider and flatter compared with the narrower Caucasian face. The use of Botox to counteract masseter hypertrophy, temporalis hypertrophy, and parotid gland enlargement – all of which contribute to the wide face that is characteristic of Asian patients – is a popular indication to make the face slimmer and appear more oval. The use of fillers to add volume to the vertical midface, including the forehead, nose, sunken cheeks and chin is also widely indicated in Asians to produce a slimmer and more three-dimensional face, and is useful not only for facial rejuvenation but also for beautification through the enhancement of facial contours. They are also more prone to have pigmentation and melasma treatment
- Latin American beauty, where the main features are a well-defined lower face with a clear jawline, a wide midface, and a feminine body. Fillers injection can be used to achieve this facial beauty concept in a global face approach through treatment of volume depletion and modeling of facial contours. Target areas included the cheek, tear trough, temporal hollows, chin, and nasal dorsum. They also have their share of pigmentation and melasma problem. It is worth mentioning that treating.
Is cosmetic and skin treatment is only for the face?
It is important to understand that skin has the same characteristics, and as mentioned previously, exposed skin is at higher risk of aging compared to other parts of the body. For example, frequent sun exposure on the beach with the bathing suit will result is photoaging skin not only on the face but on all the body. Therefore, pigmentation can be treated with laser in any part of the body. Same with laser and microneedling.
How long does a cosmetic treatment last?
It is an important question that we get every day since it is an expensive treatment it has to stay forever. It is important to know that there is no treatment that lasts forever, for example, Botox it last between two to six months, fillers last between the months to two years. For microneedling and fractional laser, a client might need a series of 3 treatment to see significant results. All this depends on lots of variable such as the type of lesion (wrinkle, skin laxity, pigmentation, acne, scars, stretch marks, body shaping) severity of the problem, the age of the client, the location of the lesion etc.
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