Botox® and fillers are a great way to erase fine lines and wrinkles and restore lost volume in our lips and cheeks. However, in the world of anti-aging the buck doesn’t stop there! If you’re looking to maximize the benefits of your Botox® and filler treatments and look years younger, combination treatments including lasers, peels and/or medical-grade skin care are a sure way to get you the best results.

The most common complaints of aging include unwanted lines and wrinkles, enlarged pores, brown spots, and overall dull-looking skin. While Botox® and filler treatments are a fabulous way to help restore a smoother appearance, they cannot brighten or freshen the skin. Here are a few ways you can get the most out of your next wrinkle injection treatment:
 
Start with a Comprehensive Treatment Plan
In order to address all your anti-aging concerns, the best place to start is with a consultation with an Aesthetic Skin Specialist. Having a comprehensive consultation at your Botox clinic will help you understand why your skin is behaving the way it is and will give you the information you need to achieve your beauty goals. During your consultation, you will be provided with a customized treatment plan detailing what treatments you will gain the most benefit from as well as a timeline that works for you. While Botox® and dermal fillers may be at the top of your list, there are a number of other cosmetic treatments you can incorporate to enhance and maintain your results.
 
Get a Botox Boost with a Peel or HydraFacial
Woman-having-Hydrafacial-235x235.jpgA peel or HydraFacial is a quick and easy way to brighten your skin during your next Botox® visit. While Botox® works wonders at erasing frown lines and softening crow’s feet, it won’t do much to improve the texture of your skin. Having a peel or HydraFacial right before your Botox® treatment will slough off dead skin cells and enhance skin quality. The great part is that you can schedule your peel or HydraFacial during the same visit so that you can look radiant AND wrinkle-free while saving time in your schedule.
 
Add A Laser or Skin Tightening for a Complete Skin Makeover
Looking for facelift-like results without the downtime? Consider adding a resurfacing laser like Halo™ or Thermage® skin tightening before or after your next Botox® or dermal filler appointment. Botox and most dermal fillers do not address uneven skin tone or skin laxity. Lasers like Halo™ and Clear+Brilliant® are effective ways to get rid of unwanted brown spots and improve overall skin tone and texture. Thermage’s® radiofrequency energy works by stimulating your own collagen so skin will be plumper and firmer. Having these treatments performed a week or two before or after your Botox® and filler appointment will produce dramatic, longer-lasting results.   
 
Maintain Your Results At Home
One of the best ways of maintaining your Botox® and filler results is to ensure you have a proper at-home skin care routine using medical grade skin care products. Medical-grade skin care such as ZO Skin Health and AlumierMD use active ingredients such as retinol and Vitamin C to combat the effects of aging and keep your skin looking radiant. Next time you’re in for Botox® be sure to talk to your Aesthetic Skin Specialist about what skin care products will help you get the most out of your wrinkle injection treatment.  

Visit APT Medical Aesthetics for a free consultation to discuss what combination treatments will work best for you!