Combination non-surgical cosmetic procedures are the best and fastest way to turn back the hands of time. Each non-surgical cosmetic procedure that you have will affect a certain cosmetic problem. However, doing a combination of procedures is the most efficacious method of facial rejuvenation.
Dr. Norris at Nicole Norris MD Medical Spa fills us in on her favorite age-defying combination of cosmetic procedures. “When patients come into my office with a laundry list of aging concerns, a combination of procedures is always my answer. The most common combination is Botox TM or another neuro-modulator, IPL (Intense Pulse Light), Laser resurfacing, Hydrafacial ™ and Filler. On the day of your consultation we discuss a timeline so I can have you looking your best over a 60-day period of time. Your transformation starts with Botox for the expression lines around your eyes and forehead. Once these lines are softer, in about 2 weeks, I perform 1 or 2 laser procedures on the same day. If appropriate for your skin, an IPL (Intense Pulse Light) laser is used for red vessels and brown pigmentation on the skin, then a Resurfacing laser is used for wrinkles, fine lines and skin tightening. After this laser “fairy dusting”, as I like to call it, most patients will have about 1-3 days of downtime. After this time of low social interaction, make-up may be worn and your skin will be healing underneath and making brand-new skin. You will be asked to use a specific regimen of medical-grade products to heal the skin with maximum collagen production. One month after your laser “fairy dusting”, I have you return to my office for follow-up pictures and a HydraFacial ™. At this appointment, we discuss dermal filler to tweak areas of your face that may still need lifting and filling. Commonly, patients may want a little filler in the area around the mouth, in the lips, or in the midface, but they will not require as much filler as they would have, if they did not have the laser “fairy dusting”.
Dr. Norris continues, “Dermal filler, a gel-like substance, is synthetic collagen, but laser resurfacing stimulates your own body to make collagen. Filler lasts about a year, but your own collagen lasts years. So it makes sense to do both. If filler is desired after laser “fairy-dusting”, it is typically done 4-6 weeks later. There could be some slight swelling or bruising after filler is injected. Make-up can be used immediately, if needed. There is a result from filler on the day it is injected, but the final outcome is appreciated about 2 weeks after the procedure. Anyone who has unwanted signs of aging and is interested in learning more about a combination of medical spa procedures to reverse them, should come to see me for a consultation to create a custom treatment plan. It’s always fun for me to wave my magic wand and give my patients the improved reflection in the mirror that they desire!”
Call Nicole Norris MD Medical Spa this month to learn more and make your appointment with Dr. Norris to plan your customized combination of procedures. If you schedule your laser procedure at your initial appointment, your consultation fee of $100 will go toward that procedure. We offer creative packages of anti-aging procedures and 6-month 0% financing through Care Credit TM.