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Two Is Better Than One: Combination Anti-Aging Treatments That Work

May 27, 2016 | Blog

Two Is Better Than One Combination Anti-Aging Treatments That WorkA lot of amazing and extremely valuable things come in twos (bet you can list a dozen). Skincare in itself is more than a one-step process – from washing your face in the morning and at night, to moisturizing, adding sun protection, makeup, and age-defying medical-grade products, if you want to have flawless skin, it takes a team approach. Many of the skincare treatments we provide at our three AYA Medical Spa locations can be customized to treat just about any concern and we hand-selected some that not only enhance the appearance of our Atlanta and Alpharetta patients, but also pair well with other services to produce even better results. Since we believe two is better than one – check out one of the most popular combination anti-aging treatments that actually work!

We’re starting our anti-aging series with treatments that complement each other, so we’re going to first direct our attention to the mature male and female audience. As we get older, it’s no secret that our skin’s chemistry changes – thinned lips, sunken cheeks, sagging skin, wrinkles, greater definition of the dreaded double chin, dull complexion, constantly tired look, and more. Not everyone wants to go the plastic surgery route to address facial aging concerns and luckily nonsurgical treatments have made a huge impact in the past decade because it allows a larger group of patients to get youthful looks without a lot of needed downtime.

Ultherapy® skin tightening treatment, also called the nonsurgical facelift, is an FDA-approved laser procedure that lifts, tightens, and tones your sagging skin using ultrasound energy. Heat travels deep below the skin to target the same layers of tissue that plastic surgeons treat during facelifts. It causes damaged tissue to tighten and prompts new collagen production, the key to skin looking young and tight. Patients can see their Ultherapy® results after just one treatment and best of all, minimal downtime is needed – no more hooded eyelids, turkey waddles, deep furrows, or wrinkles.

Since Ultherapy® works to tighten the skin, another common skincare concern we may notice as we age is sun damage. Heavy exposure of sun to the skin has a lot of impact on your skin’s health – and this isn’t even in regards to increasing the risk of developing skin cancer. Age spots, hyperpigmentation, acne scarring, and other noticeable concerns can leave the skin looking aged and less healthy from years of tanning, picking at acne, etc. To help smooth the complexion and even out skin tone, chemical peels would be a combination procedure to consider.

Chemical peels provide double the rejuvenation when combined with Ultherapy® skin tightening. The results aren’t quite immediate because a chemical peel is a topically-applied solution that penetrates the outermost layers of the face and takes time to naturally work its magic. Over the course of several days, chemical peels prompt the skin to shed its damaged outer layers of skin to reveal a much smoother and more even-toned complexion.  Chemical peels are customized to treat each individual patient and their biggest concerns (it treats a wide range of concerns like wrinkles, acne, scarring, hyperpigmentation, facial veins, and even used to help treat the appearance of melasma) in just under an hour.

When you combine chemical peels and Ultherapy® skin tightening, you get firmer, tighter, healthier, and brighter looking skin that rivals the days of our youth. You can create a personalized treatment package to keep your results long-lasting and even consider trying a variety of treatments that complement one another to get your skin where you want it to be. If you’re interested in learning more about our anti-aging facial rejuvenation procedures or any of the services we offer at our Avalon in Alpharetta, Phipps Plaza, and Northside location, don’t hesitate to contact AYA to schedule your complimentary skincare analysis today.