Facial rejuvenation may involve multiple treatments to fully address issues faced by the ageing skin. One treatment modality may not be enough.
So, what are the possible combination treatments available for facial rejuvenation?
Laser Resurfacing with PRP
Laser and PRP treatment are both effective treatments to address skin ageing, and when combined can exponentially increase the effectiveness of each treatment. Both treatments can be done on the same day starting with the laser resurfacing and followed by the application of the PRP.
The general principle behind laser resurfacing is through the rapid repair of the skin as a consequence of the thermal damage of the laser which then results in an increase in collagen renewal. Laser resurfacing is generally used for wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars and facial rejuvenation.
On the other hand, PRP (Platelet-rich Plasma) treatment or otherwise known as the “Dracula” or “Vampire” treatment uses one’s plasma to stimulate collagen production. It has earned considerable attention as a wound-healing accelerator.
The first step is to extract approximately 8 mL of blood from a vein, ideally on the forearm. The blood is then placed in a centrifuge (rotating) machine to separate the platelet-rich plasma from the red blood components. The separation process will usually take around 5 minutes. Once the PRP is separated from the rest of the components of the blood, it is then extracted into a syringe and ready for use.
Laser Resurfacing + Botulinum Toxin Injections
Botulinum toxin injection is a popular treatment for facial rejuvenation. It targets laugh lines, crow’s feet, forehead creases, drooping eyebrows and a lot more. When deciding to do laser and botox, it is best to do botox a couple of weeks after the laser treatment which may compromise the botox and the risk of the botox going to other adjacent areas.
Laser Resurfacing + Dermal Fillers
Dermal fillers boost tissue volume and improve facial appearance. Moreover, they plump the lips and balance facial asymmetry.
On the other hand, laser treatment creates a controlled wound on the surface of the skin and therefore improves the contour and texture of the face. Collagen is stimulated over time as the wounds are healing.
As with laser and botox combination treatment, the volume and location for dermal fillers are best judged a couple of weeks after the laser treatment. This is also to avoid the potential risk of the fillers moving out of position.
Here in Dubai, Laser Resurfacing, Botox and Dermal Fillers are available at London Centre for Aesthetic Surgery located in Dubai Healthcare City.
Drs. Maurizio and Roberto Viel have over 25 years of experience in the field of cosmetic surgery industry and are known for their expertise in cosmetic treatments and surgeries.
To book an appointment at our LCAS 15 Harley Street, London practice, please call +44 207 636 4272 or email info@LCAS.com