Many people visit medical spas with a specific treatment in mind, without realizing combining treatments could bring them the best results. Creating a personalized aesthetic treatment plan can be tricky if you’re not familiar with different procedures and what they do. However, our team at Amy Brenner, MD & Associates has you covered.
Our premier medical practice and medspa in Cincinnati strives to bring our patients’ aesthetic dreams to life. From first-hand experience, we believe combination therapies are a great solution to meet long-term goals and enhance your overall appearance.
If you’re not sure where to start, don’t worry! From skin care to body care, we have created a full guide outlining which procedures go hand-in-hand based on your aesthetic concerns. Keep reading to learn more.
Aesthetic Treatment Plans: Achieve Your Best Skin
A variety of aesthetic treatment options center around improving your complexion and helping your skin appear more youthful and acne-free. Understanding how to take advantage of multiple procedures can help you achieve the skin you’ve always wanted faster and more efficiently.
Anti-aging efforts may be harder to accomplish at home; adult acne can be tricky to eliminate, even with a great skincare routine. To complement your routine, aesthetic treatments use medical-grade products combined with top-of-the-line technology to improve your complexion.
Different procedures aim for different results, which is why combining them can bring so many benefits. Treatment options include:
Treatment option #1: Smooth fine lines and wrinkles
Treatment option #2: Fade age spots, acne scars, and hyperpigmentation
Treatment option #3: Tighten loose skin
Treatment option #4: Restore facial volume loss
Treatment option #5: Clear away acne
Treatment option #6: Minimize the appearance of pores
For the most impact, we recommend combining treatments that target different conditions (i.e. combing treatment option #1 with treatment option #3). To create a long-term aesthetic treatment plan, diversify your procedures and try to include all treatment options for your skin needs.
Let’s go into more detail about a few treatments to get you started. To make it easier, we’ll correspond each treatment with the numbers above.
Botox (#1): a neuromodulator that inhibits wrinkle-inducing muscle contractions (such as smile lines, frown lines, and crow’s feet)
Dermal Fillers (#1, #4): hyaluronic acid injections designed to plump your face, fill in wrinkles, and even add lip volume
Chemical Peels (#1, #2, #5): chemical solutions that remove outer layers of damaged skin, helping reduce hyperpigmentation and fine lines
CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing (#1, #2, #3, #6): a carbon dioxide laser treatment that promotes the body’s natural healing process to boost collagen, promote cellular turnover, and reduce large pores
Morpheus8 RF Microneedling (#1, #2, #3, #6): combines traditional microneedling with radiofrequency energy to tighten skin and promote collagen production
Pigment Laser (#1, #2): laser treatment that helps fade age spots, brown spots, and other types of hyperpigmentation from sun damage
PRP Facelift (#1, #3, #4): uses platelet-rich plasma to rejuvenate growth factors and promote tissue growth
Why at-home skin care matters
While aesthetic treatments are great, you still need to take care of your skin at home to maintain your results. This means taking time to find the right skincare products, implementing a day and night skincare regimen, and drinking plenty of water.
Remember, what you do at home 100% impacts the effectiveness of any aesthetic treatment you receive. If you notice your results aren’t lasting as long as they should, take a look at how you’re taking care of your skin on a regular basis.
A great daily skincare routine will include:
Outside of daily products, you can also incorporate masks, exfoliation treatments, spot treatments, and more.
Figuring out the best routine for your needs may take some time (our skincare specialists at Amy Brenner, MD & Associates can definitely help!), but it’s all about using products with ingredients that target your specific needs.
Ingredients for sun protection:
- Zinc oxide
- Titanium dioxide
- Vitamin C
Ingredients for collagen production:
- Hyaluronic acid
Ingredients for cellular turnover:
- Lactic acid
- Glycolic acid
Ingredients for oily skin:
- Kaolin Clay
- Vitamin A compounds (such as retinol)
Ingredients for acne/clogged pores:
- Salicylic acid
- Benzoyl peroxide
- Glycolic acid and other AHAs
- Tea tree oil
Aesthetic Treatment Plans: Gain the Body of Your Dreams
Non-invasive body contouring helps you tighten, tone, and reduce fat without the need for painful surgeries. Along with a healthy lifestyle that includes diet and exercise, you can reshape your figure beyond what you could do on your own. Body-contouring treatment plans can even help you with your weight loss journey!
Body-contouring treatments aim to:
Treatment #1: Reduce unwanted fat
Treatment #2: Tone muscles
Treatment #3: Tighten loose skin
Treatment #4: Smooth out cellulite
While some treatments can do all three, others focus on one aspect to ensure you get the best results possible. Combining body-sculpting procedures specifically for your needs can help you get that toned tummy, contoured thighs, and firmer buttocks you’ve always wanted. To maximize your results, we recommend creating an aesthetic treatment plan that includes multiple types of treatments. That way you don’t have to choose between reducing unwanted fat and smoothing cellulite—you can do both!
CoolSculpting (#1): uses cryolipolysis technology to freeze and kill unwanted fat cells, eliminating them from your body for good
Evolve Body Remodeling (#1, #2, #3, #4): a body-contouring system that uses radiofrequency energy and muscle-contraction stimulation to eliminate fat, tighten skin, and tone muscles
Z-Wave (#3, #4): uses acoustic radial wave therapy to impact collagen and the structure of your connective tissues to diminish cellulite
The importance of a healthy lifestyle with aesthetic procedures
Maintaining a healthy weight through a balanced diet and regular physical activity will boost your body-contouring results. While aesthetic procedures can eliminate unwanted fat cells, those cells can still expand and cause you to gain weight. Plus, without exercise, your muscles will weaken, and you could lose your definition. No matter how many procedures you put together, combination therapy won’t do much good if you don’t take care of your body at home.
Here are a few quick tips you can implement to make the most out of your treatments:
Pay attention to what you’re drinking
Some people eat extremely healthy yet still have trouble losing weight. Whenever you’re counting calories, you cannot ignore beverages. A great habit to try is limiting how many high-calorie drinks you have each day.
Do something active each day
We aren’t saying you should engage in strenuous physical activity every day (rest days are crucial), but we are saying moving your body each day can have a huge impact on your health. Even if you’re not a person who goes to the gym, there are simple ways you can incorporate getting more active on a daily basis, including:
- Walking your dog in the morning
- Parking further away in parking lots
- Taking the stairs instead of elevators
- Playing with your kids
Find ways to limit stress
Since stress raises cortisol levels and, in turn, unhealthy cravings, finding ways to limit stress can help keep your weight down. Not everything works for everyone, but meditating, having pamper days, trying out yoga, and even speaking to a therapist can reduce stress levels.
Fill your plate with lots of vegetables
The great thing about vegetables is that they are typically very low in calories, yet high in fiber. That means you can add more to your plate without going into a caloric surplus.
Limit eating out to once a week
If you’re a person who eats out every day or multiple times a week (fast-food included), you could be consuming way more calories than you actually think. It may be difficult at first, but if you limit eating out, you may find yourself losing weight.
If you need extra help losing weight, Amy Brenner, MD & Associates offer a variety of weight loss and wellness programs to guide you through your journey. Our physician-led programs may include meal plans, peptide therapy, prescription medications, supplements, and regular check-ins to ensure you’re on track.
Get your own customized aesthetic treatment plan at Amy Brenner, MD & Associates
Let our health experts help you gain the skin and body you desire. If you are ever unsure on how to combine your skin and/or body treatments, our expert staff can help you build a plan centered around your concerns. As a medspa and medical practice, we are uniquely equipped with the ability to not only boost your overall health, but also help you enhance your outer beauty with aesthetic treatments.
We’re here to offer a warm, friendly environment while providing the highest quality aesthetic treatments and wellness plans to help you look great and feel great. No matter what, we will stick with you throughout your entire journey, because your goals are our goals.
Get started today by using our virtual consultation tool or scheduling an appointment.