One common misconception people have about visiting medical spas like Blush Aesthetics is how quickly to expect results. Also, most people don’t know that it won’t be just one treatment or type of treatment that leads to success. That’s why we always have thorough consultations if you’re looking for the best anti-aging treatments in Toledo!
During your consultation, we’ll perform an analysis of your skin and determine the types and extent of damage. You’ll tell us where your main concerns are, and we’ll come up with a plan of action to renew your skin and reach your aesthetic goals.
Laying the groundwork with your skin consultation
If you’re new to Blush, you should know what to expect! The first step of our consultation is a thorough analysis of your skin using our advanced imaging system, VISIA®. The advanced visual assessment and quantitative analysis we get through using VISIA® allows us to offer you the very best treatments for your needs.
Armed with information about your skin, routine, and history, we work with you to customize a care plan. We do our best to give you care plan options with various price points, then you have the freedom to choose where you’re comfortable starting!
Why do we use VISIA®?
We use this advanced skin analysis device to measure both surface and subsurface skin conditions, because the specifics of your skin damage can “hide” in visible light. With the power of UV photography, we get a clear look at your sun damage.
With IntelliFlash®, cross-polarized, and UV lighting we can record and measure surface and subsurface skin conditions. UV photography is the premier way of providing a thorough sun damage assessment and analysis.
The VISIA® also uses RBX® Technology to separate unique color signatures of Red and Brown skin components for unparalleled visualization of conditions such as hyperpigmentation or inflammation.
Make sure you’re wearing no makeup at all for your appointment(s) so we can see your skin! It’s fine to wear a non-SPF moisturizer but nothing else, not even mascara! During your consultation we will also discuss your health history and current skin care routine.
Anti-aging treatment combination therapies
With our expertise, the team at Blush can pair together an impressive assortment of med spa treatments. There are so many things we can pair up to help you look younger. As you’ll learn during your consultation, you’ll almost always need a combination of treatments over a series of appointments.
Our job is combining therapies for the most effective treatment. This means performing treatments in an order that enhances results and ensuring every appointment includes something to stimulate collagen production.
Common concerns and treatments vary by age
You may think all medical spa treatments can apply the same benefits regardless of age, but the science of skin care tells us differently! What it tends to break down to is collagen.
Young skin contains a complex matrix of collagen and other fibrous cells, encouraging new cell growth and restoring dead skin cells. As we age, production of collagen slows and existing collagen weakens.
As far as what causes this slow down in collagen production, it can pretty much be summed up as “exposure.” Intrinsic aging (the inevitable, genetically determined process that occurs naturally) accounts for a 1% reduction in collagen production each year after the age of 20 or so.
However, exposure to UV light, tobacco, and sugar all accelerate the loss of collagen. After menopause women experience a more dramatic reduction in the synthesis of collagen and by age 60, production is considerably less than at age 20. As collagen production slows, skin’s structural integrity declines and it grows thinner and looser.
Maintain your fresh new complexion
Once your initial series of combination therapy treatments is completed and you’re happy with the anti-aging results, it’s time to enter maintenance mode! While your care plan’s treatments and how they’re implemented is unique to you, our recommendations for maintenance treatments have broader application.
For starters, everyone who wants to keep their luminous, youthful complexion should absolutely invest in medical-grade skincare products! We like to compare it to having your teeth cleaned at the dentist and then not brushing them—it’s a waste of your time and effort because those results will disappear fast.
We have incredible medical-grade skincare products and can guide you toward the formulas that are right for you.
Skin maintenance in your 20s
Patients in their 20s typically want to enhance the quality of their complexion while fending off signs of aging before they start. After your first series of treatments, maintaining your healthy new glow is simple!
Basic maintenance would include something like BBL Hero and Red Carpet facials twice yearly. Baby tox touch-ups can be included, too. For younger patients who want to tackle stubborn scars, microneedling is an incredible add-on for maintenance. Another great option for maintaining a bright complexion is scheduling monthly DiamondGlow® facials.
Skin maintenance in your 30s
Once we’re in our 30s, our collagen production has slowed down by at least 10%, and likely more thanks to environmental exposure. To rejuvenate your collagen production, combination therapies and maintenance treatments include more biostimulating factors.
Maintaining gorgeous, youthful skin in your 30s starts with a once-yearly series that includes BBL, Moxi, tox, and a vial of Sculptra biostimulating filler injected into your areas of concern. Six months after completing that series, following up with another BBL facial, Halo laser resurfacing, and a tox refresh will keep you where you want to be.
If skin laxity is a concern, we may recommend adding microneedling (with or without radiofrequency depending on your needs) or profractional laser therapy to tighten skin. Monthly DiamondGlow® treatments enhance and maintain your skin’s brightness, as well.
Skin maintenance in your 40s
As the signs of aging grow more prominent, the combination therapies we use to tackle them become more intensive. Patients in their 40s who are dedicated to maintaining that “you cannot be in your 40s” complexion may need more frequent visits.
We recommend BBL and Red Carpet facials, plus tox, about 4 times per year as the basis of your maintenance. Adding in Moxi or Halo laser facials and tox injections twice per year really boosts things to the next level. As with patients in their 30s concerned with skin laxity, microneedling or profractional therapy can reverse skin laxity in your 40s.
Skin maintenance in your 50s and beyond
Once you’re in your 50s, you’re really in it. At this point, all but the biggest genetic-jackpot-winners may feel they’re fighting a losing battle against the signs of aging. But with our combination of anti-aging treatments and thoughtful planning, you can hold your own!
For general skin maintenance, patients in their 50s benefit from DiamondGlow® facials every 2 months, along with either Red Carpet or BBL depending on your needs. A twice yearly Moxi or Halo laser accompanied by profractional or resurfacing therapies as needed provides a boost. We typically recommend 1 to 2 vials of Sculptra biostimulating filler twice yearly.
If you want additional power to fight skin laxity, microneedling is always a great option!
It’s worth noting again that your series of anti-aging treatments is customized to you based on your skin and your goals. That means we take into account your timeline for wanting results, the financial investment you want to make, your schedule, and more. Some patients may benefit from more of certain treatments over others, or their timeline could be very different from the examples discussed here.
Discover the magic of combination anti-aging treatments in Toledo
We don’t attract patients from all around the globe for nothing! Blush Aesthetics is the premier dermatology med spa for all northwest Ohio and southeastern Michigan because we provide the best treatments and service. Our medical providers are thrilled to offer customized anti-aging treatment plans to help you reach your goals! Use our virtual consultation tool now to see if these treatments could help you, or, for a one-one-one personal consultation with one of our specialists, book online for a time that fits your schedule.
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