When you think of aging skin, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Chances are, you thought about fine lines and wrinkles. Most people associate aging with wrinkles on the face and neck – but did you know that your dark spots, sun damage, skin laxity, and dulling skin can also make you look old?
We know that Neurotoxin Injections like Botox, Dysport®, Jeuveau® and Xeomin® work wonders on fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, forehead, and in-between the brows. But what about the rest of your skin? Enter combination therapies: the practice of combining multiple modalities, injectables, and/or topicals (like peels and skincare products) to deliver anti-aging results all at once. Because who has time for multiple appointments, right?
Combination therapies are popular for achieving greater, faster results in a shorter amount of time for wrinkles, texture, dark spots, sun damage, and skin laxity—especially treating signs of aging for people of color. And that’s how combination therapies open up a world of skin treatment options for those of us looking for results now.
What kinds of combination therapies are available?
In a word: infinite! Combination therapies are custom designed to address your skin concerns while taking things like history, facial structure, skin type, skin tone, and skin reactivity into consideration. For example, some of the more popular combination therapies are neurotoxin injections (like Botox) and non-ablative lasers (like Aerolase®), neurotoxin injections (like Botox) and chemical peels (like VI Peel®), microneedling and chemical peels (like VI Peel), and different types of lasers to combat different skin issues (like resurfacing plus tightening). Though these are a few of the most popular combination therapies amongst patients, there’s one that shines above, allowing for the treatment of ALL signs of aging (wrinkles, dark spots, and skin elasticity) at once: the ToxBooster Treatment.
What’s a ToxBooster Treatment?
Quite simply, a ToxBooster Treatment is the application of a VI Peel Treatment followed by a Neurotoxin Injection. More and more dermatologists and skincare professionals are adding this effective treatment to their menu—partially to meet the consumer demand and partially to deliver next-level anti-aging skincare results that cannot be achieved in any other way.
The Vitality Institute, founders of the VI Peel and a respected pioneer in medical aesthetics, developed this combination treatment to target ALL signs of aging more effectively, including wrinkles, dark spots, skin laxity and uneven skin tone.
But First, What Exactly is a VI Peel?
A VI Peel is a corrective chemical peel that combines powerful acids like Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA), Salicylic Acid, and Retinoic Acid to multi-target layers of skin through intense exfoliation. Ideal for all skin types and tones, a VI Peel is often prescribed to treat discoloration, hyperpigmentation, static wrinkles, skin laxity / sagginess and rough skin texture often brought on by dryness or post-acne scarring.
And What is Botox (a neurotoxin injectable)?
Botox is the trademark name for botulinum toxin. It works directly on the muscles by temporarily halting contractions or blocking signals from the nerves to the muscles that make them contract. When the muscles relax, wrinkle intensity is lessened.
The ultimate mash-up: VI Peel and Neurotoxin Injections
While a VI Peel Treatment and Botox can be delivered independently, we’d make the case that there’s zero reason to separate the two, as each treatment enhances the results of the other. You may have also noticed above that both the VI Peel and Botox helps treat wrinkles – so why do you need both? Let’s explore wrinkles more in depth. Neurotoxin injections like Botox only treats the dynamic wrinkles on your face, or the wrinkles caused by movement, leaving your static wrinkles, or the wrinkles that are caused by outside factors like gravity and collagen/fat loss, to fend for themselves. Enter the VI Peel Treatment. The VI Peel will not only enhance the results of your dynamic wrinkles, but it also treats those pesky static wrinkles, in addition to the other signs of aging that are not addressed by the neurotoxin injection, like sun damage, dark spots, skin laxity, and skin texture.
In addition to the clinically proven results listed above, VI Peel and Botox combination therapy can be a two-for-one for your bank account. Many dermatologists offer a savings when you book combination therapies. And, booking two treatments at once will maximize your time savings: the addition of a VI Peel to your Botox appointment only adds about 10-15 minutes, having you out and about in under 30 minutes. Another bonus? If you’re concerned about pain or discomfort from an injection, getting a VI Peel beforehand indirectly delivers a mild anesthetic benefit thanks to phenol, a numbing ingredient that promotes comfort, and this also reduces the amount of pinpoint bleeding. And finally, the VI Peel treatment is antimicrobial, making your proceeding injections more sterile.
The Safety and Efficacy of the ToxBooster Treatment is now Clinically Proven!
Recently, the Vitality Institute invested in a clinical study to prove the efficacy and safety of combining a VI Peel with Botox injections, aka the ToxBooster Treatment. The findings revealed incredible results, and subsequently equips professionals to target ALL signs of aging, living on three different layers of your face: muscles, epidermis, and dermis.
- Toxin injection: Treats dynamic wrinkles on the face by injecting into the muscles
- VI Peel: Minimizes dark spots, rough texture, and loss of elasticity, penetrating down to both the epidermis and the dermis (this is known in the medical community as a corrective peel). It also helps smooth static wrinkles by sweeping away dead skin cells and stimulating collagen production
Not only that, but 69% of the clinical study participants were skin of color, representing ethnicities of all kinds and proving the safety and efficacy of the ToxBooster Treatment on ALL Fitzpatrick Skin Types.
The ToxBooster Treatment Clinical Study Results
In this clinical study sponsored by Vitality Institute Medical Products and conducted by Dr Wendy Roberts (MD, FAAD) and Nancy Miller (RN) to measure the synergistic benefits and safety of same-day combination therapies from a VI Peel and Botox (neurotoxin injection), participants reported the following results:
- 100% saw smoother skin after just 7 days
- 100% reported radiant skin after just 7 days
- 100% saw improvement in the look and feel of their skin after just 7 days
- 93% saw less fine lines and wrinkles after just 7 days vs. Botox alone*
- 93% reported healthier, more youthful looking skin after just 7 days vs. Botox alone*
- 100% saw even more improvement in the appearance of their skin vs. Botox alone after 30 days*
* Of those patients that have experienced a Botox treatment
Ready for a ToxBooster Treatment? What to expect in office
- You will always receive your VI Peel first, followed by a neurotoxin injection
- Your medical professional will prep your skin with a degreasing and cleansing agent to prep for the VI Peel
- Your skin will be treated with the VI Peel in 4-6 layers, with your skin being assessed between each layer
- Next, your medical professional will administer the neurotoxin injections
- Your medical professional may save the gauze from your VI Peel, and dab your injection sites for more benefits
- your medical professional will provide you instructions on how to care for your skin after the treatment
While post-procedure instructions can vary, you will always receive a take-home aftercare kit included in any VI Peel experience, including post-peel towelettes to further increase cellular turnover and exfoliation, a Post-Treatment Repair Cream to moisturize and help minimize redness and irritation, and VI Derm SPF 50 to protect your skin while it recovers. You’ll also most likely be advised not to undergo situations of extreme heat, exercise, additional chemical peels/acids, exfoliation, or picking.
As always, reach out to your dermatologist or medical professional if you have any questions.
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