Combining Fillers And Botox

Many people have seen how BOTOX® can smooth fine lines and make you look significantly more youthful. However, Botox can’t fix everything, but dermal fillers can fill the gaps where Botox falls short!

Sun exposure and other causes will make the amount of HA (hyaluronic acid) in your skin decrease as you get older.  Your skin loses volume due to a lack of HA, resulting in wrinkles and fine lines, such as the bracket lines around the nose and lips. Dermal fillers are used to minimize or remove deeper wrinkles, reduce scar depressions, improve cheeks, and replace soft-tissue volume loss. They may provide a more realistic look than surgical facelifts.

What’s Botox?

The most common non-surgical cosmetic procedure is BOTOX®. Botulinum toxin is a protein that relaxes the facial muscles by numbing some nerves. BOTOX® smoothes crow’s feet, fine lines, and eye/forehead folds by numbing muscle movement. Depending on the treatment, BOTOX® will last anywhere from three to four months.

What Are Filers?

Dermal fillers are injectables that plump the skin to fill in wrinkles and smooth fine lines. They are usually made of hyaluronic acid. Filler injections may add volume to the lips and improve lip fullness. Depending on the area treated, fillers will last anywhere from six to 18 months.

How Do Botox And Fillers Work Together? 

BOTOX® and dermal fillers complement each other when used together. The more animated and expressive your face, the sooner your fillers will wear off.  But since BOTOX® inhibits muscle movement, fillers are less likely to degrade when combined with Botox than when administered alone. The combined therapy targets several facial concerns at once, resulting in a more whole and long-lasting facial treatment.

If you are interested in starting a course of treatment or have any other concerns or questions, schedule a consultation with us.