Are you considering getting Botox and fillers? And are you wondering if you can get both treatments at the same time? The answer is yes! In fact, by combining Botox and fillers, you can address multiple concerns and achieve a more natural-looking result.
At Medical Aesthetics & Laser in The Woodlands, Texas, our providers have extensive experience providing Botox® and dermal fillers separately or combined. In this blog post, we explain the benefits of combining these treatments and what you can expect during treatment.
There are two basic types of wrinkles: dynamic wrinkles and static wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles form due to years of making facial expressions. Over time, the muscles that make these expressions can begin to stay slightly contracted, thus pushing up the skin above them into lines and wrinkles. Botox treats these types of wrinkles.
Botox is a neuromodulator, and when it’s injected into targeted facial muscles, it blocks the signals that tell the muscles to contract. This causes the muscles to relax, and this, in turn, causes the skin above them to smooth out. We often use Botox to target frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines.
Static wrinkles are largely caused by aging. For example, sagging skin and volume loss are often due to getting older. Dermal Fillers are used to treat these types of issues. Fillers are injectable gels primarily made from hyaluronic acid, which is a substance naturally found in the body.
They replace volume and fill in areas that have lost volume. Fillers can be used to plump up the lips, enhance cheekbones, and smooth out lines around the mouth and nose. The result is plumper, lifted, younger looking skin.
Many of our clients combine Botox and fillers to achieve a more complete rejuvenation of their face. Botox and fillers work in different ways to address different issues, so combining the two treatments can give you a more complete treatment.
By combining Botox and fillers, you can:
Combining Botox and fillers may also help extend the longevity of the results. In general, patients can expect to see a noticeable reduction in fine lines and wrinkles, increased volume and fullness in the targeted areas, and an overall more youthful appearance.
During a combined Botox and filler treatment, your Medical Aesthetics & Laser provider first assesses your concerns and creates a customized treatment plan. Once the plan has been established and discussed, treatment can be done the same day, if desired.
The entire procedure typically takes 30-60 minutes, depending on the areas being treated. The final results from dermal fillers and Botox injections can take up to a couple weeks. Depending on the look you desire to maintain, your provider can advise you on the recommended frequency of touch-ups.
If you’d like to learn more about getting Botox treatments, fillers, or combining them, we can give you a thorough evaluation and discuss your next steps. To learn more, call 281-419-2220 or book an appointment online with Medical Aesthetics & Laser today.