Botox & Lip Fillers Working Together

Are you torn between Botox® and dermal lip fillers for your lip procedure? Worry no more because you can get both. The two techniques work best together because they address different issues. They complement each other to give you full, plump lips for longer.

Why Botox® and Lip Fillers Work Well Together

They Have Different Active Ingredients

Botox® contains neuroproteins from the botulinum toxin. On the other hand, most lip fillers use hyaluronic acid. The two ingredients do not react or hinder the action of the other.

Botox® and Lip Fillers Compliment Each Other

Each procedure has its mechanism of action and affects different parts of your lips. For instance, botulinum toxin in Botox® relaxes your lip muscles for about three months. Through this relaxation, it reduces the appearance of wrinkles.

On the other hand, hyaluronic acid increases your lip suppleness by improving its elasticity and moisture-retaining capacity. Therefore, combining the two procedures creates fuller, younger-looking lips.

Otherways the two procedures work together efficiently include:

  • Botox® diminishes the appearance of dynamic lip wrinkles that form because of repetitive movements. On the other hand, derma fillers correct static wrinkles, which remain when your lips are resting.
  • The effect of hyaluronic acid on wrinkles fades faster if the area experiences constant muscular activity – like the mouth. The numbing effect of Botox® on muscles increases the efficiency period of hyaluronic acid in dermal fillers.
  • Both Botox® and dermal fillers individually have a short time span, ranging between 3 to 6 months. When used together, their effect can last up to one year.
  • Botox® slows down the decomposition of hyaluronic acid in derma fillers.

Additional Benefits

Botox injections also eliminate the marionette lines on your mouth edges. Revises the gummy smile – where your gums protrude when you smile. They also enhance the upper lip or what is known as Botox® lip flip.

On the other hand, dermal fillers add volume and fullness to your lips by reshaping your lips’ borders to enhance their overall shape. Hyaluronic acid also reduces the smoker’s lines, which appear vertically on your lips.

Go For Both Procedures

Botox® and dermal fillers are complimentary lip modification procedures. Getting both lip-enhancing techniques gives you long-lasting results. Have both treatments done at once for long-lasting results instead of going back every couple of months for more injections or fillers.