Do you have issues with wrinkles, lines, low-grade scarring, or dark shadows? Botox and dermal fillers are superb nonsurgical solutions to such cosmetic concerns.
Have you received botox or dermal fillers as standalone treatments and noticed that the results didn’t last long? Here’s the good news for you. Experts have found that combining both injectables can provide excellent natural-looking results.
Let’s discuss how each treatment works and why you should consider incorporating both in your next appointment.
Your Skin Ages With Time
As you grow older, your body slows down the production of collagen and elastin, and as a result, wrinkles and sagging lines appear. Your skin also loses its firmness, which is why you’ll notice less cheek volume and more noticeable folds around your mouth. It’s common for your lips to start thinning, and repeated facial movements result in lingering lines.
How Botox Helps
Botox is an FDA-approved injectable that temporarily uses botulinum toxin to correct facial lines. Once injected, it stops the receptors in your nerve cells from communicating with the treated area. As a result, it relaxes the injected regions to remain relaxed even when making facial movements.
This injectable is ideal for dynamic wrinkles resulting from continual movements like squinting and frowning. Common treatment areas include:
- Smokers’ lines
- Forehead furrows
- Lingering lines between eyebrows
How Dermal Fillers Help
Dermal fillers contain a mix of substances, with hyaluronic acid being the most commonly used. These injectables help restore volume and correct soft lines, typically around the lower half of your face. Sites that can benefit from dermal fillers include:
- Static wrinkles
- Nasolabial folds
- Sagging skin
Benefits of Combining Botox and Dermal Fillers
When used alone, botox works after 24 hours, and results can go for about four months. On the other hand, dermal fillers show instant results that can last up to two years, depending on the injectable type.
First, by pairing them, you address different problem areas. The botox treatment will relax the dynamic wrinkles, while dermal fillers restore the fullness of your face and correct static wrinkles.
Secondly, your results will last longer than before. These two complement each other because botox slows down the degradation of hyaluronic acid used in fillers. Since fillers already last longer than botox, they help extend the results of your botox procedure.
Another reason you’ll love pairing the two is that they don’t result in any downtime. Unlike surgery, botox and dermal fillers take about half an hour. So you can opt to attend your appointment during the lunch hour and be back in time for your afternoon work meeting.
Attain Natural-Looking Results With Botox and Dermal Fillers
Debating whether to pair botox with dermal fillers? Speak with a Dermabare Specialist to see how these two can help address your problem areas. Whether you are looking to soften your smile lines or correct your eye wrinkles, botox and dermal fillers will help you attain your desired cosmetic goals.