Botox or Filler? Combine for Best Results
As we age, our natural collagen production begins to slow and the skin loses the elasticity and smoothness it once had. The face begins to hollow, skin sags, and wrinkles form. No need to worry – by combining BOTOX® and dermal fillers, you can shed years from your appearance!
In the past, plastic surgery was the only way to lift, tighten, and combat aging skin. Today, Botox and filler are commonly paired together as injectable treatments that aim for a natural, younger-looking appearance without the surgery or downtime. Read on for proof that two is better than one.
Why Pair Botox + Filler?
1. Address multiple skin concerns at once
As a general rule, lines of expression require Botox, while lines at rest need filler. Botox relaxes the dynamic muscles that cause creases and wrinkles, while filler is best for deeper lines that are apparent even when facial muscles are not contracting. Filler can also replace lost volume and add contour and definition to the face.
2. Enhance different areas of the face
Botox is primarily injected in the upper face to correct frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines), forehead lines, and crows feet around the eyes. Filler, on the other hand, is typically used in the lower face. JUVÉDERM® XC amd Ultra XC are used to fill nasolabial folds known as “smile lines” that run from each side of the nose to the corners of the mouth and marionette lines that run straight downwards from the corners of the mouth. JUVÉDERM® Voluma is used to restore age-related volume loss in the temples and cheek bones for a natural-looking lift. JUVÉDERM® Volbella is used to fill in vertical lines and wrinkles around the mouth and eye area and to plump the lips.
3. The results will last longer
Filler does not tend to last as long in areas of the face that are in frequent motion, such as around the mouth. The hyaluronic acid in fillers such as JUVÉDERM® is less likely to break down when facial muscle movement is inhibited by Botox. The results of the two injectables acting synergistically will last longer in between maintenance treatments.
We invite you to visit us to evaluate your skin and help select the best combination of treatments for you. The medical staff at Timeless Skin Solutions inject more than 99% of all other medical offices in the nation, making us the destination for injectables in Central Ohio.
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