While both BOTOX Cosmetic™ and dermal fillers are nonsurgical, minimally invasive anti-aging treatments, they treat different issues. When used together, the two products complement each other to deliver optimal results.
The highly experienced physicians at YES work with you to design Your Esthetic Solution or what we like to call your Prescription for Beauty™ treatment plan, combining BOTOX and dermal fillers to address your cosmetic concerns and achieve your aesthetic goals.
What Is BOTOX Cosmetic?
BOTOX Cosmetic™ is the world’s most commonly utilized form of botulinum toxin A. This remarkably safe product temporarily blocks nerve signals that cause muscle contraction. The result is several months of muscle relaxation. When very specific muscles associated with facial skin movement are treated, the skin becomes smoother, contours improve and fine lines are reduced. This treatment can also be utilized to reduce the muscle bulk associated with a heavier jawline or relax tight lip borders so they can appear fuller.
Frown lines, forehead worry lines, and crow’s feet are the most popular targets for treatments. Results typically last for 3-4 months and then return to normal. Most clients keep their results going by scheduling regular treatments every 4 months.
What Are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are medical substances designed to restore volume and hydration when injected into or below the skin. Our most popular dermal fillers are made of stabilized hyaluronic acid (HA) nearly identical to what our skin produces. When injected, these products are slowly metabolized and influence the appearance of the treated area for many months. In the hands of our expert physicians, safe, natural, and predictable results can be achieved.
Dermal fillers treat a wide range of cosmetic concerns, including fine lines, deep creases, facial volume loss, and they can enhance the contours of your brow, cheeks, nose, lips, and jawline. Our providers are particularly well-known for lip enhancement using these products.
The effects of dermal fillers last several months and depending on the type of filler used, the treatment site, and lifestyle factors, maintaining your best look requires a treatment every 9-12 months.
How Can I Get Better Results by Combining BOTOX With Dermal Fillers?
Achieving harmony of your facial shape during rest and with animation often requires the combination of BOTOX Cosmetic™ and dermal fillers.
These are some ways in which these treatments can be used together to achieve optimal results:
- Addressing Different Types of Wrinkles. BOTOX is typically used to treat dynamic wrinkles caused by repeated muscle contractions, such as frown lines or crow’s feet. Dermal fillers are better suited to address static wrinkles, such as nasolabial folds or marionette lines, which are visible even when the face is at rest. Combining these treatments provides more complete wrinkle reduction.
- Restoring Volume and Definition. As we age, we lose volume in our cheeks, lips, and other areas of the face. Temples become hollow, cheeks flatten and fall, lips become thinner, and depressions develop under our eyes. Improving these age-related trends requires careful restoration of the lost volume. Dermal fillers are the non-surgical and immediate way to do this. Definition, improved proportion, and optimized contours can also be achieved with just the right amount of dermal filler. Combining these with BOTOX is a great way to look your best now and to reverse signs of aging.
The before and after photos below show the natural-looking results some of our patients have achieved by combining BOTOX and dermal fillers. You can see more of the results we have achieved for other patients in our photo galleries for BOTOX and dermal fillers.
It’s important to work with a skilled injector who can evaluate your needs and recommend a treatment plan that combines BOTOX and dermal fillers in the most effective way for you.
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If you’re interested in speaking with an experienced injector about combining BOTOX with dermal fillers, call our Vancouver-area office today at (604) 888-9378 or request a consultation using our online form.