Both dermal fillers and Botox are treatments that will give you a more youthful look when injected into facial areas. The way they accomplish this will vary significantly for various factors.
Botox works by temporarily paralyzing your facial muscles, which results in fewer movements being created. It is your muscles’ rapid movements in these areas that usually cause creases in your forehead and around your eyes.
On the other hand, fillers will literally fill in the fine lines and wrinkles of your face. They help restore volume to your skin, which in turn diminishes any sign of aging.
People absolutely love using dermal filler injections, and they are one of the most common minimally invasive cosmetic procedures.
Out of all the types of fillers present, the Hyaluronic Acid ones are the most common because they are natural substances found within our body, making them highly compatible. However, one problem with the hyaluronic acid fillers is their duration.
Usually, the hyaluronic acid fillers will last for six months maximum in your body. The properties of the substance, along with the contraction of neighboring muscles, have hyaluronic acid diminishing quickly.
Combining Botox with fillers
In order to reduce the impacts of these forces, and slow down the descent of dermal fillers, scientists have come up with the solution of combining HA fillers with BoNT-A, well known as Botox. This results in temporary paralysis of the muscles, which is what Botox does, and in the longevity of the fillers.
The united use of Botox, and filling agents that contain hyaluronic acid and collagen, will not only restore the facial appearance but in fact enhance it. The occurrence of reflation and relaxation through this treatment provides a highly efficient effect on the skin, and also increases the endurance of the tissue.
This treatment has been further supported by a paper in the January issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. The entire treatment has been coined as Chemodenervation by doctors.
Many doctors usually recommend that the client starts off with one of the two procedures first, before combining them. Then based on the outcome, your doctor will strategize the injection of both substances. Some doctors believe that it is better to start off with Botox and then have the filler treatment after two weeks. Many other aesthetic specialists will recommend that you get both the treatments in the same session. Getting Botox and filler in the forehead during the same sitting will have the results last you 9 to 10 months, as compared to 5 to 6.
The procedure address multiple issues at once
Aging usually brings more than one concerns with it. There is rarely a case of aging signs coming on one by one. Botox is usually used to relax the muscles that may cause wrinkles and fine lines, whereas the dermal fillers are used to restore volume.
It can be customized
Certain areas of the face will age differently compared to others, and this will fluctuate from person to person. Through, the combination of fillers with Botox your aesthetics specialist will fashion the treatments that will suit your needs the most.
Keep in mind that…
Every person is unique, and the treatment will suit your friend differently than it suits you. Factors like your age, intensity of the wrinkles, and your own preferences will all play into the results. This is why we highly suggest that you speak to an aesthetic consultant before you go for the procedure so that they can give you the best recommendations based on your skin. Before going for both the procedures, try out one of them first before combining them.