Optimizing Your Skincare: How Botox and Fillers Work Together

Is your face showing signs of aging? Do you have “permanent” wrinkles that do not deepen when you emote, like nasolabial folds that don’t deepen when you crinkle your nose? Do you have wrinkles that are always on your face that deepen when you use the muscles in the area, like crow’s feet that deepen when you smile? If so, you may want to learn more about how Botox and fillers work together and what happens when combining Botox with fillers

When Botox is combined with dermal fillers, a beautiful thing happens. Both dynamic and volume loss-related wrinkles fade away and stay away for several months at a time. This is exciting because it is impossible to treat both dynamic wrinkles and volume loss-related wrinkles with only Botox or dermal filler injections. Specifically, Botox treats dynamic wrinkles while dermal fillers treat skin concerns caused by volume loss. With just one appointment, Lakeside Med Spa can have you looking your best with this winning combination.

How Botox Improves Your Appearance

Botox is an injectable muscle relaxant that improves your appearance by relaxing away dynamic wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles are caused by overactive muscles that became so tense that they wrinkle, wrinkling the skin above them. The only way to treat these wrinkles is to slow down the hyperactive muscles that are causing the wrinkled skin.

With just five quick injections per area of concern, Botox spreads around the overactive muscle, binding itself to some of the motor receptors, blocking some of the communication from your brain to the muscle. These injections take mere minutes to complete, the results of treatment can be seen quickly, and the results usually last between two and six months.

How Dermal Fillers Improve Your Appearance

Initially, dermal fillers improve your appearance by filling in wrinkles caused by volume loss with hyaluronic acid molecules and the water molecules that the hyaluronic acid molecules attract. However, the presence of extra hyaluronic acid and water does something truly wondrous. It encourages your skin to produce extra collagen, a fibrous protein that further volumizes your skin. Collagen is much more robust than hyaluronic acid.

Therefore, the ideal results of this treatment can last anywhere from six to 18 months once they become apparent. While individual results vary, you can expect to see an initial increase in volumization as soon as your session is complete. Then, you can expect to see your final results 10 to 14 days after your injections. Like Botox injections, several strategically placed injections will be made per targeted area with dermal fillers, and treatment is very quick.

Good Candidates for Botox and Dermal Fillers

To qualify for these anti-aging injections, you must be able to adhere to all preparation instructions and be fairly healthy.

Botox is used to treat dynamic wrinkles that can’t be treated with dermal fillers. Dermal fillers are used to treat volume loss-related cosmetic concerns that can’t be treated with Botox. To learn more about these injectable anti-aging treatments, schedule a free consultation with us at Lakeside Med Spa & IV Lounge.