When it comes to looking and feeling younger, the best treatment is actually usually a combination of treatments. For example, you can lose weight and feel younger by following a medical weight loss program, but you can do it even faster and feel even better if you add some light to moderate exercise and a few i-Lipo treatments.
The same is true for facial rejuvenation treatments. We’ve found that we can give our patients the best and fastest results by combining Botox and dermal filler injections. While both of these treatments are very effective on their own, the two together can not only stop time but turn it back to give you a significantly younger look with suppler, softer skin while erasing your fine lines and wrinkles.
To understand why combining Botox and dermal fillers is a great way to get better results, you’ll first need to understand how each treatment works on its own to rejuvenate your face.
How Botox Works
As you may already know, Botox is made from a pure form of botulinum A toxin, and it works by relaxing and partially paralyzing the muscles around the area of the injection. After Botox injections, the muscles in your face will relax, and you’ll notice existing fine lines and wrinkles starting to fade. You can also use Dysport which is like Botox but works faster.
That’s because you hold tension in your facial muscles, and that tension creates creases and lines. Furthermore, the extreme expressions you make on a daily basis will wrinkle your skin over time. Botox can not only relax away a lot of existing lines, but it can prevent future expression lines from appearing. However, on its own, Botox cannot completely erase deeper lines and wrinkles. That’s where dermal fillers come in.
How Dermal Fillers Work
Dermal fillers work in a couple of different ways to rejuvenate your face and give you a more attractive appearance. They can be used to fill in expression lines and wrinkles, to plump up the cheekbones and fill in dark circles under the eyes, and/or to give you fuller, sexier lips. These may include juvaderm voluma, restalyne, radiesse, belotero, bellafill, and more. We can also now inject fillers WITHOUT NEEDLES.
When used in combination with Botox, dermal fillers can do two things. They can erase the lines that Botox injections can’t get rid of, and they can help lift sagging skin by filling in the cheekbones, eyelids, brow, and smile lines.
While Botox alone can prevent the appearance of future lines and wrinkles, it can’t repair sagging skin. That sagging skin occurs for two reasons: because your body is not producing as much collagen or as many elastin as it once did, and because as you age your face tends to lose fat and connective skin tissue in the cheeks. This causes the skin to fall and sag, but dermal fillers can plump your cheeks back up and give you the age-defying treatments you’ve been looking for.
Why Use Them Together
Now, some people say, “Why not just use dermal fillers if they can do all that and Botox can’t even completely remove lines and wrinkles?” Well, as we mentioned earlier, Botox is incredibly effective at preventing wrinkles. Combining these two treatments essentially gives you similar results to getting a facelift, but without the need for surgery.
Want to learn more about combined treatments for facial rejuvenation? Give us a call at Juvia Med Spa today at 817-427-3700 to schedule a free consultation.