Botox® and Fillers: Combining Treatments for a More Youthful Look

If you’re getting ready for your first aesthetic facial treatment, you may be wondering: Botox® or dermal fillers? The answer: Both! Combining these two treatments can give you a more youthful look, and this combination has been used successfully on many individuals for beautifully smooth skin. 

Carrie L. Morris, MD, and the rest of our team at Radiance Wellness MediSpa want you to have the best treatments available for your aesthetic needs. This is why we encourage patients to get Botox and fillers at the same time. 

Botox vs. fillers: What’s the difference?

Both Botox and fillers are injectable treatments used to smooth facial wrinkles and create a more youthful appearance. But this is where their similarities end. Botox is made from a neurotoxin and works as a muscle relaxer. It temporarily paralyzes the muscles beneath your wrinkles, which helps smooth them out. Usually, Botox is used on stronger, more obvious wrinkles, such as those around your eyes, mouth, and between your eyebrows. 

Fillers, on the other hand, are usually used to address finer wrinkles, such as smile lines. They work by adding a substance beneath your skin that plumps it, smoothing away wrinkles. There are several different types of fillers, some of which last as long as two years. Fillers can also be used to plump areas like your lips or cheeks, which can improve the look of your face and provide you with a more youthful appearance. 

Using Botox and fillers together 

Now you know: Botox and fillers work differently and target different types of imperfections in the face. This alone is one of the best reasons to combine these two treatments, as you can to attack wrinkles on all fronts, creating an overall more youthful look. 

In addition, using Botox and fillers together tends to improve the benefits of both treatments. For example, if you seek Botox injections for wrinkles in your forehead, the muscles relax, avoiding the creation of new wrinkles, but you may still see the fine lines at the creases that have developed with repeated expressions over time.

Fillers can help to plump and smooth this area, making the results of the Botox much more effective. Also, if you choose to get fillers injected near your mouth, they tend to last longer if you also relax the muscles there with a Botox injection. 

Both of these treatments work together to give you the look you want: an overall smoother, more youthful-looking face. 

Why combine Botox and fillers 

If you aren’t already convinced that combining these two treatments is the best option for most people, consider the fact that expert providers like Dr. Morris have been combining these two treatments for years with satisfactory results. In addition, a 2017 study states that the combination of both treatments becomes more effective as people age

What’s more, while the treatment combination may be slightly more expensive than receiving only one of these procedures at a time, you can see a real difference when choosing to get both Botox and fillers in one appointment — and this is a difference that takes years from your face and allows you to live with the results for a longer period of time.

Want to make your combination Botox and filler appointment today? Just call one of our three offices in Southlake, Arlington, or Granbury, Texas, or you can make an appointment online at your leisure. You deserve to look as young as you feel, and these two treatments combined can make that happen.

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