Why Botox AND Fillers May Be Ideal
Botox or fillers? Many of our patients struggle to choose between these two powerful injectable cosmetic treatments. The good news is, you don’t have to choose. For many patients, Botox AND fillers can provide optimal results. Here’s why.
Botox Can Make Fillers Last Longer
Hyaluronic acid fillers are one of the most popular types of dermal fillers. Juvederm, Restylane, and Juvederm Voluma are all examples of hyaluronic acid fillers. These fillers have a hyaluronic acid (a natural substance found in the skin) base. Hyaluronic acid is highly biocompatible and is well tolerated by most patients; no allergy testing is needed. These fillers provide instant results without downtime.
Hyaluronic acid fillers are long lasting, but results are temporary. One recent study found that Botox can make these fillers last longer. Botox slows the degradation of the hyaluronic acid, allowing patients to enjoy their results much longer. If you love fillers, ask us if Botox could help your results to last longer.
Botox and Fillers – Different Uses, Gorgeous Results
Another perk of using both Botox and dermal fillers is the ability to target and eliminate more wrinkles. Botox is ideal for smoothing wrinkles caused by muscle activity. It is an excellent choice for crow’s feet, lines between the brows, forehead wrinkles, etc. Fillers are better suited to treat other types of wrinkles, restore lost facial volume, and plump up the lips. When they are used together, Dr. Matarasso can treat the signs of aging from brow to chin—all without surgery or downtime. Botox and fillers have different uses. They are great on their own, but they pack an amazing one-two rejuvenation punch when used together.
Are Botox and Fillers Right for Me?
If you’re thinking about Botox and fillers to enhance your appearance, call and schedule an appointment with Dr. Matarasso. After an examination of your skin, he can help you determine if you’re a good candidate for injectable treatments like Botox and dermal fillers. He may recommend one treatment or a combination of both. He may also offer recommendations for other cosmetic treatments so you can achieve your best skin. Call today!