Botox and Fillers: Finding the Right Combination

You probably know about Botox®. It’s been around for decades and remains one of the most-requested non-surgical cosmetic treatments for reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face. That’s because it works.

Botox has limitations, though. It’s not designed to plump lips, temporarily “lift” your face by restoring volume in your cheeks, or smooth out those deep lines that tend to gather around your mouth as you age. Injectable dermal fillers can do all that.

If your cosmetic concerns fall squarely in both categories, it seems only natural that a combination treatment with both Botox and fillers would be a nice fix. And it is – when your skincare expert finds the right combination.

It takes significant medical expertise and a certain amount of artistry to give you optimal, natural-appearing results from Botox and dermal filler therapy. Our skincare specialists at Naaman Clinic have the necessary skills and take time to design a custom treatment plan that provides the best of both types of injectables.

Here’s why that matters:

Botox interacts with your muscles

Forehead lines, creases between your brows, and wrinkles that radiate from the corners of your eyes are related to muscular movement under your skin. They appear when you frown, squint, laugh, or otherwise express yourself.

When you’re young, these wrinkles fade as your expression changes. As you age, due in part to natural declines in collagen and elastin production, your skin has a harder time smoothing these lines away.

Botox contains a very small amount of neurotoxin. When it’s injected into targeted muscles, it blocks the nerve signals from your brain that cause your muscles to contract. This keeps your muscles in a state of semi-relaxation and decreases the corresponding skin wrinkling.

If delivered correctly, Botox injections leave you with a natural but more youthful appearance. Incorrect applications can leave you looking wooden or plastic. At Naaman Clinic, we calculate your injections carefully so that they decrease the appearance of wrinkles without erasing your expression entirely.

Dermal fillers replace lost facial fat

Your face has a lining of subcutaneous (under the skin) fat that helps give it all that youthful volume everyone is always talking about. As you age, changes in this helpful layer of fat cause modifications of your skin’s collagen content and decreases in volume, which leads to sagging skin and wrinkle formation.

Dermal fillers, which we inject under your skin, act a little like new stuffing for a pillow. They can restore plumpness (the beneficial type) in your cheeks and lift sagging skin. We also recommend fillers to plump and smooth even deep wrinkles and scars, including those grooves or “marionette lines” that often form on either side of your mouth with age.

We most often use fillers containing a synthetic form of hyaluronic acid, which also occurs naturally in your body. These fillers are smooth and soft and distribute evenly when injected with the medical skill and expertise we provide here at Naaman Clinic.

If delivered incorrectly, fillers can leave you with chipmunk cheeks and lumpy, bumpy scars and wrinkles.

Botox and fillers can be a winning combination

Not everyone needs both Botox and dermal fillers to experience the dramatic, non-surgical facial rejuvenation that’s possible with injectables. And we won’t recommend combining these treatments if you don’t need them.

However, if your facial skin has reached a certain stage, and you’d like to rewind the clock on aging, we’ll carefully formulate a treatment strategy that combines both fillers and Botox. You can count on us to provide optimal treatment results either way.

Schedule your evaluation at Naaman Clinic today regarding Botox injections, dermal filler injections, or both. Just call our office or click the “book online” button.

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