A youthful face is also plump. Unfortunately, as we age, not only does our skin lose elasticity, but both our muscles and our bones lose mass.
Medicine has yet to find a solution to bone loss, muscle loss, and fat loss in the face. However, with the help of dermal fillers, you can fill out areas that have lost volume.
Read on to learn why our specialist at Colorado Skin Care, Dr. Kimberly Stone, combines Botox and dermal fillers to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and restore lost volume in the face.
Why Botox and fillers work better together
Botox blocks the nerve signals to your muscles, allowing them to relax. When your muscles are relaxed, your wrinkles soften as well.
Botox is best used for areas in which fine lines and wrinkles are caused by movement. These areas include the forehead, around the eye, underneath the eye, and around the lips.
Dermal fillers add volume to various areas of the face and erase wrinkles caused by volume loss, such as nasolabial folds.
When Botox is used by itself, it can cause muscles to atrophy. Because the muscle injected with Botox can no longer move, it shrinks over time.
However, with the help of dermal fillers, you can address the loss of volume and continue enjoying a wrinkle-free complexion.
Safety concerns about Botox and fillers
Botox and fillers have been used together in the facial area for decades without causing adverse effects. You may need to get Botox injections more often than dermal fillers, but there’s no adverse interaction between the two types of injectables.
Side effects are also minimal. After these treatments, you may experience some bruising, redness, and swelling due to injections.
Take years off your face without going under the knife
Botox and fillers are treatments that can be done during your lunch break, yet they can take years off your face.
An appointment takes only 20 to 40 minutes, and results are immediate with dermal fillers. Botox injections may take between three and five days to begin relaxing the muscles.
If you’re looking for a quick fix to wrinkles and volume loss, contact us to schedule an appointment. Dr. Stone can’t wait to help you preserve your beauty for longer. In addition to fillers, our practice also offers microneedling, laser treatments, acne treatments, and minimally invasive thread lifts.