Your face is the focal point of your appearance. It’s here where emotions are shown to better convey communication. Facial cues like smiling, frowning, and squinting often accompany your communication.
While these emotions make us uniquely human, years of repeated facial movement can result in wrinkles. Aging also brings some other unwanted changes like sagging skin and a loss of plumpness.
While these changes aren’t harmful to your health, many men and women wish to improve their physique for a younger, more desirable appearance. Injectables, in the form of Botox and dermal fillers, are an FDA-approved way to whisk away some of the drawbacks of aging.
Most of us have multiple skin concerns we’d like to address, making the combination of Botox and dermal fillers ideal. But you might be asking yourself, “Is it safe? How do I get the most dramatic results?”
At Selah MediSpa, located in Katy, Texas, we’re here to tell you all about the injectables and if using the two together is the best for you.
Erase wrinkles with Botox
Botox is one of the most popular treatments patients come into our office for. Over 4.4 million Botox procedures were performed in the United States in 2020. That’s because it provides beautiful, natural results with one minimally invasive procedure.
Composed of the purified bacteria clostridium, Botox is injected directly into wrinkle-causing muscles to temporarily relax them. In just minutes, your injector can make you look five to seven years younger.
While the final results of Botox aren’t immediate, most patients experience a smoother physique in 7-14 days. These results generally last for 3-4 months, with many patients experiencing them for longer.
Botox can be used to improve wrinkles in areas like:
- The 11’s (between the brows)
- Forehead wrinkles
- Crow’s feet
- Marionette lines
- Smoker lines
- Bunny lines
Botox is a great option to use on the upper half of your face, but can also be used in areas like the lips. Botox is used to improve dynamic wrinkles — the wrinkles that appear when you make facial expressions like frowning, laughing, and squinting.
Many patients find that Botox minimizes the appearance of their pores. Not only does this give you brighter skin, but it also allows makeup to glide on more smoothly for a refreshed and radiant complexion.
Do you have signs of aging that show when your face is at rest? If so, dermal fillers may be a good option for you.
Plump up facial volume with dermal fillers
Most of us are concerned about losing fat from our bodies. However, the fat in your face is the key to a youthful appearance. As we age, our collagen production declines in our face, causing changes like sunken eyes and drooping cheeks.
If you want to correct changes like these but don’t want to go under the knife, dermal fillers may be the cosmetic procedure for you. Most dermal fillers are made from a synthetic form of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance found in your body. By injecting it in areas that have lost volume, plumpness is added to your complexion, giving you a natural but younger-looking you.
Dermal fillers can be used to:
- Add volume to your cheeks
- Restore sunken areas under eyes
- Correct facial asymmetry
- Plump your lips
- Improve facial contours
The results of dermal fillers depend entirely on where you receive treatment. While filler in the lips may last 4-6 months, many patients find under-eye filler lasts for about a year.
Use together for best results
While Botox or fillers alone may be a good option for younger patients, those with a great degree of aging experience the best results from both treatments. Luckily, Botox and dermal fillers can safely be used together to give you the ultimate confidence boost.
Patients who want to restore facial volume and erase wrinkles may experience dramatic results with the two injectables together. Not only will you notice a smoother, more supple-looking physique, but you’ll also notice that the results of your filler will last longer.
Over time, your facial movement degrades the filler, and your body naturally absorbs it. The nature of Botox freezes specific muscles, causing less facial movement and extending the lifespan of your filler. Many patients notice their filler lasts nearly twice as long when used with Botox.
Now you can turn back time for a dramatically younger looking you. Save time and money by scheduling your Botox and filler treatments together — call Selah Medi Spa at 281-201-5322 or Request an appointment online.