14 Oct Pair Botox with Dermal Fillers for the Ultimate Results
There are two primary types of “injectables” including Botox and dermal fillers. Both are offered at Spectrum Dermatology, and when you pair them together you can look your best, youngest, and healthiest. However, these two injectables do very different things and address different signs of aging.
The Perfect Pairing
Botox is the most well-known neurotoxin. It works by temporarily “freezing” key muscles so that you can no longer form certain wrinkles and fine lines. Botox is administered in “units,” with most patients starting at about 20 units per site. Popular sites include between the eyebrows to treat the glabellar lines or “angry elevens,” around the nose and mouth (the marionette lines), and near the eyes.
Botox can also be used as a preventative measure. The earlier you start training certain muscles not to make unwanted lines and wrinkles, the weaker these muscles become. Muscle weakness is a good thing in this case. A lot of people squint or frown unknowingly, and over time this excessive use of these muscles can cause premature aging, fine lines, and wrinkles. Botox injections can last anywhere from three months to one year.
Dermal fillers are made of hyaluronic acid, which is naturally occurring in the body. They can be used to replace lost volume in the face or create volume that was never there. One of the most popular sites for dermal fillers is in the lips. Creating a bigger pout makes a person look younger and more attractive. However, it takes a highly skilled nurse practitioner or aesthetician to achieve natural-looking results.
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Dermal fillers are also commonly injected in the cheeks to restore lost volume due to age, beneath the eyes to fill in the hollowness of the eye trough, and even around the nose for a non-surgical alternative to rhinoplasty. Aging often presents as both wrinkles and lost volume, but with Botox and dermal fillers, you can address both. Schedule your appointment for Botox, dermal fillers, or both by booking online with Spectrum Dermatology.