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Can I Get Botox and Fillers at the Same Time?

Can I Get Botox and Fillers at the Same Time?

Non-surgical cosmetic procedures such as Botox® and fillers have revolutionized the medical aesthetics field, battling wrinkles and other signs of aging without resorting to invasive surgery. According to a 2022 study by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, over 70% more people choose these minimally invasive options than in 2019.

Dr. Jennifer A Baron, MD, is a board-certified dermatologist specializing in cosmetic procedures, including Botox and facial fillers. When you visit our San Jose, California team, we work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses your skin-related concerns.

For those new to medical aesthetics and injectable cosmetic procedures, it can feel overwhelming when considering the many options available. Dermal fillers and neuromodulators like Botox provide different benefits, but rather than choosing one or the other, you can maximize your results with both treatments in a single session. 

Botox and active wrinkles

Certain types of wrinkles can make you look older than you feel and Botox can be the key to smooth, younger-looking skin. Botox temporarily stops contraction in specific expression muscles that create semi-permanent wrinkles in the skin above. 

After a comprehensive exam to determine your skin concerns and goals, we use a small needle to inject the targeted areas with Botox. Most people feel little to no pain or discomfort during the injection process however numbing gel can take the edge off for sensitive patients.

Botox can be used to erase fine lines or more deeply-set wrinkles caused by contracted muscles. Common areas for injection include:

You’ll see the full benefits of your Botox treatment about a week to ten days after your appointment. Results can last up to six months, though Dr. Baron will discuss with you how often you may need maintenance injections.

Fillers for plumpness

As you get older and your body starts producing fewer skin-supporting proteins on its own, you may notice a loss of volume in certain areas of your face. Fillers use proteins such as hyaluronic acid, natural substances your body generates, to “fill out” sunken or drooping skin.

Using safe, FDA-approved fillers like Juvederm® Ultra Plus and Radiesse, our team is able to restore youthful plumpness to your face and soften unwanted wrinkles and creases. Radiesse also stimulates collagen production within your body, supporting healthy-looking skin from within.

This non-invasive procedure involves little to no discomfort or recovery time. You may experience some swelling or tenderness in the areas we inject, but this typically clears in a matter of days. 

Dermal fillers can last up to a year, or even longer depending on the treatment areas and how your body reacts. As fillers break down, your body reabsorbs the injectable substance so periodic visits maintain your results over the long term.

Combine Botox and fillers for dramatic results

While Botox and dermal fillers offer significant benefits on their own, the combination of therapies can yield spectacular results. It’s completely safe to get Botox and fillers in the same session.

While both methods use targeted injection techniques, each uses its own therapeutic concept. Botox decreases the amount of wrinkles that show when your face moves while speaking or emoting, and fillers erase the wrinkles that are visible when your face is at rest.

If you’re unsure which treatment — or combination of treatments — is right for you, Dr. Baron and her team are here to guide you through the process. Call us today to schedule a consultation at our San Jose, California office. 

 

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