Can I Get Dermal Fillers and Botox® at the Same Time?

Dec 13, 2023
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They say less is best, but when it comes to injectables, we say bring it all on. Keep reading to learn how a combination of Botox® and fillers can round out your aesthetic.

Beauty lovers all over the country often ask themselves the same question: Should I get Botox® or dermal fillers? At Dermatology Specialists of Atlanta, we ask a better question: Why not both?

Many don’t realize that Botox and fillers actually work better when used together, so they miss out on maximizing their treatments. 

In this blog, Dr. Kathleen J. Smith and our team of cosmetic injectable experts dive into how these two popular treatments complement each other. 

Let’s begin with Botox

If you’re not already familiar with the ins and outs of Botox, we’re here to cover the basics. 

Inside a Botox injection is a small amount of a toxin called onabotulinumtoxinA. It may sound strange to receive injections of a toxin willingly, but when administered in our office by a licensed professional, the amount of toxin you receive is very safe. 

Once injected, the toxin temporarily paralyzes your facial muscles and nerves, effectively reducing the appearance of dynamic wrinkles. We recommend Botox for wrinkles and lines that develop in and around your forehead, eyes, mouth, nose, and even your neck. 

Newbies to Botox are usually concerned about their faces being frozen in unnatural positions, but rest assured that you’ll still be able to move your face naturally; you just won’t notice as many wrinkles when you do.

We know exactly how much Botox to inject where to make sure you get naturally beautiful results.

On to fillers

Instead of addressing wrinkles by halting facial expression, fillers (you may know them as dermal fillers) fill in your face's sunken, hollow spaces, which works to smooth out static wrinkles and lift your features. 

Fillers contain a naturally occurring substance called hyaluronic acid (HA). HA is powerful and versatile and performs various functions, including giving your skin shape and helping it retain moisture. 

In your younger years, you had tons of HA in your skin, and your body could produce it on its own. As the years go by, you gradually lose your stores of HA, and your body slows down its production. This is one of the main reasons your skin starts to sag and become delicate and crepey.

A simple injection of our advanced fillers flood those shallow spots of your face with HA, quickly restoring volume to your features. Fillers work best for problem spots in and around your cheeks, eyes, forehead, jaw, chin, and lips.

We offer the Juvéderm® suite of fillers, which contain some of the highest concentrations of HA available and make them among the most effective fillers on the market.

Have your cake and eat it, too

Yes, you can absolutely get Botox and fillers simultaneously — in fact, we strongly encourage it. That’s because each treatment addresses a different type of problem in the same area of your face.

For example, Botox tackles dynamic wrinkles that only show up when you make facial movements. But fillers come in to plump your features and reduce the appearance of static wrinkles, which appear even when you face it at rest.

Together, Botox and fillers completely restore your youthful contours and give you much smoother-looking skin. 

Curious to start combining your favorite injectable treatments? We’d love to talk with you. Call or click to schedule a consultation with the team at our Decatur, Georgia, office today.