Botox® and facial fillers both reduce noticeable signs of aging, but they work in different ways. While Botox diminishes the appearance of wrinkles by acting on the underlying muscles, fillers stimulate collagen production and replace lost volume.
So can you use both to maximize your results without the added cost and lengthy recovery a surgical solution brings?
Leslie Forrester, APRN, and the care team at Wrinkle Fairy are pleased to offer the best in modern cosmetic injectables and other aesthetic services to our clients in the Chicago, Oakbrook, Arlington Heights, and Naperville, Illinois, areas.
We’ve found our patients are the most satisfied when they understand their treatment options. That’s why our aesthetic experts created this guide, providing more information about Botox, fillers, and whether they can be combined.
What problems does Botox address?
Botox cosmetics was first approved in 2002, and it’s remained the most popular aesthetic injectable for minimizing visible signs of again, like fine lines and facial wrinkles. It works by injecting a toxin into the muscles, which causes them to relax.
As your facial muscles contract less, your skin moves less when you make facial expressions, like smiling or frowning. This reduces wrinkling and creasing, leaving you with a more youthful appearance.
What’s more? Getting Botox injections can also stop deeper lines from forming or progressing as you get older. It’s important to know that your results are technique-dependent, so be sure to choose treatment only from experienced and skilled providers, like our team at Wrinkle Fairy.
What problems do fillers address?
Facial fillers, also called dermal fillers, are substances with a gel-like consistency your provider injects below the surface of your skin. They work by restoring lost volume and tone to areas where you need it most, smoothing away lines and wrinkles, and giving your skin a firmer appearance.
Many facial fillers are made using hyaluronic acid, which your body naturally makes to help with hydration and lubrication. Others use collagen, another substance your body produces and that aids with cellular support and repairs. makes.
Because facial fillers use these natural materials, your risk of having a negative reaction is extremely low. And when administered by a trained specialist, facial fillers offer a minimally invasive alternative for combating the visible signs of aging.
One of the best things about facial fillers is that you can use them in different places to achieve targeted results. For example, you can use fillers to plump thinning lips or add contours to your cheeks and temples.
Can I get both Botox and fillers?
Yes! You can absolutely get both Botox and facial fillers. The team at Wrinkle Fairy evaluates your skin and works with you to create a combined treatment plan to get your desired aesthetic effects.
We may recommend Botox to erase forehead wrinkles, minimize your crow’s feet, and soften the frown lines between your eyes. Facial fillers may be suggested to restore the roundness of your cheeks, add volume to your lips, reduce the appearance of scars or other textural problems, and improve the tone and elasticity of your skin.
Our team members may also recommend additional aesthetic services to help rejuvenate your appearance. While some of our clients opt to use either Botox or fillers, we’ve noticed that our patients who experience optimal results generally use a combined-treatment approach.
Learn more about Botox and facial fillers by contacting the aesthetic specialists at Wrinkle Fairy. Call the Illinois office nearest you and schedule your facial rejuvenation consultation today.