Why Combining Botox and Dermal Filler Is a Great Idea

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        TL;DR: In this post, we tackled the question: What is dermal fillers vs Botox? This injectable combination has multiple benefits, such as enhanced facial contouring, fewer treatment sessions and minimal downtime, to mention a few.


        **Take note that this blog is purely for educational purposes. During your consultation, you can get more personalized details and further clarification.


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        GETTING the right mix is important for a natural look when it comes to injectables like Botox and fillers.

        Botox is famous for smoothing out wrinkles, while fillers are a favorite for plumping up the skin and bringing back volume.

        But what if you could have both? What if you could blend the muscle-relaxing effect of Botox with the volume-boosting power of fillers?

        Here at Martin’s Rejuvenation Centre, we’ve seen how combining Botox with fillers can do wonders for skin rejuvenation. We follow the natural approach by enhancing your natural bone structure. We don’t overfill or give excessive injections that are not necessary. We believe in the less is more philosophy and want to ensure you look natural and feel your best.

        In this article, we’ll discuss the popular question What is dermal fillers vs Botox and how they can be paired together to give you a more cohesive look.



        How Do Dermal Fillers and Botox Work?

        Although more popularly known as Botox, neuromodulators are injectable substances that temporarily relax muscles to smoothen wrinkles and fine lines. Similar to how we might refer to Kleenex when we mean “a box of tissues”, there are other neuromodulators you should be aware of apart from Botox. These include:

        • Dysport
        • Xeomin
        • Nuceiva


        In comparison, dermal fillers are injectable substances used for restoring lost skin volume, plumping up the skin, and reducing the appearance of wrinkles.


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        Common fillers include:

        • Juvéderm
        • Restylane
        • Radiesse
        • Sculptra

        Apart from filling low-volume areas in the skin, some fillers have extra functions. For example, Sculptra boosts collagen production for added structural support, while Restylane and Juvéderm attract water molecules, increasing hydration and restoring volume.



        What Do Dermal Fillers and Botox Treat?

        We have various wrinkles on our faces, and each requires a different approach.

        Dynamic wrinkles form from the regular movements of facial muscles, like smiling causing crow’s feet or frowning resulting in what’s commonly known as 11’s. On the flip side, static wrinkles result from the natural reduction of elasticity and collagen in our skin, causing volume loss.

        Botox is good at handling dynamic wrinkles, making them less noticeable. Fillers restore fullness to smooth out static wrinkles.

        This gives us a balanced look.



        Can Dermal Fillers and Botox Work Together?

        Yes, they can.

        As Botox works to relax facial muscles, fillers work to add volume to the skin.

        But there are other advantages to be considered. These include:

        • Enhanced facial contouring: The combination can sculpt and contour the face, providing a more defined and youthful appearance.
        • Fewer treatment sessions: Save time in the clinic and avoid extended breaks from your everyday life. It’s a time-saving hack.
        • Minimal downtime: By combining Botox and fillers, enjoy shorter recovery periods.
        • Customizable treatment: The combined approach allows for a tailored treatment plan, addressing specific concerns and achieving a personalized aesthetic outcome.



        Side Effects of Botox and Fillers

        While generally safe, these treatments come with specific side effects that you should be aware of. Various studies have highlighted the potential temporary side effects of Botox and fillers. Here’s a summary of what you should keep in mind:

        • Swelling at the site
        • Redness at the site
        • Tenderness (pain on touching the site)
        • Allergic or hypersensitivity reaction

        In very rare cases, there may be instances of infection (abscess formation) and excessive swelling (granulomas). It’s crucial to emphasize that these severe side effects often result from inadequate post-treatment care. 

        In any circumstance, it is crucial to promptly communicate any side effects to your treatment provider.  

        At Martin’s Rejuvenation, your safety is our top priority. We ensure that qualified, board-certified injectors handle your injections and take precautions, such as obtaining a comprehensive medical history and administering a test dose, to guarantee the absence of adverse reactions.



        Get Your Complimentary Consultation at Martin’s Rejuvenation

        Achieving a well-balanced, natural look is the ultimate goal.

        The synergistic use of both Botox and fillers can make a substantial difference in both your appearance and how you feel – it’s a winning combination.

        But whether you’re ready to get started with this treatment combo (or even separately) or need more clarification, you can take advantage of our complimentary consultation offer to you.

        Get in touch today, and let’s explore your options towards an even more confident and refreshed version of yourself.

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