Combining Botox and Facial Fillers: Is It Possible?

shutterstock_130190102When the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Zyderm, the first dermal filler for facial rejuvenation in 1982, many were skeptical. Fast forward to today, injectables are dominating the non-surgical facial rejuvenation industry. Botox is number one, with dermal fillers in second place.

During personal consultations at our Encino office, patients ask if they can combine a muscle relaxer such as Botox with a hyaluronic acid filler like Juvederm. The answer is yes!

Many of our patients have expressed satisfaction with the outcomes after opting for Botox and a facial filler in one session. Botox works well smoothing out creases and wrinkles in the upper third of the face (furrows between the brows, crow’s feet, forehead lines) while facial fillers are effective at restoring volume loss in the middle and lower thirds of the face (sunken cheeks, laugh lines, jowls).

The need to find a reliable injector

If you’re thinking of combining injectables, finding a reliable injector is a must. Your chosen injector should have extensive knowledge of facial anatomy and the characteristics of each injectable, including its potential risks.

Schedule an appointment with Dr. Malamet today to learn more about injectables and which specific injectables you can safely combine to achieve desired outcomes. Call 818.380.3130 or fill out one of our contact forms.

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