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Can You Get Botox and Dermal Fillers Under the Eyes and Lips at the Same Time?

No one can escape the effects of aging. Decades into adulthood, you may begin to see signs of aging on your face, including fine lines and facial wrinkles. Fortunately, for those who want to avoid prominent signs of aging, there are cosmetic products and procedures designed to treat these signs. Cosmetic enhancements like Botox and dermal fillers can even be used on different parts of the body at the same time. While this is efficient, some may still have doubts on it, like facial deformities or other possible health risks. 

So can you get Botox and dermal fillers under the eyes and lips at the same time? Absolutely. On their own, these two can provide results that reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and give you a fuller appearance, but if needed be, you can get these two enhancements in several parts of your face like the eyes and lips to combat aging signs and augment certain facial features at the same time. Combining these procedures are totally safe and won’t pose any health risks, given that it’s recommended by a doctor or a specialist. 

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Can You Get Botox and Dermal Fillers? 

The short answer is: yes, you can get these two injections together in multiple parts of your face like under your eyes and lips. While both procedures on their own provide good results, these two combined can help provide even better results because they treat more areas of concern. 

The Benefits of Getting Both Treatments

As you age, there’s a high chance that there are multiple skin issues on your face. While Botox and dermal fillers on their own can treat some of these issues, both procedures cover more ground and can treat most (if not all) the problematic areas.  

Customized to Your Situation

Getting your treatment done in a medical spa that offers both Botox and dermal fillers (and many other services) allows you to create a customized program to achieve the look you want. 

Everyone has different skin situations and are looking to achieve different types of looks. Botox and dermal fillers can help fulfill your short-term and long-term appearance goals. 

Botox is best for those with faint lines and dynamic wrinkles caused by muscle movement from facial expressions and actions like speaking, sipping, or smoking. While Botox is used by older adults who have begun to develop more visible signs of aging, young adults in their twenties and early thirties are good candidates for preventative Botox that can prevent the appearance of wrinkles. 

Most Natural Results Possible

On their own, both injections can treat some problem areas on your face. While experienced professionals can make the result look as natural as possible, covering more ground with both injections can remove all signs of aging, giving you a naturally youthful appearance. 

For example, let’s say that you have crow’s feet on the corners of your eyes, dark spots under your eyes, frown lines, and vertical lip lines on your upper lip. Botox cannot treat dark spots under your eyes, nor can it make your upper lip look fuller while treating your lip lines. Dermal fillers can also ineffectively treat crow’s feet on its own as it cannot stop your muscles from moving. 

Combined together, however, you can get even more natural-looking results because you can treat all your skin issues effectively. You can use Botox injections to treat your frown lines and crow’s feet, paralyzing the muscles to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. You can also fill in the dark spots and get fuller-looking lips with dermal fillers. The result: less visible signs of aging treated by both injections.  

Treat Multiple Skin Problems at Once

Signs of aging don’t appear on your face one by one, and each injection has its limits. If you have multiple areas in your face that you want to improve, your plastic surgeon can use Botox and dermal filler injections to cover more ground and enhance your appearance.  

Difference Between Botox and Fillers

Although both Botox and dermal fillers can treat wrinkles and fine lines, these two procedures work differently depending on the type of wrinkles you’re trying to treat.

Botox primarily treats dynamic wrinkles. These are wrinkles like crow’s feet and vertical lip lines that form due to facial movements. When your facial muscles move, it moves the facial skin attached to it and surrounding it. Younger people have enough collagen and elastin in their skin which allow the skin to bounce back and prevent creasing. But as you grow older, that amount of collagen decreases gradually and, after years of facial movement and expressions, your skin begins to form permanent creases – these are your wrinkles and fine lines. 

Botox injections contain Botulinum toxin in small, safe, and diluted amounts. When administered into the right injection sites, this toxin prevents your muscles from contracting. This can help reduce the appearance of dynamic wrinkles and fine lines that can develop into dynamic wrinkles. 

Dermal fillers, however, are gel substances (or sometimes fat extracted from other parts of your body) to fill in the creases, wrinkles, and places that have lost fat. As you age, you lose subcutaneous fat that gives your skin a fuller appearance. These fat deposits can either create creases and wrinkles from muscle movement, or simply dissolve due to age. These fillers are injected into your skin to smoothen and add volume to your face.  

Learn More: Which Muscles Are Injected With Botox for Lower Lip Corner Creases?

Best Candidates for Botox and Fillers

There are instances when Botox and fillers are best suited on their own. For example, young adults getting preventative Botox may not need fillers as their subcutaneous fat is still sufficient to avoid creases. The people who can benefit most from getting both Botox and fillers include:

  • People with both dynamic and static wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles are those caused by repeated facial muscle movement, like smile lines and crow’s feet. Static wrinkles are those developed with age, sun exposure, and other unavoidable factors like your environment. These are drooping skin and wrinkles like nasolabial folds that do not wrinkle with muscles. 
  • Older adults with moderate signs of skin aging. Botox and fillers can cover more skin problems together. If you have deep wrinkles, fine lines, and other forms of skin issues (especially both forehead wrinkles and facial folds) that can be addressed with these two, your dermatologist may recommend combining the two procedures. 
  • Those who want a non-surgical alternative to facelifts. Facelifts tighten your skin and underlying tissue and muscles. It involves removing excess skin, re-draping your remaining skin to look naturally taut, and then stitching your wounds closed. Surgical procedures require longer downtime and recovery, so you might want to consider injectable solutions with your cosmetic surgeon first. 
  • You want to look naturally younger. Some patients may require both Botox and dermal fillers to get natural-looking, younger skin. Only getting one procedure may result in remaining signs of skin aging, which might look unnatural. 
  • You are physically healthy. Botox patients should not have any neuromuscular diseases and allergic reactions to Botox, while dermal fillers are more practical than surgical alternatives if the patient isn’t a smoker. Both treatments require that the patient does not have any skin infection that can spread during injection. 

Learn More: What to Expect Weeks After Your Botox Injections

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woman receiving botox injection in her forehead

Botox and dermal fillers are good injectable treatments that are good on their own. But for older adults who might have more signs of aging, combining these two injections can lead to even better, more natural-looking results. 

At Aesthetica, our team of experts provide these injections with precision and accuracy. Our state-of-the art medical spa provides our loyal customers with treatments specifically tailored to their needs. To know more on  Botox and filler injections, and to explore your treatment options, schedule a consultation with us today.

Discover Your Beauty Potential with Aesthetica

Aesthetica can assist you with all your beauty needs, helping you achieve your maximum beauty and aesthetic potential. Call or contact us today to learn more about our cosmetic services.

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