What Are the Benefits of Combining Injectable Treatments?
While you might notice only minor changes to your skin in your 20s—such as the first appearance of expression wrinkles—you can expect more dramatic changes once you reach your 30s and 40s. Collagen and elastin levels drop, skin cell turnover slows down, and the skin can’t recover from inflammation as easily as it once did. As facial skin becomes thinner and volume decreases, visible creases and static wrinkles begin to form. The great thing about minimally invasive injectable procedures—such as facial fillers and wrinkle relaxers, which our NJ-based practice provides—is that they are complementary treatments and can be easily combined so that patients can optimize their results.
Full Correction for the Whole Face
Fillers like Juvederm® and neuromodulators like BOTOX® go well together because both treatments are associated with little to no downtime. The lack of a significant recovery window makes them ideal for anyone looking for comprehensive rejuvenation without surgery—such as soon-to-be brides.
Neuromodulators and injectables work in different ways and address different signs of aging. Muscle relaxers are typically used on the upper third of the face. BOTOX®, for example, is designed for reducing dynamic wrinkles caused by muscle motion, such as horizontal forehead lines. Facial fillers add volume to reduce static wrinkles and are mainly used on the center and lower parts of the face, where they often treat nasolabial folds and hollows.
Better Value for Patients
Combined treatments are ideal for overall facial rejuvenation because a patient can treat multiple signs of aging at the same time in just one session. That saves patients both time and money.
Facial fillers and BOTOX® have been shown to provide better results for patients when used at the same time compared to when either treatment is used on its own. The effects of fillers wear off more quickly when they are injected into areas where there is heavy and repeated muscle movement. By relaxing facial muscles, BOTOX® can prolong the effects of fillers.
Addressing Lost Volume
As mentioned before, one of the issues patients face due to aging skin is volume loss. Facial fillers are ideal for restoring facial contours, while BOTOX® can create the appearance of volume when used in specific ways—such as to create a fuller-looking lip shape.
Combination treatments with fillers and wrinkle relaxers from our NJ-based Burnett Plastic Surgery are popular for rejuvenating the face. To learn more about the non-surgical treatment we offer, call us directly at (908) 233-0200 or submit a contact form to schedule a consultation.