In the quest to age gracefully, you may find yourself considering injectable treatments. Injectables like Botox and fillers have skyrocketed in popularity in recent years, and for a great reason: They’re both minimally invasive anti-aging treatments that can help you achieve significant aesthetic results. 

In this guide, we’ll cover everything you need to know about combining the two treatments, and what kind of benefits and results you can expect.


Benefits of Combining Botox and Fillers

So why should you combine Botox and fillers? Here are the main benefits of opting for both instead of one or the other: 

  • Comprehensive wrinkle reduction: Getting Botox and fillers together is a more comprehensive way of achieving a youthful look. That’s because Botox primarily targets dynamic “expression wrinkles” while filler is more suitable for static wrinkles.
  • Achieve a balanced look: Botox works best on wrinkles in the upper half of the face, while fillers help treat the middle and low halves. For many clients, getting both will create a more balanced look.
  • Targeted sessions: By getting your Botox and fillers with the same nurse injector, you can ensure a more harmonious outcome, since your injector will account for how the results from one injectable treatment will impact the other.  
  • Save time: Botox and filler injections are both fairly quick processes, so by scheduling them together, you can save time traveling to and from your med spa or clinic. 

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Ways to Combine 

So far, we’ve focused on Botox and fillers as anti-aging treatments, but they have a few other applications you may want to know about! 

  • Total wrinkle reduction: The classic reason to combine fillers and neurotoxin injections is for full-face wrinkle treatment. We use Botox to treat forehead lines, frown lines, and crow’s feet, while dermal fillers are ideal for nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and wrinkles around. That said, for some patients, we may recommend other skin and body treatments such as radiofrequency microneedling or PRP/PRF.
  • Complete lip enhancement: In the lips, fillers add volume to create a fuller pout, correct asymmetry, and reduce perioral wrinkles. Botox can also be used on the lips, especially on the muscles above the mouth. It helps push the upper lip outwards slightly, to balance it out against a fuller bottom lip and to reduce a gummy smile. It can also be used near the side of the mouth, to correct downturned lips. Combining both can help you achieve a more balanced and youthful smile with the exact level of fullness you’ve always wanted.
  • Awakening eye boost: You can use both fillers and Botox near the eyes for a more awakened look. Botox is highly effective at treating lines in the corners of the eye, and it can also help lift the brows if injected into the forehead. Then, adding a touch of filler under the eyes can plump up hollowness and reduce dark circles, for a more complete eye rejuvenation treatment.
  • Mix and match as you wish: There are very few limits to combining Botox and fillers. The two types of injectables have dozens of different aesthetic applications, and we can combine them in any way you want. The best way to decide is to have a consultation with a nurse injector and discuss your concerns. That way, they can recommend the ideal placement of fillers and Botox to help you achieve the results you want.


The Differences Between Botox and Fillers

Botox and fillers are both injectable aesthetic treatments that can help with signs of aging, but that’s pretty much where the similarities end. The key difference between Botox and fillers is their mechanism of action. 

Botox and other neurotoxins like Xeomin and Dysport act like relaxants. They stop muscle contractions, to soften expression wrinkles. By blocking muscle activity, it significantly reduces and prevents the lines that form as a result of repetitive facial movements. Botox’s effects usually last for three to four months, so treatments are usually needed a few times a year.  

Fillers, as the name implies, are injected substances that add volume to specific areas. With different products and textures on the market, they can create very precise results, from subtle wrinkle correction to non-surgical facial sculpting. Most of the fillers on the market today are made of hyaluronic acid, which the human body metabolizes slowly over time. Once injected, they normally last from six months to two years. 

Is It Safe to Get Botox and Fillers Together?

As long as you choose your nurse injector carefully, it’s very safe to get Botox and fillers together. Both treatments come with minor risks for swelling, redness, and bruising in the injection site. These side effects are common and usually fade within a few days. 

To limit your risk of side effects, choose a med spa with specialized providers like the nurse injectors at SEV. Make sure to review all treatment documentation carefully, and inform your injector about your medical history and any allergies. 

Book Your Dual Treatment at SEV

Combining Botox and fillers can create magic, especially when your nurse injector is a master of the art form. Achieving balanced, beautiful results requires a professional with a thorough understanding of facial anatomy as well as aesthetic flare. Well, that’s exactly what you can expect from our nurses at SEV! To get started, check if we offer injectables at your nearest SEV and book a consultation.