The Benefits of Combining Botox and Filler: The 360 Approach

Striking the right balance is crucial for achieving natural-looking results with injectables, be it Botox, fillers, or any other treatment.

Consider Botox, popular for smoothing wrinkles, and dermal filler for restoring volume and enhancing skin plumpness. What if you could get the muscle-relaxing magic of Botox and the volume-boosting power of dermal fillers at the same time?

At Skin Technique, situated in Vancouver, British Columbia, we’ve witnessed the transformative effects of combining Botox with fillers. We want to honor your natural beauty and believe in using your facial features to build improvements.

In this post, we delve into how this dynamic duo can be combined for optimizing results.

How Botox and Fillers Work

Just like we might say Kleenex when what we mean is a box of tissues, Botox is a household name for injectable neuromodulators. But there are other neuromodulators you should be aware of:

  • Nuceiva
  • Xeomin

Neuromodulators do a simple yet effective job – they temporarily relax muscles, giving your skin a smoother appearance.

On the other hand, fillers are injectable substances to bring back lost volume, giving you a more youthful and revitalized look. Because they are compatible with our body’s biology, they are well tolerated with minimal risk of causing unwanted reactions.

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Dermal filler components


Popular filler types are:

Beyond filling, some fillers have extra functions.

For instance, Sculptra encourages the skin to produce more collagen, providing extra support, while Restylane and Juvéderm attract water molecules, making the treated area more hydrated and restoring volume.

What Do Botox and Fillers Treat

Despite the differences between Botox and fillers, they can collectively offer a comprehensive approach to addressing facial aging.

For example, there are different kinds of wrinkles on your face. This means they require different ways to fix them.

There are dynamic wrinkles, that come about from constant facial expressions, such as smiling (causing crow’s feet) and frowning (causing 11’s). This kind of wrinkle can be managed with neuromodulators which temporarily block nerve signals, relax the muscles and reduce the appearance of these wrinkles.

But beyond this, Botox can also be used to manage hyperhidrosis and excessive teeth grinding (bruxism).

Then there are static wrinkles, which are caused by volume loss in the face. Since fillers restore volume, they can fill in these static lines.

How Botox and Fillers Work Together

The combination of neuromodulators and fillers provides benefits beyond cohesive treatment. These are others you may not have realized:

  • Minimal downtime and fewer treatment sessions: Combine these treatments to spend less time at the clinic and more time on your regular activities. In addition to these treatments already with minimal downtime, combining Botox and fillers means you can skip extended breaks from your everyday life. No prolonged recovery periods and no disruptions to your busy schedule.
  • Natural-looking results: In the end, this combination creates a more balanced and harmonious look by syncing both effects.
  • A proactive approach to aging: Neuromodulators and dermal fillers are increasingly embraced as preventive treatments. Regular use of injectables over an extended period can proactively deter the emergence of future lines and wrinkles, contributing to a decelerated aging process.
  • Overall satisfaction: What matters most to us is your overall satisfaction at the end of the day.


What to Know After Injectable Treatment

While mostly safe, these treatments are associated with certain side effects, which you should know.

Different studies have shown the potential temporary side effects of Botox and fillers, but here’s a summary of what you need to know:

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

At Skin Technique, we ensure you get your injections from only qualified, board-certified injectors. For example, some of the measures we take include taking a comprehensive medical history and giving a test dose to ensure there are no reactions.

With more serious side effects, such as infection and granulomas, note that they often come from improper post-treatment care.

How to Properly Care for Botox and Fillers After Treatment

  • No exercising for at least 24 hours post-treatment: Avoid strenuous exercises/activities 2-3 weeks post-treatment (skiing, contact sports like football).
  • No makeup for at least 24 hours: Keep the treated area clean (make sure there’s no pin-point bleeding at the injection site). 
  • Avoid hard pressure on the areas treated: For example, be gentle when applying skin care products.
  • No alcohol for at least 2-3 days post-treatment.
  • Be careful with sleeping positions the first 2-3 weeks (especially when getting cheek filler and you’re a side sleeper, reposition yourself as soon as you realize). 
  • If you take blood-thinning medications, please let us know.

Get Started with Skin Technique

Using both Botox and fillers together can really make a difference in how you look and feel – it’s the winning team for your face!

Whether you’re all set to try this combo or thinking about each treatment on its own, or if you’re a bit unsure, book your consultation with us. Let’s chat about your options for a more confident and refreshed version of yourself.


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