Using Neurotoxins (Injectables) and Fillers together, the perfect combo
by Lottie Davenport, FNP-C
Popcorn and a movie, salt and pepper, fillers and neurotoxins. Fillers and neurotoxins might not sound as snappy as some other pairings, but they do go together very well. When these two injectables are used in tandem, the result is a nonsurgical face lift. Most candidates for dynamic lines also have early volume loss of their cheeks, corners of their mouth, lips and or nasolabial folds. Dermal fillers can address the volume loss in the face while neurotoxins can address the lines.
Fillers are used to rejuvenate the face by restoring soft tissue volume loss to the cheeks, smoothing out deep creases like the nasolabial folds, and plumping up thin lips or diminishing vertical lip lines. Fillers can also be used under the eye to decrease hollowness and diminish acne scars. We use hyaluronic acid fillers like Restylane, Juvaderm, Voluma, Volbella and Vollure. They’re a popular choice because they last 9 months to 2 years, have very few adverse effects and can be immediately reversed by injection of the enzyme hyluronidase if the results are not to your liking.
Neurotoxins (Injectables) differ greatly from fillers. They’re used in cosmetic procedures to smooth out dynamic or expression wrinkles by blocking the signals from the nerve to the muscles. Because the muscles can no longer contract, the lines relax and soften. We us two neurotoxins, Botox and Dysport for glabellar frown lines (11 lines), forehead lines, crow’s feet and other areas as well. Neurotoxins last anywhere from 2-6 months