Botox or Dermal Fillers? Try a Combined Approach for Total Facial Rejuvenation

Nov 01, 2022

Botox or Dermal Fillers? Try a Combined Approach for Total Facial Rejuvenation

In the past, surgery was the only option to tighten and lift aging skin. Today, you can pair Botox with dermal fillers for a natural, younger-looking appearance without surgery, cutting, or significant downtime.

A single cosmetic treatment can be sufficient to address certain signs of aging. However, when you want well-rounded nonsurgical facial rejuvenation, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better combination than Botox® and dermal fillers.

Board-certified anti-aging medicine specialist David Reeves, MD, FACOG, and the team at Medical Aesthetics & Laser in The Woodlands, Texas, commonly recommend combining Botox and dermal fillers for patients who desire dramatic but natural-looking anti-aging results.

There’s a reason Botox and dermal fillers are the most in-demand minimally invasive cosmetic treatments. These two injectables tackle multiple issues plaguing aging skin, requiring no surgery or significant downtime. This winning combination consistently provides excellent results.  

Why injectables?

Wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin are all normal signs of aging, but they can make you look tired, angry, worn out, and older than you feel. Men and women choose injectables when they want to look as youthful on the outside as they feel on the inside but aren’t ready or interested in surgical procedures, such as facelifts.

Botox and dermal fillers provide rapid results that last several months or longer. At Medical Aesthetics & Laser, we see exceptional results when combining Botox with the suite of dermal fillers from Juvederm® and Radiesse™

A winning combination

Botox injections and dermal fillers address distinct aspects of aging. Botox injections contain substances that temporarily relax facial muscles and prevent them from contracting.  

Dermal fillers complement Botox because they contain ingredients that restore lost volume to the face. This restores youthful plumpness and smooths out creases.  


Here are the top issues Botox can treat:

  • Frown lines
  • Necklines
  • Forehead lines
  • Bunny lines (Diagonal lines on the sides of the nose)
  • Crow’s feet (Fine lines around the corners of the eyes)
  • Glabellar lines (Vertical lines between the eyebrows)

Dr. Reeves can also use Botox to create a brow-lifting effect and treat neck bands.

Dermal fillers

Here are the best ways dermal fillers can improve your appearance:

  • Plump lips
  • Restore volume to cheeks
  • Fill in forehead creases
  • Eliminate marionette lines (creases that go from the corners of the mouth to the chin)
  • Reduce nasolabial folds (creases that go from the sides of the nose to the corners of the mouth)

Dr. Reeves can also use dermal fillers to reshape the nose and chin subtly.

Botox extends the life of fillers

The advantages of dermal fillers wane over time. The hyaluronic acid in dermal fillers dissolves quickly in active areas of your face, such as around your mouth. This is where Botox is helpful. When Dr. Reeves first injects Botox to temporarily paralyze muscular activity, the hyaluronic acid will break down slower, preserving your results.

The best combination of Botox and dermal fillers depends on your age, the severity of the fine lines, and your cosmetic goals. The first step in combining these treatments is to consult with an aesthetics specialist who can help you pick an exceptional combination of treatments.

The team at Medical Aesthetics & Laser may recommend trying one of the procedures first and adding the other based on the results. In some circumstances, it’s preferable to use Botox to relax muscles first, followed by filler therapy two weeks later.

To find out how our team can combine Botox and dermal fillers to turn back the hands of time and rejuvenate your facial appearance, call 281-419-2220 or book an appointment online with the Medical Aesthetics & Laser team today.