The combination of Botox® and dermal fillers has become one of the most desired combo treatments as many people have proven satisfactory results.
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June 2021 Newsletter
Botox® and Fillers: Combining Treatments for a More Youthful Look and SAFE TO DO in the Summer
As we are fortunate to see lifestyles resuming more normalcy, Dr. Shelton has noticed in so many of his long-term patients, and heard from new patients, how much this last trying year and a quarter has been tough on faces. There has been a quickening of sagging, fat depletion, wrinkling and new creases form on the forehead, cheeks, jawline and neck. Many see jowls and neck folds they hadn’t had before they were on so many zoom calls. The stress and sometimes poorer eating habits have taken their toll on the cosmetic appearance of many individuals who now seek improvement. It is important to know that two commonly done procedures, Botulinum toxin (Botox®) and Fillers can be done in the Summer without concern of outdoor activities, provided sunscreen is used.
When it comes to anti-aging treatments, it’s no secret that BOTOX® is the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment. Botox® is different from fillers, however, when used during the same visit, they complement each other to create a more youthful facial appearance. Dermal fillers can do what Botox® cannot do. Fillers are used to increase lip fullness, reduce the appearance of nasolabial folds and restore volume to the midface area and even temples. When we lose fat the face becomes skeletonized and the lower face droops. Lines can look better when the face is more plump. As Dr. Shelton says, it’s turning the raisin back into the grape.
The combination of Botox® and dermal fillers has become one of the most desired combo treatments as many people have proven satisfactory results. Usually the filler and botulinum toxin are injected in different areas, but sometimes, such as smoker’s lines above the lip, Botox® is done a week or so before filler to reduce the pursing muscular contraction activity to soften the lines and help the filler last longer as it’s not constantly being pulled on by the lip muscles.
Botox® vs Fillers
Botox® which is made from a neurotoxin, works as  a muscle
paralyzer. It paralyzes the muscle underlying the wrinkles temporarily. 
Fillers are formulated with hyaluronic acid (HA) which is a naturally-occurring substance that helps to retain the moisture of the skin. As you age, factors like sun damage can reduce hyaluronic acid in the skin. This will cause the skin to lose volume and structure - creating wrinkles and lines in the face. Fillers are used to soften and fill the appearance of wrinkles and folds. They can enhance lips and replace the lost volume more effectively than surgical face lifts.  
The Benefits of Combining Dermal Fillers and Botox®
Combination of Botox® and dermal fillers addresses multiple areas of the face when treating different types of wrinkles.
Dr Shelton says that using this combination will take years off your face. It is a quick procedure which will not take more than an hour.  Botox® and dermal fillers are both non- invasive. There is usually no significant downtime, although bruising can occur in some cases which can last a week or so, and results will be visible within a few days. This is more reason why it is the ideal time to receive this treatment just before summer.
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If you are interested in this combined treatment, be sure to consult an experienced dermatologist. To speak with Dr Shelton about your Botox® and filler treatment options, please call (212) 593-1818  or email here to book an appointment.


Dr Shelton is a CoolSculpting Certified Provider and his practice has achieved Diamond Status which is the highest level in Crystal Rewards®which reflects great experience in CoolSculpting.

Phone: (212) 593-1818
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