You have heard about the number of dermal fillers on the market any maybe you have even researched a few of them to see which one is the best option for you. One of the biggest misconceptions out there is that when you look into dermal fillers, you have to choose one and stick with it.
The truth of the matter is that you can actually inject the same target area with a number of dermal fillers and get better results. It might sound strange since many of the fillers have the same goal to reduce wrinkles. However, using them together can actually give you a stronger, better result.
Dermal fillers may all have the same goal, the reduction of wrinkles, but they approach the elimination of the lines in a different way. BOTOX®, for example, relaxes the muscles to minimize the facial lines. Juvederm® and Restylane® fill the wrinkles in by adding volume to each area they target. The different strategies make them work well together when they are combined. If it is done correctly, using both is a good way to reverse wrinkles at the highest level.
The biggest difference between various fillers is where they are injected. They are all injected into the same general area of your face, but while BOTOX® goes into the muscles, dermal fillers are put into the superficial layer of skin. The biggest reason to use them both is that they can lengthen the results and make the outcome last quite a bit longer. You get better results that last longer, especially if you have deep wrinkles.
There is no need to worry about which derma filler should be injected first. Doctor Thomas Funcik will work with you to determine the most effective plan for your needs. He will be able to target the lines that bother you and get the best results from combining the fillers.
There are no side effects or risks of using more than one dermal filler in one region. You will just want to decide if you want to have it all done at once or if you want to wait between sessions. Some doctors like to wait a week or two between and other patients like to do it all at once. Again, Dr. Funcik will work with you to determine the safest treatment plan for your skin and the results you’re looking to achieve.
If you are interested in combining dermal fillers to get even more dramatic wrinkle reduction, contact Thomas Funcik Facial Plastic Surgery to discuss your options and the process. He, along with our medical team, will review all the information you need and together we’ll determine what’s best for you.