Combining Botox with Fillers, Peels and More

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How to Combine Botox with Other Cosmetic Treatments

Botox is quick and easily tolerated — the definition of a lunchtime treatment. Which begs the question: if you’re already here at Smooth Synergy, is combining Botox with other treatments a good idea? Our answer is that it depends on the treatment. Here’s how to make sure Botox in combination with other treatments is a win-win for your skin:

Combining Botox with Fillers: Can You Get Botox and Fillers at the Same Time?

We get asked most often for guidance about combining Botox with a cosmetic filler like Juvederm, Kybella or Restylane. Like Botox, dermal fillers are considered a quick treatment with little downtime. As a result, you can consider these two treatments during a single visit.  Here’s some general guidance about when they might complement one another:

  1. For different types of wrinkles: Botox and other cosmetic injectables, like Dysport, Xeomin or Jeaveau, are typically used on expression lines, whereas dermal fillers work on static lines. As a result, they may be used together to treat different stages of aging on the face. 
  2. For different treatment areas:  Generally speaking, Botox is indicated for areas around the eyes and forehead. On the other hand, dermal fillers have broad application for the middle and lower areas of the face.
  3. To prolong results: On particularly animated areas of the face (such as around the mouth), the hyaluronic acid in a cosmetic filler generally breaks down quicker, as a result of the increased movement. By relaxing the area first with Botox, filler results can be maximized. 

Combining Botox with Facials: Can You Get a Facial After Botox?

It’s best to wait 24 hours after Botox injections to have facials. By waiting, you give the Botox injection site a chance to heal. Additionally, because you’re in a horizontal position during a facial, there’s a risk of Botox drifting for up to four hours after treatment. That said, we would suggest a facial before Botox on the same day. A facial works to clean and refresh the skin at the superficial level of the face. Then, the face is prepared for Botox, which smooths wrinkles and fine lines underneath the skin.

Botox or Chemical Peel First?

It’s possible to schedule chemical peels before Botox — not the other way around. However, we would only make this recommendation on a case by case basis. Generally speaking, a lighter facial peel on the same day can be considered. That’s because a chemical peel works at a superficial level to treat skin imperfections and even out skin texture and tone. On the other hand, Botox works at the level of the muscle. In terms of a deeper peel, it should be scheduled several days after Botox treatment to minimize the risk of skin irritation.

Microdermabrasion Before Botox?

Our recommendation for Microdermabrasion and Botox is similar to a Chemical Peel and Botox. While it’s possible, it’s necessary to assess each person’s skin first before recommending the two treatments together.

Is Microneedling with Botox Possible on the Same Day?

Microneedling and Botox are not treatments that may be performed on the same area on the same day. We recommend scheduling these treatments a week apart. Additionally,  it’s important to note that the time between treatment is more important than the order of treatment. Basically, it’s up to you whether to schedule Micro needling or Botox first. 

Why Consider Combining Botox and Other Cosmetic Treatments at Smooth Synergy, NYC?

Smooth Synergy was opened in New York City in 2002. As a result, we have the experience in the medical spa industry gives to layer modalities, in order to give you the best skin results possible in NYC. Call us at 212-397-0111 to schedule an appointment with an Expert in Beauty. At your complimentary consultation, she will assess your skin and listen to your skincare concerns, in order to create a personalized beauty plan that’s right for you.

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