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Before and After Botox and Fillers: What to Expect

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before and after botox and fillers

The goal with injectables is to achieve a balanced look that feels perfect.

We all know how Botox is used for smoothing out wrinkles, and fillers for restoring volume and plumping up the skin.

But what if we could get both Botox and fillers at the same time? What should be expected before and after Botox and fillers as a combination?

At Trouvaille Med Spa, in Tinley Park, Illinois, our approach is comprehensive and personalized. We follow a 360-degree approach, believing in how your unique facial features require a tailored treatment plan.

Our 360 approach means we don’t solely focus on isolated areas but consider the face (and you as a person) as a whole.

In this post, we’ll explore the benefits of combining Botox and fillers for a holistic approach, and what to expect before and after Botox and fillers.

Botox and Fillers: What They Treat

You’re probably familiar with Botox, but what you might not know is that Botox is just one brand of neuromodulators, similar to how we say Kleenex instead of tissues – it’s a household name. That said, there are several other FDA-approved neurotoxins, such as Dysport, Xeomin, and Jeuveau.

Neuromodulators are primarily used to soften and reduce the appearance of fine lines on the face. They can help smooth fine lines out, providing a more youthful and refreshed look. Neuromodulators can also be used to address other concerns, such as excessive sweating (known as hyperhidrosis) or even migraines.

On the other hand, fillers can work wonders in a variety of areas. They can plump lips or fill hollow under-eye circles that can make people appear tired, helping to smooth and rejuvenate the delicate eye area. Fillers are also fantastic for adding definition to cheekbones, softening deep folds and wrinkles, and even smoothing out scars. Fillers provide instant enhancement of your natural features and restore a fresh, youthful look.

Dermal filler components

Botox and Fillers: The 360 Approach

Botox and fillers work together to provide a comprehensive approach to facial rejuvenation, addressing various aspects of the aging process.

Different wrinkles on your face require different fixes, and here’s where neuromodulators and fillers come into play.

Dynamic wrinkles result from constant facial expressions like smiling (leading to crow’s feet) and frowning (creating what we call 11’s). To address this, we inject controlled amounts of neurotoxins into the active muscles causing the lines. This blocks nerve signals temporarily, relaxing the muscles and reducing the appearance of dynamic wrinkles.

Static wrinkles, on the other hand, happen due to volume loss in the face. Fillers come in handy to restore volume in these areas and smooth out static lines.

In addition to this holistic treatment, there are other benefits you should be aware of:

  • Fewer Treatment Sessions: Opting for this combo means fewer visits to the clinic, giving you more time for your usual activities. So, why not make the most of it?
  • Minimal Downtime: Even though these treatments already have minimal downtime, combining Botox and fillers means you can skip long breaks from your everyday life. No extended recovery periods and no disruptions to your busy schedule.
  • Balanced and natural results: In the end, this combo creates a more balanced and harmonious look by syncing both effects.
  • Staying ahead of aging: Neuromodulators and dermal fillers are increasingly seen as preventive treatments. Regularly using injectables over time can proactively fend off future lines and wrinkles, halting the facial aging process.

What to Expect Before and After Injectables

Before and After: Lip Fillers

Before & During Treatment

You are the ideal candidate for injectables if you’re 18 years or older, have realistic expectations and want to address certain cosmetic concerns.

During your consultation, our skilled practitioners will address your unique needs and guide you towards the most suitable injectable options for your desired outcome. We take the time to listen to your goals and assess your facial anatomy to customize the treatment accordingly.

The injections themselves are quick and generally not very painful, thanks to thin needles and numbing agents. A common concern is the pain or discomfort associated with injections. If needed, we apply a topical numbing cream or use other methods to ensure a pleasant experience.

Neuromodulator appointments are approximately 15 minutes long and filler appointments are around 30-45 minutes in length.

Your face will feel refreshed, and the results will gradually appear over the following days, lasting several months.

After Treatment

After receiving neuromodulators or fillers, it’s important to follow post-treatment care guidelines. We recommend the following:

  • Avoid touching or applying pressure to the treated areas for a few hours
  • Refrain from intense exercise or vigorous physical activity on the day of the treatment
  • Skincare routines can be resumed the following day, but it’s best to avoid harsh treatments or facials for a week
  • Limit alcohol consumption for the first 24 hours after the injections to minimize potential bruising or swelling

While generally safe, these treatments are linked to specific side effects you should know.

Various studies have highlighted the potential temporary side effects of Botox and fillers, summarized as follows:

  • Swelling at the injection site
  • Redness at the injection site
  • Tenderness (pain upon touching the site)
  • Allergic or hypersensitivity reaction

In any case, promptly inform your treatment provider of any side effects.

At Trouvaille, we prioritize your safety by ensuring injections are administered by qualified, board-certified injectors. Some measures we take include obtaining a comprehensive medical history and administering a test dose to ensure there are no reactions.

In addition, we make sure to use high-quality products and provide thorough aftercare instructions to optimize the longevity of your results.

Get Your Complimentary Consultation at Trouvaille Med Spa

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Balancing is essential to achieving natural-looking results with injectables.

Using both Botox and fillers together can make a big difference in how you look and feel; it’s a winning combination for your face!

But whether you’re ready to get started with this treatment combo (or even separately) or need more clarification, you can take advantage of our complimentary consultation offer to you.

Get in touch today, and let’s explore your options towards an even more confident and refreshed version of yourself.