Dermal Fillers and Botox: The Perfect Pair

Dermal Fillers and Botox:The Perfect Pair | RefinedMD, Los Gatos

Dermal Fillers and Botox: The Perfect Pair

You know you want younger-looking skin, but does that mean you’re a good candidate for dermal fillers or Botox? Likely both! RefinedMD specializes in helping patients achieve impressive, reasonable results in their fight against “aging skin,” which is a combination of fine lines as well as lax skin. Part of that youthful “baby face” is having more fat in our face when we’re younger—in a good way. Looking younger requires restoring lost fat which will “fill in” lax skin and wrinkles.


Botox temporarily freezes certain muscles, usually in the face, to prevent lines and wrinkles from forming. Common areas include the forehead, between the eyes (also known as the “angry elevens”), and near the mouth. Botox can also be used in the temples to give a slight lift to the brows and/or eyelids. It’s like a mini eyelift without the need for surgery.

Dermal Fillers

There are multiple types of dermal fillers, and each offers slightly different results. One of the most important differences is how long fillers last. Some are considered semi-permanent, while others last just a few weeks so you can test out if fillers are right for you. The RefinedMD staff will talk you through the benefits of each filler to pinpoint the right one.

Many fillers offer immediate results, so you don’t have to wait to look younger and healthier. A popular option is Bellafill, a long-term filler that uses a type of collagen. Not only does it fill, but it re-creates the structure you enjoyed when you were younger by strengthening the support layers of the skin. Unlike many other fillers, Bellafill is not absorbed by the body and must be surgically removed if it’s not providing the desired results.

Not quite ready for that kind of commitment? Juvederm and Restylane are such popular fillers they’re household names. These two highly effective fillers can last a few weeks or months, and are safely absorbed into the body over time. They’re a favorite because you can customize the amount and location of filler with each appointment, allowing total control with zero commitment.

Get ready to be reintroduced to younger-looking skin. Contact RefinedMD today to learn more about fillers and Botox.