BY: LBL Team

The Benefits of Combining Botox and Dermal Fillers

How coupling neuromodulators and dermal fillers affect your results

As we age, the markers of healthy, youthful skin begin to fade. Collagen, elastin, and volume naturally decrease, often leaving the face with fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. For those looking to age gracefully, injectables like neuromodulators and dermal fillers can work wonders with immediate results. But those who only have one injectable in their beauty regimen could be missing out on the benefits of combining neuromodulators (such as Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin) and dermal fillers (like Juvéderm, Revanesse, Belotero, Restylane, and Radiesse).

What’s the difference between neuromodulators and fillers?

To understand how neuromodulators and dermal fillers can work together, it’s important to recognize the differences between these two injectables and how they work independently of one another.

While neuromodulators relax the muscles that control our expressions and lead to dynamic wrinkles, dermal fillers support and fill in the face, hydrating and restoring volume for a smooth appearance.

Neuromodulators, like Botox, produce results within three to seven days, settling into peak effectiveness in about two weeks, with results lasting for months. Filler offers instant results that keep improving until the product fully settles, around the two-week mark. Filler also lasts longer than Botox— up to a full year!

Can you get both neuromodulators and filler?

While many patients seek out an appointment for either Botox injections or dermal fillers, you can combine a neuromodulator and filler, and even enhance your results by utilizing both injectables.

Combining neuromodulators and dermal fillers is beneficial because each focuses on different areas of the face. Botox relaxes both dynamic (creases seen with muscle movement) and static (creases visible at rest) wrinkles. Fillers, on the other hand, smooth out the skin by providing tissue support, volume replacement, and increased hydration. The benefit of getting Botox and filler at the same time is that you are able to tackle existing wrinkles and volume loss while preventing new wrinkles from forming. This combination actually helps patients achieve the most optimal results.

Two treatments are better than one

So, is it better to get neuromodulators or fillers? This all depends on your aesthetic goals. Those hoping to focus on both wrinkles and volume loss can potentially benefit from combining these complementary treatments. Not sure if you’re a candidate for this dual-treatment approach? Want to find out which injectable is right for you? Schedule a free consultation at to find out.

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