Exactly how much botox in conjunction with Restylane or perlane?
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Botox is not used to fill the lips
Botox is not used to fill the lips, as botox works to relax muscles by temporarily blocking nerve impulses from reaching those muscles. Tiny doses are injected under the skin to eliminate wrinkles and expression lines. Areas treated with Botox include the forehead, frown lines, crow’s feet (lines on the sides of the eyes), chin, and sometimes the neck bands. If you are unhappy with the amount of filler injected into your lips, I would suggest trying a thicker form of the product such as Juvederm Ultra Plus XC.
Botox in combination with lip filler
A small amount of Botox injection into the orbicularis oris muscle around the mouth can help soften vertical lip lines and evert the lip. It can also increase longevity of lip filler. It is important to use a low dose of Botox, usually anywhere from 4-8 units total.
Botox plus filler
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Lip augmentation is an art and I would suggest you consider Juvederm for the lips instead of the other products you have used. I would avoid Botox in this area for augmentation. Best, Dr. Green
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Benefits of having a little bit of Botox in the lips along with maybe Restylane or parlane?
Hope this helps.
Botox with fillers in the lips
Thank you for your question manny69. There are multiple treatments to enhance the lips and the surrounding areas. Fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane can provide volume to the lips and also fill in smoker's lines, the vertical lines above and below the lips which are seen in many people (both smokers and non-smokers). Botox around the lips will relax the muscle, softening the wrinkles and providing a mild pout. A small amount of Botox should be used in the lower face so that it does not interfere with using your mouth for speaking, eating, and breathing. For my patients I usually use 4-6 units around the lips. Other treatments around the lips include skin tightening treatments such as Ultherapy and fractional laser treatments such as CO2, erbium:YAG, and erbium:YSGG (Cutera Pearl).
A new filler in the Juvederm family will be available in the United States in October 2016. It is called Juvederm Volbella and it is approved for use in the lips. It uses a proprietary Vycross technology, as in Voluma. This allows it to last longer. This may be worth looking into in a few months. I recommend speaking with a doctor for specific advise for you. Good luck!