Are Botox Injections Necessary? - Under-eye Fillers: Botox Required? 💉

Yes, it is generally recommended to get Botox before getting fillers under your eyes. Let me explain why.

When it comes to treating the delicate area under the eyes, both Botox and fillers can be effective options. However, they work in different ways and target different concerns. Botox is a neurotoxin that temporarily relaxes the muscles, while fillers are injectable substances that add volume to the skin.

One common concern under the eyes is the appearance of wrinkles or fine lines when smiling or squinting. These wrinkles are often caused by the contraction of the muscles around the eyes. Botox can help relax these muscles, reducing the appearance of these dynamic wrinkles.

By getting Botox first, you can achieve a smoother and more youthful appearance in the eye area. Botox can also help prevent the formation of new wrinkles by inhibiting muscle movement. It's important to note that Botox is not a permanent solution, and its effects typically last for about 3-4 months.

Once the Botox has taken effect and you are happy with the results, you can then consider getting fillers under your eyes if you still have concerns about volume loss or hollowing. Fillers, such as hyaluronic acid-based ones like Juvederm or Restylane, can add volume and plumpness to the under-eye area, reducing the appearance of dark circles and hollows.

However, it's crucial to choose an experienced and skilled injector who understands the delicate nature of the under-eye area. The injector should have a comprehensive understanding of facial anatomy and be able to customize the treatment plan to your specific needs.

It's also important to note that the timing between Botox and fillers is crucial. It's generally recommended to wait at least two weeks after Botox before getting fillers. This allows the Botox to fully take effect and ensures that the injector can accurately assess the areas that need filling.

In conclusion, while Botox and fillers can both be effective treatments for the under-eye area, it is generally recommended to get Botox before getting fillers. Botox can help relax the muscles and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, while fillers can add volume and address hollowing. Consulting with a skilled injector will help determine the best treatment plan for your specific concerns.

Dr. Isabella Hartman
cosmetic dermatology, Botox treatments, aesthetic medicine, skincare

Dr. Isabella Hartman is a board-certified dermatologist with over 15 years of experience in the field of cosmetic dermatology. She specializes in Botox treatments and has a passion for helping her patients achieve their desired aesthetic goals. Dr. Hartman is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and has published numerous articles on Botox and other cosmetic treatments.