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Can I Get Botox and Fillers at the Same Time?

When it comes to enhancing your natural beauty and rejuvenating your appearance, Botox and dermal fillers are two of the most popular choices. But can you get both at the same time? 

In the Union Square neighborhood of New York City, board-certified otolaryngologist and skilled surgeon Matthew W. Shawl, MD, is here to help you explore the possibilities, benefits, and considerations of combining these aesthetic treatments. 

Here’s what you need to know to make the right decision for your needs. 

Understanding Botox and dermal fillers 

Before going into how you can combine Botox and dermal fillers, here’s an overview of each : 

Botox (Botulinum toxin)

Botox is a neuromodulator that temporarily relaxes the muscles responsible for wrinkles and fine lines. It’s commonly used to address dynamic wrinkles, such as crow’s feet, forehead lines, and frown lines. 

Dermal fillers

Dermal fillers, on the other hand, are soft tissue fillers that add volume to specific areas of the face. They can plump up cheeks, smooth out lines, and restore a youthful fullness to your skin.

The benefits of combining Botox and dermal fillers 

Combining Botox and dermal fillers in a single session can offer several advantages: 

Comprehensive rejuvenation 

Botox targets dynamic wrinkles caused by muscle movement, while dermal fillers address static wrinkles and volume loss. Combining both treatments can result in more comprehensive facial rejuvenation. 

Natural-looking results 

When administered by a skilled practitioner like Dr. Shawl, the combination of Botox and dermal fillers can create a balanced, natural appearance, restoring a youthful and vibrant look. 


Scheduling one appointment for both treatments saves time and minimizes the need for multiple visits. 


Combining treatments can be more cost-effective than having them done separately, making it an attractive option for those looking to achieve multiple aesthetic goals. 

Considerations and consultation 

While the idea of combining Botox and dermal fillers may sound appealing, it’s essential to consider the following factors: 

Individual goals 

Your aesthetic goals and concerns influence the combination of treatments that are best for you. A personalized consultation with Dr. Shawl is crucial to developing a tailored plan. 


Botox and dermal fillers are safe when administered by trained professionals. However, it’s essential to be aware of potential side effects and follow post-treatment care instructions. 


The timing of your treatments may vary. For example, it may be more suitable to receive Botox before dermal fillers to ensure the muscles are relaxed, allowing for a smoother application of fillers. 

The combination of Botox and dermal fillers can be a powerful tool in your quest for a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance. However, the decision to get both treatments should be based on your individual goals and the advice of a qualified expert like Dr. Shawl. With the right approach, you can enjoy the convenience, cost-effectiveness, and impressive results of this dynamic duo.

If you’re ready to learn more,  contact the office of Matthew W. Shawl, MD, to book a consultation today or book your appointment online.

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