Botox Treatments Shown To Boost Results of Long-Term Fillers

Compelling new evidence has shown that Botox can slow the degradation of popular hyaluronic acid fillers, which can help prolong the effects of these popular treatments. Hyaluronic acid fillers like Juvederm, Voluma, and Restylane have all been shown to benefit from simultaneous Botox injections.

The study was presented in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) in January 2016.

“This study is exciting for a number of reasons,” says Boston-based board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Doherty. “By using Botox in conjunction with popular hyaluronic fillers, patients can enjoy their youthful results for much longer than with just fillers alone.”

Typically, hyaluronic acid fillers last anywhere from 12 to 18 months; by adding Botox into this treatment regimen, individuals can enjoy these results for much longer, as Botox slows the degradation of hyaluronic acid. Since the latter is the primary building block for collagen and elastin production, patients can enjoy fuller, smoother results over a longer period of time.

“It’s encouraged me to combine Botox and hyaluronic acid filler injections for patients with moderate to severe wrinkles,” Dr. Doherty points out.

In addition to Botox and dermal fillers, Dr. Doherty offers the latest treatments and procedures to address various aesthetic and cosmetic concerns. Dr. Doherty specializes in breast augmentation, liposuction, face lift, tummy tucks, laser facial resurfacing, and more. Dr. Doherty also offers tailored plastic surgery procedures for male patients who want to achieve more subtle results.

Dr. Doherty’s plastic surgery practices serve the greater metro Boston area with two locations in downtown Boston and Concord, MA. To learn more about Dr. Doherty or to schedule a consultation at one of his Boston practices, visit

About Sean Doherty Plastic Surgery

Dr. Doherty’s practice is located in Boston and Concord, Massachusetts. Both serve the greater Boston Metro area. Dr. Sean Doherty offers his patients the finest in plastic surgery techniques, whether they are seeking a subtle change in appearance or a complete transformation.

His practice focuses on providing our patients with exceptional care with safe and superior plastic surgery outcomes. Dr. Doherty feels that the best way to achieve beautiful and natural looking results is to incorporate safe and technical skill with meticulous attention to aesthetic detail. By taking this approach to plastic surgery, Dr. Doherty has the privilege of helping numerous patients attain their plastic surgery goals.

Sean Doherty, MD
Boston, MA

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