What Are Injectable Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are gel-like substances that are injected beneath the skin to restore lost volume, smooth lines, soften creases, or enhance facial features like the cheeks and lips. Many people choose this popular facial rejuvenation treatment as a cost-effective way to look younger without surgery or downtime. Faces often lose volume for a number of reasons, but weight loss and age are the leading causes. Fillers are an excellent, nonsurgical option for Midlothian, TX individuals desiring to even out wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin to create a younger-looking face. Dermal fillers can also be incorporated into other aesthetic procedures to provide the benefits of a traditional facelift without the need for surgery, scars, and required downtime that follows. We offer a variety of fillers, including Revanesse®, JUVÉDERM®, and Voluma®, to specifically target your unique aesthetic needs. To decide which dermal fillers are recommended for you, we invite you to visit Refining Beauty, where Dr. James Leffingwell and his experienced team can help you create your personalized treatment plan.
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The best candidates for dermal fillers are those looking to decrease the presence of wrinkles and fine lines or replenish lost volume without having a surgical facelift. In most situations, individuals who have recently lost significant amounts of weight have areas on their face that are uneven or sunken in. This makes them great candidates for injectable fillers. Fillers are also a great option for those who are not comfortable with the scars that can result from a surgical facelift. Dermal fillers can:
- Smooth lines around the nose and mouth
- Enhance or restore volume to sunken cheeks or temples
- Diminish vertical lip lines
- Plump lips
- Minimize chin creases
- Improve facial symmetry
- Provide a lifting effect
Our Injection Technique
Before your dermal filler injections, Dr. Leffingwell will meet with you to gain insight into your desired results and decide what product will best deliver them. At the time of the actual procedure, Dr. Leffingwell will administer numbing cream as a local anesthetic to ease any possible discomfort from the injection. Dr. Leffingwell will decide the amount of filler that is appropriate and will slowly and meticulously inject it through a small needle. Half or an entire syringe could be used, depending on the desired result.
What to Expect
This procedure can be completed in our Midlothian, TX office quickly and with very few risks. Due to the use of an anesthetic, the process is typically very tolerable and requires little to no downtime afterward. You should expect minor bruising and swelling immediately after, but these symptoms should dissipate quickly. Typical results can last from three months to a full year based on the type of filler used and the placement of the injection. To maintain optimal results, Dr. Leffingwell may recommend touch-ups.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much do injectable fillers cost?
Costs for an injectable filler treatment will vary depending on the type of filler and how much is needed. In your consult, we will develop your personalized treatment plan that matches your needs and goals. Then, we will be able to provide you with an estimated cost and discuss any current specials we are offering.
How do I know which injectable filler is right for me?
The type of injectable filler selected for you will be based on which area(s) is being treated and your wanted outcome. Depending on whether you would like to address wrinkles or you want to get fuller, plumper lips, we will ask about your needs before suggesting the filler or fillers that will deliver better results. Now that there are so many different types of fillers, it may be overwhelming to select which is ideal for your needs and goals, but our team works to ensure you get your best results.
What is the difference between wrinkle relaxers and dermal fillers?
Wrinkle relaxers, like BOTOX®, treat lines and wrinkles (particularly in the forehead and around the eyes) by limiting the movement of facial muscles. Injectable fillers add volume to the face in order to fill in wrinkles, fine lines, and depressions. Injectable fillers may also be used to add more volume to your cheeks and lips and rejuvenate the hands.
How long will the results last?
How long your results last will be dependent on what brand(s) is used and the area(s) treated. In some people, results may be visible as long as one year, whereas others might want a repeat treatment after a few months. Follow-up treatments can be scheduled at Refining Beauty in order to maintain your improvements.
What areas of my face can be treated with dermal fillers?
Injectable fillers can address signs of aging by adding volume or smoothing static lines. Fillers can be used on mild to moderate marionette, parentheses, and corner lines around your nose and mouth. Also, they can temporarily restore volume to your lips and cheeks.
Make Wrinkles Disappear
If Father Time is taking a toll on your facial appearance, but you do not have the time to undergo major surgery, then dermal fillers may be the answer you seek. Fillers reveal youthful, voluminous skin without the risk of scarring or long recoveries afterward. We offer only the latest, most effective dermal fillers on the market today that can help you obtain the appearance you want. For more information about dermal fillers in Midlothian, TX or to schedule a consultation, call Refining Beauty today to start your journey toward a more youthful appearance.