Houston Dermal Fillers

If your face is developing lines, wrinkles, and folds, you may be surprised to learn that this is often caused by loss of subdermal fat. While most of us tend to focus on losing weight, loss of the fat under your dermal layer of facial skin can make you look older than you are. Dermal fillers are the most popular and least invasive treatment for lines and folds in your face and can increase the volume in your lips.

Benefits of Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are injected under the epidermis, or top skin layer, to increase volume in the dermis, or lower skin layers, and reduce lines, wrinkles, and folds around your:

  • Eyes
  • Nose
  • Mouth
  • Forehead

Depending on the type of dermal filler, the procedure and duration of benefits may vary. While most dermal fillers provide identical or similar benefits, the ingredients they are comprised of and their FDA-approved uses are not identical.

Dermal Filler Procedure

The process for administering dermal fillers may take 15-60 minutes per session, depending on the desired outcome and number of injection sites. The chosen dermal filler is injected into the dermis at several points, primarily in areas where lines and wrinkles are most prominent, or into the area surrounding the lips in order to increase lip volume.

After the procedure is completed, you may experience mild:

  • Redness
  • Stinging
  • Swelling
  • Bruising

However, you will be tested before use of any dermal filler which may cause an allergic reaction to prevent complications. Dermal fillers do not affect or improve your skin tone, and for age spots or acne scars you may choose to undergo laser skin resurfacing or chemical peel instead.

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