Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers help our patients in the Greater Houston, TX, area achieve smooth, youthful-looking skin. These FDA-approved injectable treatments can add volume to the face and address the signs of aging, sun damage, and more. Fillers are primarily used to plump up the lips and cheeks or reduce the appearance of wrinkles and scars. Our skilled injectors can create flattering, natural-looking results that brighten and refresh the face.

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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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JUVÉDERM® Case 49 Before & After Front | Houston, TX | DermSurgery Associates
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Case #49

Dr. Riahi used JVUEDERM dermal fillers to fil this patient's lips, giving her plump, full lips. 

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

How Do Dermal Fillers Work?

Different brands and types of fillers are made with different active ingredients. Hyaluronic acid fillers use a hydrating gel that restores plumpness and definition in the skin. Other treatments restore the skin by boosting natural collagen production. Our experienced staff can help guide you towards the option that will best suit your personal goals. Options that our practice offers include:

  • JUVÉDERM®: This long-lasting hyaluronic acid filler helps restore facial volume and smooth out deep wrinkles. The high-concentration formula can improve lines and folds on multiple areas of the face and create softer contours.
  • JUVÉDERM VOLUMA®: Replace lost volume in the mid-face for plumper, rounder, and more youthful cheeks.
  • RADIESSE®: RADIESSE can replenish lost facial volume by stimulating natural collagen production. This option is excellent for augmenting the cheeks, improving nasolabial folds, and smoothing out laugh lines.
  • Restylane®: Restylane is a hyaluronic acid filler that can restore fullness to the skin and fight signs of aging. It specializes in improving the appearance of nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and mild scarring from acne or injury.
  • Restylane Lyft: Rejuvenate the cheeks, smooth out nasolabial folds, add volume to aging hands, and more.
  • BELOTERO®: This versatile injectable can help improve multiple areas of the face. As a soft hyaluronic acid filler, it triggers the gradual production of collagen to gently fade lip lines, frown lines, and other delicate areas.
  • Bellafill®: Achieve long-lasting volume with this filler, which provides a scaffolding for ongoing collagen production.
  • Sculptra® Aesthetic: Replenish lost volume and lift sunken areas with gradual collagen production encouraged by Sculptra.

What Happens During a Dermal Filler Treatment?

Your provider will begin by marking the desired treatment areas. After numbing the location to reduce discomfort, they will decide the dosage and carefully inject the filler. Dermal filler treatments are typically very quick and often take 30 minutes or less. There is no downtime required afterwards and patients can return to their daily activities, though they may experience some bruising for a few days.

How Long Do Dermal Fillers Last?

The longevity of dermal filler results is affected by the specific product used and where it is injected. Depending on the formulation, your results may last between 6 months to 2 years. Each patient’s body is unique and will naturally dissolve and absorb the product at a slightly different rate. Most patients enjoy quick touch-up appointments every few months to help maintain their desired appearance.

Can Dermal Fillers Be Combined With Other Treatments?

Dermal fillers can improve wrinkles and add skin volume. But when combined with other anti-aging treatments, such as BOTOX®, patients can receive more comprehensive results. Injectables like BOTOX and XEOMIN can relax the muscles that cause “dynamic wrinkles” around the eyes, lips, brows, and forehead. By combining fillers with other wrinkle-fighting products, patients can take years off their appearance.

If you would like to learn more about dermal fillers or other injectable treatments, call one of our experienced injectors at a location near you.