Enhance your lips. Soften smile lines. Relax your brow. Refine the appearance of your nose. Try the latest nonsurgical “liquid facelift” fillers for rejuvenating results you can see right away. Cosmetic fillers only continue to get better with each new generation of the industry’s most popular and trusted products. Our board-certified dermatologists provide precision service with decades of expertise using the most advanced injectable dermal fillers on the market. Our compassionate and realistic approach ensures that your needs are met safely, and your expectations are satisfied.
Dermal Filler Treatment Areas
Cosmetic fillers are used to:
- Soften and smooth facial creases, lines, and wrinkles.
- Restore lost contour and volume in the folds and cheeks.
- Improve the appearance of injury imperfections, facial scars, acne, and UV damage.
- Plump lip volume and remove wrinkles in the surrounding skin; reduce mouth lines.
- Rejuvenate the appearance of skin on the décollete, hands, and knees.
What Is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally-present substance in the human body that supports skin stability and renewal. Hyaluronic acid or “HA” retains up to 1,000 times its weight in water to improve skin hydration, collagen production, and elasticity. Not only do we synthesize one-third of the hyaluronic acid made each day, but our bodies produce less of it as we age. Using a hyaluronic acid serum is one way to help rejuvenate and moisturize the skin at the surface. However, it is also widely used by the makers of today’s most popular filler products as a means to achieve volume replacement, wrinkle reduction, and a healthy lift of the skin.
At Dallas Dermatology Partners, we believe that a natural-looking outcome is the best kind when it comes to any cosmetic filler procedure. To that end, we use the most trusted products and employ the most advanced techniques in the industry.
Cosmetic Fillers We Offer
JUVÉDERM® and Restylane® are two of the most popular families of products available today. Both use Hyaluronic Acid as their active ingredient. The treatment area and your unique skin and facial structure weigh heavily when deciding which product is best for you. Each line offers a different texture that works better for some than others. We will discuss your desired result with regard to each type of product we use to make sure that you are confident with our carefully considered recommendations.
The family of JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel Fillers includes:
- JUVÉDERM® XC
- JUVÉDERM® VOLLURE™ XC
- JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC
- JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA™ XC
- JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA™ XC
Generally speaking, JUVÉDERM® has a smooth texture, making it ideal for correcting fine lines and wrinkles in tight facial areas. Each product in this line has its own approved uses and is intended to target a specific treatment area, whether it be to enhance cheek volume, fill lip and mouth lines, or plump the area behind the nasolabial folds. Other considerations include the degree to which skin appears wrinkled and age.
Restylane®, though similar to JUVÉDERM® in many ways, varies slightly with regard to its texture. With its granular and more cohesive consistency, Restylane® products are made to add volume where facial areas have a more sunken appearance. Unlike its popular alternative, visible results may be delayed up to 48 hours.
The Restylane® family of products includes:
- Restylane® Defyne
- Restylane® Refyne
- Restylane® Silk
- Restylane® Lyft with Lidocaine
- Restylane® Kysse
Like Juvederm, Restylane has its approved uses depending on the degree of correction, depth of injection, and treatment location.
Typical Fillers Procedure
A typical dermal fillers procedure follows these steps:
- A board-certified doctor assesses your facial appearance and skin tone. Your concerns are shared with your doctor and your doctor will formulate a personalized filler treatment plan for you. Photographs may be taken of the treatment areas to include in your office file.
- The sites are cleansed with an antibacterial agent and an anesthetic topical ointment may be applied.
- The filler is injected, massaged, and evaluated by your dermatologist. Additional filler may be added as desired.
- An ice pack is offered to minimize swelling and alleviate discomfort.
The whole process may be done in as little as 15 minutes, though more time may be needed for those seeking multiple treatment areas. Most clients do not require medication.
Cosmetic Injectable Filler FAQs
Scheduling a private, one-on-one consultation with a member of our team is the best way to have all your questions answered, but here are some basic answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about our fillers, treatments, and procedures.
What are cosmetic fillers?
Injectable dermal fillers are gel-like substances composed of hyaluronic acid injected beneath the skin to restore lost volume, smooth lines, soften creases, and provide facial contouring without the downtime associated with surgery.
What is the downtime after a filler procedure?
There is little to no downtime with fillers. There is a risk for post-procedure bruising, which is higher in areas such as the eyes, where there is a high density of vessels and delicate tissue.
What should I avoid before having filler?
For 14 days before your procedure, avoid the following: Omega-3 fatty acids, Fish oil, Aspirin, NSAIDs (including Advil, Ibuprofen, Motrin, Aleve), Vitamin E, Ginseng, Ginger, Gingko Biloba, Garlic, Green Tea, Alcohol, Salt. Avoid dental work, including routine teeth cleaning, one month before and one month after treatment with fillers.
Do I need filler if I have already had a facelift?
Most likely, the answer is yes. Facelifts achieve a lifting and tightening effect. However, it does not replace the volume that has been lost. As we age, we lose volume in our face, which should be subtly replaced during rejuvenation to achieve the most harmonious results.
How long do fillers last?
Depending on the location, the type of filler, and your body’s resorption ability, dermal fillers can last anywhere from six months to two years.
What should I expect after my filler procedure?
After injections with fillers, common side effects may include temporary swelling, bruising, redness, or soreness at the treatment site. To reduce or minimize discomfort, we recommend applying ice-packs or cold compresses to the injection sites for at least 15 minutes immediately after treatment (with continuation every hour if you are prone to bruising).
Is there anything I should avoid after my filler procedure?
While regular activity can be resumed immediately after injections, rigorous exercise should be avoided for the remainder of the day to reduce the risk of swelling and bruising. If you have filler treatment of the tear trough, avoid anything that puts pressure on the area (like wearing goggles, massages, scuba diving) for one month. It is best to sleep on your back for one week following your procedure. Avoid sleeping on your side for 2-3 days, if possible.
Can I mask bruising after a filler procedure?
Bruising is not uncommon and sometimes unavoidable due to the skin’s numerous micro-vessels, particularly around the eyes. You may carefully apply makeup (stick foundations and concealers work best) to camouflage bruising. Injection point bruises can be improved by using organic apple cider vinegar with a cotton tip applicator. You can take oral arnica or rub arnica on the bruise several times a day. Large or dark bruises that cannot be minimized can be treated with a vascular laser within 1-2 days after treatment. Call our office to schedule an appointment.
When should I contact the office?
Call the office immediately if you experience intense pain in the injected areas, severe bruising that is getting worse, or experience visual disturbances.
Do I need to follow up after my filler procedure?
It generally takes 1-2 weeks to determine your clinical response to treatment. If it is your first treatment, it is advised that a follow-up appointment in 2 weeks to ensure your satisfaction.
Can I see before and after filler photos?
Yes! Have a look at some of our patients to see what can be achieved with fillers treatment:
Filler: Before and After
Dermal Fillers in Dallas / Fort Worth
Our office is fully staffed by board-certified female Medical Doctors who graduated top-of-class as members of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. In other words, you’re in good, capable hands with us. Contact us for a Dallas dermatology appointment to explore your options for life-changing rejuvenation.