When the face loses volume over the years, it can result in deep folds around the nose and mouth, thinner lips, and even sunken looking cheeks. Fortunately, Elite Dermatology, with offices in Houston, Katy, Kingwood, Vintage Park, and the Heights, TX, has a noninvasive answer for these issues: dermal fillers like Juvederm® or Restylane®. Dermal fillers can fill the lines to create a younger look that’s both subtle and natural. Call to book a dermal filler appointment or schedule online today.
Dermal fillers are injectable substances that can fill in wrinkles and add volume in areas where you need it. Most dermal fillers today are hyaluronic acid based.
Hyaluronic acid is already found in your body's subcutaneous tissue, but it depletes over the years. It works together with your skin's support system to keep skin smooth and filled in.
When your natural hyaluronic acid fades, dermal fillers can take its place to give you a natural and beautiful look.
Dermal fillers treat nearly any part of the face that needs volume or wrinkle treatment. This includes:
It depends on the kind of dermal filler and the area where it's injected. The dermal fillers in the Restylane and Juvederm families typically last 6-12 months but can last much longer.
Fillers last the longest in the midface area, specifically in the cheeks. Juvederm Voluma® XC lasts for up to two years in the cheeks.
Fillers in the lips have less longevity because the lips move more frequently than other parts of the face, and this can make the product dissipate faster. However, you can still expect to get at least 6-12 months of great results with dermal fillers in your lips.
Recovery after dermal fillers is quick and easy. In fact, there's no downtime at all. Your treatment takes only 15-30 minutes and you can go on with your regular day as soon as you're done.
You might experience some swelling, minor bruising, and redness for a few days but this resolves quickly. You can use makeup on the treated area as long as you apply it gently.
One of the best things about dermal fillers is the instant results: you'll see the results before even leaving the Elite Dermatology office. However, remember that the initial results are a bit exaggerated due to swelling. Within a few days, the swelling goes down and you'll see the final results.
Want to erase deep facial folds, plump your lips, or define your cheekbones better? Dermal fillers can help. Book online or call the Elite Dermatology office today for an appointment.