Restoring lost volume to aging skin is simple with dermal fillers. At Magnolia Dermatology in Cypress, Texas, board-certified dermatologist Samantha Robare, MD, offers a variety of filler options to patients who want to smooth wrinkles, contour their cheekbones, define their jawlines, and plump up thin lips. Call Magnolia Dermatology today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about dermal fillers.
Dermal fillers are substances that Dr. Robare injects beneath the skin to restore lost volume. As you age, the tissues that support the skin’s surface lose fat. The muscles then sit closer to the surface, causing the skin to crease. Collagen that once kept the skin tight and supple also begins to fade, leading to saggy skin.
By delivering gel-like substances into the skin, dermal fillers create more volume to smooth wrinkles. Fillers can also contour the curves of the face to enhance the cheekbones and jawline. Many patients also enjoy fuller, plumper lips with fillers. Since fillers are minimally invasive and require no downtime, you can combine your treatment with other cosmetic solutions.
Dermal fillers treat static wrinkles that result from volume loss. They plump the skin to remove wrinkles. Common treatment areas for dermal fillers include:
Fillers can also rejuvenate your hands for a more youthful appearance. However, fillers can’t treat dynamic wrinkles, which form from repeated muscle movement. Also called expression lines, dynamic wrinkles develop in the top one-third of the face and respond well to neuromodulators, like Botox®.
Dr. Robare and the team can even combine fillers and Botox for a comprehensive treatment.
When you arrive for your filler treatment, Dr. Robare and the team apply a topical anesthetic to numb your skin. All three fillers brands that the team uses, Juvederm®, Restylane®, and RHA®, also contain a small amount of the anesthetic lidocaine to minimize your discomfort.
Injecting dermal fillers takes only a few minutes. After your injection, avoid touching your face or laying down in certain positions. Other than minor changes to your routine, you can resume your normal activities right away.
Unlike neuromodulators, which last about 3-6 months, dermal fillers continue to restore lost volume for 6-12 months. You can maintain your results by visiting the dermatology clinic for regular injections. Dr. Robare can also combine your treatment with other cosmetic treatments, like Botox or chemical peels, to enhance your results.
To learn more about dermal fillers, call Magnolia Dermatology today or schedule an appointment online.