Injectable dermal fillers are now the go-to option for a long list of facial rejuvenation needs. From addressing the early signs of aging to getting that perfect pout, dermal fillers are incredibly versatile. Not only can our Houston dermal fillers help solve issues like wrinkles, fine lines, creases, loss of volume, and thin lips using lip injections, but they are also safe and minimally invasive, providing fantastic results without surgery.
Our aesthetic specialists have performed over 5,000 plastic surgery procedures, and both the medical and administrative teams at the Clinic have combined decades of experience in the cosmetic industry. At the Clinic for Plastic Surgery in Houston, TX, all of the aesthetic specialists are committed to stunning dermal filler results and to your total comfort and full communication throughout the treatment process.
Dermal fillers are serums that are injected into the face and some other parts of the body to smooth wrinkles and fine lines, add volume to hollow-looking areas of the face, and plump the lips. While dermal fillers can correct the same concerns, they are not to be confused with neuromodulators, like Botox, that address these concerns by essentially paralyzing the underlying muscles.
Hyaluronic acid, or HA, is a substance that naturally occurs in the body and promotes moisture. As a synthetic compound, the HA that’s used in dermal fillers can also encourage moisture and provide volume. HA fillers work to smooth wrinkles, fine lines, and creases by literally “filling” them to provide a younger, more vibrant appearance. In addition, HA fillers can add volume to hollow-looking areas such as the temples or the under-eye area.
Juvéderm is a collection of fillers developed to correct concerns in specific areas of the face. For example, at the Clinic, we prefer Juvéderm Voluma for cheek plumping because of its very targeted approach. Different Juvéderm serums can help eliminate wrinkles around the mouth and forehead, soften nasolabial folds, plump thin lips, and even fill deep acne scars. If you have a facial aesthetic concern, there is likely a Juvéderm option to improve it.
Restylane is another family of injectable fillers that work to address specific parts of the face and the issues that can arise. Whether correcting wrinkles, plumping the cheeks, or even restoring volume to the back of your hands, Restylane may be your rejuvenation solution.
Similar to HA, Poly-L-Lactic Acid can help enhance the look of your face by correcting issues like wrinkles or volume loss and has been around since the 1970s as a synthetic polymer originally used for medical sutures. While HA is a “filler” in the sense that it immediately fills the area by providing moisture, Poly-L-Lactic Acid is known as a stimulator. It works progressively over time to stimulate collagen production and is especially effective at treating the lower half of the face.
Sculptra works by energizing natural collagen production in your skin. Made from Poly-L-Lactic Acid, it is technically a bio-activator. Sculptra produces stunning, natural-looking results because it works to stimulate the face to create collagen and thus correct wrinkles and creases.
This dermal filler is also viewed as highly compatible with our natural biological makeup and is made up of a gel substance. Another FDA-approved option, fillers made with calcium hydroxylapatite can correct moderate wrinkles and fine lines as well as enhance facial volume.
Radiesse is made with calcium hydroxylapatite and can offer stunning improvements for the lower half of the face. Radiesse can improve chin lines, pre-jowl folds, and smile lines with precision.
If you aren’t totally thrilled with your face in the mirror, there is most likely an injectable filler that can improve your look and boost your confidence. With dermal fillers, you can experience:
Different fillers have different consistencies and sometimes work better with certain needs or skin types. Your practitioner can determine which one is the ideal formulation for you and your specific needs. There is a dermal filler that will work for almost everyone who wants to address:
We are equipped to inform and passionate to educate you about your aesthetic options with injectable fillers. During your consultation for dermal fillers Houston aestheticians at The Clinic for Plastic Surgery will cover each option that is available to address your specific facial aesthetic needs and develop a comprehensive treatment plan. We will also provide detailed information on how to prepare for your injectable filler appointment.
For virtually all dermal filler procedures, you will have your skin prepped, marked, and then fine needles will be used to inject the solution into the treatment area. Sometimes topical anesthetic can be used depending on your needs. Most appointments take less than 30 minutes to complete.
Since there are so many different exciting options with dermal injectable fillers, your practitioner will go through all the expectations with you for aftercare and results. Most fillers last between 9-12 months.
With lip fillers, it is especially important to understand the timeline of recovery since lips are a delicate area and almost every patient will experience swelling in a common pattern.
Injection points will be tender, but this will calm down after a few hours.
Significant swelling will most likely occur on this day. Remember, this is normal and usually resolves with no intervention.
You should be past the peak of swelling and start to see a reduction. Injection site tenderness will also be much less noticeable.
Your lip swelling should settle further, but you might now be able to see some bruising or lumps. These side effects are also totally normal and should resolve within a few days.
At two weeks past your appointment, you shouldn’t have significant changes taking place each day, and you will be able to see evidence of what your final result will look like.
Most patients experience a lush, final result at around four weeks and enjoy their plump new lip look.
Dr. Sukkar is one of the top plastic surgeons in Houston, and as the founder of the Clinic for Plastic Surgery, he instills in his team a passion for great aesthetic results and top-quality patient care. The aesthetic specialists will take every measure to ensure you are comfortable with all aspects of your cosmetic enhancement plan and end up thrilled with the results.
During your private meeting at our office, we will carefully assess the cosmetic concerns you'd like to address, then create a custom plan to provide the appearance you desire. Let the Clinic for Plastic Surgery provide you with some of the best dermal and lip fillers Houston has to offer.
Most patients do not consider dermal fillers painful and only note a slight pinch at the injection site. This is because they are administered via a very fine needle, and many fillers have lidocaine in the solution.
Fillers are not permanent and can last anywhere from 3-18 months, depending on the formula and usage.
Injectable fillers are not permanent and depending on the formula and usage can last anywhere from 3-18 months.
No, lip fillers will not ruin your lips with properly scheduled usage, a reasonable expectation for results, and when provided by a certified injector.
As with many cosmetic procedures, since no studies confirm or rule out adverse side effects during pregnancy or breastfeeding, the FDA and most practitioners recommend against this.
You will want to wait at least a few hours until you regain full sensation in your lips and any numbness has resolved.
Many lip fillers last 6-12 months, give or take, and your provider should be able to recommend the best maintenance schedule for the particular filler you will be using.
Dermal filler cost varies depending on which products are used for your particular concerns and how many treatments are recommended.
From the first time you walk into The Clinic for Plastic Surgery, you’ll know that you are in a place that cares about results. Under the leadership of Dr. Sukkar, The Clinic for Plastic Surgery has become Houston’s plastic surgery center of choice. Experience the difference for yourself by scheduling a consultation today.