Cosmetic Medicine: Dermal Fillers Specialist

Texas Anti-Aging Medicine Institute

Anti-Aging Specialist located in Plano, TX

Cosmetic Medicine: Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are gel-like substances that are injected beneath the skin to restore lost volume, smooth lines and soften creases, or enhance facial contours, can help improve the skin by stimulating the natural production of necessary proteins and other nutrients, ultimately revitalizing the skin from inside.

Dermal fillers are to be administered by a licensed and trained medical professional.

Can be used:

  • to restore volume to areas like cheeks and tear trough, temples and forehead, nasolabial folds
  • to enhance facial contours, improve symmetry among facial features
  • to reduce the appearance of scars
  • to diminish vertical lip lines, plump and enhance lip shape
  • to hydrate and nourish the skin

Type of Dermal fillers

-calcium hydroxylapatite is a temporary filler that is synthetically produced. It is used to increase facial volume and smooth moderate to severe wrinkles and folds.

-Hyaluronic acid is a temporary filler that is the most popular, and body naturally produces it. It is used to reduce the appearance of scars, fill in skin depressions and to enhance lip shapes.

Poly-L-lactic acid is a temporary filler used to help stimulate collagen production in the body, so newly produced collagen usually lasts even after the filler has been metabolized.

Polymethylmethacrylate microspheres are used a permanent, biocompatible injectable solution.

FDA approved HA fillers include:

Juvederm products: Juvederm XC, VOLUMA, VOLBELLA, VOLLURE

Restylane products: Restylane, Restylane Silk, Restylane Lyft, Restylane Refyne, Restylane Defyne

Belotero Balance

How long the effects last?

Typically, last 6 to 18 months depend on the product used, and area injected.

How long is the procedure?

Usually last for 10 to 30 minutes or longer depend on the area are injected. Minor bruise and swollen may occur, usually ice the area, and it may last for 24 hours to a few days.

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