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Understanding Dermal Fillers
Dermal fillers are injectable, biodegradable substances that augment or restore volume to the treatment areas. Often they help treat age-related fat loss, augment areas of the face, and address facial asymmetry.
The most popular and widely used fillers are hyaluronic acid based (HA fillers). This substance is found naturally in the body and injected in a gel form. The gel carrier allows your nurse injector to manipulate the filler to fit your anatomy and goals. It also makes the injections more comfortable.
Long lasting filler options made of poly-L-lactic acid or calcium hydroxylapatite—known as Sculptra and Radiesse respectively—are available. However, these options are not suitable for everyone in all situations. If you are looking for a long term result or are addressing massive fat loss, then Sculptra or Radiesse may work for you. It is best to discuss this with your provider.
Dermal fillers offer patients a variety of advantages and benefits regardless of what they hope to achieve.
Some of the benefits of filler can include:
- More youthful appearance
- Enhanced facial symmetry and contours
- Slimmer looking face
- Reduces the appearance of fine lines and facial wrinkles
- Skin may appear healthier in treatment areas over time
- Reversible (HA fillers only)
- Largely considered safe and effective
- Non-surgical and non-invasive
- Limited pain or discomfort
- Quick injection process
- Low risk procedure
- Few major side effects
- Looks and feels natural
- Customizable to individual
- No required downtime or recovery
- Results last months or years
- Performed by experienced injectors
Like all medical procedures, there are risks to undergoing facial filler injections. However, similar to most other forms of injections, the risks are minimal for the majority of people. This is especially true for hyaluronic acid fillers. Some of the possible, but improbable risks or complications include:
- Granuloma formation
- Asymmetry or unsatisfactory result
- Blockage of a blood vessel
- Nerve damage
- Acne or cold sore flare-ups
- Prolonged side effects like swelling, bleeding, or bruising
The injectors at Botox Bar DFW are highly skilled and take every possible precaution to minimize risks. This may include using a cannula instead of a needle, thorough patient screening, and dissolving the filler if necessary.
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Dermal Filler Treatments
Fillers have several applications in the face. Below, we have detailed some of the most common injection sites. However, there are additional sites where filler injections are possible and some patients may not be candidates for every type of filler or treatment.
Among one of the hottest injectable filler treatments of the past decade, lip filler offers both cosmetic and anti-aging benefits. For younger patients, lip plumping and enhancement are the most sought after. While older patients may also want to plump their lips, filler injections in the lips can also smooth the appearance of wrinkles on or around the lips—known as “lipstick lines” and “smoker’s lines.”
Hyaluronic acid fillers are almost always used for the lips. Semi-permanent fillers like Sculptra and Radiesse are not safe for the lips. All Restylane and Juvederm fillers are suitable and popular lip filler choices.
Defined, high cheekbones are becoming a beauty standard that more and more people seek. Additionally, the cheeks are one of the first places to lose volume during the aging process, which can cause a gaunt appearance. Cheek filler can help restore a healthy, youthful facial appearance, or it can enhance the cheekbones for a more contoured look.
Either hyaluronic acid or semi-permanent fillers work for the cheek area. Though, the right filler will depend on the current state of your cheeks and goals. Sculptra and Radiesse work best for people who have experienced extreme facial thinning due to a medical condition or aging. For general enhancement, hyaluronic acid fillers are generally recommended.
Patients who come in wanting to enhance their jawline are often surprised that their injector mentions chin filler. The chin plays a major role in the aesthetics of the lower face. Therefore, a recessed chin, even if slight, can make a difference in the overall contours of the face. Adding projection to the chin with fillers can create a slimmer looking jaw and improve the facial profile.
Under Eye Filler
The under eyes contain natural hollows that may become more prominent with age and lack of sleep. They may also develop bags due to the loss of skin elasticity and early signs of aging. Creating a brighter, more awake, and younger under eye is best achieved with under eye fillers—also known as tear trough fillers.
Hyaluronic acid fillers are the safest option in this area because it is fairly sensitive and the Tyndall effect is more likely to occur. The Tyndall effect is when the filler is visible below the skin and sometimes creates a blueish hue. If this occurs, your injector can dissolve the filler and re-inject it. This is not possible with semi-permanent fillers.
Nose filler—often called a non-surgical rhinoplasty—can even out unwanted humps and bumps on the bridge of the nose. It may also enhance the nose tip. This is one of the areas where hyaluronic acid fillers can last one or two years. For people not ready for rhinoplasty surgery, or who have only a minor enhancement they want to make, then a non-surgical nose job is perfect.
A chiseled, square jaw is becoming a popular request among men, while women tend to want a soft, defined jawline. Jaw filler can help achieve this, especially when wanting to create a square appearance to the jaw. Filler can make the face look more masculine. For women, subtle jawline injections can help create the ideal jawline. It is common for patients to combine jaw filler with chin filler.
Smile Line Filler
The smile lines, or nasolabial folds, deepen with age. Many patients find themselves distressed by how visible the smile lines are on their faces. This makes smile line filler popular for people just beginning to see the formation of deeper nasolabial folds. Filler helps smooth and elevate the skin for a more youthful appearance.
It is important to see a qualified provider because overfilling this area can lead to looking unnatural or puffy. This is also true for marionette lines. The injectors at Botox Bar DFW focus on not overfilling with the philosophy that more can always be added later.
Like the cheeks, the temples tend to lose volume early on in the aging process. Some especially athletic people may even see the temples hollowing in their twenties. Filler can address this while also providing the added benefits of creating a more heart-shaped face and lifting the eyes. Both of these looks are increasingly sought after.
The temples usually require more filler than other areas. Therefore, be prepared to pay for more than one syringe. In some cases, your injector may recommend semi-permanent options.
On average, you can expect hyaluronic acid fillers to last somewhere between six and twelve months. However, certain options such as Juvederm Voluma can last up to eighteen months in ideal circumstances. Radiesse and Sculptra can last up to two years. Though, because they create a strong collagen response, there may be some permanent effects after these filler injections.
Patients may benefit from both Botox and fillers. However, if are looking at a particular wrinkle or area and wondering which will treat it best. Here are a few tips to figure out which one may be right for you:
- Fillers add volume. Therefore, if you want to augment a feature or fill in a deeper crease, filler treatment is likely best.
- Botox relaxes muscles and wrinkles that appear during muscle movements. If the wrinkles only appear when raising your brows or squinting your eyes, Botox is likely the treatment.
- Fillers are rarely used in the upper face.
- Botox cannot treat wrinkles that remain on the face regardless of movement.
- In some cases, both Botox and filler may be suitable, such as when treating smile lines or lips. Your injector will work with you to craft the ideal plan based on your anatomy and goals.
There is some minor discomfort associated with filler injections. However, our office does offer numbing cream and most fillers contain a small amount of lidocaine. Filler injections are quick and the pain goes away almost instantly upon finishing the injections. Overall, most patients tolerate filler injections without too much comfort.
The exact aftercare will vary depending on the filler treatment you undergo. However, you can expect some instructions such as:
- Avoid strenuous workouts for two to three days
- Do not partake in activities that cause sweating
- Keep out of the sun/the treatment area covered
- Avoid sleeping on the filled area
- Do not massage or touch the area
Dermal fillers range in cost based on the type of filler you choose, the number of syringes, your provider, and other factors. In most cases, you can expect to spend anywhere from $500 to well over $1000. Upon consultation with a provider, you will receive a personalized price quote. To get an idea of how much Dallas filler injections cost, visit our Price Simulator.Botox Bar DFW does work with Care Credit to offer zero interest financing for all of your cosmetic procedures. You can find more information and links to apply on our website.
The Best Fillers In Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas At Botox Bar DFW
Botox Bar DFW is a practice dedicated to providing the best in medical aesthetics. Our injectors have years of experience in cosmetic injections, including dermal fillers. In addition to their experience, our injectors also help educate future injectors on the correct techniques and how to obtain the ideal results. Botox Bar DFW provides the highest quality filler that Dallas-Forth Worth offers.
Located between the Dallas and Fort Worth areas in Colleyville, Texas, Botox Bar DFW is easily accessible from both. Our customized treatment plans, event hosting, and how we pride ourselves on creating a safe and comfortable environment make us a one-of-a-kind medical spa.
To learn more and schedule, call us at 817-533-7676. You can also email us, complete our Price Simulator, or book online using the link on our website.
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