Dermal Fillers

Dermal Fillers Options and Procedures

Offered at Our Houston Office By Dr. Downey

Derma Filles - Downey Plastic SurgeryDeep wrinkles and fine lines seem inevitable and adds age to your physical appearance. Thankfully, there’s a way to set back the clock. A facial dermal filler reduces the appearance of wrinkles and lines by filling them with a special gel. Here at Downey Plastic Surgery, we offer Radiesse, Belotero, Perlane, Restylane and Voluma as effective, FDA-approved fillers, with a long history of successful procedures. All of our dermal filler treatments are performed by Dr. Cara Downey.

What is a Dermal Filler?

Dermal fillers are a highly popular treatment option for wrinkles and facial lines. They aid the reduction of aging by filling out and smoothing away pestersome grooves, lines, and furrows. Restylane is a transparent gel that mimic’s the skin’s natural hydraulic acid. Because of that, it can easily blend into wrinkles and have a natural result. Apart from that, Restylane can also add or restore fullness to thin lips. RADIESSE, a calcium based volumizing dermal filler, provides long-lasting and natural results by immediately restoring lost volume and has many applications from cheeks to chin and pre jowls area to oral commissure (turn that frown upside down). PERLANE and VOLUMA are slightly less viscous dermal  fillers for deeper injection of the cheek region for example. BELOTERO BALANCE is a uniquely pliable substance that can be injected into shallow fine lines such as laugh lines, lines around the lips and can help blend bags under the eyes. SCULPTRA provides a semi-permanent result as it actually recruits collagen to be laid down in its place over time and is also great for filling deep areas of cheek and jowls.

Who is the Ideal Candidate for Dermal Filler Treatments?

People who have mild to moderately deep wrinkles can expect more dramatic results. Both men and women can use dermal fillers to treat their wrinkles and fine lines, but the patient should be at least 21 years of age. On top of that, those who are taking certain medications need to consult with their doctor before using fillers. If you have allergies, you need to tell the doctor what they are so complications can be prevented. Pregnant women and people over the age of 70 are best advised to seek other treatment options.

Do Filler Treatments Pose Any Risk of Complication?

All of our Fillers are FDA-approved products, you can see the FDA information sheet on our fillers here:

Restylane
Perlane
Voluma
Sculptra
Radiesse
Belotero

Every cosmetic procedure has its risks; facial fillers are not an exception. In some patients, fillers can cause minor or even severe allergic reactions. Pimples, hives and swelling are the most common symptoms of an allergic reaction, but they should clear up within a week or so. If the symptoms don’t clear up, however, it’s best to consult with a doctor. Scarring, although extremely rare, is possible. Another possible complication of using this filler is infection- be sure to check and see whether proper sanitation is practiced at the clinic.

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What are the Side Effects of Facial Fillers?

There are a few side effects that can occur after using fillers. They include the following: pain at the injection site, mild swelling, pimples, redness, tenderness at the injection site, bruising and rashes. The side effects should clear up on their own, but if you still have them after a week, it’s best to get checked out by a doctor.

 

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