DERMAL FILLERS & COLLAGEN STIMULATORS IN AUSTIN AND CENTRAL TEXAS
There are a variety of excellent dermal fillers and collagen stimulators that can reduce wrinkles, restore soft-tissue volume loss, smooth depressed scars, and enhance lips. They can also be used to replace lost volume for the back of the hands. Dermal fillers can help make you look younger and refreshed, are minimally invasive and require little downtime.
The Aging Face
A variety of skin changes occur as we age. You may see brown spots, broken capillaries, fine lines, wrinkles and sagging. One less obvious change is that we lose facial volume, causing the face to become sunken and to sag. The loss of mid-face volume in particular plays a key role in facial aging. Fillers and collagen stimulators play a unique role in restoring lost volume.
What Areas Can be Treated with Fillers?
Common areas of treatment include the cheeks, temples, wrinkles and folds around the mouth, such as nasolabial folds, marionette lines, as well as lip lines and lips. Fillers can also be used under the eyes, scars, jawline, and hands.
What Types of Fillers Are There and Where are They Used?
Hyaluronic Acid Fillers:
Hyaluronic acid is a natural component of human skin and is the framework in which skin cells live. HA fillers are very commonly used because of their combination of safety, smooth and natural appearance and good duration. These fillers tend to provide natural looking results with a very low risk of allergic reaction. Also, HA fillers can be dissolved with injections hyaluronidase, a readily available FDA-approved medication.
Belotero Balance® integrates into the skin very well, and is specifically designed for use in superficial fine lines and wrinkles. It is commonly used to treat lines around the mouth, and is a good choice for the tear trough.
Juvederm Ultra® and UltraPlus® are most commonly used to treat moderate lines and folds around the nose and mouth. They can also be used to treat the temples and to enhance the lips. These may last up to a year.
Juvederm Voluma® is more volumizing and lifting than most other HA fillers. It is most often used to restore volume in the cheeks, and may last up to 2 years.
Restylane® is often used for moderate lines and folds around the mouth, nasolabial folds, corners of the mouth, marionette lines, frown lines, tear trough, temples and to enhance the lips. Results may last 6-18 months, depending on the area treated and the person.
Radiesse® contains calcium hydroxylapatite microshperes in a gel. It is a volumizing filler that also stimulates collagen production. It is commonly used to restore volume to the cheeks, temples and nasolabial folds. It is an excellent filler for restoring volume to the back of the hands.
Sculptra® Aesthetic is a collagen stimulator, and therefore works by stimulating you to make your own collagen. It is made from poly-L-lactic acid, which is the material that absorbable suture is made from. Results with Sculptra gradually develop over a series of 2-3 treatments, which some people prefer. Although not a quick fix, if can restore lost volume and a youthful fullness to the cheeks, temples, nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and prejowl sulcus. Results can last for more than two years, and can be maintained with periodic single treatment sessions.
Which Filler Should I Use?
Dr. Zimmet carefully evaluates the available fillers for safety, effectiveness and appropriate use. He will discuss the fillers that would be appropriate to consider based on the area(s) you will be having treated.
Before and After Photos
Photos courtesy of Allergen and Galderma
Not sure if this is the best way to contact Dr. Zimmet, but I just wanted to thank him! You saw me on such short notice and you took such good care of me, and now I’m all better and I love my new lips! Can’t thank you enough and never again will I see another doctor but you for these types of procedures and anything dermatology related! I have already told all of my friends to go see you too! Again, many, many thanks!!!
— Laura F.
Call us today at (512) 485-7700 to set up your consultation with Dr. Bielfield. He will be happy to discuss your skin concerns and help you determine if fillers and/or other minimally invasive treatments are right for you.