Dermal fillers have now been around for decades and their effectiveness, safety, and adaptability have been proven over and over again.
Dermal fillers, or cosmetic injectables, come in a wide variety of consistencies and with a multitude of targeted uses. Working with a highly trained and qualified professional can ensure that you get stunning results and the care you deserve.
Experienced, educated, and artistically inclined facial plastic surgeon Dr. Sarah Saxon is committed to offering her Austin, TX, patients advanced and effective treatments using dermal fillers. The medical and administrative staff at Saxon MD want to help you reach your aesthetic goals with a customized treatment plan. Dermal fillers can be the youth-restoring, confidence-boosting solution for your face and body that you’ve been wanting.
Dermal fillers are a group of cosmetic injectable products that are used to address aesthetic concerns in the face and some other parts of the body.
Dermal fillers are commonly used to treat fine lines, wrinkles, and hollow areas and add volume to cheeks, lips, or the chin. In the body, dermal fillers are often used in the neck or hands. There are a wide array of fillers that work differently, are made from different ingredients, and target specific concerns. These include biostimulatory fillers like Radiesse, Sculptra, and Renuva, which encourage natural collagen production. Neuromodulators like Botox, which paralyze tiny muscles in the face to smooth wrinkles, are another category of dermal fillers. Popular recently are hyaluronic acid fillers such as Belotero and Juvederm, which literally “fill” treatment areas to smooth wrinkles and add volume.
Erase lines and wrinkles, restore lost volume, and so much more.
With no sedation, no surgery, and very little to no downtime, this treatment is a quick and simple yet effective option. Dermal fillers are one of the most versatile cosmetic treatments and work to address concerns throughout the body including:
Overall, if you are looking to treat one of the many cosmetic concerns that can be addressed with a dermal filler, there is likely a filler that is great for you. Allergic reactions or other serious side effects are very rare, but you should let your cosmetic practitioner know about any known allergies and all medications or supplements you are taking.
With so many options, Dr. Saxon and our skilled team will help determine exactly which filler has the right consistency and ingredients for your skin type and aesthetic goals. At a consultation, we will examine your skin, craft a custom treatment plan just for you, and discuss your medical history to further ensure this is the most optimal treatment.
Dermal fillers are just one tool in our wide array of treatment options. Skin rejuvenation might include laser treatments, facials, microneedling, or other methods that can all help you achieve your specific goals.
Most dermal filler appointments only take about 30 minutes to complete depending on the area that’s being treated. We will most likely start off with cleansing the area and applying a topical numbing cream if that’s your preference. Then, the filler will be expertly injected based on your treatment plan to create a natural, vibrant look.
For most fillers, there is no downtime, and you can resume normal activity right away. Some patients may experience some swelling or irritation at the injection site, which resolves on its own within a few hours. The timeline for results and maintenance will vary greatly depending on which dermal filler is used. You will receive detailed information on what to expect at your appointment.
Since the lips are an extremely delicate area, there is a bit of recovery time involved with lip injections. Being aware of the typical progression of swelling and other normal healing is key.
Most swelling will be localized near the injection sites.
Most experience significant swelling that may be uncomfortable or even alarming; this is normal.
Height of swelling should be over, and tenderness near injection sites should be gone.
Much less swelling but bruising may be more noticeable at this point and lips will settle.
Lips are almost completely settled, and no major changes day-to-day should be happening.
You should see a stunning, natural-looking new lip appearance as your final results are revealed!
At SaxonMD, we are dedicated to delivering the most effective and safest cosmetic treatments to meet the unique needs of our patients.
Led by the expertise of Dr. Sarah Saxon, a double-board-certified plastic surgeon, we are wholly devoted to achieving aesthetic excellence for every patient in every circumstance. You can expect to receive compassionate and comprehensive care at SaxonMD as Dr. Saxon and her team strive to deliver youthful and radiant cosmetic outcomes. You can trust that we will be committed to listening to you as a patient, understanding your beauty aspirations, and working with you to attain stunning results.
Schedule online or call us today at (512) 537-4191, so we can help you design your ideal dermal filler treatment.
Since dermal fillers are given via injection, most involve the slight pinch of a needle. Topical numbing creams can be used to help ease any discomfort.
Follow-ups will depend on which type of filler is used and your overall aesthetic goals.
Yes, dermal fillers are an effective treatment for expression lines such as crow's feet and nasolabial folds.
When administered by a trained professional, dermal fillers are incredibly safe and carry a very low risk of serious side effects. Some patients may experience minor swelling or redness.
Dermal fillers are not permanent, and the duration of results varies anywhere from 3 to 18 months, depending on which type of filler is used and where the filler was used for treatment.
This is a common misconception due to instances where lip injections have been administered improperly, unsafely, and by amateur injectors. When fillers are injected by a doctor or qualified professional who understands facial anatomy, lip fillers will not ruin your lips, and if you choose to stop using fillers, they will return to their original size and shape.
No, dermal fillers are not recommended while pregnant or breastfeeding.
It will take a few hours for numbness to wear off, and you should wait until full sensation returns to eat or drink.
The cost of dermal fillers will depend on which fillers are used and the extent of the treatment area.
Make your tomorrow beautiful. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Saxon about facial plastic surgery in Texas. Dr. Saxon will answer all your questions in a caring manner and help you create a plan to bring your ideal looks to life!