Injectable fillers and other non-surgical cosmetic procedures offer men and women a way to look younger without downtime or surgery. Facial fillers can be used alone to restore lost facial volume and reduce the appearance of wrinkles or combined with additional treatments for a more comprehensive approach to aging.

Contact us online today to learn more about your options to enhance your appearance with injectable fillers from our practice. The Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery of Central Texas helps women and men from Austin, Round Rock and throughout Texas. Count on our team to help you look rejuvenated through a wide range of cosmetic procedures.

Understanding Aging

The earliest signs of aging often appear first in the face. Aging can affect the skin and tissue in a number of ways. Collagen, which helps give the skin elasticity and firmness, is broken down more easily and production of collagen declines. This combination makes the skin more prone to stress factors like sun damage. As collagen breaks down, volume is lost and the skin falls into deeper lines and wrinkles. Volume loss also gives a worn, gaunt appearance to the face.

The combination of less collagen and reduced skin elasticity makes it easier for wrinkles to form. Some are caused by muscle movement (dynamic wrinkles), while deeper wrinkles are caused by volume loss. Facial injectables add more volume to these areas to reduce the signs of aging.

How Facial Fillers Help

Injectable fillers restore lost volume where it’s needed the most for a younger, more refreshed look. Facial injectables can be used for deep facial wrinkles and are especially effective in the nasolabial folds. These are sometimes called laugh lines or parentheses lines. Fillers can also improve definition in the cheekbones to give the face more youthful curves again. Lip enhancement can also be performed with injectable fillers.

There are a few different formulations for facial injectables. Hyaluronic acid fillers are based on substances found naturally in the skin. Natural collagen fillers are another option and synthetic fillers are also available. The results of dermal fillers can last from a few months to a year, depending on the type of filler used and the way the body responds to treatment.

For people seeking a natural, lasting alternative to temporarily fillers, fat grafting uses your own fat cells collected from your body to restore volume, fill in deep scars and improve the facial contours.

Although facial injectables can make a noticeable improvement in your appearance on their own, they are commonly combined with additional procedures for more comprehensive results. These include other nonsurgical options like BOTOX® Cosmetic injections or dermabrasion, as well cosmetic surgeries like eyelid surgery or a facelift.

Recovery and Results

Facial injectable treatments are minimally invasive and require no downtime. Some people may notice temporary swelling or redness at the injection site, which can last from a few hours to one to two days. You should keep their head upright for the first few hours after their procedure and avoid rubbing the injection site to prevent product migration. Results should be visible in just a few days.

Injectable fillers from the Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery of Central Texas will help you look younger. You may see an improvement in the appearance of deep wrinkles within a few days, and your skin may appear smoother at the site of injection. Although nothing can prevent the aging process, dermal fillers help you maintain a more youthful look for longer, especially when used in combination with additional procedures.