For individuals who may not quite be ready for a brow lift or a face lift in San Antonio to treat wrinkles, our plastic surgeons offer dermal fillers. These injectable treatments work to fill in deep lines and wrinkles on your face, helping you to appear younger and your skin to look more hydrated.
Dr. Ortegon or Dr. Baumholtz use two types of dermal fillers in his San Antonio practice: JUVÉDERM™ and JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC. While they may differ in their composition, the task they accomplish is much the same—add scaffolding and support to your face, giving your skin a flattering, youthful volume.
JUVÉDERM™, JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC are made up of a hyaluronic acid gel, which mimics the hyaluronic acid found in your skin to hydrate it. VOLUMA™ XC is a new filler that can be used to add instant volume in the face for results that last up to two years. These solutions are bio-compatible and will simply be absorbed by your body as they break down over time.
What Can Dermal Fillers Treat?
Dermal Fillers are proven to treat almost any kind of facial wrinkle including:
- Nasolabial folds
- Marionette lines
- Fine lines
- Thin Lip
- Depressed Scars
Dr. Ortegon or Dr. Baumholtz may also use dermal fillers in facial contouring of the chin, cheeks and temples, in lip augmentation or to treat a hollow tear trough.
What Is the Dermal Filler Treatment?
When you receive a dermal filler treatment, you will likely not need an anesthetic as Juvederm contain lidocaine. However if you are particularly sensitive, a topical anesthetic may be available. To begin your treatment, the injection site and surrounding skin will be cleansed with an antiseptic. Using a fine needle, our plastic surgeon will inject the dermal filler into and below your skin’s dermis. When injected, the solution will combine with your skin’s own properties and begin to add volume. To ensure proper placement of the dermal filler, Dr. Ortegon or Dr. Baumholtz may massage the injection site gently with his hand.
Dermal Filler Treatment Aftercare
After your dermal filler treatment, the injection site may feel overly full, but this will soon dissipate. You may experience some mild side effects including redness, swelling or itching. Swelling may be controlled by applying an ice pack.
If you receive Juvederm treatments, you can expect the results to last anywhere from six to twelve months.
To learn more about dermal fillers in San Antonio, we encourage you to join the email list of our San Antonio plastic surgeons. To set up a consultation, please call our office at (210) 614-4320.