Dermal Fillers

Ready to restore your youthful appearance, say goodbye to lines & wrinkles, plump your pout, and more?

For individuals who may not quite be ready for a brow lift or a facelift in San Antonio to treat wrinkles, our practice offers 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 uses four types of dermal fillers in his San Antonio practice: JUVÉDERM™, JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC, JUVÉDERM™ VOLLURE, and JUVÉDERM™ VOLBELLA. 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.

JUVÉDERM™ VOLLURE softens parenthesis lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth. Results can last up to 18 months.

JUVÉDERM™ VOLBELLA is specifically created to add subtle volume to the lips, as well as smooth vertical lip lines. Results can last up to one year.

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 may also use dermal fillers in facial contouring of the chin, cheeks, and temples, in lip augmentation or to treat a hollow tear trough.

Voluma Treatment

*Individual results may vary

What Is the Dermal Filler Treatment?

When you receive a dermal filler treatment, you will likely not need an anesthetic as Juvederm contains 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 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 San Antonio Plastic Surgery. To set up a consultation, please call our office at 2109512483.