About Injectable Fillers
Do you want a brilliant solution to your problematic signs of aging? One of the most common visible signs of getting older appears on your face is hollowness of your cheeks. Loss of volume and fullness from the cheeks can negatively impact a youthful appearance. This is why double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Paul S. Gill and board-certified dermatologist Dr. Anita A. Gill offer advanced injectable dermal fillers at their practice in The Woodlands, TX.
Your face can lose volume for a variety of causes, but weight loss and aging are usually to blame. Dermal fillers work in your skin by incorporating the liquid filler under the surface of the skin. It can dramatically fill in the areas that appear sunken or hollow. Injectable fillers are a promising, minimally invasive alternative for The Woodlands, TX women and men desiring to even out wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin for a younger-looking face. Dermal fillers (in some cases) can also be incorporated to mimic aspects of a facelift without going under the knife, the risk of scarring, and the required downtime that follows. There are many fillers that can help meet the expectations and desires of each patient. To decide which products are right for you, we encourage you to visit The Gill Center for Plastic Surgery and Dermatology or our Firenze Derm Spa where our doctors can help you learn more.
The Juvéderm family of fillers is available at our practice in The Woodlands, TX. Juvéderm is an injectable filler comprised of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring component in healthy skin. When injected into specific treatment sites on the skin, the hyaluronic acid provides hydration and acts as a sort of scaffolding for your skin. It will support the skin at the depression or wrinkle site, helping it to appear smoother and younger. Our doctors can offer you the following formulas to personalize your treatment based on your needs with:
- Juvéderm Vollure and XC
Either treat medium or deep wrinkles and lines throughout your face, like nasolabial folds and other lines around your nose and mouth, for about a year
- Juvéderm Volbella and Ultra XC
Both add shape to your lower lip, upper lip, or your entire mouth while also correcting your look of fine, vertical lines in the lips for up to a year
- Juvéderm Voluma
Voluma youthfully augments the contour of your cheeks to treat thinness in your mid-face
The Restylane line of products we offer at The Gill Center for Plastic Surgery and Dermatology are the following formulas in a variety of strengths and consistencies:
Replenishes your facial wrinkles and folds
- Restylane Defyne
Lessens your moderate to severe smile and laugh lines
- Restylane Lyft
Supplements volume and lift in the cheeks that look gaunt or deficient in size
- Restylane Refyne
Swells the mild to moderate smile and laugh lines to look rejuvenated
- Restylane Silk
Creates plump lips and evens out vertical lip lines
"Dr. Gills office has been amazing. They have put me at ease from day one. The staff goes out of there way to make you feel your needs are the most important. Jeanne and Jolynn have been so helpful. Dr. Gill did a wonderful job and it has truly changed my life. Thank you to an amazing Dr. and a wonderful staff. KL"- K.A. / Google / Nov 30, 2018
"I am so pleased with the level of care that I have received from Dr. Gill and his staff. From my first contact with his office, I have been treated with kindness and compassion. Dr. Gill and his staff are very professional and are always there to answer any questions or concerns. I am a little over a week post tummy tuck and I am already loving my results. I can’t wait for bikini season!! (M. Robinson)"- M.J. / Google / Nov 23, 2018
"Excellent! Very informative! Dr Gill is friendly & I recommend anyone seeking a Dermatoligist to see Dr Gill"- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Nov 22, 2018
"Dr Gill and his staff are amazing! His staff and nurses are very professional and friendly. Dr Gill has a great bedside manner and I’m very pleased that I chose him and his facility to do my surgery! I’ve researched and had diff consults with different drs in the area and he by far is the best in my opinion!"- D.B. / Google / Nov 21, 2018
"I am only a week out after surgery but I do feel like I am in very good hands. Everyone has been very personable and helpful with my questions and concerns. I had an extended tummy tuck and have had minimal pain. Dr. Gill came highly recommended and I am very happy with everything thus far. I have compared his work with other surgeons’ before/after and his leaves very little scarring, in comparison. I can’t wait to get to my final results!"- T.M. / Google / Nov 21, 2018
If you are considering a treatment with an injectable filler, like Juvéderm, you should be at least 18 years old and a nonsmoker. The correction provided by dermal fillers can remedy common depressions on the face, such as:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Slim, indistinct lips
- Acne scars (pitting)
- Nasolabial folds
- Gaunt cheeks
The best candidates for dermal fillers are those seeking to reduce the presence of wrinkles and fine lines without resorting to a surgical facelift or a synthetic implant. In most circumstances, if you have many notable signs of aging, or who have recently lost a lot of weight — you may have sections of your face that are hollow and shapeless. These attributes make you a prime candidate for injectable fillers. Fillers are also a promising option for women and men who are not comfortable with the scars that can occur following a surgical facelift.
Prior to your procedure, one of our doctors will meet with you to gain insight into your cosmetic goals and decide which product to use for impressive results. At the time of the actual injection, your injector will administer topical numbing cream as an anesthetic to minimize the discomfort of the injections. Then, your experienced injector will use the determined amount of filler to continuously and gently inject it via a small needle. You can expect that we may gently massage the injection site to ensure a smooth, even application. Keeping the desired result in mind, either a portion or an entire syringe can be used during your appointment.
What to Expect
Injectable fillers can be achieved in our The Woodlands, TX office quickly and with very few risks. Due to the use of anesthetic, the process is usually pretty tolerable and does not require downtime. You should expect swelling and bruising immediately after, but these symptoms will fade within a couple of days. Following your treatment, the injection site may feel overly full or tight. You may experience some swelling or redness, but these feelings are temporary and will dissipate within a few days. The application of an ice pack may help to curb these side effects. You should also avoid alcohol and strenuous activity for the first 24 hours after treatment. Results typically last from three months to a full year based on the type of filler used and the area of injection. To maintain optimal results, we may recommend smaller, touch-up doses between appointments.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much do injectable fillers cost?
The cost of an injectable filler treatment will vary, depending on the type of filler and how much is needed to achieve desired results. During your initial consultation, we will create a customized treatment plan that best fits your needs. We will also provide you with an estimated cost for your treatment and give you information about specials we run on injectable fillers to help make your filler as affordable as possible.
How do I know which injectable filler is right for me?
The type of injectable filler chosen for your treatment will be based on the area being treated and your wanted outcome. Depending on whether you want to reduce the appearance of fine lines or are wanting to create fuller, plumper lips, we will understand your needs before determining the filler. With so many dermal fillers on the market, it can be difficult to identify which one is the best for you, but our team will ensure you experience a natural-looking, rejuvenated look.
What is the difference between wrinkle relaxers and dermal fillers?
Wrinkle relaxers, such as BOTOX, work to eliminate fine lines and wrinkles (mostly in the forehead and around the eyes) by reducing the movement of facial muscles. Dermal fillers restore volume to the face in order to fill in deep lines, wrinkles, and certain types of scars. Injectable fillers can also be used to create fuller lips and cheeks and reduce the appearance of aging on the hands.
How long will the results last?
The longevity of your results will be dependent on the type of filler used and what area was treated. For some patients, results may last up to a year, while others may need a repeat treatment after six months. Touch-up treatments are available at our facility in order to maintain your results.
What areas of my face can be treated with dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers can address signs of aging throughout your face by either smoothing static lines or adding volume. Fillers can be injected into moderate to severe parentheses, marionette, and corner lines around your mouth and nose. Additionally, they can temporarily add volume to your cheeks and lips.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Procedure Time
- 15 Minutes – 1 Hour
- Procedure Recovery Location
Keep Aging At Bay
If you are feeling insecure about your signs of aging, but you are not interested in the concept of a surgical facelift, then dermal fillers might be the answer you seek. Fillers uncover younger-looking, glowing skin without the major risks of surgery or the threat of scarring. There are a number of products available today that can help you obtain the appearance want. For more information about fillers or to schedule a consultation, call The Gill Center for Plastic Surgery and Dermatology at your earliest convenience to begin your journey to a more voluminous look.