Wrinkle Fillers (Dermal Injections) - Fort Worth, TX

What to Expect During and After Procedure

After the practitioner makes a full assessment of your facial structure and skin, they will mark directly on the skin where the intended injection sites will be. The face is then cleansed, and local anesthetic applied to numb the top layer of skin. With a fine needle syringe the filler is injected into the pre-marked areas until the desired fullness is achieved. Results vary product to product, but most produce results lasting from three months to a full year.

Plan Your Procedure

Average Cost $495
Recovery Time 1 Week
Avg Procedure Time 30 Min
Post-Op Follow-Up 4 Weeks
Recovery Location Out-Patient

Types of Wrinkle Fillers

The market for injectable fillers has grown exponentially over the last decade, with more options and brands appearing each year.

Fat transfer

A fat transfer is a process that takes donated fat from one body part such as the abdomen or buttocks, purifies it, then transfers it back to an area of the face that has sustained volume loss. This type of filler offers good results, but may not be as long lasting as other fillers as the body will naturally absorb some of the injected fat.

Collagen

Collagen is a protein made up of amino acids. It can be derived from the human body or animals (bovine collagen). It feels very natural when injected, and is most often chosen for use in the lips for lip augmentation.

Calcium hydroxyapatite

Found naturally in our bones, calcium hydroxyapatite is a mineral-like compound, and one of the heavier dermal fillers. This particular filler treatment is generally used for deep crevices and creases.

Hyaluronic acid

Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that exists in the human body in connective tissue and cartilage, acting like a tissue glue. It is extracted, reformulated, and then offered as a derma filler. It is a popular choice because of its broad compatibility. Hyaluronic acid is naturally broken down in the body without adverse effects.

 

Polylactic acid

Polylactic acid is a synthetic substance used as a wrinkle filler. This particular substance works differently than the other fillers because it actually stimulates collagen production. Because it relies on a secondary bodily action to be effective, results are not immediate but appear gradually over time.

PMMA

The primary permanent filler on the market today is polymethylmethacrylate filler, more commonly called PMMA. This filler contains a low concentration of microspheres suspended in a larger amount of purified collagen gel and anesthetic lidocaine. PMMA is heavier than most other fillers and as such is used for deeper wrinkles like those of the nasolabial folds, and even as a permanent implant during reconstructive surgery because of its solid consistency. The results of PMMA can last indefinitely.

Overview

As time marches on, it leaves its footprints on our skin. In youth, our skin’s elasticity prevents lines from appearing, but as collagen and elastin decline over time, wrinkles appear quicker and deeper. At Anderson Plastic Surgery and MedSpa in Fort Worth, plastic surgeon Dr. Daniels, uses modern anti-aging injectable wrinkle filler treatments to combat the visible signs of aging. Anderson Plastic Surgery carries a variety of brands in wrinkle fillers, including Juvéderm, Voluma, Sculptra, and Radiesse to address your specific concerns. Whether you wish to fill in fine forehead lines restore soft volume to your cheeks, Dr. Anderson will help you determine the best wrinkle filler to give you a younger, more rejuvenated appearance. Overall, dermal fillers have a relatively low risk of adverse side effects.

Wrinkle Fillers FAQs

Are Fillers Safe?
All injectable fillers used at Anderson Plastic Surgery are FDA-approved and safe to use. It is important to discuss the differences between each filler treatment so you can understand and appreciate which choice is most appropriate for your individual circumstances.
Long-Lasting Results?
The results of injectable wrinkle fillers vary. On average, most will last between three months and a full year. Restylane, Juvéderm, and Radiesse are some of the most popular fillers used today, each lasting at least six months. Fat injections have the shortest result period since the body reabsorbs a portion of the fat within a few months.
Fillers vs. BOTOX
Injectable fillers decrease wrinkles by adding volume, creating a smoother surface. The results gained from BOTOX, Dysport, and Xeomin look and act similarly to injectables, but from a completely different mode of action. These treatments involve a neurotoxic agent injected into the skin to temporarily paralyze the overactive muscle which cause wrinkles to appear. As the muscles gradually relax, the visible wrinkles on the outer layer of the skin relax and soften, resulting in a smoother, younger appearance.