Injectable Fillers in Houston, TX
As we age, facial skin is exposed to the sun, acne, gravity, and lifestyle choices, that may make skin appear less radiant. To combat the damage that the skin has endured, injectable fillers are offered as a minimally invasive alternative to surgical procedures.
As a semi-permanent method to help facial skin appear more youthful and smoother, fillers can:
- Reduce wrinkles and creases (ie. Nasolabial folds)
- Fill out depressions throughout the face (ie. Acne and traumatic scars)
- Make lips fuller
- Improve skin texture
Numerous injectables are available, such as:
- Sculptra ™
- Restylane ®
- Radiesse ®
- Prevelle Silk ®
- Perlane ®
- Fat transfers
Should you desire a longer-lasting solution to restore a more youthful appearance to your face, Houston Botox specialist, Dr. Livingston may suggest facelift surgery (rhytidectomy), neck lift surgery, eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), and/or brow lift surgery (forehead lift surgery) to help you reach your aesthetic objective.
Dr. Livingston will access the areas that require rejuvenation and develop an individualized treatment plan which could include chemical peels, laser resurfacing, and skin care products (Image Skin Care International, Inc). Depending on the patient’s desires, the area will be cleansed and a topical numbing cream or local anesthetic will reduce discomfort. In some cases, the filler itself may have a numbing agent within it. Injectable fillers are most commonly applied to the lips, around the mouth, nasolabial folds, and/or between the eyebrows but also can be used to fill any line or wrinkle, even in the hands.
Nearly pain-free, each injection only takes a few seconds and only a few minutes for the entire process to be completed. In areas with deeper depressions, such as scars, wrinkles, and/or creases, more injections and treatment sessions may be required. After the injections are completed, each site will be cleansed again and ice with pressure is applied to redness, bruising, and swelling.
Results will be immediately noticeable. Bruising and swelling may be present in the areas of injection for a matter of hours or a few days following the procedure. The face may appear fuller than normal but will reside to a smoother, youthful appearance in a short period of time. Should you choose fat injections, the aftereffects may persist for a few weeks after the procedure.
With results being semi-permanent, patients can enjoy a more refreshed appearance but, if they prefer, Dr. Livingston also offers an array of longer-lasting surgical procedures.