Fillers

Balance Wellness Center

Ron Bryant, M.D.

Medical Spa & Health and Wellness Center located in Houston, TX

Dermal fillers give you the opportunity to temporarily turn back the hands of time, enhancing your facial contouring so you can make the most of your natural beauty. Fillers are one of many advanced treatments available from Ron Bryant, MD, of Balance Wellness Center in Houston, Texas. Learn more during your face-to-face consultation, which can be booked online or by phone today.

Fillers Q&A

 

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are injectable treatments that work to replace lost facial volume or add volume to improve facial contouring. They are among the most popular medical aesthetic treatments and deliver impressive results. 

Many men and women choose dermal fillers as an alternative to more invasive cosmetic procedures like plastic surgery. While fillers cannot achieve the level of results of a full face-lift, they can do wonders to help you appear more youthful and well-rested. Best of all, fillers carry none of the risks associated with cosmetic surgery and anesthesia. 

How do dermal fillers work?

Balance Wellness Center offers dermal fillers from the Juvederm® and Restylane® line of products. These dermal fillers are formulated with a synthetic form of hyaluronic acid, a substance your body produces naturally. 

Hyaluronic acid helps keep your skin plump and elastic, but you lose a significant portion of your natural hyaluronic acid as you age. That can leave your skin without adequate support, causing it to sag and pool into lines, folds, and wrinkles. 

Dermal fillers replace that lost volume with a smooth, gel-like substance that delivers natural-looking results. Over time, your body can safely absorb the filler materials, processing and eliminating them through your lymphatic system. 

Both Juvederm and Restylane offer a range of fillers designed for specific uses. Some of the thicker formulations are best suited for increasing volume in your cheeks and lifting sagging skin at the jawline. Thinner, more fluid formulations are great for smaller treatment areas, like vertical lip lines and crow’s feet. 

Dermal fillers can reduce folds and lines around your eyes, nose, mouth, chin, and cheeks. There are even fillers that can plump your lips or replace lost volume in the backs of your hands. 

Is it painful to get dermal fillers?

In the hands of a skilled practitioner like Dr. Bryant, dermal fillers are not painful. You might feel a pinch as the needle enters your skin, or a mild stinging sensation as the filler is injected into your facial tissues. A topical numbing cream can reduce sensations during your treatments. 

In the days after your visit, the treatment area might feel a bit tender, but there is no lingering discomfort or significant pain. Depending on the type of filler and placement, you can expect your results to last 6-18 months. 

Learn more about dermal fillers during your one-on-one consultation. Online scheduling is fast and easy, or you are always welcome to call and speak with a member of the administrative staff regarding appointment availability.