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Pearce Plastic Surgery

Injectable Fillers

in Austin, TX

The common signs of aging are typically first noticed in the face. Wrinkles around the nose and mouth, hollows under the eyes, and sunken cheeks can be unpleasant facial features that develop as the underlying facial tissues thin out.

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Injectable dermal fillers replace lost volume to help smooth out wrinkles and restore a fuller facial structure. More than one million men and women choose to have this non-surgical treatment every year to correct facial imperfections and see results fast.

Dr. Pearce offers Restylane®, JUVÉDERM®, and Sculptra® Aesthetic to restore volume in the lip and cheek areas and to erase smile lines and other facial wrinkles. These quick treatments generally only take 45 minutes to an hour to complete, so you can be in and out of the office in no time.

What Can Fillers Do?

Plump Thin Lips

with JUVÉDERM® Ultra JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® Restylane-L® Restylane® Refyne™

Some people are born with naturally thin lips, while others may experience thinning lips as they age. People in both categories can benefit from injectable dermal fillers to achieve fuller, plumper lips with a more defined structure.

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Restore Cheek Volume

with JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® Restylane® Lyft™

Volume in the cheeks decreases as we age due to a loss of collagen, hyaluronic acid, and elastin in the tissues. This can result in contour deficiencies that create a gaunt, aged appearance. Injectable fillers add youthful fullness to restore the lost volume in the cheeks.

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Reduce Facial Wrinkles

with Sculptra® Aesthetic JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus Restylane® Defyne™

Fillers add volume and fullness to the skin, which can offset the wrinkles and folds that sink into our skin with age. These dermal fillers can address a range of wrinkles, from deep lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth to marionette lines on your chin.

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Before & After

Before and after lip fillers

What Are My Filler Options?

  • Restylane®

    Restylane® is composed of hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring protein found in the tissue that attracts moisture and retains water for plumper, smoother skin. Since this FDA-approved injectable filler is made of a natural substance found in our body, it is a safe and reliable filler.

  • JUVÉDERM®

    JUVÉDERM® is a comprehensive facial filler made of hyaluronic acid. This FDA-approved dermal filler works similar to your body’s natural hyaluronic acid to add fullness and hydration to the skin.

  • Sculptra® Aesthetic

    Sculptra® Aesthetic is different from hyaluronic acid fillers, as it contains poly-L-lactic acid that stimulates collagen production in your skin. This FDA-approved injectable filler works to naturally and gradually restore smooth skin and a more youthful appearance over time.

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Recovery

There is generally no downtime associated with an injectable filler treatment; patients can return to work and their normal routines immediately following the treatment.

There may be some slight bruising and swelling at the injection sites that should dissipate within a day. Patients should avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours. Any redness or bruising can be concealed with makeup until it fades.

Results

Most injectable fillers immediately add volume to the face, but some build results gradually over time. The results generally last several months to several years depending on the filler used, the areas targeted, and the patient’s physical anatomy.

Scars

It is rare to develop scarring after an injectable filler treatment. Any scars that may develop can be easily concealed with makeup until they fade.

Cost

At Pearce Plastic Surgery, the cost of dermal fillers ranges from $400 to $900 per syringe depending on the type of filler used.

Injectable fillers are priced per syringe. Therefore, the cost of your injectable treatment will depend on the number of syringes required to restore volume.

During your consultation with Dr. Pearce, you will be given an exact cost estimate for your injectable treatment.

Injectable Fillers FAQs

How long do fillers in the face last?

The results from injectable fillers can last from several months to several years. The longevity of the fillers depends on the treatment area and injectable administered.


Are injectable fillers safe?

Yes, Restylane®, JUVÉDERM®, and Sculptra® Aesthetic are FDA approved, safe injectable fillers.


Which injectable filler is right for me?

The type of injectable filler for you will be decided during your consultation with Dr. Pearce. He can help choose the right product based on your individual concerns and goals. You can fill out our online contact form to schedule your consultation.


Is BOTOX® an injectable filler?

While BOTOX® Cosmetic is a type of injectable, it is not considered a “filler” because it works in a different way. Rather than plumping the skin, BOTOX® is a neuromodulator that reduces the movement of the facial muscles that cause wrinkles, allowing the skin to smooth out.


What areas can injectable fillers not treat?

Injectable treatments are designed to be temporary solutions for wrinkles and can not provide drastic, long-lasting changes.

If you’re experiencing sagging and other more extensive signs of aging, you may want to combine injectables with another procedure, such as:


Do any fillers provide permanent results?

While there are a couple of non-surgical fillers that can provide semi-permanent results, fat transfer is an alternative to injectable dermal fillers that can provide permanent enhancement. Also known as fat grafting, this procedure removes excess fat from your body using liposuction and then injects the purified fat cells into the areas that need a boost of volume. Fat transfer can correct facial volume loss under your eyes, in the cheek area, and nearly anywhere you have wrinkles to provide long-lasting results.


Are there any risks or side effects involved with injectable fillers?

There is a risk of complications with any plastic surgery procedure, but the chance of experiencing serious side effects with injectable fillers is rare.

Some of the rare side effects include:

  • Bleeding from the injection site
  • Asymmetry
  • Mild bruising and swelling
  • Damage to the skin that could result in possible scarring

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