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Dermal fillers are used to create subtle, non-surgical improvements. A dermal filler injected just beneath the skin’s surface will smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and lines, enhance your overall facial contours, and create a younger, smoother facial appearance.

What are dermal fillers?

Our Houston dermal fillers are injected during an in-office procedure to restore volume to various facial areas. The fillers most often used at the Lind Institute of Plastic Surgery are made from hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance that helps your skin retain volume and moisture.

Because hyaluronic acid appears in your skin naturally, it does not require skin testing for allergies. We also offer longer-lasting dermal fillers based on preference and your goals.

Juvéderm® formulas are among the most effective lines of hyaluronic acid-based fillers. The Juvéderm line was developed to treat various facial areas, and is available in the following formulas:

  • Juvéderm Voluma XC
  • Juvéderm Vollure XC
  • Juvéderm Ultra Plus XC
  • Juvéderm Volbella XC
  • Juvéderm Ultra XC

What are the benefits of fillers?

  • Non-surgical
  • Adds volume to cheeks for lift and shape the chin for contour
  • Adds volume to moderate or severe facial wrinkles and folds
  • Hydrates and plumps lips
  • Natural Looking 
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Can fillers enhance my lips?

A sign of a youthful, beautiful face is lovely, plump lips. The philosophy in our practice is to take a conservative approach to lip augmentation, and we always avoid a fake, overfilled, obvious look.

Are dermal fillers safe?

The dermal fillers we administer at the Lind Institute of Plastic Surgery are FDA approved for specific facial areas. At times, we may use them for a specialized purpose, termed “off-label”. These off-label uses will be discussed with you at your consultation.

What are dermal filler treatments like?

We begin by cleansing your face, and will apply a numbing cream to your skin. The injectable filler is then meticulously injected to smooth wrinkles, lines, and creases, or restore or enhance face or lip volume. During your injections, the areas will be massaged so the filler is evenly distributed beneath your skin. Ice packs will be applied afterward (or sometimes during) to reduce bruising and swelling.

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Who will perform my procedure?

At the Lind Institute of Plastic Surgery, our injections are done by our highly trained Nurse Practitioner.

When will I see my results?

The in-office procedure will take anywhere from 15 to 45 minutes, and your results will be immediate.

Are dermal filler treatments painful?

If you plan to undergo more extensive injections, especially into the cheeks, tear troughs, or lips, nerve blocks can be administered for your comfort.

What can adding cheek volume with fillers do for my look?

As a part of the normal aging process, natural skin volume can be lost in the lips and the face. As the skin thins and loses its full, supple quality, it can leave your face appearing sunken and hollow. Adding cheek volume will restore a more youthful facial contour, and subtly lift your skin for a very natural-looking enhancement.

Is lip augmentation right for me?

Your lips can lose volume over time, becoming less plump and youthful. Losing volume at the corners of the lips (oral commissures) can create a downward turn to your lips, and can make you appear as if you’re tired, unhappy, or continuously frowning. Younger people who have inherited thinner lips often choose lip augmentation to create a fuller, plumper, more appealing look.

What can I expect after my procedure?

After the injections, some redness and swelling will occur. The redness typically fades within 24 hours. You may experience some bruising and bleeding. If bruising occurs, it is generally very mild, easily hidden with makeup. The bruising and swelling will usually resolve in one to two weeks.

Can I exercise after my procedure?

You should avoid strenuous activity for the remainder of the day. The treated areas should not be massaged, as it can cause the filler to migrate. You can return to work the same day as the procedure, and physical activity can be resumed the following day.

Should I expect any complications?

Soft tissue fillers are a very low-risk procedure. The complications can include some local redness, bruising, and swelling.

How long will my results last?

The results of the temporary soft tissue fillers typically will last between six to twelve months. Repeat injections will be needed to continue enjoying your results.

Candidates for dermal fillers

Most people are good candidates for dermal fillers in Houston and love the smooth, fresh, natural look that they achieve. If you have a history of cold sores, you will need to take an antiviral medication before and after the procedure to prevent an outbreak. When possible, you will also need to stop all prescription and over-the-counter medications that can lead to excessive bleeding.

Why should I choose the Lind Institute of Plastic Surgery?

Dr. Lind is one of the most highly sought-after, talented plastic surgeons in the Houston area. The Lind Institute of Plastic Surgery offers personalized care in a luxury environment.

You can rest assured that your treatment will be performed by a master of the art of facial enhancement. The team at the Lind Institute of Plastic Surgery will treat you like family, and will focus create an aesthetically pleasing, natural appearance.

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