Restoring Youth with Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are injected with a needle under the skin to plump creases or wrinkles and restore volume. They can safely be used on the face, hands, and neck. While they are generally not painful, they may cause minor discomfort as they are set, though most report that the procedure is very easy to endure.

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Minimally Invasive Anti-Aging With Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers can:

  • Plump up thin lips
  • Enhance shallow contours
  • Soften facial creases and wrinkles
  • Improve the appearance of recessed scars
  • Reconstruct minor deformities in the face
  • Decrease or remove the shadow of the lower eyelids

How Long Do Dermal Fillers Last?

The most commonly used dermal fillers contain hyaluronic acid; this is a natural compound that aids in the body's production of collagen and elastin, compounds that are key to a healthy and youthful appearance. Because your body slowly absorbs the material, some dermal fillers can last 6 to 12 months, while others can last 2 to 5 years. 

If a dermal procedure is something that you've considered, Dr. Meade would be a great doctor to meet with and get to know. Or, if you have more questions about the process, feel free to contact our outstanding team! Contact us online or call 214.823.1691.

Are Facial Fillers The Same As BOTOX?

No. The main difference between BOTOX and dermal fillers is that BOTOX helps with wrinkles on your skin's surface, and dermal fillers help with volume loss. However, they also work very well together.

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Why Choose Dr. Meade for Dermal Fillers?

Dr. Ricardo Meade is a board-certified plastic surgeon and facelift specialist with over 17 years of professional expertise in cosmetic enhancements. Conveniently, he has two locations to serve the greater Dallas-Ft. Worth metropolitan area: One in Dallas and the other in Plano, TX. Dr. Meade offers a full range of facial cosmetic surgery procedures for both men and women and has assisted thousands of patients to feel more confident about their appearance and how they can present themselves to the world.

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Your Dermal Filler Consultation

At your initial consultation, Dr. Meade will patiently listen to your goals and ease any concerns. It's also a valuable opportunity to understand the intricacies of the products, procedures, or modalities that will best serve you and your aesthetic goals. 

Dr. Meade may suggest surgical and non-surgical procedures you've not thought about that could be an even better fit for the look you'd like to achieve. Once a pathway is clearly set and agreed upon, you'll receive a complete cost estimation. 

What To Expect During Your Dermal Filler Appointment

Using a thin needle, your healthcare provider, whether Dr. Meade or one of his staff, will inject small amounts of filler under your skin. The needle will produce a slight pinch or sting, but most people don't experience much pain during these injections, and the needle doesn't go very deep. 

The same procedure will be repeated until the subject areas have been gently addressed. Depending on your curated treatment plan, this can take a few minutes to an hour.

Recovery and Results

Although every patient is different, you can usually resume most activities immediately. However, avoiding intense physical activity for the first 24-48 hours is generally recommended to minimize swelling and bruising.

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What Happens When You Stop Using Dermal Fillers?

With dermal fillers, most people think your skin will become wrinkly or saggy if you stop getting injections. Rest assured, this isn't necessarily true, especially if the filler has created additional collagen. Depending on the type used, the effects will wear off after months or even years, but the treated area is likely to return to its original state.

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