How Dermal Fillers Create a Youthful Appearance and Enhance Your Features

Dermal fillers are among the most frequently performed cosmetic procedures in the world. Why is that? Injectable fillers are popular because they are simple, outpatient treatments that can produce significant results. One of the best ways to use dermal fillers is as an anti-aging solution.  At Luxxe Wellness & Beauty, we offer a large selection of dermal fillers in San Antonio, TX. In the guide below, you’ll find out more about injectable fillers and how they can help you achieve a more youthful appearance.

What Are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are a non-surgical, minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that increases volume beneath the skin. Fillers are injectable treatments that use synthetic hyaluronic acid or other solutions to enhance your appearance. 

Uses for Dermal Fillers

One reason that dermal fillers are a popular cosmetic option is their variety of uses. Dermal fillers typically treat the following cosmetic concerns: 
  • Thin lips
  • Soft jawline
  • Hollow cheeks
  • Weak cheekbones
  • Sunken under eyes
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
In some cases, dermal fillers can also treat other areas of the body. There are filler brands that have products for the hands, neck, and buttocks.

Principal Benefits of Using Dermal Fillers

The principal benefits of using dermal fillers are the treatment’s anti-aging properties and ability to enhance facial skin.

Anti-Aging Results

As you age, there are many natural changes that occur within your skin. One of these changes is a loss of volume. Hyaluronic acid and collagen decrease in your skin’s layers, causing youthful volume to decline. This can create a hollow, aged appearance in areas like the cheeks and under the eyes.  Dermal fillers use synthetic hyaluronic acid or other chemicals to counteract your natural volume loss. When we inject it into the midface, cheek filler can create a more supple facial structure. Fillers placed around your eyes can resolve undereye bags and sullen skin. This process creates a younger-looking face overall. In some cases, dermal fillers can also be used to address fine lines and wrinkles. Clients who have mild-to-moderate wrinkles and lines around their mouths or eyes can use dermal fillers to create smoother-looking skin.  By adding subtle volume beneath the surface of the skin, fillers work to smooth out wrinkles and create a more youthful complexion.

Facial Enhancement

Another popular use for dermal fillers is facial enhancement. Do you feel like your lips are too thin or your cheekbones are not pronounced enough? Dermal fillers can address these concerns and more by adding volume beneath your skin.  We can place lip filler in your upper or lower lip to increase its size and create a plumper pout. We can also place fillers at the height of your cheekbone to give the appearance of a more contoured facial structure. Dermal fillers can even resolve a weak jawline when placed along your jaw and chin.

Candidates for Dermal Fillers

Are you wondering if dermal fillers would be a good choice for you? It all depends on your cosmetic concerns. If you have thin lips, soft cheekbones, or a weak jawline, you may be able to get dermal fillers for facial enhancement.  Those with age-related changes like hollow cheeks, sullen under eyes, and mild fine lines may be able to use fillers for their anti-aging effects as well. When you’re considering dermal filler treatment, schedule a consultation with us. We will evaluate your signs of aging or other concerns to determine whether fillers are the right treatment for you.  If not, we will advise you on other aesthetic treatments that may better meet your needs. Adults with severely sagging skin, deep wrinkles, or significant age-related changes may need a more extensive procedure than fillers. 

The Dermal Filler Process

If you’re interested in getting lip filler or another dermal filler treatment, it’s helpful to know what you can expect. The following is a breakdown of the entire dermal filler process from beginning to end.

Preparing for Facial Fillers

One of the best things about dermal fillers is that there’s little to no preparation required. On the day of your dermal filler session, we’ll ask you to wash your face with a gentle cleanser and avoid any topical products, including makeup, lotions, and serums. We prefer that your skin is completely bare and clean when you arrive for treatment.

Dermal Filler Treatment

While we place your fillers, you will be seated in a comfortable spa chair with your head reclined backward. We must be able to access your whole face to administer the injections.  At the beginning of the filler process, we will apply a topical anesthetic to your skin. This keeps you from feeling any of the injections. Once this anesthetic has taken effect, we may use a marker to make spots around your face. These marks will indicate exactly where we will inject your fillers, and we will wash them off when we’re done. After marking the skin, we will place all of your dermal fillers into the predetermined treatment areas. This process can take anywhere from 20 to 30 minutes to complete. When we’re finished, you will be able to return home without any recovery process or downtime needed.

Getting Dermal Fillers in San Antonio, TX

Have you been using beauty store products to get younger-looking skin or plump up your lips? These cosmetic concerns can easily be addressed with dermal filler treatment.  We offer cheek filler and other facial fillers at Luxxe Wellness & Beauty in San Antonio, TX. Contact us online or by phone today to schedule your in-office consultation.