Soft tissue fillers are formulations injected into the skin to smooth facial wrinkles, restore volume, and stimulate natural production of collagen and elastin. Fillers must be prescribed by a doctor and should only be administered by or under the oversight of a physician. Dr. Pamela Carr combines medical background with a natural appreciation of aesthetics, and a gentle touch, to rejuvenate faces throughout the greater Houston area.
Three types of dermal fillers
Deep tissue fillers – As we age, skin becomes thinner and loses elasticity. At the same time, facial volume in the form of collagen, fat, and bone, decreases. Skin begins to sag into folds and wrinkles. Dr. Carr uses deep tissue fillers to smooth these signs of aging.
RADIESSE® adds volume with a gel formulation containing calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres. It provides immediate wrinkle correction by plumping injected areas, and it stimulates collagen production. RADIESSE® is especially effective to lift and augment the cheek.
Sculptra Aesthetic contains poly-L-lacticacid, a biocompatible synthetic compound that re-volumizes the skin by generating collagen, and brings improved fullness to hollowed cheeks and temples. Several injection sessions over the course of three to four months are needed for results that last up to two years.
Two dimensional fillers – Hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers are ideal for adding long-lasting fullness to lips, and to improve the look of moderate facial folds, wrinkles, and lines. The HA filler Juvéderm has the ability to create enhancement that lasts up to nine to 12 months. Restylane provides beautiful, lasting, improved volume especially in the lip and under eye areas.
Fillers for fine lines – Belotero is also a hyaluronic acid filler. Its smooth gel composition integrates into the structure of your skin, filling etched-in smile lines and fine lines around the lips.
While it is good to have a basic knowledge of any medical or cosmetic treatment you are considering, you don’t need to be overly concerned with learning about each type of dermal filler. What’s important is finding a qualified, experienced dermatologist who understands your appearance concerns and takes time to design a rejuvenation strategy just for you. Dr. Carr is Board-certified in Dermatology. For more than 30 years, she has been helping women and men in The Woodlands, Houston, Sugar Land, TX area look their best. Your individualized program may include one or more of these FDA-approved dermal fillers, alone or in combination with Botox, and other skin rejuvenation techniques.