Want to Get Rid of Sunken Cheeks?

Plump Up Your Skin, Smooth Away the Wrinkles, and Fill Out Deep Lines with Dermal Fillers in Midland, TX

 

Dermal Fillers
Midland, TX

Round, plump cheeks are a hallmark of youthfulness. But as we age, our skin loses collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid, all three of which give our face a more voluminous, well-contoured look. As a result, our face loses volume and the first signs of aging start to appear in the form of sunken cheeks, fine lines, and deep wrinkles.

At Medical Spa of Midland, we aim to help you revitalize your facial features and regain your looks with superior-quality, safe, and effective dermal fillers in Midland, TX. A commonly used non-surgical treatment to soften wrinkles and rejuvenate the face, dermal fillers contains hyaluronic acid, a substance that holds moisture and adds volume to the skin.

 


How Dermal Fillers Work?
Dermal fillers work by replicating the effects of collagen and elastin, giving our face a more plumped up, youthful look. They contain hyaluronic acid in the form of a clear, smooth gel that restores our skin’s ability to retain moisture and give it a firmer, more voluminous look.

Are Dermal Fillers Right for Me?
Dermal fillers might be the right choice for you if:

  • You have noticed facial lines and wrinkles that give your face a static tired expression
  • You have deep lines that cannot be corrected with Botox
  • You would like to have a more pronounced cheek and a stronger cheek bone

Types of Dermal Fillers We Use at Medical Spa of Midland

  • Restylane
    Restylane is a contour and volume treatment that offers you a natural cheek enhancement and a more pronounced chin to give your face a more defined, youthful appearance.
  • Juvéderm Ultra
    Juvéderm Ultra is a dermal filler that adds subtle volume and contour to the lips to create a plush, pillowy effect that looks completely natural
  • Radiesse
    Radiesse is a non-surgical facelift treatment that’s used to add volume to the lower part of the face, as well as to fill in moderate to severe wrinkles and folds
  • Juvéderm Voluma XC
    Used to correct age-related volume loss, Juvéderm Voluma XC contains hyaluronic acid that adds volume beneath the skin surface to improve facial contour and definition.

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Dermal Filler Specialists at Medical Spa of Midland

At Medical Spa of Midland, we understand that when it comes to a cosmetic procedure, every client has unique needs and expectations. Therefore, when you choose us to get your dermal filler treatment, we create a personal treatment plan that’s designed to meet your individual needs. Our experts use their skills and experience of performing aesthetic treatments to offer you the best possible results and a younger, fresher, more contoured facial profile that you desire.

To find out more about how dermal fillers can diminish the appearance of deep lines and give you a plumper, more defined look, please contact us at (432) 689-6300.

*All medical aesthetic procedures at Medical Spa of Midland are performed under physician supervision for the FDA-cleared purpose.  However, results obtained with this and any treatment can and do vary.

FAQs

Dermal fillers offer a gentle and safe anti-aging treatment for long lasting skin renewal. They are used for facial aesthetic treatments and are injected into the skin. They are designed to effectively reduce the appearance of unwanted wrinkles, fill in facial lines, contour and create volume, and to revitalize the skin.* They can be used in conjunction with other aesthetic treatments. Dermal fillers are based on stabilized Hyaluronic acid (HA), which is a substance that naturally exists in the skin that helps to add volume and hydration. As the levels of hyaluronic acid diminish with age, moisture is lost in our skin. By boosting the skin’s supply of hyaluronic acid, these dermal fillers revitalize the skin, instantly diminishing the appearance of lines and wrinkles. As each product has different benefits and effects, our Medical Providers will decide which one is right for you based upon your individual cosmetic needs. There are numerous Dermal Fillers available including Restylane®, Juvederm®, Perlane®, Radiesse®, Belotero Balance® and more. The beauty of dermal fillers is that you can be given as much or as little as you need to achieve a natural, fresh and more youthful appearance. 
Hyaluronic acid is a sugar molecule that exists naturally in almost all living organisms. It is a natural substance found in your body. It binds water and can act as a lubricant and shock absorber in movable parts of the body such as joints. It is also important for the transport of nutrients and in regulating water balance in skin. Hyaluronic acid is not derived from animal sources. 

Wrinkles are a part of the natural aging process but sometimes they make us look older than we actually are. Within the last few years people are starting to live healthier lifestyles to live longer lives but sometimes diet and exercise are not enough to keep our skin from showing our age. The aging process causes the face and hands to lose underlying fat and collagen, which then causes our skin to sag and results in unwanted wrinkles.

Injectable wrinkle fillers and dermal fillers have become more popular with the instant effect they have addressing skin sagging and wrinkle problems that result from aging, sun damage, skin trauma, scarring, or disease. The injectable wrinkle and dermal fillers are most commonly used to treat facial lines and wrinkles, hollow cheeks and eyes, receding chins, thinning lips, and wrinkles between the eyes.

By boosting the skin’s supply of hyaluronic acid, dermal fillers revitalize and add volume to the skin, instantly diminishing the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and giving a natural softer look. Dermal fillers are a soft injectable gel consisting of stabilized, non-animal hyaluronic acid. The gel is tissue-friendly and closely resembles the hyaluronic acid that exists naturally in the body. It is long lasting but not permanent.
Dermal filler injections provide an easy way to smooth the skin and give a more youthful appearance. The result of a single treatment can be seen instantly and can last for 3 to 12 months depending on which dermal filler is used and in which location it is injected. Dermal filler injections can give a natural looking result that does not affect facial expression. As your face changes over time, dermal fillers allow you to control your looks subtly as you age.

Hyaluronic acid is made from non-animal products and is genetically engineered to mimic the body’s own Hyaluronic Acid. It has been used for many years without any serious long-term side effects. 

Dermal fillers can be used to smooth away facial lines and wrinkles, create fuller lips and shape facial contours, such as cheeks and chin, and revitalize the skin. They can be used to correct problem areas such as laugh lines, smile lines, smoker’s lines, and marionette lines.

The most common areas treated are:

▪ Nose to mouth lines (the nasolabial folds)

▪ Between the eyebrows (the glabella lines)

▪ Lips (adding volume and shape)

▪ Cheeks

Before

During the initial consultation or your first appointment with Platinum Aesthetics Mobile MedSpa, our Medical Providers will discuss your treatment expectations. After discussion of what you wish to achieve and assessment of your treatment needs, they will recommend which dermal filler treatment is most suitable to achieve your overall appearance goals.

During

Dermal filler is injected into the skin in small amounts using a very fine needle. The gel provides natural volume to smooth away the appearance of lines and wrinkles, enhance facial shape, or create fuller lips. Dermal filler products improve the elasticity and texture of skin, restoring and maintaining the skins hydro balance.

The treatment is quick, typically taking about 15-30 minutes, depending on the number of injection sites and injectables used. Treatment with dermal fillers does not affect facial expression and the benefits can normally be seen instantly.

After

Dermal filler products are biodegradable, which means they will naturally disappear in the body. To ensure an optimal and long lasting result, a touch-up treatment is recommended 6-12 months after your initial Dermal Filler treatment. Discuss with our practitioner when a follow-up appointment may be appropriate.

After a treatment some reactions may occur, these include; slight redness, swelling, itching, bruising, pain and tenderness. The reactions are generally mild to moderate and usually disappear shortly after injection. They typically resolve spontaneously within one or two days, but for some treatments they may last longer. 

One of the great advantages of dermal filler treatment is that the effects are long lasting but not permanent. Duration depends on many factors, such as the individual’s skin type, skin condition lifestyle and age. After the initial treatment, follow-up sessions are normally recommended around every 6 to 12 months depending on the individual and the treatment.

Most people can benefit from dermal filler treatment. If you wish to;

▪ reduce lines and wrinkles

▪ create more defined or fuller lips,

▪ define the contours of your face, such as chin or cheek,

▪ boost your skin’s vitality, for a healthier more hydrated skin tone

(e.g. face, hands, neck or décolletage)

Dermal fillers should not be used in or near areas where there is or has been skin disease, inflammation or skin related problems. Dermal fillers have not been tested in pregnant or breast-feeding women, individuals with medical conditions that lower the body’s immune response or individuals undergoing therapy that is immunosuppressive may be more prone to infection by a skin injection procedure.

No, they are also popular amongst men. 
Yes, sometimes the best effect is created when they are used with Botox®/Dysport®. 

More than 15 million treatments in more than 65 countries worldwide have been performed since the launch of Restylane dermal filler in 1996. Product related reactions are rare. There are some injection related reactions, which may occur after any injection; they typically resolve spontaneously a few days after injection to the skin, within a week after injection into the lips. These reactions include redness, swelling, pain, itching, bruising or tenderness at the injection site.

After lip enhancement, lips may swell for up to a week, but this typically reduces after two to three days.

We only use dermal fillers that are made to be biocompatible with human skin, which lessens the chance for an allergic reaction and none of our fillers are made using animal products. 
You can carry on with your normal daily activities as any redness can be covered with a bit of make-up. It is advisable, however, not to expose the treated area to strong sunlight for two to three days post treatment and to leave the area alone to settle for 48 hours. Please see our Dermal Filler Pre & Post Care Instructions online prior to receiving any treatment.

Perlane

Common uses for dermal fillers include*: 

  •      Correcting folds and wrinkles of the face 
  •      Acne scars 
  •      Nasolabial folds (between your nose, mouth and cheeks) 
  •      Horizontal (upper forehead) frown lines 
  •      Glabellar (lower forehead) frown lines 
  •      Chin augmentation 
  •      Depressed corners of the mouth, also known as marionette lines 
  •      Lip enhancement, including treatment of the edges of the lips and wrinkles around the lips to stop lipstick from leaking from your lips onto the surrounding skin 
Other uses for dermal fillers include: 

     Filling subcutaneous skin defects 
     Filling of orbits of the eyes 
     Augmentation of cheek bones, chin or bridge of the nose 
     Correcting some irregularities of the nose 
     Filling small facial bone or hand bone defects 

The needles used for dermal fillers are very fine and many patients are pleasantly surprised by the minimal discomfort of the treatment. Very sensitive areas (for example, the lips) are gently anesthetized before treatment to improve your comfort. 

People who have thin, loose skin in the area to be treated 

People who have unrealistic expectations (as with any treatment, you need to have an accurate understanding of the likely benefits and risks of dermal filler treatment.) 

Yes. A face-lift can be performed after dermal filler treatments. The skin on the face is thick enough to prevent the implants from becoming visible after a face-lift. Dermal filler treatments can sometimes reduce or eliminate the need for a face lift or other surgery, or can delay the need for repeated surgery. 
There is no technical or medical reason why dermal fillers should not be used during pregnancy.  However, Medical Spa of Midland will not perform any medical aesthetic procedure during pregnancy of client.
Looking after our appearance is not a fault. After all, would you leave your house with broken gutters or peeling paint? Why do less for your body? I think you should feel proud of yourself for having the will and the ability to change something that you find unacceptable. I emphasize that you should only have dermal fillers and other treatments if it is for you. It is a big mistake to do these things if it is just for somebody else.

The same self-esteem that makes our patients successful in their chosen fields, precise in their consultation questions, well groomed and dressed, and often careful in their diet, exercise, and other aspects of health maintenance leads many of our patients to seek help for their wrinkles and frown lines. These individuals are normal healthy people, and the same degree of self-interest that prompts them to exercise, be selective in what they eat and drink, and protect themselves from sun damage leads them to explore the benefits of dermal fillers. Our patients simply want to look their best.

It is good to pamper yourself on treatment day! If you have a nice big breakfast or lunch, and an extra glass of water, you will be more comfortable. Many patients like to take a couple of plain Tylenol before treatment (similar to what you might do before having a flu shot) to prevent discomfort. As a practical matter, bruising is seldom a major problem after dermal filler treatments. The chance of bruising can be reduced by minimizing your consumption of NSAIDS, alcohol and Vitamin E for 3 days before a dermal filler treatment.

Please wear no makeup, or makeup that is easy to remove, so that the area to be treated can be clearly seen. You can bring makeup with you, and you may apply your makeup immediately after treatment. 

After a dermal filler treatment, there is occasionally some pain, swelling, itching or redness at the site of injection — similar to what you could experience after any injection. You may take a couple of plain Tylenol 3 times a day to reduce swelling and discomfort. Aspirin should be avoided as it may increase bruising at the site of injection. Cold compresses or ice packs can also be used to reduce any swelling, itching or discomfort. Redness may last for 1 — 2 days, occasionally longer in some patients. Swelling in the lips can last for a week, and the lips may appear somewhat uneven until the swelling subsides. 

In order to allow the filler to stabilize, try to avoid excessive movement of your facial muscles for the next few days, and in particular during the first 6 hours after your dermal filler treatment. 

Until the initial swelling and redness have resolved, do not expose the treated area to intense heat (e.g. hot packs and sunbathing) or extreme cold. 

Juvederm

Juvederm is a clear, smooth gel made out of hyaluronic acid (HA) – a natural substance that adds volume and hydration to your skin*. 
Juvederm is used to restore or add volume anywhere on the face*. It is my favorite product for enhancing and sculpting the lips. It is also terrific for filling in folds, wrinkles and creases. I have often used it to smooth the crease that runs from beside the nostrils to the corners of the mouth (nasolabial fold) and to hide puffy lower eyelids. Juvederm can be used to enhance the shape of the cheekbones. 

Juvederm has all but replaces collagen as a filler. It’s smoother than collagen making it much easier to shape and sculpt with. Lumpiness and irregular contours are much less likely with Juvederm. Juvederm also lasts more than three times as long as collagen. Compared with Restylane, the other HA filler, Juvederm is softer and feels more natural. Most patients who have had both prefer Juvederm and say that it feels softer and more natural. Juvederm is also FDA-approved to last up to one year – about twice as long as Restylane. 

You see the results immediately* with Juvederm. And the look continues to improve for 1-2 weeks as the Juvederm softens and draws moisture into the area. 

How Long is the Recovery? Most patients have only mild discomfort and downtime is minimal. You might have some mild swelling or firmness that usually resolves in a week or less. You also might bruise though most patients don’t. Bruising is usually mild and can be covered with lipstick or makeup 

Our Juvederm appointments are usually 30 minutes long. The injections usually take about 15 minutes and we add another 15 minutes to allow enough time for the numbing injections to work completely 

Does Juvederm Hurt? In most cases, not at all. I can numb most areas of the face (lips, cheeks, eyelids, forehead) with local anesthetic nerve blocks. once this is done, you won’t feel the Juvederm injections. 

Most nasolabial folds will typically require two syringes to fully correct. One syringe of Juvederm is sometimes sufficient for mild nasolabial folds. For lip augmentation, one syringe will sculpt and enhance the lips. The change will be noticeable but subtle. Two syringes will give a more dramatic size increase and enhancement. As we age, our lips slowly lose volume. Women who have noticed this and want to restore lost volume will usually need two syringes of Juvederm. 

*All medical aesthetic procedures at Medical Spa of Midland are performed under physician supervision for the FDA-cleared purpose. However, results obtained with this and any treatment can and do vary.