It is common for both women and men to experience a decrease in facial volume as a part of the natural aging process. This leads to worsening skin folds, deep wrinkles, and a generally aged appearance to the face. Cosmetic injectables, including dermal fillers, can address these concerns and give you a smoother, more youthful visage.
Dermal fillers are also useful for enhancing specific features such as the lips or cheekbones and can even be utilized to decrease scarring. At the Memorial Center for Cosmetic Surgery, we are proud to serve patients throughout Texas and the surrounding areas. Connect with us today to discover how dermal fillers in Houston can refresh and rejuvenate your skin.
What Is RHA?
Our clinic exclusively uses RHA to provide exceptional dermal filler treatments for our patients. RHA stands for Resilient Hyaluronic Acid, and it can be used to treat a variety of skin concerns, including treating active, dynamic wrinkles and folds and restoring (and enhancing) lost volume to the skin.
RHA is a special formulation of hyaluronic acid that more closely mimics the compound naturally produced by your body. Thanks to this feature, it takes longer for the body to break down RHA compared to other hyaluronic acid-based injections, which means the results from your Houston dermal filler procedure should last longer when compared to other dermal filler treatments. Some of the RHA filler lines we carry include:
- JUVÉDERM ULTRA® , ULTRA PLUS®
Additionally, our highly skilled plastic surgeon, Dr. Oren Mushin, administers all of our injectable treatments to ensure precise, beautiful results.
What Can Dermal Fillers Treat?
A variety of skin concerns on the face and hands can be treated with RHA. On the face, RHA can help smooth wrinkles, folds, and fine lines, including smile lines, crow’s feet, lines around the eyes and mouth, and other lines that are caused by dynamic expressions. RHA can also be used to non-surgically reshape the nose and refine the jawline. Finally, RHA can restore (or even add) volume to the lips, cheeks, chin, and back of the hands.
What to Expect at Your Dermal Filler Appointment
During your initial consultation with our medical team, we will identify your skin concerns and how best to address them. In some instances, we may recommend additional or alternative treatments such as facials, chemical peels, or laser skin resurfacing. It is important that you tell our team about any medications you are taking, allergies to medications, or if you have a history of chronic health issues, bleeding, bruising, neurological issues, or skin problems. During this consultation, we will also review the potential side effects, risks, and recovery time with you so that you are adequately prepared for your procedure.
Dermal filler treatments in Houston are relatively quick and simple and require little to no downtime. The amount of filler you need and where it will be placed will be customized to your specific goals. Because our procedures are all unique to the individual, the details may vary. In general, the steps include:
- Cleaning of the injection site
- Application of topic anesthetic if needed
- Injection to the target areas with a very small needle
Depending upon the number of treatment sites you are addressing or whether you are undergoing additional non-invasive services, your appointment time can range from 30 to 90 minutes.
Results, Downtime, and Recovery
Results from your injections will be immediately apparent. You may notice some swelling and minor redness to the injection sites that should start to resolve within several hours to a few days. Most of our patients can resume their normal day-to-day activities immediately following treatment.
Typically, the results from this procedure will last around 15 months. Follow-up injections may be necessary to maintain your results longer-term. The time between touch-ups will vary from person to person.
Contact Us Today to Discuss Dermal Fillers in Houston
Whether you are seeking dermal fillers as an addition to a facial, body, breast, or non-invasive treatment or as a standalone option, you can rest assured that our clinic will provide you with outstanding results.
Dr. Mushin is one of the leading plastic surgeons in the Greater Houston Area. A Houston native, and true Texan, he is passionate about bringing his expertise to patients from Houston and beyond. If you would like to book an appointment for dermal fillers in Houston with Dr. Mushin, contact our clinic today.