Smooth Fine Lines & Wrinkles and Augment Lips & Cheeks in Dallas, TX
Restylane®, Juvederm®, and Perlane® (now rebranded under the Restylane® family as "Lyft") are all injectable dermal fillers made from hyaluronic acid, one of the fundamental building blocks of the skin along with collagen and elastin. Dermatologist Dr. Ellen Turner expertly smooths out fine lines, wrinkles, and facial folds, and adds volume using cheek and lip injections made of dermal fillers. At her Dallas, TX, practice, she carefully applies filler to provide overall rejuvenation and a fresher, more youthful appearance by targeting specific areas of the face.
Hyaluronic Acid in Dermal Fillers
*Individual patient results may vary
Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in your body. As a sugar-based compound, it combines with water, absorbing it like a sponge and binding it into the skin, which creates volume in the face—particularly in the lips, cheeks, and jawbone areas, as well as in the under-eye hollows.
Hyaluronic acid keeps skin soft and moist all over the body. As skin ages and is exposed to pollution and ultraviolet rays, its cells lose their ability to produce it, so the skin begins to lose moisture and volume, causing the formation of facial lines, wrinkles, and folds, as well as deflation or thinning in areas such as the cheeks, tear troughs, and lips.
Researchers have found that when hyaluronic acid is used in dermal fillers, it can even stimulate the skin’s own collagen production over time after immediately filling in an area. In addition, if there is an overfill issue after a treatment, these products can be adjusted with an enzyme called hyaluronidase that can be injected to soften the unwanted fullness.
Some of the FDA-approved hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers we use include:
- Juvederm® and Vollure®, which Allergan has designed with nasolabial folds in mind, but are versatile enough to be used in several treatment areas
- Voluma® for boosting mid-face or cheek volume
- Volbella® for augmenting lips and smoothing vertical lip lines
- Restylane-L® for nasolabial folds and lip augmentation
- Belotero Balance®, also used for nasolabial folds
Radiesse® & Sculptra®
Unlike those mentioned above, Radiesse® and Sculptra® are two dermal fillers that are not hyaluronic acid-based.
Radiesse® is made of calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA), an aqueous gel version of the same mineral found in human bone. The filler boosts volume in areas that have lost it over time, and can also stimulate the body’s production of collagen. Often referred to as an "injectable implant", Radiesse® is FDA-approved to be used to address age-related volume loss in the hands, and is especially effective for patients who have developed sun damage and exposed, cord-like veins and tendons.
Sculptra® is made of a polymerized form of lactic acid known as poly-L-lactic acid or PLLA, and is FDA-approved to treat shallow to deep nasolabial folds and other facial wrinkles. Lactic acid is also a product of sugarcane, and its polymer versions of this compound have been used for years to make absorbable/dissolvable stitches or sutures.
Widely known as a "collagen stimulator", Sculptra® stimulates the production of collagen as it dissolves, gradually adding volume to the area over time (this is unlike most other dermal fillers, which add immediately volume that but gradually fades).
Besides facial wrinkles and folds, Dr. Turner’s patients have achieved success using Sculptra® to fill in the temples, augment the buttocks, and smooth crepey skin at the knees. She also uses Sculptra® topically after RF or traditional micro needling and Sciton® Halo™ treatments to further boost collagen production.
Am I A Good Candidate for Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are excellent options for several concerns, such as:
- Lip augmentation (lip injections)
- Tear trough (correction of hollows under the eyes)
- Deep folds (correction around the mouth for “marionette lines” and nasolabial folds)
- Smile lines (correction of thin, superficial lines around the eyes, mouth and forehead)
- Correction of age-related volume loss and facial contouring (such as cheeks, chin, and jowl correction)
Each filler varies in consistency or thickness, and Dr. Turner tailors their use to the patient's unique profile and the areas being treated. Thus, one or more types of filler may be used, depending on what results are to be achieved.
Candidates for dermal fillers may also be interested in BOTOX® Cosmetic, which reduces the appearance of dynamic wrinkles and other concerns by relaxing muscles that cause them to form.
*Actual patient. Individual results may vary.
Dr. Ellen Turner prides herself on outstanding patient care. She is very diligent about choosing appropriate candidates for each procedure, and you can expect your consultation with her to be comfortable, informative, and respectful.
She will listen to your concerns and carefully assess which treatments be best for your clinical needs and personal preferences. If dermal fillers can address your concerns, she will explain in further detail how and why specific ones may be selected. To ask Dr. Turner if you are a candidate for dermal fillers, you can book an appointment online or call the office to make an appointment at (214) 373-7546.
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When Will I See the Results from Dermal Fillers, And How Long Will They Last?
The results of dermal fillers are immediate (with the only exception being Sculptra®, as explained above), have a natural appearance, and may last up to half a year or longer, depending on the specific filler and area addressed. There is no downtime associated with dermal fillers, and most patients are able to return to work or other activities soon after their treatment session.
*Individual results may vary
Are Dermal Filler Injections Painful?
Some dermal fillers are formulated with, or may be combined with, lidocaine, which is a local anesthetic of the same sort as you might get before an involved procedure at the dentist's office. It is used in a dermatologist's office to minimize injection discomfort. Dr. Turner also uses only microcannulas with round tips, as the shape ensures that treatments with dermal fillers are as painless as possible. If you are allergic to lidocaine, please let your injector know so that a more suitable filler is used.
*Individual results may vary
How Much Do Dermal Filler Treatments Cost?
Patients choosing dermal fillers but wondering about cost should know that the exact expense varies from treatment to treatment, and truly depends on the individual's choice: Where will the dermal fillers be applied, which ones, how much, and how often?
Direct, outside financing is available through CareCredit via a simple online application. An approval allows patients to begin their treatments immediately, then pay for them over time through a personalized payment plan. Apply online or ask our staff for more details.
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