Looking for the best solution to address your skin concerns? Dr. James Ralston at Dermatology Center of McKinney in McKinney, TX offers dermal fillers and more to help you achieve your goals.
Your Top Questions About Dermal Fillers Answered
There are many different ways to improve your skin’s appearance – dermal fillers are just one of those options. Although they’ve been around for a while, people still have many questions about them. Dr. Ralston and the team at the Dermatology Center of McKinney in McKinney, TX answer some of the most common questions below.
What Exactly Are Dermal Fillers and What Do They Do?
Dermal fillers are a non-surgical way to address skin complaints. For instance, they are effective at:
- Smoothing out lines and wrinkles
- Restoring your volume to address loose and saggy skin
- Plumping lips and cheeks
- Addressing Crow’s feet, laugh lines, scars, and frown lines
In short, dermal fillers are a great option for providing healthy and youthful skin.
How Do They Compare to Other Procedures?
Dermal fillers are a great option for smoothing out or plumping up your skin and lips without surgery. Some of the results are immediate, though the full effect usually takes a couple of weeks. This makes those changes look a bit more natural. Dermal fillers are also one of the most cost-effective options available.
What Results Can I Expect?
It depends on the type of dermal filler you are getting. Those made with hyaluronic acid can last anywhere from six months to a couple of years. Synthetic options last longer, as they are not absorbed by the body. Regardless of which type you get, though, the length of time you enjoy the results depends directly on how well you follow after-treatment instructions and a commitment to taking care of your skin.
What Is the Procedure Like?
It’s a pretty simple procedure. It starts with your provider cleaning your skin and – usually – applying an anesthetic cream or lotion. Once the treatment area is numb, a very thin needle is used to apply the filler beneath the skin. You’ll likely feel a small sting or a slight pinch. Depending on how many areas are being treated, you can be done in just a few minutes.
Have more questions about dermal fillers? We have the answers you need. Call (972) 548-0333 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ralston at the Dermatology Center of McKinney in McKinney, TX.