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By Dermatology Center of McKinney
April 26, 2022
Category: Skin Treatments
Tags: Fillers  

While our Dr. James Ralston of Dermatology Center of McKinney in McKinney, TX, treats several health-related skin concerns, our dermatologist also realizes that aesthetics are a vital aspect of dermatology. For this reason, he offers treatments like dermal fillers. It helps to know what these are and how they work before your consultation. 

General Information 

Dermal fillers use a gel-like substance injected underneath your skin to reduce the appearance of fine lines and creases that tend to occur during the aging process. 

You'll have no downtime with this procedure, and the results are only temporary in most cases. Therefore, if you aren't satisfied with them, you merely wait a few months, and the effects fade. If you're satisfied with the results, you may have the injections again. 

Types of Fillers 

Different injections use different fillers.

Hyaluronic Acid 

For instance, hyaluronic acid is a common one. This substance is found in the skin naturally and plumps it. With this option, the results tend to last six to 12 months, possibly longer.

Calcium Hydroxylapatite

Calcium hydroxylapatite is another option. It's a substance that's in your bones naturally. Injections with this substance tend to be thicker than hyaluronic acid, allowing the results to last 12 months or longer. 

Poly-L-Lactic Acid

Our dermatologist in McKinney, TX, may recommend a poly-l-lactic acid injection. Your body doesn't produce this substance, but it's biodegradable, meaning it will break down in your body. Our practitioner may recommend this option for deeper lines. The results tend to last for two years or longer. It works slightly differently than other fillers because it breaks down within a few days after being given. However, it stimulates collagen production -- a substance your skin naturally has that maintains its firmness. 

Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA)

Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) is also not made by the body. It's for the appearance of medium-to-deep wrinkles. It's used for lip augmentation as well. It's biocompatible and enhances the smoothness and plumpness of your skin for up to five years. This is a semi-permanent method for that reason. If you don't like the results, it must be surgically removed. 

Our Difference 

Dr. Ralston has undergone the necessary training and has a keen eye in terms of symmetry and aesthetics. While fillers aren't surgical, our practitioner understands that individuals want to look and feel better about the appearance of their skin. Therefore, he uses extreme caution and care when providing dermal fillers. 

If you'd like to try fillers, our dermatologist, Dr. Ralston, of the Dermatology Center of McKinney can assist. We can provide the treatment in our McKinney, TX, office and have you returning home the same day looking beautiful. 

Call us at (972) 548-0333.

By Dermatology Center of McKinney
April 26, 2022
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Fillers  

If you’re dealing with wrinkles or fine lines, you may not be sure how to tackle these issues without undergoing surgery. You may not even know if there are any non-surgical options that may work for you. Well, there are! Dr. James Ralston, your dermatologist at Dermatology Center of McKinney in McKinney, TX, can explain how fillers might be able to help you and how they can improve your appearance.

How Fillers Can Help You

Fillers are a non-surgical approach from your dermatologist in McKinney, TX, that may be able to help rejuvenate your skin and give you your youthful appearance back. Fillers are cosmetic injectables that are made up of a substance that is designed to help plump, volumize, and lift the skin, which in turn helps get rid of wrinkles and fine lines.

Fillers are made up of hyaluronic acid, which is a material that is found in the body. As we age, our bodies start producing less of this substance, which is where fillers can step in and help. They can help target early signs of aging and help you keep a youthful appearance. This can help in basically every area of the face.

There’s no downtime, which allows you to get back to your normal life instantly. You should also be able to see your results instantly, giving you immediate gratification and helping you feel confident a few days before a big event. Results will vary for each person, but they can last anywhere from 9 to 18 months, which gives you a lot of time in between maintenance.

Contact Your Dermatologist Today!

Keep your youthful glow and appearance! Contact Dr. James Ralston, your dermatologist at Dermatology Center of McKinney in McKinney, TX, to learn about fillers and how they might help you. Call for more information and to schedule your appointment today at (972) 548-0333.