The Complete Guide to Dermal Filler Injections 

Have you started noticing signs of ageing like wrinkles or expression lines? Are you unhappy with the appearance of your nose but not ready to consider cosmetic surgery? Do you dream about fuller and smoother lips?

Dr. W. Marshall Guy, your double board-certified facial plastic surgeon in The Woodlands, TX, offers a simple yet effective solution to improve your facial appearance and combat signs of ageing without undergoing a surgical procedure: injectable dermal fillers.

If you want to look radiant but don’t fancy the idea of an invasive treatment, dermal fillers might be the perfect alternative for you. Read this blog to learn all you need about this temporary and non-surgical cosmetic procedure!

What are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are biocompatible substances that are applied to your face for cosmetic purposes. As they are injected beneath your skin, they can fill lines and wrinkles, remodel soft tissues and add volume to areas such as your lips or cheeks, obtaining discreet and natural-looking results. 

There are multiple types of dermal fillers, each of them having a particular composition and indication. Dr. Guy uses 14 different fillers in his office in The Woodlands, TX, to make sure he finds the one that best suits every patient’s needs and expectations.

Uses of Dermal Fillers

Dr. Guy indicates dermal filler injections for multiple cosmetic purposes.

Some examples are:

  • To smooth signs of aging (wrinkles, expression lines and skin folds).
  • Lips augmentation.
  • Non-surgical rhinoplasty. 
  • Remodulation of jaws and chin.
  • To improve cheek fullness.
  • To fill out depressed scars.

What Can I Expect from Dermal Fillers?

Dermal filler injections can make you recover your youthful appearance and correct minor cosmetic defects in only one session. The results obtained are highly satisfactory in most cases, but patients need to be aware that this effect is temporary. After three to six months, the effect of the filler wears off as the substance is reabsorbed by your body. 

Once the substance disappears, your face will look just as it used to, which might be an advantage if you were unsure about the results you were looking for. However, if you want to obtain long-term results, you’ll need to repeat the treatment.

How Frequently Do I Need Injections to Maintain Results? 

It is hard to predict how often you will need to get the dermal filler injections as this frequency depends on the type of filler you get and your own response to the substance. However, most patients need to repeat the treatment every four to six months to enjoy long-lasting results.

For those patients looking for a more permanent solution, Dr. W. Marshall Guy might recommend a surgical alternative like facial fat grafting. Depending on your case, Dr. Guy will help you decide whether facial fat grafting or dermal fillers are the better option.

Dermal Filler Injections in The Woodlands, TX

Do you still have some doubts about this non-invasive cosmetic procedure? Please, do not hesitate to contact our office to schedule a consult with our double board-certified facial plastic surgeon. Dr. W. Marshall Guy will examine your case and listen to your expectations to design a customized treatment plan!