Are you ready to go under the needle?

dermal fillersFillers (and certain other appearance enhancing treatments, such as Botox) are considered non-surgical, as they are administered via injection with needles or cannulas. For our patients who’ve been erasing many signs of aging with injectables for years, the process is no big deal, and the results are worth any pain. Plus, the products and the results continue to improve, often postponing the need for facial plastic surgery for many decades.

Used correctly, fillers can erase the signs of aging — and more
Fillers are designed to target signs of skin aging by adding lost volume to the face, subtly plumping it up to provide youthful fullness and fill in lines and wrinkles. And restoring volume in the skin can also help prevent wrinkles caused by our own facial muscle movements. That’s because when filler is injected into the skin, new “fibroblast” activity is stimulated, and this encourages your natural collagen production.

Getting started
If you’ve yet to go “under the needle,” you should get started by scheduling a consultation appointment: Call 713.271.9000. We can answer your questions about the different types of injectables and discuss your goals. A good anti-aging plan will typically also include other non-surgical procedures, such as chemical peels and laser treatments. Plus, your home care is crucial, so we’ll want to review your skin care routine.

The right injectable for the right problem
Hyaluronic acid fillers, such as Restylane and Juvéderm, generally provide visible results instantly, after your first treatment. Hyaluronic acid fillers can be used to add volume to your lips and cheeks, and they are effective for smoothing lines around the mouth.

If you only have a few small lines or wrinkles
You may only need a little bit of filler for smaller, earlier signs of aging. At Dr. Altamira’s, we believe it’s best to start conservatively and subtlety. We don’t believe in overdoing it at your first appointment or if you’ve been coming to us for injectables for years. And in almost all cases, a bit of filler more regularly is better than a lot less frequently.

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