DERMAL FILLERS & INJECTABLES
Dermal Fillers & Injectables
Facial skin inevitably loses its youthfulness and attractiveness due to aging, sun exposure, smoking and other lifestyle choices. This often leads to the formation of wear-and-tear wrinkles, fine lines, and discoloration. Dermal fillers and injectables are innovative modern treatments that can address these cosmetic issues without the need for invasive surgery. Plastic surgeons inject a variety of natural or synthetic substances (approved by the FDA) beneath the skin in order to achieve the desired cosmetic enhancement. Many patients who have this kind of treatment are able to enhance their appearance and improve their confidence level.
Houston, TX plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Balinger offers dermal fillers and injectables to patients in Houston, Conroe, and surrounding Texas communities. The surgeon understands that your best self is connected to your self-confidence. Working with a team of experienced clinicians, Dr. Chris goes out of his way to make sure that each patient is comfortable, safe, and happy with their procedure outcome. He uses state of the art equipment and advanced methods to achieve the best result while minimizing the risk of side effects.
Dermal fillers and injectables have become immensely popular as more people look for noninvasive options to treat facial aging and other cosmetic issues. In 2019, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports that there were more than 13 million minimally invasive procedures in the United States. The top 5 among these were Botulinum toxin, soft tissue fillers, chemical peels, laser hair removal, and intense pulsed light treatment. Many patients prefer these treatments because they require almost no downtime, do not involve scarring, and result in a noticeable cosmetic improvement.
What areas can dermal fillers and injectables address?
Dermal fillers and injectables may be used to address a wide variety of cosmetic concerns, including:
- Augment the lips
- Restore lost volume in the cheeks and other areas of the face
- Smooth out wrinkles and folds
- Make jowls less pronounced
- Reduce the appearance of folds around the nose (nasolabial folds)
- Improve the appearance of droopy mouth corners
- Perform non-surgical rhinoplasty to enhance the appearance of the nose
- Reduce hollowness under your eyes (non-surgical blepharoplasty)
- Perform non-surgical chin augmentation
When you visit Dr. Balinger for your first dermal filler consultation in Houston Texas, the surgeon will listen to you and examine your problem areas before letting you know what treatment options are ideal for you.
Benefits of dermal fillers and injectables
Non surgical cosmetic treatments have unique benefits:
Instant results with no downtime
Improve your self confidence
Long lasting results
Average Cost: $12 unit
This is a type of drug that is produced by bacteria and fashioned by plastic surgeons to address a wide range of cosmetic issues. BOTOX® injections help alleviate the appearance of facial wrinkles, but may also be used to treat chronic migraines, misaligned eyes, an overactive bladder, and other disorders. BOTOX® basically works by paralyzing certain muscles or blocking specific nerves. This prevents contraction of the targeted muscle, leading to relaxing and softening of wrinkles. A single BOTOX® infection can last for up to 12 months, depending on the area being treated. After this time, you will need to have another injection in order to maintain the results of your treatment.
Average Cost: $800 vile
This injectable filler can help restore volume in the cheeks, fill up sunken or hollow areas in the face, as well as improve the appearance of facial lines and folds. Sculptra® is based on poly-L-lactic acid, a synthetic compound that stimulates collagen formation. Several treatments – spaced about six weeks apart – will be required in order to achieve a noticeable improvement. Keep in mind that while Sculptra® is a great option for reversing the effects of facial aging, it cannot be injected in the lips or around the eyes.
Average Cost: Custom Packages Available
This is a dermal filler that is administered in a series of treatments under the chin. The goal is to destroy fat cells and result in reduced fullness within the treatment area. Kybella® contains synthetic deoxycholic acid, which helps break down and absorb dietary fat. Once the targeted cells in the treatment area have been destroyed, they can no longer accumulate fat. This means that no further treatments will be required once you reach your desired aesthetic goal.
This is a line of dermal fillers that help smooth out folds and lines in facial skin. Belotero contains hyaluronic acid that works as a magnet for moisture, thus helping your skin stay hydrated and appear smooth. Common treatment areas for this injectable filler include the cheeks, lips, nose, chin, and around the eyes.
Average Cost: $600
This is a collection of hyaluronic acid based dermal fillers that are designed for use in areas of the face. Juvéderm® Voluma XC is specifically used to return youthful contours to the cheeks, smoothen ‘parentheses’ lines around the nose and mouth, and iron out lines appearing on the corners of the mouth. Juvéderm® Ultra XC is typically used to plump up lips, while Juvéderm® Volbella XC is ideal for softening vertical lip lines. Most juvederm dermal fillers are treated with an anesthetic called lidocaine to ensure patient comfort.
Average Cost: $550
Restylane® Lyft – $600.00
Restylane® Silk – $650
Restylane® Refyne – $700
Restylane® Defyne – $700
Just like Juvéderm®, this is an injectable dermal filler that treats various problem areas. There are several different types of Restylane®. Restylane® Lyft is a thicker gel that helps correct severe nasolabial folds and wrinkles. It will also restore lost volume to the cheeks and back of the hands. Restylane® Silk is another variation of this dermal filler that is intended to enhance the appearance of lips. Injections with restylane may also help trigger collagen production.
This injectable filler contains calcium hydroxylapatite, a mineral that is naturally occuring in human teeth and bones. These calcium particles are usually very tiny and suspended in a gel-like solution. When injected beneath the skin, radiesse helps restore lost volume. A key target area for this treatment is moderate-to-severe nasolabial folds. Radiesse may also be used to plump up your cheeks and enhance facial contours. This injectable cannot be used on the lips.
Dr. Balinger is uniquely positioned to recommend the best dermal filler for you based on your problem areas and aesthetic goals. The surgeon will discuss the pros and cons of each option and create an individualized treatment plan for you.
Plan your Procedure in Houston Texas
The cost of dermal filler injections can vary significantly based on the treatment area, type of soft filler used, and number of injections required. During your consultation visit with Dr. Balinger, the surgeon will provide a cost estimate based on a personalized treatment plan developed for you. Health insurers typically do not cover the cost of injectable fillers because they are considered to be an elective cosmetic procedure. However, the surgeon offers financing options for his patients in Houston, Conroe, and surrounding TX areas.
Meet the Surgeon
Christopher Balinger, MD, brings keen professionalism to the operating table. With each patient, the surgeon creates a highly customized plan to achieve the desired procedure outcome while working to eliminate or minimize the risk of complications and severe side effects. Dr. Balinger is uniquely skilled to administer soft filler injectables and a host of other minimally invasive cosmetic procedures. He works with a team of highly qualified support staff who are committed to the safety and well being of their patients. If you are looking for the best plastic surgeon in Houston for dermal filler treatment, get in touch with Dr. Balinger’s office today.
Dr. Christopher Balinger offers offers dermal fillers and injectables for men and women in Houston, Conroe, and the nearby communities in Texas. Contact us today to schedule a free body sculpting consultation at our office in Houston or our office in Conroe.