Injectable Fillers Houston
All Filler injections are performed by the Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Kimberly Carpin. The downtime is usually minimal and most fillers can be placed in less then 1 hour during your clinic visit. Patients experience some discomfort during filling, but the discomfort is minimized with topical or local anesthetic. Bruising can occur, often concealable with make up application. Please schedule a consultation to discuss which is best for you.
Brand names : Botox ® Cosmetic, Dysport ®
Botulinum toxin is a temporary, non-surgical injection for reducing the appearance of wrinkles.
It can reduce or eliminate the appearance of forehead wrinkles, frown lines, or crow’s feet.
It works by temporarily paralyzing the facial muscle causing the wrinkles. Patients may see an effect within a few days, but full onset takes about one week. The improvement lasts 3 – 4 months.
Brand names: Juvéderm ®, Restylane ®, PREVELLE ® Silk, Perlane ®
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a natural occurring substance in skin that helps maintains the skins moisture, adding volume to the skin. Aging skin is restored with HA as it helps to restore volume and diminish the appearance of wrinkles and folds.
The injection provides instant filling of wrinkles and nasolabial folds (smile lines) and can last from 6 months to one year
Brand Name: Radiesse ®
Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CH) acts by increasing collagen in the skin, and thus adding volume and plumping the skin. CH can be used to treat folds and wrinkles. The injection provides instant filling and results can last up to a year, or longer.
Brand name: Sculptra ®
Injection of Polylactic acid helps replace collagen which is lost with aging. It can replace volume, which is often lost on aging faces, and fill deep folds and wrinkles. It works by stimulating collagen production, so the onset is slower, over months, and most patients require 3 separate injections to obtain complete results. Results can last more than 2 years.
Brand name: Artefill
Artefill is composed of collagen and polymethylmethacrylate microspheres, which are tiny plastic spheres. The spheres stimulate the body to produce collagen. When injected into the skin, the combination provides instant, long lasting filling of wrinkles. Most patients require 2 injections to achieve optimal results.
Looking for something longer lasting to fill folds and deep creases? Consider fat grafting.
Please schedule a consultation with Dr. Carpin to discuss if you are a candidate, and to review the risks, benefits, alternatives, and expected outcomes of the procedure.