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Dermal Fillers and Botox Injection in Austin

Dermal Fillers & Aging

Facial Focus Cosmetic Surgery—an Austin-based Facial Plastic Surgery clinic—specializes in dermal fillers and Botox® injection procedures for rejuvenating the facial features of patients residing in Texas. Aging is evitable. For those who desire a subtle, yet youthful appearance, non-surgical cosmetic procedures or dermal fillers may be beneficial. Signs of aging can include wrinkles around the eyes or lips, skin color changes, loss of volume, and reduced skin elasticity. 

While surgery is a viable option for some, others may prefer non-surgical aesthetic procedures like dermal fillers which provide subtle, more immediate yet temporary improvement with minimal down time. An alternative to a fat transfer procedure is dermal fillers. Dermal fillers are made of hyaluronic acid, the same volumizing and moisturizing component of skin, so it’s the natural choice for reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

When injected, it instantly smoothes out wrinkles and adds volume and contour to the areas where it is placed—such as nasolabial folds and cheeks. Although dermal fillers are not a replacement for surgery, dermal fillers are a viable option for patients who aren’t ready for surgery, want a quick recovery time, or desire a non-surgical procedure. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Facial Focus Cosmetic Surgery today.

Dermal Fillers & Aging

Area Dermal Fillers Can Enhance

  • Smooth Lines Around Nose and Mouth (i.e. Marionette Lines, Smile Lines, and Parentheses) 
  • Enhance and Restore Volume to Sunken Cheeks or Temples
  • Diminish Vertical Lip Lines 
  • Plump and Enhance the Lips 
  • Smooth Out a Chin Crease 
  • Improve Symmetry Among Facial Features

What Dermal Fillers Can Do

  • Plump Thin Lips 
  • Enhance Shallow Contour Deformities
  • Soften Facial Creases and Wrinkles 
  • Improve the Appearance of Recessed Scars
  • Decrease or Remove the Shadow of the Lower Lids
  • Improve Hollows Around the Eyes 
  • Augment the Cheeks and Chin
  • Fill Defects in the Nose
  • Augment the Mandible
  • Smooth a Hollow Temple Region

What Dermal Fillers Can’t Do

For some patients, surgery such as face lift, brow lift, or eye lift may be the best approach. Non-surgical rejuvenation treatments, such as soft tissue dermal fillers, cannot achieve the same results, but may delay when a face lift becomes more appropriate. It is important to remember that dermal fillers are temporary treatments for facial aging and that ongoing treatments will be needed for long-term results.

Types of Dermal Fillers We Offer

Types of Dermal Fillers We Offer

  • Juvederm XC
  • Juvederm XC Plus
  • Volbella
  • Vollure
  • Voluma
  • Restylane
  • Restylane Silk
  • Restylane Refyne
  • Restylane Defyne
  • Restylane Lyft
  • Radiesse
  • Sculptra
  • Revanesse

How Neurotoxins Work

Neurotoxins interfere with the ability of neurons—or nerve cells—to communicate with the muscles. In cosmetic applications, they decrease the ability of the muscles to contract the facial muscles. These relaxed muscles give the skin a smoother appearance and decrease the appearance of wrinkles. They are injected just under the skin around problem areas like the forehead, glabella, and eyes (crow’s feet). For optimal results, they are combined with other cosmetic treatments like lasers and dermal fillers.

Differences Between Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin

The big three cosmetic neurotoxins—Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin—are more similar than they are different. They can all be used for the same clinical applications. However, they are different in size and weight giving them different characteristics. 

Neurotoxins

Based upon these minor differences, Dysport works faster (2–3 day vs. 3–5 days with Botox) and has a greater field of effect (spreads further than Botox). In some patients, Dysport may have a longer duration of effect (3–4 months vs. 3 months in Botox), however, individual results vary.

Of the 3 options, Xeomin is the newest—just being FDA approved in 2011. Xeomin is the smallest molecule since it does not have any accessory proteins. Unlike its predecessors, Xeomin does not need to be refrigerated. Periorbital injections with Xeomin appear to have the same duration as Botox.

Common Uses For Neurotoxins

Common Uses for Neurotoxins

  • Lessening Crows Feet 
  • Softening Forehead Creases 
  • Elevating Eyebrows
  • Softening “Bunny Lines” 
  • Enlarging the Appearance of the Eyes
  • Softening Lines Around the Upper Lip 
  • Improving Gummy Smiles 
  • Softening Neck Bands
Types of Neurotoxins We Offer

Types of Neurotoxins We Offer

  • Botox
  • Dysport 
  • Xeomin