Dermal Fillers: Which Do I Need?

Facial Fillers in San Antonio and Boerne, TXDermal filler and injectable treatments are typically a go-to for patients who are delving into the world of non-surgical aesthetic treatments. These minimally invasive treatments don’t require any cutting, scarring or downtime, making them perfect for patients who desire natural-looking results without any hassle. That being said, dermal fillers and injectables are two very different products that do two very different jobs. Dr. McRae and her team want to go over the differences between dermal filler and injectable treatments, so you know which treatment you need to address your concerns.

What are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are minimally invasive cosmetic treatments that address signs of aging by restoring volume in the treated areas. Dermal fillers like Juvederm® and Restylane® are made of a hyaluronic acid-based gel. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar in the body that’s responsible for giving our skin it’s signature plump and hydration. As we age, our levels of hyaluronic acid begin to deplete, causing the skin to wrinkle and thin. Dermal fillers simply reintroduce hyaluronic acid into the skin, restoring lost volume for up to a year at a time.

What are the Benefits of Using Dermal Fillers?

There are many benefits of receiving dermal fillers, including:

  • Adds volume back to thinned or hollowed cheeks
  • Restores volume under the eyes
  • Enhances the size and shape of the lips
  • Improves the appearance of laugh lines around the mouth
  • Reduces marionette lines from the corners of the mouth down to the chin
  • Contours the jawline
  • Adds symmetry to facial features
  • With our 5 year filler, Bellafill®, facelift like results are possible with minimal discomfort or downtime

If you have any questions about the differences between dermal fillers and injectables or how they can benefit you, we encourage you to contact us and schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. McRae today.


Elizabeth McRae, M.D. F.A.C.P.

Internal Medicine Doctor in San Antonio and Boerne, TX

Elizabeth McRae, M.D., F.A.C.P. has been board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine since 1991. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center where she received her Medical Degree. Dr. McRae received her internal medical training as part of the LSU Charity Hospital System. She is also a fellow of the American College of Physicians. Dr. McRae has practiced Advanced Laser Aesthetics since 2005. She has been a member of the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery since 2007. The Doctor has also published research for ASLMS Journal in 2013. Dr. McRae has trained with specialists in the Laser and Aesthetic fields, both plastic surgeons and dermatologists, to bring the latest in Aesthetic Services to the Texas Hill Country.

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Professional-grade products are the only way to truly restore and preserve the health of your skin. When your skin is healthy from the inside out, it fights off the damaging effects of aging, sun exposure, and other factors. As a professional skin care authority and physician, Dr. McRae is able to offer her patients high-quality, professional-grade skin care products that deliver on their promises to give you healthy, beautiful skin. Read More >
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We are proud to offer facial injectables to our patients who want to eliminate fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging. Facial injectables are an excellent alternative to surgical procedures and require no downtime. In as little as 60 minutes, you can have healthier, more youthful skin with long-lasting results. Dr. McRae may also recommend facial injectables to patients who are considering more extensive skin rejuvenation treatments. Facial injectables allow you to immediately preview the results of other procedures with no downtime.

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