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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.