How do I know which dermal filler is right for me?

Dermal fillers are now an important part of any anti-aging strategy, because they lift the features and rejuvenate the face. But with so many options around you may be wondering – How do I know which dermal filler is right for me. It’s always advisable to consult with a board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon to find out what’s right for you, but we offer some simple guidelines below.

Understanding Dermal fillers
Dermal fillers are an easy way to smooth wrinkles and plump those areas of the face that have lost volume. Some fillers are made of naturally occurring compounds such as hyaluronic acid, while others are made of synthetic material.

You may have heard about fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane. These are derived from hyaluronic acid, and are used to soften wrinkles and folds. Fillers such as Radiesse and Sculptra are made from synthetic substances.

Which is right for you?
Different dermal fillers work better on different areas of the face, so the filler that’s right for you will be determined by the areas that need correction. If you have moderate to severe folds and wrinkles, Juvederm or Restylane are often a good option. Restylane is also approved by the FDA for lip augmentation.

However, if you need to plump your cheeks and give the mid-face a lift, Juvederm Voluma is ideal, because it is specially formulated for this purpose.

Dermal fillers are the perfect pick-me-up for a face that is starting to show signs of age. Best of all, the results are immediate, and there is no downtime.

Dermal filler treatment, The Woodlands, TX
If you are in the greater Houston metro area, contact board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bryan Correa, of Correa Plastic Surgery, for more information on dermal fillers.

Call281-419-9119 to schedule a consultation, or book your appointment online at

How do dermal fillers work to give you a plumper face?

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If you’ve noticed that your once plump, youthful face has begun to develop wrinkles, hollow spots, and other signs of age, there’s no need to despair. It is possible to restore that vision of loveliness, by using dermal fillers. Let’s see how  dermal fillers work to give you a fuller, plumper face.

What are dermal fillers

Dermal fillers are injectable gels that are used to soften creases and wrinkles, and enhance depressed facial contours, in order to rejuvenate and refresh the appearance. There are different types of dermal fillers available, some are natural, while others are synthetic.

There are now various formulations being used to make dermal fillers. However, fillers derived from hyaluronic acid (HA), which includes brand names such as Restylane and Juvederm, are among the most popular (learn more).

How do dermal fillers work

Dermal fillers are injected under the skin using a tiny needle, and they slowly fill in wrinkles and fine lines to add volume to the face. They are also used to plump up areas like the cheeks and lips that have diminished due to loss of fat cells. The procedure is relatively painless, and takes less than an hour to perform.

Who can benefit

If you’d like to freshen up your face and create just a subtle improvement in your appearance, without dramatically changing your look, dermal fillers can work for you.

If you are interested in learning more about how dermal fillers work to give you a plumper face, please contact the Beaux Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery. They are located in Lanham, MD, but they also serve patients in the greater Baltimore, MD, and Washington, DC areas. Please call them today at  301-880-7022, and schedule your appointment with Dr. Nia Banks.