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4 Problems That Dermal Fillers Improve

No one wants to look in the mirror and see the telltale signs of aging like wrinkles, sagging jowls, thin lips, and under-eye hollows. At The Yeung InstituteDr. Cecil Yeung offers both surgical and nonsurgical procedures to help patients in Houston, Texas, eliminate the visual cues that make you look older than you feel.

If you’re not ready for surgical procedures, such as a facelift or blepharoplasty, you might consider cosmetic dermal fillers. Dr. Yeung’s personalized and attentive approach with his surgical procedures extends to popular nonsurgical treatments such as fillers, too.

Dermal fillers make it possible to turn back the clock for a natural, refreshed appearance so you’re confronted with a refreshed look when you gaze in the mirror. Are they right for you?

Issues that dermal fillers can address

Dermal fillers are soft tissue injectables, and they work by injecting various compounds into your problem areas to add volume. The ingredients vary depending on which brand of filler you select and what areas you’re treating. Some fillers contain hyaluronic acid to smooth away wrinkles, while others use calcium hydroxylapatite or poly-L-lactic acid.

Fillers can:

1. Restore volume to cheeks

Over time, your cheeks can develop a hollow appearance, your cheekbones can start to recede, and jowls can droop. This combination makes your face appear more bottom-heavy than it is. Juvéderm® Voluma® XC 一 a dermal filler that contains hyaluronic acid 一 is FDA approved to instantly restore volume to your cheek area.

2. Correct under-eye hollows

As aging impacts the appearance of your cheeks, those changes can affect your eyes, too. The natural aging process contributes to bone density loss in your cheekbones as well as a reduction in the fat pad under your eyes. Together, these changes create hollows under your eyes — making you appear tired, even if you’re not.

Dermal fillers can’t reverse bone density loss, but they do help correct the hollowed appearance by filling in the area with hyaluronic acid. This helps restore the volume lost when the fat pad decreases. Dermal fillers applied here are sometimes called tear trough fillers.

3. Smooth out fine lines and wrinkles

While Botox® injections reduce dynamic wrinkles caused by repeated facial expressions, dermal fillers reduce the appearance of static wrinkles. Static wrinkles are formed by loss of collagen and photoaging.

Dermal fillers can help improve nasolabial folds and lines around your nose and mouth. They can also soften facial creases.

4. Plump up thin lips

Your forehead, eyes, and cheeks aren’t the only areas of your face susceptible to the signs of aging. Your lips can lose volume and develop thin vertical lip lines. Facial fillers can help address both of these problems. 

Under the artful and skilled hands of Dr. Yeung, dermal fillers can add volume to lips and decrease vertical lip lines. Rest assured, Dr. Yeung understands that there’s a great deal of skill required to achieve natural-appearing fuller lips with dermal fillers.

Which filler is right for you?

Here at The Yeung Institute, we offer the following dermal fillers:

  • Juvéderm®, including Juvéderm Ultra and Juvéderm Ultra Plus 
  • Radiesse®, a long-lasting filler used for deep wrinkles
  • Restylane®/Perlane®, both of which can reduce moderate facial wrinkles and add fullness to your lips

Because fillers are individualized, we start with a consultation to discuss your aesthetic concerns and review all of your treatment options. To find out if dermal fillers are right for you, call or click to schedule a consultation at The Yeung Institute today.

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