What You Should Know About Dermal Fillers in San Antonio
Injectable “fillers,” such as synthetic Juvederm or your own fat, can be used to plump the lips, fill in hollow areas of the face, augment the chin, soften fine lines and wrinkles, and even smooth and improve the appearance of facial scars. Dermal fillers can be a great option for those with these aesthetic issues, but do not need or do not want to undergo an invasive surgery or implant.
Dermal Fillers in San Antonio using the Fat Transfer Method
Many patients who come to Dr. Marc T. Taylor in search of fuller lips or improvement in other facial areas are willing to undergo injections to accomplish the desired results, but they do not want to have any type of foreign material injected into their body. Instead of an artificial filler or implant, Dr. Taylor prefers to take some of your body’s own natural fat, often from the area around your lower abdomen or thighs, using a “mini” liposuction technique.
Once removed the fat cells are then processed and concentrated so they are ready to be injected back into your facial areas, chin, or lips as “dermal fillers.” The dermal fillers are done with a special syringe with a blunt needle in order to fill the areas as gently as possible to make sure the maximum amount of fat cells survive. The whole procedure is done using mild oral sedation and local anesthesia and is completed on an outpatient basis.
Fat injections can also help to improve overall results when done with other procedures. For instance this is an ideal procedure to have done in combination with a face lift, eyelid surgery, or laser treatment.
Benefits and Risks of Dermal Fillers
One of the most important benefits of using fat as dermal fillers in San Antonio beyond a more aesthetically pleasing look is that there is no risk of an allergic reaction or infection of an implant in the future. This is due to the fact that your own body fat is being injected back into your body instead of some form of artificial material or dermal filler.
There are a few days more of swelling and minor discomfort with the fat injections compared to the synthetic fillers, but once healed, the fat cells that survive are permanent, avoiding having to pay for synthetic filler injections every 6-12 months.
The best way to learn if dermal fillers are right for you is to contact Dr. Marc T. Taylor and schedule your free consultation. Call 210-538-3540 to schedule your appointment today and start down the path to an all -new you!