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Dermal Fillers

Medical, Surgical, and Cosmetic Dermatology Located in Southwest Austin, TX
Dermal Fillers

With dermal filler injections, you can restore lost volume, plump your skin, and smooth out the deepest grooves. At Pure Dermatology in Austin, Texas, Chelsey Straight, MD, FAAD, and Christopher Chu, MD, FAAD, can help you get started on a personalized dermal filler injection treatment carefully designed with your desired outcome and your unique features in mind. Find out how dermal fillers can rejuvenate your appearance by booking a consultation online or calling the office today. 

Dermal Fillers Q & A

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are plumping agents. In your younger years, you have this natural cushioning layer of fat beneath your skin that keeps your skin smooth and supple. But with age, that essential fat layer starts to disappear or shift to undesirable areas due to gravity.

As if that’s not concerning enough, you also start losing collagen, the skin-tightening connective tissue. Collagen production dramatically slows down yearly, leaving you with more defined wrinkles and grooves.

The purpose of dermal fillers is to fill in gaps between tissues to restore age-related volume loss and soften wrinkles' appearance. Dermal fillers can even add plumpness in areas that aren’t as defined as you’d like. 


What do dermal fillers treat?

Pure Dermatology provides a wide variety of dermal filler injections, each clinically designed to target different areas of your body. Your dermal filler treatment can:

  • Plump your lips and smooth out smoker’s lines
  • Fill in deep grooves, such as nasolabial folds
  • Lift and contour your cheeks
  • Define your jawline

You can even get some types of dermal fillers in the back of your hands to minimize the appearance of veins and bones that become prominent with age-related fat loss. 


Is it painful to get dermal fillers?

Pinching and minor stinging are normal during your dermal filler service. These issues are very well-tolerated. Some types of fillers contain lidocaine, which numbs the treatment area almost instantly (just ask about your specific filler).

To minimize discomfort, you’re welcome to come to Pure Dermatology before your scheduled appointment to apply a topical numbing cream. It takes about 20-30 minutes to take full effect, so plan accordingly if you need a numbing cream. 


How long do dermal fillers last?

It depends on the brand and your level of volume loss. Most dermal fillers from Pure Dermatology provide optimal results for at least 9-12 months. However, many fillers can keep your skin volumized for as long as 18-24 months before it’s time for retreatment.

Pure Dermatology offers a full line of the most up-to-date dermal fillers available. Click on the online scheduler to book a dermal filler consultation today, or call the office at 512-766-2610.