Dermal fillers have come a long way in recent years. Women who want to slow down the aging process have more options than they ever have before, and new ones are currently being developed that will allow the results of these treatments to last as long as 15 months. The current dermal fillers on the market last approximately six months before the treatment must be repeated. In addition to the new formulas being tested, dermatologists are also having success with new methods of injecting these facial fillers for treating their patients.

Facial plastic surgeons like Dr. Patt in Houston, might inject more than one filler for a patient to treat at different levels to produce an end-result that cannot be achieved with one. Women and some men today want a more natural appearance, and many seek out this kind of treatment before they have serious lines or wrinkles. Patients no longer have to settle for a one-size-fits-all treatment plan. Experienced doctors may customize each patient’s treatment to their desired outcome to help them look as natural as possible.

The FDA now approves fillers for specific areas on the face and for specific purposes. When patients get filler injections, their doctor uses the most appropriate product to produce the best results. Dermal fillers vary by molecular weight, and some must be injected farther into the skin. Fortunately, there are now several different options available to cosmetic surgeons that are designed to help slow the appearance of wrinkles on a patient’s face. That, in turn, will help people retain their youthful appearance longer and easier than just a few years back.

More options give patients the ability to have more control over how they look after facial injections. Some of these new dermal fillers are already being used in Europe and delivering great results. Although some, such as Voluma®, offer results similar to what patients might expect with Juvederm®, patients who choose the newer formulas won’t have to repeat the procedure as often. Patients have been asking for longer-lasting results, and the medical research community is delivering.

Today, patients who come to visit Dr. Patt at Houston Center for Facial Plastic Surgery can expect to receive the latest FDA approved and newest innovations in facial dermal fillers. To learn more, call to schedule your appointment at (281) 649-7170.