Dermal Fillers

Dermal Fillers in San Antonio, TX with Dr. Jose Barrera

Surgery isn’t the only path to facial rejuvenation. Injectable dermal fillers are a non-surgical, minimally invasive option for restoring a youthful appearance. Fillers work by stimulating the body’s natural collagen production. The initial improvement in the wrinkle keeps progressing in the weeks after the injection as the body does its part to reinstate smooth, youthful-looking skin.

Additionally, there is no downtime after treatment and few side effects, making this injectable treatment an ideal option for a busy lifestyle. If you want to erase signs of aging and look more refreshed by putting the body’s natural collagen-boosting processes to work, visit Dr. Jose Barrera at RejuveMD Medical Spa to learn more about dermal fillers.

Dr. Jose Barrera is an expert in facial rejuvenation. He is a certified injector and administers all filler treatments at the on-site medical spa, RejuveMD. Come see us for natural-looking facial enhancement with dermal fillers in San Antonio, TX. Call to learn more: 210-468-5426. 

How Dermal Fillers Work

Your skin is amazing. As the body’s largest organ, the skin provides valuable protection from the outside elements. Skin is strong and regenerative, but as you age, its quality begins to decline. Skin that was once tight begins to loosen. Skin laxity, combined with facial volume loss and shifting fat deposits, lead to facial aging.

Dermal fillers are the subtle solution to the aging process. They restore facial volume. As the smooth gel substance is injected into the skin, it provides instant volume to the face. Fillers then spark the body’s collagen and elastin production, improving the skin’s quality.

Hyaluronic acid fillers are one of the most popular types of dermal fillers, both at our practice and throughout the country,  Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally occurring substance found in the skin, connective tissues, and eyes. It is a moisture-loving substance and helps the skin retain water so it can appear full, plump, and hydrated. HA fillers use a synthetic form of hyaluronic acid that is highly biocompatible.

If you want to try fillers, but feel a bit nervous, HA fillers are an ideal starting point. HA fillers are fully reversible with an in-office treatment.

Fillers Fix More than Wrinkles

Fillers’ advantages don’t stop with wrinkles. With age, the face can lose its contours. Under-eye troughs form as the skin sags, and creases begin to form on the lips. The cheekbones lose definition. Fillers rectify these problems well.

Dr. Barrera has extensive experience with all the popular lip fillers and under-eye fillers that are available on the market. The fillers used to sculpt more definition into the face tend to be thicker than those used for wrinkles.

As an expert in facial rejuvenation, Dr. Barrera also has experience in combining treatments to achieve the desired result. Dr. Barrera offers facial fat grafting, treatment that uses a patient’s own fat to increase volume. Laser skin resurfacing can also be perfomed with dermal fillers to restore a youthful, refreshed look.

Dermal Fillers in San Antonio, TX- Our Top Picks

Do you have a lot of deep creases and sagging? Are your wrinkles fine and superficial? The quality of your skin, your facial anatomy, and aging’s effects on your face will determine which filler type will work the best for your needs. Dr. Barrera can provide specific, customized recommendations during your pre-treatment consultation with him.

When considering fillers, Dr. Barrera offers the following options:

Restylane® Refyne™ and Defyne™

Crafted with XpresHAn Technology™, Restylane Refyne and Defyne can smooth out moderate to deep laugh lines, such as nasolabial folds and marionette lines. The cross-linked gel in both Refyne and Defyne was specially formulated to provide natural-looking results while preserving the face’s natural movements and expressions.

These incredible products are currently the only movement and expression retaining fillers on the market. A clinical study of Refyne and Defyne returned several telling statistics, including:

  • 97% of treated subjects were satisfied with their results
  • 97% would do the treatment again
  • 95% would recommend these products to a friend

Learn more about Restylane Refyne and Defyne here.

Recovery After Dermal Fillers

Recovery times are minimal after a filler treatment. Most patients return to work the next day. No downtime is required for most of the fillers we use.

Common side effects during recovery include redness, mild tenderness, bruising, and swelling. These should resolve in a few days.

Frequently Asked Questions About Dermal Fillers in San Antonio

The longevity of a filler treatment depends on the areas we treat and the products we choose. Longevity also depends on the filler G prime, a factor that is measured for longevity. Typically, patients enjoy results for six months or longer. Some of our fillers provide results for up to three years.

You’ll feel a quick pinch with each injection, but due to the small needle size and skilled hands of Dr. Barrera, most patients report minimal discomfort. Many of our fillers contain lidocaine, a numbing agent that increases comfort throughout your treatment and recovery.

Dermal fillers are ideal partners for many facial treatments. We commonly pair them with Botox® and other non-surgical treatments. Fillers may be used to enhance the results from surgical procedures, like a facelift or brow lift.

Come in for a consultation with Dr. Barrera to determine if you’re a good candidate for injectable fillers. Most healthy patients seeking non-surgical facial enhancement qualify for this procedure.

With dermal fillers, a little goes a long way. Dr. Barrera is very conscientious to avoid using too much product. Typically, he limits filler quantities to no more than 6 mL in wrinkles and folds and 1.5 mL per lip. Using small quantities of fillers minimizes the chances of an adverse reaction and ensures a natural-looking result. A skilled injector is essential to avoiding an overfilled appearance when using dermal fillers.

If you are a man who desires to look his best at all times, subtle cosmetic enhancements like dermal fillers are an excellent option that delivers outstanding and tasteful outcomes.

On average, fillers will last six months to a year before the body breaks down the product and its effects wear off. Additional injections are possible to extend dermal filler benefits. If fillers are no longer working, many men choose cosmetic surgery like facelift, brow lift, or eyelids surgery for more permanent results.

Like women, men get facial fillers for a more youthful, balanced appearance. They help reduce wrinkles and lines on the face and add fullness up areas that may have begun to sag. In addition, dermal fillers help correct facial asymmetry and deliver a more rested and refreshed appearance without an artificial look.

There are many reasons men may choose cheek fillers. For some men, it’s about enhancing their facial profile. For example, having more cheekbone definition is often a desirable feature for men.

A pronounced chin is critical for a masculine face. This trait can be achieved by reshaping the chin area with fillers. This involves injecting a hyaluronic acid filler like Juvederm or Restylane into the tissue to add necessary volume to specific zones based on individual facial shapes and structures.

Learn more about dermal fillers in San Antonio, TX by contacting our medical spa, RejuveMD, directed by Dr. Jose Barrera. Our board-certified plastic surgeon is an expert injector for all the filler products we offer. Call 210-468-5426 with your questions or to schedule a consultation. You can also reach out via our online form. We’ll make sure to get back to you quickly.