Your FAQ Guide to Cosmetic Fillers in Austin

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Cosmetic fillers, also known as dermal fillers, have become a cornerstone of aesthetic medicine, offering significant improvements in facial rejuvenation without the need for surgery. Dr. Daniela Atencio MD, is a board-certified plastic surgeon who is renowned for her expertise in administering cosmetic fillers. For valuable insights in these injectable treatments, we have compiled the following FAQ guide on cosmetic filler procedures at Dr. Atencio’s plastic surgery clinic in Austin, TX. 

What Are the Cosmetic Enhancements Possible with Cosmetic Fillers and How Do They Work?

Dr. Atencio uses a comprehensive selection of premium brand dermal fillers that mimic and promote an increase of the natural substances and structure naturally present in younger skin tissue. The doctor uses her expertise in skin, facial anatomy and the formulation nuances among the different brands of dermal fillers for a customized treatment approach that considers the differences in the way skin ages among patients and treatment areas. This highly individualized approach leads outcomes that are balanced and natural-looking when using fillers to address the following:

Volume Restoration- Cosmetic fillers can restore lost volume in areas like the cheeks, temples, and under the eyes, helping to create a fuller, more youthful appearance.

Wrinkle Reduction- Fillers can smooth out wrinkles and creases by filling them in and improving concerns such as nasolabial folds (the lines from the nose to the corners of the mouth), marionette lines (from the corners of the mouth downward), and other deeper creases.

Lip Enhancement- Fillers can add volume and definition to the lips, creating a more balanced and aesthetically pleasing shape. This can include enhancing the border of the lips, correcting asymmetries, and adding plumpness.

Improving Facial Contours- Dermal fillers can also be used to enhance and define facial contours such as the jawline and chin, improving the overall balance and proportion of the face.

Who Is the Ideal Candidate for Cosmetic Fillers?

Ideal candidates are those who are in good health, do not smoke, and have realistic expectations about the outcomes of filler treatments. Dr. Atencio provides a comprehensive consultation to determine if fillers are the right choice based on your aesthetic goals and medical history.

What Can I Expect During the Procedure?

During the procedure, Dr. Atencio carefully injects the chosen dermal fillers into targeted areas using fine needles or cannulas. The process typically takes about 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the areas treated. The mild discomfort that may occur during the injections is usually well-tolerated, however, if you prefer, a topical anesthetic can be used to further minimize discomfort.

How Soon Do the Visible Results from Cosmetic Fillers Appear and How Long Do They Last?

Results from cosmetic fillers are visible almost immediately, though it may take a few days for the swelling to subside and the full effects to be visible. The longevity of the results depends on the type of filler used and the area treated but depending on the chosen formulation, you can enjoy lasting results for a period that ranges from six months to over two years.

Are There Risks Associated with Cosmetic Fillers?

Common after-effects include redness and swelling at the injection site and, although they rarely occur, more serious complications can include allergic reactions or filler migration. Patients can play a significant role in minimizing the potential for complications and promoting a smooth recovery and optimal result, by providing comprehensive health history information and adhering diligently to all post- procedure after-care instructions.

Learn More About Cosmetic Fillers

To learn if the benefits of cosmetic fillers are right for you, we invite you to schedule a consultation. Dr. Daniela Atencio is a board-certified plastic surgeon with a deep understanding of facial anatomy and aesthetics that will ensure that your treatment is tailored to enhance your unique facial features. Contact us today to begin your non-surgical facial rejuvenation with a consultation for cosmetic fillers at Daniela Atencio, MD in Austin, TX.