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How Facial Fillers Turn Back the Clock on Your Complexion

How Facial Fillers Turn Back the Clock on Your Complexion

While age is the most common reason for wrinkles, we get them for a few different reasons, including sun damage, smoking, and repeated facial expressions. Whatever the reason, the result is a loss of collagen, elastin, and other proteins in your skin that cause fine lines, creases, and wrinkles to form in your face. If you’re looking to improve the appearance of your skin, there are many options available, but one simple and popular solution is facial fillers. To see how these fillers can improve your looks, let’s look at how facial fillers work, and what types of fillers can be used to give you the look you want.

Residents of Houston, Texas looking to turn back the clock on their skin can find help with Dr. Justina Taube and the skilled team at The Elite Wellness Resort. We offer a variety of different medical and cosmetic treatments to help you look your best with innovative techniques and an integrative approach.

How facial fillers work

This noninvasive series of injections works just under the skin, to soften and smooth out wrinkles in key areas of the face, such as forehead lines, worry lines, bunnies (located on the bridge of your nose), crow’s feet, laugh lines, lip lines, and marionette lines. Facial fillers are an outpatient procedure done under local anesthesia in about an hour (but may vary depending on how much work is being done.

Types of fillers

To treat wrinkles, creases, and other lines in your face, there are several options to choose from for different areas:

Hyaluronic acid

This type of injection is a natural substance that is found in your skin, connective tissue, and eyes. In your body, it helps to retain moisture and lubrication and is also available in eye drops, topical serums, and supplements. One brand of filler that has hyaluronic acid in it is Versa™, which we use to smooth out wrinkles and to help make your lips look fuller.


Often used on your nose, cheeks, lips, chin, and mouth area, this dermal filler uses a combination of collagen and polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) microspheres (microbeads that are known for flexural and tensile strength). It can also be used to treat moderate to severe acne scars.

Eyelid fillers

Dr. Taube uses eyelid fillers to reduce sagging and dark circles, and to plump up troubled areas around the eyes to help you look younger. There are a few different fillers used for this, including hyaluronic acid, poly-L-lactic acid, calcium hydroxylapatite, and fat grafting.

Dermal fillers are generally well tolerated, though you can expect mild discomfort, bruising, and swelling in the injected areas for up to a week. Eventually we all show signs of aging, but if you’re looking to turn back the clock on wrinkles, fine lines, and creases, make an appointment with Dr. Taube and The Elite Wellness Resort today to get started.

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