Aging can cause the face to lose laxity and volume, resulting in sagging skin, wrinkles and fine lines. Dr. Decherd's San Antonio Center offers a variety of injectable fillers to help reduce the visible signs of aging. An injectable filler is a non-surgical procedure that adds volume under the skin to create a smoother, younger appearance. When combined with treatments such as BOTOX®, patients are able to experience a “liquid facelift” without surgery. Our day spa operates under the direct supervision of Dr. Decherd to ensure that each treatment is administered with the highest degree of safety and expertise. The various injectables can be discussed in detail during the consultation.
Injectable Fillers Reviews
"I had such a great experience with Nurse Julie. My visit was to receive Volbella lip injections and I was a little scared because of past experiences some of my friends have had at other offices. Julie explained every step with me and had the best bedside manner. She ensured I was comfortable and was satisfied with my treatment. I love going to Nurse Julie and Dr. Decherd, they are professional and so inviting."- N.R. / Google / Dec 05, 2020
"Nurse Julie is the best hands down. She made me feel comfortable and a little less scared and anxious. When I say she followed up on my recovery and progress, I mean she went above and beyond. Julie provides the best care and a true artist in her field. My new youthful appearance with the use of Botox and fillers is just what I needed. The office staff was extremely welcoming! Thank you 🙏 for taking such great care of me. Christy Garcia"- R.6. / Google / Dec 11, 2020
"Nurse Julie was so sweet and professional. She makes you feel comfortable and listens to how you feel. I will definitely be back. Julie's work is beautiful and I love the results. She is great at what she does!!"- V.B. / Google / Jan 02, 2021
"All I can say is go to nurse injector Jules for Botox! I was a first-timer- and she informed me of everything I needed to know, made me feel extremely comfortable, and the icing on the cake? My face looks ABSOLUTELY amazing. I am only 28 years old so starting to see wrinkles for the first time was a... “weird” feeling for me. She was able to give me just the right amount to where it wasn’t overdone, but my wrinkles are GONE! Yes, gone! Feeling beautiful is important to me, especially during the times I am starting to see changes in my appearance that I don’t necessarily like. I was feeling my confidence going down to an all time low. Jules fixed that. I’m feeling beautiful and rejuvenated, and that’s what I needed. My advice- forever go to Jules! I know I will! PS- the entire staff at this office is incredibly kind and helpful, which is a major plus in my book. Look no further, go see her!"- S.J. / Google / Dec 11, 2020
Types of Injectables
The market for injectable fillers has exploded over the last decade; offering numerous options and brands for patients to consider.
Add volume to plump lips and cheeks, smooth lines, lift and contour. To correct age-related volume loss, facial asymmetry, or simply to plump your pout, up your game or augment your current look, injectable fillers have a variety of diverse purposes that are sure to satisfy any patients desired look. We offer a variety of Juvederm fillers to help you reach your goals including Juvederm XC, Juvederm Ultra XC, Volbella, Vollure and Voluma. We also offer RHA2, RHA3 and RHA4, a collection of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers from Revance.
A fat transfer is a process that takes fat from one body part and directly transfers it to an area of the face to add volume. This type of filler offers good results, but may not last as long because the body will naturally absorb some of the injected fat.
Collagen is a protein made up of amino-acids. It can be derived from the human body or animals (known as bovine collagen). Collagen feels very natural when injected. It is commonly used in the lips for lip augmentation.
Calcium hydroxyapatite is a substance found naturally in human bones. It is a mineral-like compound and one of the heavier derma fillers. This particular filler treatment is generally used for deep crevices and creases.
Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that exists in the human body. It can be found in connective and skin tissue and cartilage. It is extracted, reformulated and then offered as a derma filler. It is a popular choice because of its compatibility.
Polylactic acid is a synthetic substance created and used as a filler. This particular substance works differently than the other fillers because, once injected, it stimulates collagen production. Therefore, results will not be immediate but will appear gradually over time.
The filler on the market today that surgeons feel lasts longer than most, is polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA). This filler contains a low concentration of microspheres suspended in a larger amount of purified collagen gel. PMMA is more solid and heavier than most other fillers. It is used for deep wrinkles, deep contours and crevices, and is sometimes used in the same regard as an implant during reconstructive surgery.
During/After the Procedure
Prior to treatment, the practitioner will assess various aspects of the face and make marks directly on the skin to note where the injection sites will be. The face will be cleansed and a local anesthetic will be applied to help numb the top layer of skin. Using a syringe with a fine needle, the filler will be injected into the marked areas until the desired fullness has been achieved. Most patients are pleased with their results. While this will vary by filler product, most will produce results lasting from 3 months to a full year.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 1-2 Days
- Average Procedure Time
- 30 Minutes
- Post-op Follow-up
- 30 Days
- Procedure Recovery Location
Injectable Filler FAQ's
Are Fillers Safe?
All injectable fillers on the market today are FDA-approved and are safe to use. It is important to discuss the differences between each filler treatment to decide which is the best choice for your specific situation.
The results of each injectable filler treatment will vary. On average, most will last between 3 months and a full year. Restylane, Juvederm and Perlane are among some of the most common fillers and usually last 6 months or longer. Fat injections will last the shortest amount of time because a portion will reabsorb into the body within several months.
Fillers VS. BOTOX?
Injectable fillers help to decrease wrinkles by adding volume to smooth the skin’s surface. BOTOX, Dysport and Xeomin offer a result that looks and acts similar, but with a different approach. These treatments use a neurotoxic agent injected into the skin to temporarily freeze overactive muscles causing wrinkles. When the muscles relax, the visible wrinkles on the outer layer of the skin relax and soften, resulting in a smoother, younger appearance.