Injectable Fillers Specialist

Anthony Echo, MD -  - Plastic Surgeon

Anthony Echo, MD

Plastic Surgeon & Reconstructive Surgeon located in Houston, TX

Considering injectable fillers produce immediate results, smoothing away your wrinkles and restoring fullness where needed, it’s no surprise to learn they’re one of the most highly desired minimally invasive cosmetic procedures. Anthony Echo, MD, and his team of highly trained nurse practitioners offer injectable fillers to restore a more youthful appearance and to enhance your breasts. To learn if you’re a good candidate for fillers, call the office in Houston Methodist Hospital or the Willowbrook neighborhood of Houston, Texas, or schedule an appointment online.

Injectable Fillers Q&A

What are injectable fillers?

Injectable fillers, also called dermal fillers, rejuvenate your appearance by plumping up the area under your skin where the filler is injected. 

Many fillers contain hyaluronic acid, which is naturally produced in your skin and is essential for retaining moisture and keeping your skin hydrated and smooth. When hyaluronic acid is mixed with a smooth gel, it becomes an injectable cosmetic treatment.

Some fillers contain small particles of biocompatible materials that add volume and stimulate collagen production. As collagen levels increase, your skin regains strength and volume.

What cosmetic conditions improve with injectable fillers?

Injectable fillers improve many cosmetic problems. They can:

  • Diminish nasolabial folds (laugh lines)
  • Diminish marionette lines (wrinkles that run down from the corners of your mouth)
  • Diminish perioral wrinkles (line above and around your lips)
  • Reduce acne scars
  • Lift your cheeks
  • Restore cheek volume
  • Plump and reshape lips
  • Add volume to your eyelids
  • Restore volume in the back of your hands

When a filler is injected under a wrinkle or into the targeted area, it produces immediate results by filling in the space under your skin.

Are there side effects after treatment with an injectable filler?

The substances in fillers are natural and seldom cause side effects. However, you can expect to experience mild swelling, redness, bruising, or itching at the injection sites. In most cases, these side effects are gone within a week. If you treat your lips, however, the side effects may last a little longer.

How long do injectable fillers last?

The type of filler used determines how long your results last. Most fillers are gradually absorbed back into your body, but they maintain their results for 6-18 months. Fillers containing microparticles tend to last longer, restoring your appearance for 2-3 years.

Since injectable fillers are safe, you can choose to have another treatment as soon as your results wear off.

To learn more about injectable fillers, call Anthony Echo, MD, or schedule an appointment online.