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Types of Dermal Fillers

Types of Dermal Fillers | Austin Dermatology | Medical SpaDermal filler injections are the second most popular cosmetic skin care treatment in the US today after Botox® . Over the years, a number of innovative and advanced facial fillers have been introduced and have earned the FDA’s approval. Different ingredients are used in filler to achieve different goals and restore facial youth in a non-surgical way.

During the initial consultation, the dermatologist will discuss various dermal filler treatment options available to a patient and help them select the most appropriate one for their needs. Profound and accomplished dermatologist Dr. Steven Zimmet provides dermal filler injections to patients in Austin, TX and surrounding communities.


Hyaluronic Acid Fillers

Hyaluronic acid (HA) based fillers are among the most sought-after filler injections in cosmetic dermatology for facial rejuvenation. HA is a naturally occurring compound in the human skin, which provides the framework for skin cells to thrive. Aging and other factors can cause the depletion of HA in the skin, and HA-based dermal filler gel can be injected to replenish it.

HA fillers are popular because they provide safe, smooth and natural looking results, and can last for a significant duration. Another key benefit of HA fillers is that they have a very low risk of allergic reaction because of the biocompatible nature of the filler’s active ingredient. No prior allergy testing is usually required. Even the results with HA based fillers are reversible with the help of FDA approved medications.


Belotero Balance

This filler is primarily aimed at mitigating superficial wrinkles and fine lines, and integrates nicely into the skin. Lines around the mouth can be improved as well as tear trough site can be filled using Belotero Balance.


Juvederm Ultra and UltraPlus

Juvederm fillers are a popular cosmetic dermatology treatment, which are designed to treat moderate lines and folds around the mouth and nose. Temples can be rejuvenated with this filler and lip enhancement may be performed. Results with Juvederm filler can last up to 12 months.


Juvederm Voluma

Voluma is specifically used to add volume to the mid-face and create a fuller, rounder looking face. People with sunken cheeks can benefit the most. Results can last for up to two years with Juvederm Voluma.



Restylane is commonly used to address lines around the mouth, nasolabial folds, frown lines, tear trough area, marionette lines, temples, and for lip definition. Results can last for 6 to 18 months, depending on several factors.


Non-HA Fillers


Radiesse filler gel contains calcium hydroxylapatite microshperes. This filler is designed to stimulate collagen fibers as well as volumize depleted areas. It is commonly used to improve temples, nasolabial folds, and cheek volume. It can even help to volumize the back of the hands.


Sculptra Aesthetic

Sculptra Aesthetic is based on poly-L-lactic acid, which can trigger fresh collagen production. A series of two to three treatments can restore volume loss in the cheeks, temples and nasolabial folds. Results can last for over two years.

Reliable and awesome dermatologist Dr. Zimmet receives patients from Austin, TX, and other areas in this part of The Lonestar State for dermal filler injectable treatments.  

If you would like to learn more about the procedures and treatments by Austin TX Cosmetic Dermatologist, Dr. Steven Zimmet, please contact us at (512) 485-7700.

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