Dr. Stapleton and his team at MDRN Dental are proud to be one of the only dental offices in the West Houston area to offer complete esthetic care with the use of filler. A beautiful smile is more than just great looking teeth. Facial esthetics play a major role in creating a confident, stunning smile and having a cosmetic dentist in Houston that offers filler procedures is imperative to receive a complete treatment plan that addresses all issues. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation; we are located in the Westchase District.

What is filler?

Dermal filler is an injectable soft tissue filler that helps fill in wrinkle lines and restore lost volume from aging. Dermal filler can also be used to enhance and sculpt certain body parts such as lips. There are several types of dermal filler that can be used, depending on the volume and lift wanted. Dr. Stapleton typically uses a dermal filer such as Juvederm® or Restylane®, which is made up of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in your body.

How does dermal filler help reverse the signs of aging?

As we age past our early twenties, we lose about 1% of our dermal collagen per year, especially over the age of 50. This leads to a loss in volume in certain areas of the face which creates a more “aged” appearance. Thinning of the lips, reduced cheek volume, and more noticeable bony features are all signs of reduced facial volume due to aging. With less volume, our skin begins fold over itself which can “static” wrinkles (not to be confused with “drynamic” wrinkles which can be reduced with botox). Dermal filler can be injected into the soft tissue to create more volume which will create a more youthful, vibrant appearance!

What wrinkles can be treated with dermal filler?

“Static” wrinkle lines on the face are caused by loss of volume. Dermal filler injections are a non-surgical way to improve the appearance of these static wrinkle lines. Common wrinkles treated by dermal filler include:

  • Nasolabial folds (Smile Lines)
  • Oral Commissures (Downturned corners of the mouth)
  • Marionette Lines

How long does filler last?

The most common dermal fillers used, such as Juvederm ® and Restylane ®, will typically last about 6-12 months. As your body metabolizes the filler and the volume starts to decrease, more filler may be added. The cumulative effect of long term, regular use of filler provides the best results!

What other enhancements can be performed with dermal filler?

Many other areas may be enhanced with the use of dermal fillers. Dr. Stapleton is trained to offer more advanced filler procedures such as:

  • Lip Enhancement
  • Gummy Smile Correction
  • Filler treatment combined with Botox injections

Schedule a Free Consultation today!

Dr. Stapleton at MDRN Dental offers free filler consultations in West Houston! During your consultation appointment, Dr. Stapleton will listen to your individual needs and provide a complimentary examination. After, he will discuss the results and explain which areas may be improved with the use of filler. He is happy to answer any questions you may have regarding filler procedures! Contact us today to schedule a free consultation; we are located in the Westchase District.