How Do Fillers Work?

Are you faced with fine lines and wrinkles each morning when you look in the mirror? Don’t let the signs of aging get you down. Believe it or not, you can look years younger without cosmetic surgery. It’s true! Our expert team at Dr. Rogers Centers in San Antonio, Texas, offers a variety of fillers for men and women just like you. Here’s what you need to know.

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are an easy way to take years off your appearance. These injectable substances could be made of hyaluronic acid which occurs naturally in our bodies, or other materials like bovine collagen or calcium hydroxylapatite. Fillers can be used on your:

  • Lips
  • Mouth
  • Chin
  • Cheeks
  • Forehead
  • Hands
  • Acne scars

We use a variety of popular products including Juvéderm®, Radiesse®, and Bellafill®. Unlike cosmetic surgery, the results with these fillers are temporary. You’ll need a touch-up every six months to a year, or longer for Radiesse or Bellafill treatments. This is because our bodies naturally absorb fillers over time.

How do fillers work?

We use an anesthetic to numb the area and then inject the fillers directly into your skin. The fluid then plumps up and smooths the treated area to make the wrinkles and lines less noticeable. It’s really that simple. They may even spur collagen production, helping to keep your skin firm and smooth for longer.

We may inject fillers directly into your wrinkles, facial lines, or other areas near them. Everyone is unique so until we see you in person, we won’t know the best way to treat you. Our goal is to provide you with a realistic and refreshed look. If you’re unhappy with the result, we may be able to inject a different substance to reduce the amount of plumpness on your face.

Are they safe?

Our fillers are FDA-approved and safe. You may have some mild soreness or bruising at the injection sites but these should go away within a few days.


At your consultation, we review your health history and discuss the results you hope to achieve. If you’re going for a natural-looking result that will make you look refreshed, fillers may be the best choice for you.

If you have dental or gum work coming up in the near future, we may recommend you wait a week or so to get dermal fillers. This is because dental work could cause the filler to move around and ruin your look.

If you’re ready to give dermal fillers a try, call us to make an appointment today. 

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