Injectable fillers enhance facial features but save patients on the time, expense or risk involved with surgical options. Dr. White commonly turns to fillers to help lessen the appearance of wrinkles and fine facial lines. He offers a comprehensive list of the available filler brands including Restylane, Juvederm, Radiesse and Sculptra. Injectable fillers may be combined with wrinkle relaxers, such as BOTOX®, and skin treatments, like dermabrasion to provide patients with a non-surgical facial rejuvenation. Treatments like these are performed at our Dallas, Texas facility.
"For years I had struggled with getting rid of my belly and constantly felt defeated. I am 30 years old and for the most part am very active. I worked out six days a week and tried ever diet out there .I still could not get the results I wanted. I finally decided in May of this year to make a consultation .I choose Dr. White because he performed liposuction and breast augmentation on my mother 15 years ago and did an amazing job. Therefor I went in met with Dr.White and literally 2 hours later scheduled my operation for liposuction of the stomach and arms for six months later. I walked out of his office feeling so ensured and excited for what was to come. I am not going to lie I was very skeptical for 2 reasons. One I had never had surgery and the second did not know what to expect. Nevertheless surgery day came and I could not have felt more excited. From the hospital staff to Dr. White I had never felt more comfortable and assured. Dr.White literally walks you through ever step and takes such pride in his work. The surgery went amazing there was literally no pain at all and 3 weeks out of my surgery I was in a bodysuit for Halloween. It’s been two months since my surgery and I cannot explain how happy I am with my results. My friends ask me if I would do it again and the answer is YES!!!!!!"- C.B. / Google / Dec 12, 2018
"Great Experience With Dr. White - I live in California but have family ties in Texas. I had been wanting a rhinoplasty for a few years and finally took the plunge to get one after a friend had got hers done. After doing research I found Dr. White; the great reviews drew me in and I made a consultation with him. He explained to me in detail how rhinoplasty's are very difficult to perform and have the highest revision rates out..."- J.S. / RealSelf / Jan 17, 2019
"Recently, I chose Dr. White for a breast lift procedure , and I am so happy with the results! I was always afraid it would be too complicated and painful, but now I wish I had done this sooner. The consultation appointment with Dr. White and his staff put my fears to rest. He provided me with a tremendous amount of information and his staff is so professional.Dr. White was my choice because he is board certified and had so many positive reviews and recommendations. In the recovery room, I found out he also has an impeccable reputation among his colleagues and the hospital staff.My recovery has been so pain-free and the results are better than I could have imagined. During my follow up appointments, his staff is always caring and professional. I have another procedure scheduled with Dr. White soon, and I can’t wait! I would recommend Dr. White to anyone looking for an excellent surgeon."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Jan 13, 2019
"I had my rhinoplasty in 2007 and I found Dr. White on D Magazine. He is an true artist. I love my results and everything went smoothly. I hardly had any bruising. No one can tell I ever had anything done, it’s amazing. I highly recommend him, I recommend to everyone I know. Thank you Dr.White you’ve changed my life and thank you and your friendly staff! Y’all are awesome!"- A.C. / Google / Jan 02, 2019
"Dr White gave me the BEST BREASTS I COULD HAVE EVER IMAGINED!! From the initial consultation with Dr White, I knew he would deliver in ways no other doctor could. I am most impressed with my results because I had no idea what to expect before my surgery! I put all my trust in Dr White to know what the right size for my body was. You see, Dr White did not allow me to select the exact implant size or try on implants in his office. Dr White has his patients choose between a spectrum of sizes: "Smallest Possible" (for your frame), "Very Natural", "Largest Natural", and "Largest Possible". Mind you, I am 27 years old, 5'4", 130 lbs and wore a 34A bra and I knew I wanted realistic looking breasts that were proportioned with my body. So I told him my ideal size would be between "very natural" and "large natural". Dr White let me know that he would decide the correct size for the me during surgery (which made me nervous at first, but WOW- HE SURE KNOWS WHAT HE'S DOING!) From my previous research I thought I would end up getting no larger than 350cc implants, but recently found out that Dr White put a 375cc implant in my left breast and 450cc implant in my right breast!!!!!!! My breasts are damn near perfect, proportionate, and do not look too big at all. If you are looking for the best doctor who knows exactly what's best for you, go see Dr Steven J White!!"- K.G. / Google / Dec 30, 2018
Types of Injectables
The market for injectable fillers has exploded over the last decade; offering numerous options and brands for patients to consider.
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 primary semi-permanent filler on the market today 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 as a permanent 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.
The price for an injectable filler treatment will vary depending on how many syringes will be needed and product used.
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.