Here at our Houston plastic surgery practice, it’s not uncommon to hear comments about a patient wanting to get rid of fine lines and wrinkles but not ready to commit to plastic surgery yet. The good news is you do not have to actually submit yourself to a surgical procedure just to look younger and naturally refreshed. Dermal fillers are now a popular alternative for men and women who wish to improve the appearance of their cheekbones, lips, and jaws minus the long recovery process. More Than Just Looking Old The results of a study published in this LiveScience article found out that wrinkles, creases and furrows do more than just make you appear old. It turns out that it can also make you look angry or sad to other people when you actually have a neutral expression in the first place. Specifically, it turns out that facial wrinkles tend to make your forehead appear crinkled making you look upset or extremely sad. Such findings prove that seeking facial rejuvenation options such as dermal fillers is more than just about vanity as there are other more significant physical aging issues that need to be addressed. Take, for example, the 40-year old who applies for a job but was actually turned down because he looked angry (when in fact, he wasn’t). Advantages of Dermal Fillers over Plastic Surgery Although a facelift could provide lasting results, dermal fillers offer the following advantages over surgical procedures: Recovery is almost non-existent. Most dermal fillers can even be done during lunch time. Whereas plastic surgery requires long periods of healing and recovery in which you may have to take some time off from work or school. Minimal pain and discomfort. Since dermal fillers are minimally invasive, you can expect the least amount of pain and discomfort during and after the procedure. You have more control of the results. You can actually decide to stop injections anytime you want. Lesser costs than plastic surgery. Although they are less invasive than plastic surgery, finding a reliable injector is still crucial. Injecting dermal fillers also requires an in-depth understanding of the human anatomy and an artistic sense acquired from years of experience. For more information on dermal fillers, fill out this contact form today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Cortes via email. You can also call us at (713) 234-6244. Together, we will review your goals, expectations, and medical history to advise you regarding the different existing options and provide you the highest quality of care.