Houston & Pearland, TX

Dermal Fillers

Introduction to Dermal Fillers

When you look in the mirror, does the person looking back look older than you think they should? Do you sometimes dream of days gone by when your skin still had that smooth, fresh, youthful glow?  You can see that fresh face again with the help of Dr. Christopher Hankins, medical director at Premier Plastic Surgery. Our office offers Juvéderm® injections to men and women in Houston, Pearland, Lake Jackson, and the surrounding areas of South Houston.

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What are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are a minimally invasive, non-surgical alternative treatment that targets specific areas of the face to restructure soft tissue, add volume, and recontour the overall aesthetic look of the face for a more symmetrical appearance.

One of the more requested fillers is Juvederm, a hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal filler and injectable gel treatment manufactured by Allergan®.

As we age and are exposed to environmental damage, especially sun exposure, our facial tissue begins to lose elasticity and drop, and wrinkles appear. Dr. Hankins treats patients from Houston, Pearland, Lake Jackson, and the surrounding areas of South Houston—in other words, areas that receive a lot of sun. Don’t let sun damage take over your life!


Types of Dermal Fillers

Premier Plastic Surgery offers the following Juvéderm collection of dermal fillers to improve common signs of aging:

  • Juvéderm® Volbella XC is ideal for adding volume to lips and smoothing the appearance of fine lines (vertical lip lines) and wrinkles around the mouth. It’s also used for lip augmentation.
  • Juvéderm® Voluma XC is the only filler proven to increase volume in the cheeks for up to two years.
  • Juvéderm® Vollure XC softens moderate to severe facial wrinkles.

Please schedule a consultation to help determine which filler or combination suits you!

What are the benefits of Dermal Fillers?

Dr. Christopher Hankins recommends the Juvéderm collection of hyaluronic acid fillers as they have been shown to correct:

  • Smile lines
  • Marionette lines
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Age-related volume loss
  • Other areas of facial wrinkles and folds
  • Quick procedure
  • Immediate results
  • Non-surgical
  • Minimal side effects


Who Are the Best Candidates for Dermal Fillers?

Premier Plastic Surgery wants you to be comfortable and happy with your appearance. Our patients come to us from Houston, Pearland, Lake Jackson, and the surrounding areas of South Houston usually to address the following issues:

  • Correct or improve the appearance of wrinkles caused by sun damage
  • Add volume and contour face shape for improved symmetry
  • Enhance definition in the jawline and tighten jowls due to age-related volume loss
  • Want enhanced skin texture and smoothness due to depressions created by scarring

Dr. Hankins is a cosmetic surgeon whose patients often credit him with life-changing procedures – but he’s not a miracle worker! Patients seeking dermal filler treatments should have realistic expectations for their results. Dr. Hankins only offers treatments that are in his patients’ best interest.

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Dermal Fillers First Step

What’s the
first step?

Dr. Christopher Hankins and his professional and knowledgeable staff realize that patients need accurate information, close personal attention, and skilled care at his practice.

Our dedicated staff wants your experience to be pleasant and will do all they can to help you feel as reassured and relaxed as possible. Our staff is very knowledgeable and can provide information on all the latest procedures, treatment techniques, and products regarding surgical and nonsurgical procedures.

Dr. Hankins will meet with you in a private setting, allowing you to feel comfortable as you take advantage of the personalized experiences offered in our cosmetic-oriented practice. You can create a customized dermal filler treatment plan that addresses all your needs.

If you’re considering dermal filler treatments in Houston, Pearland, Lake Jackson, and the surrounding areas of South Houston, call us to schedule your consultation today.

What to Expect from a Dermal Fillers Treatment

Dermal fillers are relatively quick and easy. First, your skin will be cleansed, and then Dr. Hankins will use syringes to inject the appropriate amount of filler into the targeted areas. The entire process takes 15 to 30 minutes. In the vast majority of cases, one or two syringes will suffice. You can go home the same day! 

Facial massage is not recommended for the first two weeks after injection. The hyaluronic acid in Juvederm will continue to strengthen your skin several weeks after your Juvederm appointment.

Please note that Juvederm is not meant as a permanent filler and will slowly be absorbed by the body. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the human body, so this process is entirely safe.

Dermal Fillers Recovery

Recovery time varies from person to person, and their overall health depends on which dermal filler is injected. Most people can resume their daily activities almost immediately. Intense physical activity should be avoided in the first 24-48 hours of the procedure to minimize bruising and swelling. The skin will feel sore and achy, which is entirely normal. Softness usually settles in about 7-10 days. 

Dermal Fillers Cost

How much do Dermal Fillers cost in Houston, TX?

The cost of dermal fillers will depend on several factors, including the severity of each individual patient’s case and the type and amount of filler used.

We don’t want finances to prevent you from getting the cosmetic surgery you want and deserve. To that end, Dr. Christopher Hankins is committed to making it as affordable as possible, including offering alternative financing solutions to his patients in Houston, Pearland, Lake Jackson, and the surrounding areas of South Houston.

We understand that sometimes it can be challenging to pay for cosmetic surgery. Dr. Hankins and his entire team at Premier Plastic Surgery want to ensure that your choice of procedures is as affordable as possible. One way we do that is by offering complimentary consultations to all our patients.

Please note: We charge a no-show fee for consultations and require a credit card to schedule an appointment.

We offer several payment options, including CareCredit and Cherry. If you have any questions about the fees or financing for your treatment or procedure, please don’t hesitate to ask.

We also accept:

  • Cash or Check: personal check, cashier’s check, or cash
  • American Express
  • VISA
  • MasterCard
  • Discover

Payment is due in full before the start of treatment. You can use payment options individually or in any combination you choose. Feel free to contact our office about your financing options.

Why Choose Dr. Hankins?

Christopher Hankins, MD, is a plastic surgeon specializing in facial, breast, and body aesthetic surgery. He also has advanced training in hand surgery, breast reconstruction after cancer, and other reconstructive surgical procedures. Dr. Hankins completed five plastic surgery fellowships with highly distinguished physician mentors in the United States and the United Kingdom, including a Plastic and Microsurgery fellowship at the Baylor College of Medicine and a Hand Surgery fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Dr. Hankins earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He completed his General Surgery training prerequisite for Plastic Surgery as established by the Residency Review Committee in Plastic Surgery and Anatomic and Clinical Pathology.

Dr. Hankins served as the Medical Director of the Wound Care Center at Lake Jackson Hospital from 2011 to 2014 and continues to treat wound care patients at his Premier Surgery Center and Lake Jackson Hospital.

In addition to his practice in plastic and aesthetic surgery, Dr. Hankins is actively involved in the study and clinical application of anti-aging medicine. He is a Diplomate of the American Association of Anti-Aging Medicine.

Dr. Hankins has authored 19 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals and serves on the editorial boards of four medical journals and as a reviewer on three others. He has been a presenter on various plastic surgical topics at the regional, national, and international levels.

Dr. Hankins has participated in plastic surgery medical missions in Peru, Bolivia, and Pakistan, where he performed several surgical procedures on disadvantaged children and adults. He sits on the Boards of Directors of the Agris-Zindler Children’s Foundation and the House of Charity.

Dr. Hankins treats patients in Houston, Pearland, Lake Jackson, and the neighboring communities of South Houston, but no matter where you come from, you will be in expert hands!

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Dermal Fillers FAQ’S

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If you have lost skin volume in your face due to aging or damage from the sun or the environment, Dr. Hankins can restore a more youthful appearance and make you feel like you’ve turned back the clock. Premier Plastic Surgery has proudly served men and women in Houston, Pearland, Lake Jackson, and the surrounding communities of South Houston for years. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and learn more about the Juvéderm family of products.

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