Dermal Fillers

For refining and rejuvenating your look, we offer JUVÉDERM®, Restylane®, and Sculptra® dermal fillers at Houston Dermatology Specialists in Cypress, TX. Treatment with these products is relatively quick and can produce natural-looking improvements without the invasiveness and downtime of surgery.

Whether you are looking to enhance certain features or correct signs of aging, double board-certified Cypress dermatologist and Mohs surgeon Christopher Downing, M.D., FAAD and his team will work with you to develop a treatment plan.

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are injectable gels that add volume below the skin. These nonsurgical treatments address a wide range of cosmetic concerns, including:

  • Lip filler (“lip injections”) for thin lips
  • Nasolabial folds (“smile lines”)
  • Marionette lines
  • Vertical lip lines (“smoker’s lines”)
  • Sunken cheeks (“cheek filler” or “nonsurgical cheek augmentation”)
  • Hollow tear troughs (“under-eye filler”)

Some types of wrinkles may be better treated with BOTOX® Cosmetic or another neuromodulator. Dr. Downing often combines these treatments to create a more comprehensive result.

Dr. Christopher Downing, board certified dermatologist and Mohs Surgeon at Houston Dermatology Specialists
Christopher Downing, M.D., FAAD

Your Partner in Skin Health

Dr. Christopher Downing is a double board-certified dermatologist and fellowship trained Mohs surgeon serving the Cypress and Houston communities. He trained for years to provide his patients the best in dermatological care. His mission for establishing Houston Dermatology Specialists was to create a practice in which delivering professional, conscientious, and personalized care for patients is the #1 priority.

Meet Dr. Downing

Which dermal filler is right for me?

Dr. Downing offers a full range of dermal filler products and will recommend the best one for you based on your anatomy and goals.


This range of fillers is formulated with hyaluronic acid (HA), a hydrating substance found naturally in the body:

  • JUVÉDERM Ultra XC & Ultra Plus XC


This product family also features a versatile lineup of HA formulations:

  • Restylane
  • Restylane Defyne
  • Restylane Refyne
  • Restylane Lyft
  • Restylane Silk
  • Restylane Kysse

Within each product family, there are different formulations and different applications. Our team will help you determine which filler or combination of fillers is right for you.

Sculptra Aesthetic

Sculptra works as a collagen stimulator. Sculptra contains poly-L-lactic acid, which boosts your body’s collagen production over time. This minimizes lines and wrinkles and provides a long-lasting, natural-looking volume boost.

How much do dermal fillers cost?

At Houston Dermatology Specialists, dermal fillers are priced per syringe. Your total cost will vary depending on the product used and the amount injected. As part of the consultation process, we will provide you with a personalized estimate of your expected pricing.

What should I expect during my dermal filler treatment?

Our team will start with an in-depth discussion of your goals before designing your customized treatment plan. After cleansing, the product will be carefully administered by a series of injections. This usually takes just a few minutes.

Do dermal filler injections hurt?

Most people say these injections feel like small pinches. Both topical anesthesia and lidocaine contained in many filler formulations will minimize discomfort during your treatment.

What is recovery like after a dermal filler treatment?

One of the biggest advantages of dermal fillers is they involve little to no downtime. After your appointment, you will be free to resume most of your usual activities right away. It’s normal to experience some swelling, redness, and bruising around your injection sites, which should subside in about a week.

How long do dermal filler results last?

The longevity of dermal filler results varies depending on the product used and the area injected. In most cases, you can expect your results to last anywhere from 6 to 18 months.

Request Your Dermal Fillers Consultation

To meet with Dr. Downing and his team, please request a consultation online or give us a call at (713) 487-8233. We look forward to meeting you.

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