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If you’ve ever thought about getting anti-aging treatments for the holidays, then you probably assumed that you would have to schedule well in advance of your winter events. While planning ahead is always advised when it comes to cosmetic treatments, there are some procedures that can produce great results with no downtime and a short office visit.

One of the best options for non-invasive facial rejuvenation is dermal fillers, which are ideal for getting great results on short notice—like around the holidays.

What Are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are an injectable type of treatment with a wide range of uses.

Fillers make up a fast-growing segment of the plastic surgery industry in the United States, and for good reason. Fillers are made from a wide variety of materials and offer highly effective results, boasting numerous benefits. So what are some of these benefits, and what makes them ideal for the busy holiday season?


Fillers are a great option for facial rejuvenation. They can be used for everything from simply filling in fine lines and wrinkles to augmenting and shaping the lips and nose. Dermal fillers are also excellent for restoring subtle lost volume in the face that contributes to an aged appearance. Today, there are many, many brands and types of fillers, each slightly different from one another, and some formulated for specific purposes. Most patients are thrilled with their results, which last from about 6-12 months on average, depending on the brand and type of filler used. Risks and potential complications are minimal, and most people are eligible candidates to receive treatment with some type of filler.

Convenient and Non-Invasive

One of the biggest benefits of dermal fillers is the convenient, non-invasive nature of the procedure. The treatment itself takes only a few minutes, there is usually a little redness and swelling at the injection site and certain injections can cause minor bruising.   Results are immediate, and while they must be refreshed about once a year on average, most patients do not find this aspect to be a significant drawback to the treatment, particularly for those just looking for skin refreshment in anticipation of a big event.


Because they are temporary, quick, and do not require anesthesia, dermal fillers are much more affordable than many other popular treatments. While the necessity of repeating injections to maintain results can certainly add up, fillers are a fairly inexpensive way to try out cosmetic treatments. If someone is looking for a unique gift for you, why not recommend a dermal filler session with a plastic surgeon?

A Great Holiday Option

If you’re short on time but you’d like to look your best for the festivities, dermal fillers might be a great short-term solution for you because of their excellent results, accessibility, convenience, and versatility. Later on, if you’d like to continue with facial treatments, or even plastic surgery, fillers can be used to enhance the results of these procedures. Because dermal fillers require no downtime, you won’t have to miss any of the holiday fun!

Things to Remember

Though dermal fillers are a very safe and simple option for facial rejuvenation, this does not mean that you can just search for the cheapest price and still get the best results. Properly administering fillers is an art, and choosing the right provider can mean the difference between beautiful, natural results and a disappointing outcome. For your safety and the best results possible, be sure to choose a board certified plastic surgeon you can trust. If you like the results of your treatment, then it’s likely you’ll want to continue getting periodical touch-ups, and choosing a doctor you have rapport with will help ensure you have the best experience possible.

If you’re looking for an experienced facial plastic surgeon in Austin, come to Buckingham Center and meet with board certified expert Dr. Edward Buckingham. Dr. Buckingham is a reputable plastic surgeon who emphasizes natural, custom results for each patients. If you are interested in meeting with Dr. Buckingham, call Buckingham Center today at 512-401-2500 to schedule a consultation.

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