Dermal Fillers and lip injections

What Are the Filler Options Available in St. Louis?

West County Plastic Surgeons offers dermal fillers and lip injections for St. Louis residents who prefer a nonsurgical approach to reducing the visible signs of facial aging, primarily caused by loss of collagen, the breakdown of elastin and hyaluronic acid, and shifting facial fat. As we grow older, our skin naturally loses volume. This soft-tissue loss and degeneration can lead to many of a number of common signs of aging, which can be quickly, safely, and successfully treated with dermal fillers and lip injections in our St. Louis office. Treatments are available to address:

  • Thin or wrinkled lips
  • Hollow and deflated cheeks
  • Tear-trough grooves under the eyes
  • Sagging cheeks and jowls
  • Nose and mouth creases

Injectable dermal fillers work below the skin's surface, helping our patients by enhancing or restoring volume in their cheeks, lifting their mid-face and jowls, filling in their wrinkles and grooves, and creating a smoother, tighter skin surface. Depending on the specific dermal fillers used, results can last up to a year or more. The effects of various fillers can be combined for a global rejuvenation, and they can also be paired with other injectables and nonsurgical treatments—such as BOTOX® Cosmetic—to provide a naturally harmonious and youthful look.

To schedule your appointment for dermal fillers or lip injections, contact our St. Louis office by phoning (314) 996-8800 or requesting your consultation online.

Dermal Fillers Available for Our St. Louis Patients

Years of research and clinical testing validate the science behind the FDA-approved injectable dermal fillers and lip injections we offer at our St. Louis practice. Options abound beyond collagen, the once common treatment for lips and other areas of the face.

JUVEDERM®

JUVEDERM® dermal fillers restore volume and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds, including "laugh lines," "smile lines" (nasolabial folds), "tear troughs," and "marionette lines" (oral commissures) for months at a time. We offer several dermal fillers in the JUVEDERM® line—including VOLUMA®, VOLLURE®, and VOLBELLA®—at our St. Louis practice.

Average time for procedure: 15 to 20 minutes

Estimated recovery time: 1 to 3 days

Click here to download a detailed consent form from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons that describes the risks and benefits of JUVEDERM® dermal fillers.

RADIESSE® Volumizing Filler

RADIESSE® volumizing dermal filler restores volume in the "smile lines" (nasolabial folds), "marionette lines" (oral commissures), and the central face. Results last approximately 12 to 18 months.

Average time for procedure: 15 to 20 minutes

Estimated recovery time: 1 to 4 days

Click here to download a detailed consent form from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons that describes the risks and benefits of RADIESSE® dermal fillers.

BELOTERO Balance®

BELOTERO Balance® is a hyaluronic acid-based filler designed reduce the appearance of moderate to sever nasolabial folds, smile lines, and vertical lip lines. Results have been shown to last six months or longer.

Average time for procedure: 30 to 60 minutes

Estimated recovery time: 1 to 3 days

Click here to download a detailed consent form from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons that describes the risks and benefits of dermal fillers.

Bellafill®

Bellafill® makes use of polymethyl methacrylate microspheres suspended in gel to stimulate new collagen production, reducing the severity of nasolabial folds for up to five years. It can also fill in acne scars, with results that last up to 12 months.

Average time for procedure: 30 to 60 minutes

Estimated recovery time: 1 to 3 days

Click here to download a detailed consent form from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons that describes the risks and benefits of dermal fillers.

Lip Augmentation

Lip injections help our St. Louis patients enlarge and reshape their lips to enhance their size and improve how their lips look in proportion to surrounding facial features. Multiple dermal fillers can be used to add volume to the lips. Your injector will help you select the ideal filler for you during your consultation.

Average time for procedure: 15 to 20 minutes

Estimated recovery time: 2 to 7 days

Small amounts of BOTOX® Cosmetic are occasionally used to optimize the effects of a lip augmentation. For lip injections in our St. Louis patients, we have found that dermal fillers tend to last longer in areas where there is less motion. BOTOX®, therefore, is often carefully administered to weaken the orbicularis oris muscle that helps us purse our lips. This reduces motion in that area and leads to longer-lasting results.

To schedule your appointment for dermal fillers or lip injections, contact our St. Louis office by phoning (314) 996-8800 or requesting your consultation online.

More About Collagen and Dermal Fillers

Injections treat facial lines, wrinkles, and scars, as well as enhance the appearance of the lips.


If you have questions or would like to book a consultation with one of the surgeons at West County Plastic Surgery, please call (314) 996-8800

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