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Facial Fat Injections vs. Dermal Fillers: Which Restores Volume Better?

Volume loss in the face is a common aging concern. As you get older, you lose collagen and fat pads that once gave you a youthful appearance. This may lead to hollow temples, a sunken-in eye area, flattened cheeks, and sagging skin around your jawline.

If you are bothered by facial volume loss and looking for a way to restore it, facial fat injections and dermal fillers are two examples of viable treatment options. So, which treatment is better? Let’s dive deeper into how facial fat injections and dermal fillers work.

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Facial Fat Injections Using Your Own Fat

Our new Forever Filler for the face uses your OWN harvested fat via a minimally-invasive liposuction procedure from an area of your choice to provide our patients with a permanent solution for volume loss due to aging.  Unlike synthetic dermal fillers, the fat is your own natural tissue – your body can’t reject it, react to it or be allergic to it! Because dermal fillers are so expensive (typically $500-$700/syringe), many often don’t purchase the required amount to optimally correct their volume loss.  By using your own fat, we can inject whatever volume a patient requires to correct all areas of deficiency – potentially anywhere from 20ml – 40ml, or even more, for a long-term savings of thousands of dollars since Forever Filler is PERMANENT! We are able to add volume throughout the face: temples, infraorbital, cheeks, nasolabial folds, jowls, jawline, lips and more.

It’s also worth noting that dermal fillers restore volume only, while fat filler contains stem cells, which produce an added rejuvenation effect, as well, with skin looking brighter, younger and healthier.

Since we are removing fat from an area of your choice to inject into your face, you receive the added benefit of improved contouring and fat reduction in an area(s) that you may not be happy with.  After a single, minimally invasive treatment, you can enjoy dramatic, long-term results with a noticeable improvement in your volume, skin tone and texture.

In January 2020, we are offering $500 off of our injections, so now is a great time to get this treatment.

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To learn more, schedule your consultation with Dr. Schwartz by filling out the form on this page or by calling his practice at 913-451-8346. Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz serves patients throughout the Kansas City metro.

Dermal Fillers

There are a number of different dermal fillers we can inject into your to deliver beautiful volume. Radiesse® is one filler we offer that is formulated with calcium-based microspheres, and acts as a scaffold under the skin, creating lift and plumpness.

While dermal fillers can leave you with great results, they are temporary. Depending on the filter you choose, you’ll need a re-injection every 6 to 12 months. The good news is these treatments can be performed during a short office visit and come with absolutely no downtime.

Good Candidates for Facial Fat Injections and Dermal Fillers

If you are concerned about volume loss in your face and wish to look years younger, you may be a good candidate for one of these treatments. You may also benefit from one of them if you have a hollow, deflated appearance. During a consultation, we can recommend the ideal treatment option for your unique situation.


*Individual Results May Vary


Read from real patients about their experiences with Dr. Schwartz and his team at Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz.

Take the Next Step

If you’re wondering whether you’re a good candidate for facial fat injections or dermal fillersschedule a consultation at (913) 451-8346 or fill out our online contact form. We look forward to meeting you and showing you how Kansas City’s premier vein treatment center can improve your condition.

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