Dermal fillers are a non-surgical method for facial enhancement, addressing a variety of aesthetic concerns. At Beach Cities Vein & Laser Center, we use these fillers in Los Angeles to rejuvenate and refine facial features, making sure our treatments are personalized for each patient.
Our facility specializes in a range of advanced cosmetic treatments, including dermal fillers, which are versatile in addressing wrinkles, volume loss, and facial contouring. By focusing on patient goals and comfort, we aim to achieve natural, youthful results with minimal downtime.
What Are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers, composed of substances similar to those naturally found in the skin, like hyaluronic acid, are injectables used for facial aesthetic enhancements. They are adept at restoring facial volume, smoothing out wrinkles, and sculpting contours for a rejuvenated look. Offering a non-surgical alternative for aesthetic improvement, these fillers are increasingly chosen for their ability to deliver immediate and noticeable changes.
The Aging Face and Dermal Fillers
As the skin matures, it naturally loses collagen and elasticity, leading to wrinkles and volume loss. Dermal fillers can play a role in addressing these age-related changes. They provide a method for restoring lost volume and smoothing out wrinkles, resulting in a more youthful facial appearance. By targeting specific areas, dermal fillers can reduce the signs of aging, offering a revitalized look while maintaining a natural expression.
Common Uses of Dermal Fillers
Restoring Volume and Definition in Cheeks
With aging, cheeks often lose volume and definition, leading to a flattened or hollowed appearance. Dermal fillers address this by reintroducing volume to the cheek area, enhancing the natural contours of the face. This not only restores a youthful fullness but also helps balance facial proportions.
Enhancing Shape and Fullness in Lips
Lip filler focuses on enhancing both the shape and volume of the lips. It’s beneficial for those who naturally have thinner lips or have experienced volume loss over time. The treatment aims for a natural yet fuller look, balancing the lips’ proportion with other facial features.
Smoothing Out Smile and Marionette Lines
Cosmetic fillers effectively target smile lines (around the mouth) and marionette lines (extending from the corners of the mouth downwards). They fill in these creases for a smoother, more youthful facial texture, while reducing the appearance of tiredness or sadness often associated with these lines.
Softening Nasolabial Folds
Nasolabial folds become more pronounced with age. Using filler in this area softens these deep lines, creating a smoother transition from the nose to the mouth. This subtle change can have a significant impact on the face, lifting and refreshing it.
Contouring and Rejuvenating Temples, Jawlines, and Forehead
For areas like temples, jawlines, and the forehead, dermal fillers provide contouring and rejuvenation. They can redefine the jawline, restore volume to hollowed temples, and smooth lines on the forehead, contributing to a more balanced and aesthetically pleasing facial structure.
Different Types of Dermal Fillers and Their Uses
- JUVÉDERM®: One of the most well-known types of dermal fillers, the JUVÉDERM family is known for its smooth consistency and long-lasting results. It’s commonly used to address different types of facial wrinkles and to enhance lips.
- Restylane®: This line of facial fillers is designed to treat fine lines and wrinkles, particularly around the eyes and mouth. Restylane is also used for lip enhancement and adding volume to the cheeks, and there’s a product that can improve the appearance of the hands.
- Belotero Balance®: As a flexible type of dermal filler, Belotero Balance is ideal for integrating into fine lines and more superficial wrinkles, offering a smooth, moveable finish.
- Radiesse®: Known among injectable fillers for its ability to stimulate natural collagen production, Radiesse is used for deeper wrinkles and for adding volume to areas like the cheeks and jawline.
What to Expect From Your Treatment
When undergoing a treatment with cosmetic fillers, patients can expect a relatively quick and straightforward process. Initially, the targeted areas are identified and marked. During the treatment, fillers are injected using fine needles, with the entire process typically taking less than an hour. Patients may experience mild discomfort, but topical anesthetics are often used to minimize this.
Post-treatment, there might be slight swelling or redness, which usually subsides within a few days. Results are often visible immediately and can last from several months to a couple of years, depending on the type of filler used. Regular follow-up treatments can help maintain the desired effect.
Benefits of Choosing Dermal Fillers
Immediate Results and Youthful Appearance
Facial fillers offer the advantage of immediate results, visibly reducing lines and restoring volume right away. This immediate transformation is a significant benefit for those seeking quick enhancements.
Long-Term Collagen and Elastin Production
Certain dermal fillers, specifically biostimulators like Radiesse, not only offer immediate cosmetic benefits but also promote long-term collagen and elastin production. This contributes to a more natural and prolonged youthful appearance over time.
One of the appeals of using filler is the minimal downtime associated with the treatment. Most patients can resume their daily activities shortly after the treatment, with no need to take off work in most cases.
Temporary and Reversible Treatments
While all injectable fillers are temporary and will eventually metabolize, treatments using hyaluronic acid-based fillers are also reversible. This can provide an added layer of flexibility and reassurance for patients if aesthetic goals change before the natural lifespan of the product has been reached.
Learn More About the Benefits of Dermal Fillers Today
Dermal fillers provide a versatile and effective solution for those looking to enhance their facial features with minimal downtime and immediate results. At Beach Cities Vein & Laser Center, located in Los Angeles, CA, we offer a range of filler options designed to meet your diverse aesthetic aims. Whether seeking to rejuvenate facial contours or smooth out lines, we can help bring you natural-looking enhancements. To explore how dermal fillers can benefit you, contact us through our online form or call us at (310) 904-6681.