Facial Fillers

Dermal Fillers at Allure Anti-Aging and Aesthetics in Huntington Beach, CA

Within the last decade or so, non-surgical treatments have taken the world of aesthetic medicine by storm. Injectable products such as biocompatible dermal fillers are in especially high demand because of their unique ability to minimize wrinkles and compensate for age-related volume loss. More than 2.6 million people chose to get fillers injected in 2018, according to statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Allure Anti-Aging & Aesthetics provides the Allergan and Galderma family of fillers. We can accomplish a more youthful, rested look including:

  • Lip fillers for plumping up lips and cheeks
  • Enhancing the natural contours of your face
  • Filling moderate to deep wrinkles and lines around your mouth
  • Improving the appearance of the backs of your hands
  • Lessening the look of prominent tear troughs

This page covers many aspects and benefits of dermal fillers and lip fillers. If you have pressing specific questions about your skin or situation, feel free to call us at (714) 804-5460 or contact us online anytime. 

What are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers do more than act as spackle filling the trenches that make up your wrinkles.

Instead, suspended in the fillers biocompatible matrix lies powerful hyaluronic and polylactic acids. Both of these acids appear naturally throughout the body and are responsible for stimulating the body’s natural collagen production. Most likely, you’ve heard commercials about products containing collagen, the protein that makes up the scaffolding of the skin.

Collagen is something of a fountain of youth because, due do its molecular structure, it attracts water molecules to it, plumping the area. More, it provides support to the skin. In other words, hyaluronic acid promotes new skin growth, and that new skin attracts and locks in moisture. Pretty nifty.

Allure Anti-Aging and Aesthetics offers Juvederm® Voluma, Volbella, Vollure, Refyne, Defyne, Lyft, Sculptra, and Radiesse®. Each product addresses different types of wrinkles and signs of aging.

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What to Expect During and After Fillers

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Injectable fillers are an in-office procedure that is quick and relatively painless. They produce noticeable results, with no surgery, anesthesia, or incisions required. Unlike with more invasive procedures, you won’t have to take time out of your schedule to allow for a recovery process, and if you wish, you can resume your normal activities immediately after getting your treatment. Many of our patients schedule their injectable appointment over their lunch hour and return to work immediately afterward, with nobody suspecting how they spent their break.

Because these products derive from naturally occurring substances that already exist in the human body – including hyaluronic acid and polylactic acid – there is minimal risk involved with getting injectable fillers and virtually painless. You can easily manage these with ice packs and over-the-counter pain medications as necessary.

The results of fillers are not permanent because your body will gradually absorb them. However, they are long-lasting. Depending on the filler you choose, you will continue to notice an improvement for up to a year, and longer in some cases. With consistent maintenance treatments, you may even need less filler over time as your skin responds to this external stimulation by ramping up its innate production of collagen.

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Want to learn more about how to achieve your desired aesthetic goals? Schedule a complimentary consultation to meet the friendly team at Allure Anti-Aging and Aesthetics.

Who Are the Best Candidates for Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are ideal for people who have begun to be concerned about the signs of aging around their cheeks and mouth, but who are unready or unwilling to commit to a surgical procedure such as a facelift. Fillers are also an excellent option for anyone who wants to look naturally younger and more refreshed without surgically altering their appearance.

Anyone pregnant, breastfeeding, or experiencing any infection that could spread to the injection site should hold off on getting fillers. You should also avoid getting fillers if you are allergic to a topical anesthetic called lidocaine, a numbing ingredient in some formulations.

If you have pronounced smile lines bracketing your mouth, or wish to create more definition in your cheekbones or lips, fillers are a wise choice. Since people age at different rates based on hereditary and lifestyle factors, there is no ideal age to begin getting facial fillers. However, many people start seeking treatment with injectables in their late 20s and early 30s as a preventive measure before more significant signs of aging set in.

What’s the Difference Between Fillers and Botox®?

If you were paying attention to the list of fillers we offer, you might have wondered why we didn’t mention Botox. That’s because, while it is an injectable anti-aging product, it is not a dermal filler. Botox Cosmetic and similar products such as Xeomin® and Dysport® work differently from fillers. Instead of adding volume and erasing wrinkles, they are FDA-approved to temporarily block the nerve signals that tell your muscles to contract. Another way in which they differ from fillers is that they work best in the upper third of the face, around the eyes and eyebrow area.

Neuromodulators like Botox are best for helping diminish the wrinkles that form from repetitive expressions like squinting, frowning, and smiling. Brow furrows, crow’s feet, and the “eleven lines” between the eyebrows all become less prominent with the use of these products. The effects last three to four months for most people, and you can maintain your results with periodic maintenance appointments.

How can you tell if you need Botox? One rule of thumb is that Botox and other neuromodulators are for dynamic wrinkles that become more pronounced when you make specific facial expressions. On the other hand, static wrinkles that result from a loss of skin elasticity are more appropriate to address with fillers. These kinds of lines remain visible even when your face is at rest.

Of course, many of our patients choose to combine fillers with neuromodulators for total non-surgical facial rejuvenation, also known as a “liquid facelift.” If you are considering going this route, we can customize a treatment plan for you based on your specific concerns and goals. Our trained injectors have studied facial anatomy and are familiar with all the different formulations of injectable products to provide you with the best possible outcomes.

Dermal Fillers in Huntington Beach, CA: Frequently Asked Questions

Dermal fillers are a temporary, but long-lasting, solution to facial volume loss. Typical longevity ranges from six months to more than two years per treatment. The filler used, the area treated, your body’s response to treatment, and other factors can all impact the length of time you’ll enjoy results. When results start to fade, we can touch up the area to ensure you always look youthful and revitalized. We can also help you find some other ways to make your fillers last longer

We provide a full range of top dermal fillers, including Juvéderm, Restylane, Sculptra, Radiesse, and Voluma.

Most of our patients find the worry about pain from dermal fillers far exceeds any discomfort they experience. During a typical filler appointment, you’ll receive several quick injections delivered using a small, fine needle. Most fillers contain lidocaine, a topical anesthetic, in their formulations to reduce discomfort. We can ice the area or apply a topical anesthetic to further increase your comfort if desired.

The cost of a dermal filler treatment depends on the amount of product needed and the fillers used. We’ll provide a detailed estimate of your costs before treatment.

Dermal fillers are highly versatile and an ideal solution for most patients. You’re likely to benefit from this treatment if you have early to moderate signs of facial aging. We’ll review your medical history before treatment to ensure this procedure is safe for you.

Many treatments can enhance filler results, including Botox, laser hair removal, IPL, and blepharoplasty. Ask us to recommend a complementary treatment at your next visit.

Lip fillers are injectable fillers that add volume and shape to the lips. Lip injections last approximately 6 months to a year or more, depending on the patient. We use Juvederm and Restylane, which are great for quickly restoring volume for as long as possible. We will help you decide which filler is best for your unique situation and also fill you in on what to expect after lip fillers.

Dermal fillers are injectable substances that work by restoring or augmenting your facial volume. By using naturally-occurring substances such as hyaluronic acid, dermal fillers’ volumizing properties, can reduce your wrinkles, sculpt your facial contours, and enhance your facial features. This makes them a versatile treatment that can be personalized to fulfill your specific goals.

There is no downtime involved with dermal fillers. This means you can resume most of your activities right after receiving your facial fillers. However, you may need to avoid physically strenuous activities that may speed up your blood flow and contribute to swelling or bruising. Our Allure Anti-Aging & Aesthetics team can provide detailed instructions for taking care of yourself after your dermal fillers.

Dermal fillers are not recommended for those who are pregnant or breastfeeding. If you received dermal fillers before your pregnancy, you can schedule your maintenance treatments after your delivery.

Dermal fillers are made from naturally occurring substances and have a high safety profile. They are also approved by the FDA for uses such as the treatment of facial wrinkles and folds, the reduction of acne scars, and the augmentation of facial features such as lips, chin, and cheeks. Dermal fillers are known for causing minimal side effects and remain virtually painless for patients.

Some of the most common side effects of dermal fillers are swelling and bruising around the treatment area. But these side effects can be managed by actions such as applying ice packs and staying away from heavy exercise for a few days after your treatment. Our team at Allure Anti-Aging & Aesthetics provides detailed instructions to help you remain comfortable after your dermal filler treatment.

You do not need time off from work to get dermal fillers. Dermal filler treatments are outpatient procedures that do not require you to stay overnight at the medical facility. Typically, each session can be completed within a few minutes and does not cause any downtime. This means you can get dermal fillers even during your lunch break and return to work immediately.

Facial fillers are injectable substances that do not need any incisions, this makes them a minimally invasive procedure to treat facial wrinkles, folds, and loss of volume. On the other hand, a facelift is a surgical procedure that requires incisions and stitches to achieve these aesthetic goals. Facial fillers carry benefits such as no downtime and quick results, while facelift delivers advantages such as treatment of severe skin laxity and long-lasting results.

After your detailed consultation with Dr. Sarah Vakkalanka or Dr. David Dorfman, the Allure Anti-Aging & Aesthetics team can help you determine which of these procedures is a better fit for your aesthetic concerns.

A liquid facelift is a detailed but minimally invasive treatment that combines dermal fillers with a neuromodulator such as Botox. While dermal fillers help you restore lost volume, treat wrinkles, and resculpt facial features, a neuromodulator reduces the appearance of dynamic wrinkles such as frown lines or crow’s feet that form with overtime muscular movements. This provides you with significant facial rejuvenation without going through surgery.

You can determine if a liquid facelift is right for you by holding a consultation with Dr. Vakkalanka or Dr. Dorfman.

Schedule Your Dermal Filler Liquid Facelift Consultation Today

When expertly injected, fillers should look subtle, natural, and invisible, never overdone or exaggerated. If you’ve heard rumors that filler injections could lead to a frozen look, know that injectable techniques and formulations have improved over the years, ensuring virtually undetectable results. The key is choosing a qualified medical professional to perform your treatment.

Whether it’s volume loss or pronounced forehead furrows, the hallmarks of an aging face look different on everyone. Today, we don’t have to put up with sagging skin and deep wrinkles. Thanks to dermal fillers like Juvéderm, Radiesse, and Restylane, fighting the signs of aging is now more effortless than ever before.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to us at (714) 804-5460 with specific questions about your skin.