The Complete Guide to Dermal Filler Injections
Facial fillers, also known as dermal fillers, help individuals rejuvenate and revitalize their facial appearance without surgery. Many facial fillers are available, and deciding which one to use sometimes can be difficult. Thankfully, there’s the CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery, a leading provider of facial filler treatments in Beverly Hills.
Dr. Babak Azizzadeh of the CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery is internationally recognized for his facial plastic and reconstructive surgery expertise. He learns about his patients and helps them determine which facial filler treatment will enable them to achieve their desired facial rejuvenation results. Today, Dr. Azizzadeh performs the following facial filler treatments:
Voluma is an FDA-approved injectable gel that consists of hyaluronic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in the skin and helps heal wounds, burns and skin ulcers. It adds volume to the cheek area, resulting in a more youthful facial appearance.
- Juvederm XC
Juvederm XC is an injectable gel that smooths moderate to severe parentheses lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth. It delivers safe, effective results that last up to one year.
- Juvederm Ultra Plus
Juvederm Ultra Plus is an injectable treatment that temporarily adds volume to facial tissue and smooths the facial appearance. It contains a small amount of local anesthetic (lidocaine) to improve the comfort of the injection and reduces the appearance of wrinkles and folds around the nose and mouth.
The Restylane line of hyaluronic acid facial fillers treat facial wrinkles and folds (Restylane and Restylane-L), enhance the plumpness and fullness of the lips (Restylane Silk), smooth lines around the mouth (Restylane Refyne) and add lift and volume to the cheeks (Restylane Defyne). To date, more than 30 million Restylane treatments have been administered globally.
Radiesse is a wrinkle filler that plumps the skin, stimulates the body’s natural collagen production and increases skin volume. It is injected via a small needle and placed under the skin and frequently delivers results that last one year or longer.
Sculptra is an FDA-approved facial filler that replaces lost collagen that otherwise causes visible signs of aging in the face. It is used to correct shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds and provides results that can last more than two years.
Belotero products smooth and fill wrinkles in the face. They are commonly used for lip augmentation, skin rehydration and restoration of facial volume.
Volbella is a Juvederm product that adds volume to the lips and smooths perioral lines above the upper lip and around the edge of the lips. It helps boost lip fullness and enhance the appearance of lines around the mouth.
What Is the Best Facial Filler for Cheeks?
Voluma represents a terrific option to restore volume lost in the cheeks. It is designed to fill and lift the cheeks and mid-face.
What Is the Best Facial Filler for Smile Lines?
Juvederm XC can be used to smooth smile lines and other visible signs of aging around the nose and mouth.
What Is the Best Facial Filler for Under the Eyes?
Restylane is the ideal facial filler for under the eyes, since it takes as little water as possible and minimizes the risk of a bluish tint developing under a patient’s skin.
What Is the Best Facial Filler for the Lips?
Juvederm XC or Restylane can be used to boost fullness in the lips.
What Is the Best Facial Filler for the Jawline?
Juvederm XC or Restylane can help patients achieve a defined jawline that complements all other facial features.
What Is the Best Facial Filler for the Chin?
Voluma or Restylane are among the best facial fillers to inject into a patient’s chin and improve their facial profile.
How to Identify the Right Facial Filler Treatment
Choosing a facial filler treatment can be challenging, but there are several things that patients can do to determine which filler can deliver the best-possible results. These include:
1. Create Treatment Goals
Identify any facial issues that can be addressed with a dermal filler treatment. This allows a patient to determine which areas of the face to treat with a dermal filler. Also, it enables a patient to narrow their search for the ideal facial filler treatment.
2. Understand the Pros and Cons of Facial Fillers
Learn as much as possible about facial fillers, how they work, and their advantages and disadvantages. Many dermal fillers are available, and each can help a patient revitalize their facial appearance. But, not every dermal filler delivers the same results for every patient. If a patient understands the different types of facial fillers, he or she can find one that aligns with their treatment goals.
3. Establish Realistic Treatment Expectations
Recognize that a facial filler is not a permanent facial rejuvenation treatment. Facial fillers deliver results that last several months or years, and the length of time these results remain visible depends on the filler. If a patient wants a long-term facial rejuvenation treatment option, he or she can pursue facelifts, nose jobs, and other surgeries. A patient may also benefit from a facial rejuvenation surgery performed in combination with a facial filler treatment.
4. Review the Cost of Treatment
Request information regarding the cost of a facial filler treatment. Dermal filler costs vary based on the injectable used, frequency of injections, and other factors. Once a patient knows the cost of a facial filler treatment, he or she can budget accordingly.
5. Meet with Dr. Azizzadeh
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh to discuss facial fillers and other facial rejuvenation treatments. Dr. Azizzadeh can meet with a patient and perform an evaluation to determine which facial fillers can be used to rejuvenate the patient’s facial appearance. He can also respond to a patient’s concerns or questions regarding facial fillers and other facial rejuvenation treatment options.
Which Facial Filler Is Right for Me?
The right facial filler varies from patient to patient. Fortunately, Dr. Azizzadeh takes a comprehensive approach to treat patients and help them get the most out of facial filler procedures.
Dr. Azizzadeh requests a patient consultation prior to performing a facial filler treatment. At this time, Dr. Azizzadeh learns about a patient’s anti-aging goals.
A facial filler consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh is a unique experience. Dr. Azizzadeh’s top priority is to help each patient get the best-possible facial filler treatment results. Before Dr. Azizzadeh treats patients, he allocates the necessary time and resources to fully grasp a patient’s cosmetic goals. Dr. Azizzadeh then teaches patients about the underlying causes of their cosmetic complaints and explains how one or more facial fillers can help them address these issues. Finally, Dr. Azizzadeh answers any patient concerns or questions regarding facial fillers and does everything possible to help a patient make an informed treatment decision.
Additionally, Dr. Azizzadeh recognizes there is no such thing as a “standard” application of facial fillers and customizes each facial filler treatment to a patient’s needs. Dr. Azizzadeh studies a patient’s face and neck, and by doing so, identifies any issues that can be addressed during a facial filler treatment.
Schedule a Facial Filler Treatment Consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh
Dr. Azizzadeh is dual board-certified in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery and otolaryngology (head and neck surgery). He possesses deep knowledge of the underlying structures of the face and facial nerve, and this knowledge helps his patients achieve natural results from facial filler treatments. To find out more about facial fillers, please contact us today at 310-657-2203 to schedule an in-person or virtual consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh.