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Fillers Specialist

Dr. A Spa -  - Aesthetic Medical Spa

Dr. A Spa

Aesthetic Medical Spa & Concierge Medicine located in Los Angeles, CA & Encino, CA

Patients in and around the San Fernando Valley area can receive innovative, cosmetic facial filler treatments at Dr. A. Spa. Here, our doctors can help patients feel confident through the use of cosmetic treatments such as collagen, Juvéderm®, and Restylane® from our offices located in Beverly Hills and Encino, CA.

Fillers Q & A

Cosmetic Fillers EncinoWhat are facial fillers?

Facial fillers are cosmetic tools such as hyaluronic acid, calcium hydroxylapatite, and collagen that assist in reducing wrinkles, augmenting lips, rejuvenate skin, raise scar depressions, and replace volume loss in the soft tissues of a patient's face. They are mainly used for the treatment of wrinkles and fine lines. They can offer temporary or more long-lasting results and are administered through the use of small injections. Facial fillers literally “fill in” creases and folds in the face in spots which have lost collagen and fat. Sculptra®, Restylane®, Radiesse®, and Juvéderm® are brands of facial fillers.

How long will the procedure take?

For most patients, the facial filler injection process takes roughly 10 to 20 minutes. The exact timeframe will be contingent upon the individual and how many facial imperfections are being addressed. If the individual is only working to restore a small number of wrinkles or issues, the length of the procedure will be shorter. When a filler treatment is chosen, a set of small injections under the surface of the skin will be performed and the amount administered will depend on what brand of filler is being used and how large the crease, depression, or wrinkle is.

What type of results can I expect?

Most facial filler injections will provide results that last a few months and some up to a year. Each brand will offer slightly different results and may last longer or shorter than the others. Using these treatments in combination with additional cosmetic and skin restorative treatments is frequently encouraged. Dermal facial injections do not necessitate a long recovery time and patients should able to return to work or other activities as soon as the injection process is completed. For the first 24-hours, patients may have to avoid excessive activity as well as exposure to the sun and heat to allow the skin to heal. There can also be some light bruising, tenderness, redness, or numbness at the injection site.

What is stem cell therapy for the skin?

To reconstruct or rejuvenate the skin of the body and face, the office utilizes cell-enriched fat therapy. This treatment can be used to fill in dimples, injury and surgical scars, wrinkles, and areas which need to replace volume. The product is injected and can be used on the face, hands, and feet in addition to the ears in order to repair piercing holes. Grooves in the shoulder which remain after breast reconstruction can also be addressed. For more information, contact the office to schedule a skin consultation with the physician.