Injectables are an effective way to turn back the clock and reverse the signs of aging. In fact, injectable treatments such as BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers have become some of the most sought-after facial rejuvenation solutions in recent years. One of the most common questions Dr. Fitzgerald receives from patients interested in these treatments involves the right time to start undergoing the procedure.
Cosmetic Dermatologist Serving Beverly Hills, Larchmont & surrounding areas of Los Angeles
There are so many dermal filler options available, it can be confusing to know which one is best for your particular needs. Is Juvederm Volbella good for lip augmentation? What's the difference between Restylane Silk and Restylane Lyft*?
Injectables are a great non-surgical way to improve your facial appearance and can even treat issues such as excessive sweating and migraine headaches. However, BOTOX™ Cosmetic and dermal fillers provide different benefits. Our dermatologist in Los Angeles can help you determine which of the variety of injectables we offer is the best option for you.
Of course everyone ages differently, but once you are in your 30s, wrinkles, sun spots and slack skin may become more predominant. At this age, it's common for certain things to catch up to you: sunbathing, cigarettes, alcohol and poor diet – if any of these things were partaken of excessively in your younger years, they may show up as wrinkles, brown spots and sagging in your 30s.
Although wrinkles, fine lines and sagging skin make us look older, an often overlooked cause of an aged appearance is how light and shadow plays across your face as you age. Cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Rebecca Fitzgerald has a keen interest in using dermal fillers to create facial contours that reflect light youthfully.
Radiesse® is a long-lasting, effective dermal filler. Although you may be familiar with the most common ways Radiesse is used (to soften the creases around the nose and corners of the mouth), here are 5 other treatment areas that may surprise you:
Determining what fillers will give you the best results takes more than a cursory glance. Often what might appear to be the obvious is not what the needs are at all! View this patient assessment with Dr. Fitzgerald and colleague Dr. Danny Vleggaar. Discover how and why anatomical structures play a big part in the successful use of dermal fillers.
The “Oh No” Moment
You’ve seen overdone or obviously done lips and maybe snickered or pointed – But what do you do when it’s YOU who’s being pointed at? When a lip augmentation “goes bad”, is there anything you can do?
As long as a hyaluronic acid filler was used, you’re in luck, because there IS a fix.
Ready for instant gratification? The newest filler available, Juvederm Voluma XC creates immediate results – as in you’ll leave the office looking younger – plus has remarkable staying power – up to 24 months.
Question: “My lips are thinning with age but I don’t want to look of fake with those over plumped up lips I see. What are some tips for natural appearing lip plumping?”
The mistake many patients make (and many physicians too) is choosing to focus ONLY on the lip itself.