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Fillers & Injectables For A More Beautiful You

Injectable treatments have become a very popular alternative to using more permanent types of treatment, such as a facelift or neck lift. The great benefit of injectables and fillers is that they help you to get youthful-looking skin without the pain, cost, downtime, and danger associated with plastic surgery.

The demand for injectables and fillers and the variety available has increased considerably during the past couple of decades. When used properly, these products reduce the most common signs of aging such as facial wrinkles and skin folds.

What are injectables and fillers?

Injectables are substances inserted into the skin with a needle, supporting muscles or plumping up the skin, lessening the appearance of wrinkles.

Botox® and fillers are two types of injectables, both injected with a needle. The biggest difference between Botox® and fillers is that Botox® is used to reduce fine lines and wrinkles by paralyzing the underlying muscles, fillers on the other hand fill in the wrinkles.

Injections with BOTOX® and fillers act differently, but have some things in common:

  • Both are minimally invasive procedures, which have nearly no downtime.
  • Both are alternatives to a surgical procedure, so that a facelift may be delayed or avoided altogether.
  • With both BOTOX® and fillers, you should find the most experienced Medical Doctor, Aesthetician, or Cosmetic Nurse that you can find.
  • You might need a small touch-up between injection appointments.

Some facial fillers include:

  • Hyaluronic acid (such as Juvéderm®). This natural component of the skin’s connective tissue is the most common filler used for wrinkles. The results typically last 6 to 12 months.
  • Calcium hydroxyapatite (such as Radiesse®). This filler is used to contour the jaw line, restore volume in the cheeks, and treat deeper wrinkles and skin folds. The results last up to a year when used for contouring and 3 years when used to fill wrinkles.

Excellent Options For You If You’d Like To Try Fillers Or BOTOX®:

BOTOX® – BOTOX® is a protein made from Botulinum toxin. When injected, it weakens or paralyzes muscles and can reduce skin wrinkles. If appropriately used in a therapeutic context, Botox® is safe and has few side effects. Botox® paralyzes the underlying muscles, whereas fillers fill in the wrinkles.

Juvederm® – The Juvederm® collection of fillers is the #1 selling collection of hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers in the U.S. It’s a natural substance that delivers nutrients and adds volume for a smoother, youthful face.

Restylane® –Restylane® is a clear HA gel that can be used to add volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds) and the lines that run from the corners of your mouth toward the chin (marionette lines).

Restylane Lyft® –Restylane® Lyft (formerly Perlane) is now approved by the FDA to correct cheek deficiencies and to treat moderate to severe wrinkles and folds.

Radiesse® – Radiesse® is a volumizing “Gel” filler made of smooth calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres which gradually stimulate collagen growth.

Sculptra® Aesthetic – Unlike hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers, Sculptra Aesthetic® helps stimulate your skin’s own natural collagen to help restore its inner structure and increase facial volume lost to aging.

How can we help you look more beautiful?

CHEEKBONES: Juvéderm®, Radiesse® and Restylane lyft® can each create a more structured-looking cheekbone and a more youthful contour in the mid-face.

TEMPLES: Juvéderm® can also help restore a youthful volume to your temples, which often show your age faster than other areas of the face, redirecting attention to your eyes.

EYEBROWS: BOTOX® provides a brow lift which in turn smooths surrounding wrinkles.

SMILE LINES: Juvéderm® can help fill in the wrinkles of the “nasolabial folds,” or smile lines, preventing stiffness, yet helping the area to move freely as you talk and smile.

LIPS: Our fillers, including Restylane®, help to achieve natural-looking volume in the lips while smoothing out vertical lip lines and perioral lines (those wrinkles that form around the lips).

CHIN & JAWLINE: Juvéderm® and Radiesse® can add definition to your chin to create a more balanced appearance for clients with a “weak” chin while filling in lines and wrinkles in this area.

NECK: It is often possible to fill in and soften some of the horizontal wrinkles in the neck with Juvéderm®

At DrTen20, located at 4197 CA-1 #102 in Dana Point California, the doctor will discuss with you what you hope to accomplish and help you decide which product(s) will give you the best and longest-lasting results. If you are located anywhere near the Southern California area, consider going to DrTen20 where you’ll receive your treatments from a doctor with over 35 years of experience who has used fillers and Botox for all those years.

Too many Med Spas lure you in with promises that you’ll be treated by the doctor, but you actually end up seeing someone with dramatically less experience. At DrTen20, Dr. Adrian de la Torre has extensive experience & knowledge about the human face and what can and cannot safely be done. Getting your Med Spa services from a highly experienced Doctor ensures that you’ll be getting the best possible service and achieve beautiful and natural-looking results safely. If you’re in LA, Orange or San Diego County consider calling us today to schedule a complimentary consultation at 949.489.1317 or visit our website at drten20.com.