Dr. Andrew Smith believes that when those first lines and wrinkles show up on your face, you don’t have to accept them as a “fact of life.” Injectable fillers can quickly and effectively smooth away wrinkles and add youthful volume for women and men in Orange County searching for facial rejuvenation. Dr. Smith offers his Orange County patients Restylane®, JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel, JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC and other popular choices from Dr. Smith because he gives them the confidence that comes from having a board-certified plastic surgeon directing their treatments.
In addition to non-surgical treatments, Dr. Smith offers his patients from Irvine and Orange County plastic surgery procedures such as facelifts and eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty). Surgery might be a better choice for people who want lasting results. To discuss your options, contact us online or call our Irvine, Huntington Beach, and Corona offices at (949) 653-7000.
What Are the Benefits of Injectable Fillers?
Our many popular injectable fillers can give you a variety of improvements, including:
- Smoothing away crow’s feet, forehead creases, and smile lines along the corners of the mouth
- Sculpting and plumping up the lips
- Plumping up sunken or flat cheeks
- Softening certain surface scars such as those caused by acne and chicken pox
For many patients, these benefits can be enhanced and even prolonged when the filler is combined with a BOTOX® Cosmetic or Dysport® treatment. To find out more visit Dr. Smith’s BOTOX Cosmetic FAQ and ask us about these combination treatments during your consultation.
How Do Injectable Fillers Work?
BOTOX , Dysport and injectable fillers effectively correct facial folds, lines, and wrinkles. While BOTOX and Dysport work by relaxing the facial muscles that cause the skin to crease and wrinkle, fillers work by filling out the treated areas.
How Are Treatments Performed?
Injectable filler treatments are often easier than getting a pedicure or a haircut. While there is minimal to no pain involved, you can choose topical or local anesthesia if you have any concerns. More and more patients are choosing JUVÉDERM XC, which is specially formulated for enhanced patient comfort without the need for a topical anesthetic.
The filler is injected beneath the targeted areas with a fine needle to give you the improvements you desire, like fewer wrinkles or fuller lips. Within minutes, you’re on your way with no required downtime. Patients sometimes experience temporary minor redness and swelling for a few hours.
For JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC, the filler meant for adding volume to the cheeks is injected at precise depths in a treatment that takes less than a half-hour. The filler is formulated with lidocaine, an anesthetic, so the injections are very comfortable.
When Will I See Results?
Another great thing about injectable fillers is that the improvements are immediate. You can visit us for a quick treatment and leave our office looking younger. It’s so convenient to get the full, sculpted lips you have always wanted. Depending on factors like the filler and the areas treated, results can last between 3 months and 2 years.