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INJECTABLES & DERMAL FILLERS in Orange County, California

You love your look and want to keep it just the way it is. However, age has other plans. Keep the hands of time from messing with your face with injectable and dermal fillers in Orange County at Total Dermatology. Our wide selection of injectable treatments (from Botox to dermal fillers to PRP injectables) can help you keep your look timeless for years to come. We strive to deliver the best injectables Irvine has to offer. If you’re ready to treat yourself and preserve your youthful beauty, contact us today!

What are Injectables?

An injectable treatment is when Dr. Pilest, a master injector, uses a needle to place a serum beneath the skin to improve skin health or appearance. They are considered minimally-invasive treatments because they do enter the body, albeit just under the skin. Some treatments penetrate deeper than others, but no injectable treatment involves incisions or a surgical opening of the skin.

These treatments can typically be grouped into three categories: neuromodulators, dermal fillers, and other injectables.

This class of injectables is most often used to combat wrinkles, fine lines, and other age-related facial blemishes (think Botox). Neuromodulators target the muscles under the skin, rather than the wrinkles themselves. By strategically relaxing and immobilizing specific muscles, the overlying skin can smooth out and let wrinkles relax. The highly-trained Irvine injectables providers at Total Dermatology have the expertise and experience to help you realize natural results that preserve your youthful look without impacting your ability to express yourself.

Dermal Fillers
Dermal fillers combat the signs of aging by filling in lost or lacking volume. For wrinkles, fine lines, and scars, these injectables fill in the skin to create a smooth, even texture. Similarly, when volume is lost or lacking in the cheeks, lips, or along the jawline, dermal fillers “plump up” these areas creating more healthy contours.

Other Injectables
These substances can perform a variety of other cosmetic functions. Injectable treatments offered by Total Dermatology include the reduction of fat deposits and decreasing your skin’s susceptibility to bruising and the use of platelet-rich plasma and other blood-based serums to add growth factors to regenerate the skin.

What are the benefits of Injectables?

Injectables offer an incredibly versatile range of uses and modes of operation. They can be used to combat areas of concern in many places on the face but can be used to combat some signs of aging on the hands as well.

Injectables can be used to remedy problems like:

  • Wrinkles, creases, and fine lines
    • Forehead creases
    • Crow’s feet
    • Frown lines
    • Lip lines
    • Glabellar lines
    • Nasolabial folds
  • Loss of volume
    • Cheeks
    • Nose
    • Lips
    • Hands
  • Enhanced volume
    • Lips
    • Tip of the nose
    • Brow
  • Double chin
  • Bruise reduction

As you can see, there are many applications for injectables, and many treatment options for these concerns. You and your cosmetic care provider at Total Dermatology will review these options together during your consultation to ensure you get the right treatment for your goals.


Injectable skin fillers have added new dimensions to the field of cosmetic dermatology, allowing new forms of facial rejuvenation and wrinkle treatment without surgery. Injectable skin and wrinkle fillers are designed to increase tissue volume (as with lip augmentation), reduce wrinkles, and improve skin’s overall contour.

The goal for our Orange County injectables patients is subtle, natural-looking results that make you look better, not different.




Similar Treatments

There are other treatment options that can provide results similar to those seen with injectables.

  • Laser skin resurfacing
    Laser skin resurfacing uses focused light pulses to remove damaged skin and stimulate the production of healthy, firmer skin. It can also help reduce the appearance of scars or tattoos.
  • Radiofrequency
    Radiofrequency uses radiofrequency (RF) energy to restore skin elasticity and promote the production of collagen and other healthy skin compounds.
  • Microneedling
    Microneedling uses tiny needles to strategically damage the skin, allowing dead skin to be removed and collagen production to be enhanced.
  • Topical
    Medical-grade creams and ointments can be used to restore skin from the convenience of your own home.


We love our patients at Total Dermatology! Read what our satisfied patients have to say about their experiences with Dr. Pilest and our team.

“The staff is amazing and sweet. Professional, kind, prompt, and the best service. I will only get my Juvederm and lip injections here!”

— Priscilla S.

“Dr. Pilest is the best injector in Orange County. Obviously, no one likes needles, but he makes getting a little botox painless. I make the drive all the way from L.A. just to see him and his amazing staff.”

— Kay S.

“I have been coming here for about 5-6 months and the service is amazing. All staff members are very welcoming. They have helped with my skin so much. I totally recommend them.”

— Victoria L.

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*Individual Results May Vary


Dr. Nissan Pilest is a member of the distinguished Expert Injector collaboration and holds the Circle of Excellence in Soft Tissue Fillers through the American Society of Dermatologic Surgeons. Dr. Pilest performs all injections for dermal fillers and neuromodulators at Total Dermatology.

Schedule your consultation with board-certified dermatologist Dr. Nissan Pilest at Total Dermatology in Irvine, CA today by calling (949) 727-3800.

*Individual Results May Vary

Injectables & Dermal FillersFrequently Asked Questions

Usually, the only discomfort experienced is due to the injection of the substance during the treatment. Many fillers and injectables utilize a numbing agent (like novocaine) to minimize the pain caused by the needle. In other cases, our expert injectors use a topical anesthetic or numbing agent to minimize discomfort.

Specific risks will vary by the substance used. Some contain chemicals that are known to cause allergic reactions, so you’ll want to be clear with your provider about any allergies you have.

While complications with injectables and dermal fillers are rare, they can include:

  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Tenderness
  • Bleeding
  • Bloated or firm feeling
  • Infection
  • Numbness or nerve damage
  • Necrosis
  • Rejection

While injectable and dermal filler treatments will always be less expensive than any similar surgical procedures, there can be a wide range in the final cost. The type of injectable or filler chosen will contribute to the total, but the biggest factor will be the amount of injectable required for the treatment plan.

Recovery from injectable procedures will vary depending on the type of treatment you choose. We strive to deliver the best injectables Orange County has to offer and most require almost no downtime, and you can expect to begin seeing results within weeks, if not immediately (like in the case of dermal fillers). Simple steps to care for your treated areas will be necessary, but these usually cause very little inconvenience to patients.

Schedule your consultation with Total Dermatology today!

When it comes to your skin and your health, it really is all about what’s best for you. Total Dermatology understands this, which is why we offer versatile treatments with experienced and highly trained aesthetic professionals led by Dr. Nissan Pilest. Your Total Dermatology transformation awaits.

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