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Dermal Fillers in Orange County, California

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Orange County Dermal Filler Treatments

Accentuate your beauty assets with dermal fillers in Orange County at Total Dermatology. Dr. Nissan Pilest can help you find the dermal filler that meets your needs. We strive to deliver the best dermal fillers Irvine has to offer. Learn more about how you can keep your look fresh, youthful, and vibrant with our personalized dermal filler treatments.

What are Dermal Fillers?

A shot of beauty

Dermal fillers are medical-grade substances injected into the skin to help smooth and revitalize your appearance. Some of the fillers used are bioidentical compounds created to replicate the effects of compounds already found in your skin. Others are synthetic substances that are designed to be as safe and non-reactive as possible once they are placed inside your body. Some of the most commonly used dermal fillers on the market today are made with:

  • Collagen
  • Hyaluronic Acid
  • Hydroxylapatite
  • Poly-L-Lactic Acid (PLLA)
  • Polymethylmethacrylate
  • Sodium Hyaluronate

Each substance has pros and cons and may be better suited for use to obtain the desired effect or in a particular region of the body. Your skilled cosmetic care provider will thoroughly assess your current condition and help you evaluate your options during your consultation. Based on our Irvine dermal filler patients goals, we will work together to determine the dermal filler that fits your unique needs and lifestyle the best.

Irvine dermal fillers model with black hair

What are the benefits of Dermal Fillers?

Give your beauty a boost

Because there are so many options, dermal fillers can be used to fight a variety of conditions that appear with age. They’re also designed to be used virtually anywhere on the face and can even be utilized to enhance the look of your hands. Conditions that can be addressed with dermal fillers include:

Wrinkles, fine lines, and creases

  • Frown lines
  • Lip lines
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Glabellar lines
  • Crow’s feet

Loss of shape or contours

  • Lower eyelids
  • Cheeks
  • Jawline
  • Lips
  • Nose
  • Hands

Insufficient volume

  • Lips
  • Tip of the nose
  • Brow

Recessed scars

Dermal Fillers vs. Neuromodulators

Neuromodulators (think Botox or Dysport) can provide results similar to dermal fillers, but they work differently. Neuromodulators use a form of botulinum toxin to strategically immobilize muscles under the skin. Dermal fillers, in contrast, fill in the space created by wrinkles and smooth out the skin’s texture. The wrinkle-causing muscles targeted by neuromodulators create creases when they’re used repeatedly to make everyday expressions like smiling, thinking, or laughing. But when these overused muscles are incapacitated, your skin is allowed time to let these persistent wrinkles relax. Skilled practitioners like Dr. Pilest, will carefully paralyze only the muscles of concern, allowing you to emote naturally while enjoying a smoother, younger look. However, dermal fillers tend to consistently create a more natural appearance than neuromodulators can.

Am I a good candidate for Dermal Fillers?

Volume in minutes

Treatments incorporating dermal fillers are considered very safe for most patients. Overall, Orange County dermal filler candidates should be in good general physical and psychological health. Most treatments should not be undertaken if you have active skin infections or lesions. It is also important that a patient’s skin is relatively healthy with adequate elasticity to be able to incorporate the filler well.

Different filler ingredients can cause allergic reactions in sensitive patients, and some patients’ bodies can reject the implanted substance. Patients with bleeding disorders can experience complications too. This means it is very important to discuss your medical history and known allergies with your provider beforehand. Dermal fillers are not recommended for patients who are pregnant or nursing. Also, having realistic expectations is critical to patient satisfaction. Total Dermatology strives to deliver the best dermal fillers Orange County has to offer. During your consultation, we’ll review your health history and goals to make sure we pair you with the perfect treatment.

Irvine dermal fillers model with white top

Your Dermal Filler Procedure

Most dermal filler treatments can be completed in less than an hour, but your exact experience will depend on the extent of your treatment plan. At Total Dermatology, we perform all of our filler treatments in-house, so you will not be required to take a long time away from your daily schedule.

On the day of your treatment, you’ll be seated comfortably in one of our relaxing treatment rooms. Your aesthetic professional will clean and disinfect your skin in the targeted area and apply any numbing agent as necessary. The provider will then carefully inject the filler using a syringe and needle. In many cases, they will make injections in several places around the treatment zone to maximize the effectiveness and ensure natural-looking results. Your treatment will be complete once the filler has been appropriately applied, the results are positively evaluated, and you are ready to leave.

Recovery and Results

Easy Recovery, Lasting Results

Your recovery process should feel relatively quick and painless. You might experience some swelling, tenderness, or bruising in the treated area, but this is usually very minor and dissipates within a day or two. Some dermal filler patients also report a sensation of “fullness” or “tightness” where the filler has been used. This is normal and will resolve as the filler settles and your body adjusts to its presence. As you recover, you will need to protect the treated skin from impact to ensure that the filler is not displaced. Also, consistent skincare and sun protection is always recommended. You will see changes from your treatment immediately in many cases, but know that the final results may take a few weeks to settle in. Once they do, however, patients can often enjoy their more youthful look for months to years.

Schedule your Orange County Dermal Filler consultation with Total Dermatology today

Find out if dermal fillers are the answer to your cosmetic concerns by contacting us at our Orange County, California clinic today! Just click here or call (949) 727-3800. Our expert injector, Dr. Pilest, is ready to help you dream big and look your absolute best!

Dermal FillerFrequently Asked Questions

The risk of discomfort with dermal fillers is typically only related to the injection process. For this reason, most dermal fillers are paired with a local anesthetic or topical numbing agent. Following the procedure, you may notice some lingering tenderness or swelling in the treated area, but this is typically mild and short-lived.

While dermal fillers are considered very safe in general, there is some risk of adverse effects. Each particular filler has its risks, and these will be outlined in detail during your consultation.

Costs will depend on the type of dermal filler you choose and the number of units needed to achieve your desired results. These prices may vary, and we can help you find a treatment solution within your budget during your consultation.

Neuromodulators are another type of injectable that can provide results comparable to dermal fillers. Other treatments like laser skin resurfacing, radiofrequency therapy, and microneedling can help restore vibrant, healthy skin as well.

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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