It’s amazing what a little volume and contouring can do! Since the advent of cosmetic dermal fillers, women and men all over the globe have been able to improve their looks, restore youth and vitality to their appearance, and stave off facelifts and other plastic surgery procedures.
At the relaxing boutique environment of MedBeautyLA in South Park, DTLA, expert injector Dr. Lori Aliksanian offers a variety of injectable dermal fillers that instantly and dramatically improve your looks by:
- Creating beautiful, luscious lips
- Adding back lost mid-face volume
- Filling in nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and other creases
- Plumping the skin to smooth out wrinkles
- Fixing earlobes stretched or torn by heavy earrings
- Filling in acne and chickenpox scars
- Contouring the cheeks or chin without surgery
- Straightening your nose or nostrils, also known as a non-surgical rhinoplasty
- Evening out and strengthening your jawline
- Restoring aging, sunken temples
- Rejuvenating aging hands
Dr. Aliksanian, known affectionately by her many happy clients as “Dr. LA,” picks the perfect filler or combination of fillers to suit your needs. In as little as 15 to 30 minutes, just a few injections using an acupuncture-like needle, you can enjoy beautiful rejuvenation without surgery.
To get the best results, she often layers fillers for a “liquid facelift,” creating the ideal amount of lift and natural, flattering contours without surgery. She also incorporates other cosmetic treatments, such as Botox for forehead wrinkles, Kybella and Ultherapy for a double chin, and microderm or dermaplaning for fresher, youthful skin.
The Juvéderm® Family
Juvéderm offers one of the best-known collections of dermal fillers. The versatile line of fillers formulates their products with hyaluronic acid (HA), which is a nourishing substance found in our own bodies as a moisturizing and lubricating agent.
Each member of this family of injectable HA gels has a slightly different consistency. Dr. LA selects products based on your unique needs and cosmetic goals.
This classic formulation of Juvéderm is extremely versatile. Juvéderm is used for nonsurgical rhinoplasty, filling in mild-to-moderate wrinkles and creases around your mouth and nose, and creating dramatic lip augmentations. Juvéderm lasts about 6 months in the lips and up to a year or more in facial creases.
Thicker than Juvéderm, Vollure is perfect for filling in deeper wrinkles and folds. Vollure can keep your face looking smooth and young for up to 18 months.
Voluma builds up your midface to restore lost volume. Dr. Aliksanian can even use it to create higher, more elegant cheekbones to lift and define your face. If you have a weak chin, Voluma can be used for a non-surgical chin augmentation, too. Voluma lasts up to 18 months.
This thin, honey-like formulation is the ideal choice for a subtle and natural-looking lip augmentation. Dr. Aliksanian also uses Volbella to fill in tear troughs under your eyes and to smooth out smoker’s lines around the mouth. Volbella contains lidocaine to increase your comfort during the injection process. Volbella can last for a year or more.
The Restylane® Family
Restylane also relies on HA to replenish your skin and plump up dents, creases, and wrinkles. Restylane has a complete family of products that can do everything from restore cheek volume to rejuvenate your hands. In fact, Restylane is the only HA-based dermal filler that’s been cleared by the FDA for use in the hands.
The newer Restylane Defyne and Refyne have a groundbreaking, flexible formulation that moves when you do. These HA products are perfect for filling out deep creases around the mouth and nose, as their elasticity allow for natural-looking expressions at all times. The results typically last 9 to 12 months.
Restylane Silk creates lovely lip augmentations and can even reshape your cupid’s bow. It’s also a great choice to fill in shallow folds or wrinkles, such as smoker’s lines. The Restylane products last from 6 months to 12 months, depending on where Dr. LA injects them and which formulation she chooses.
Belotero is a versatile, cohesive HA injectable filler that does everything from smoothing out moderate to severe wrinkles to treating fine lines around the lips, filling out tear troughs, and creating lip augmentations. Belotero feels natural — just like part of your skin. Its flexible formulation blends seamlessly into the structure of your skin to allow you to make facial movements that look natural and beautiful. Belotero lasts about 9 months in dynamic areas and up to 18 months in more static areas.
Radiesse is best known for the way its tiny Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres dramatically rejuvenate your hands, but Radiesse also creates spectacular results in your face. The microspheres are injected into your skin to create immediate volume, while simultaneously stimulating your body to produce new collagen and elastin. The fresh new proteins gradually replace the microspheres as they are absorbed and eliminated by your body. Radiesse is formulated with lidocaine to limit discomfort. Radiesse can last for a year or more.
Sculptra is a collagen stimulator that delivers poly-L-lactic acid deep under your skin to stimulate the wound-healing process in your body. Your skin then produces new collagen and elastin that build up your skin, creating volume, lift, and a long-lasting rejuvenation. Dr. Aliksanian uses Sculptra to:
- Build up cheekbones
- Create a non-surgical chin augmentation
- Create a subtle Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL)
- Fill in deep nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and chin wrinkles
For optimal results, you may need a series of Sculptra injections. Sculptra lasts for up to 2 or 3 years.
Non-Surgical Facelift with Fillers
You can combine your liquid facelift, lip augmentation, or other injectable-filler treatment with a variety of other aesthetic procedures, including facial rejuvenation with chemical peels, dermaplaning, or Ultherapy.
It all starts with a phone call or email. Book a consultation at MedBeautyLA now for a dermal filler consultation. Walk-ins are always welcome as well!
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