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Dermal Fillers Specialist

Point Loma Cosmetics

Medical Spa located in San Diego, CA

As you age, your skin loses its elasticity. Over time, this causes wrinkles and folds to form, which can negatively affect your self-esteem. At Point Loma Cosmetics in San Diego, California, the team of aesthetic specialists administers dermal fillers on-site using Juvéderm®. Juvéderm is FDA-approved, safe, and provides long-lasting results. To schedule an appointment, book online, or call the office today.

Dermal Fillers Q & A

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are cosmetic injectables used to address lost facial volume. As you get older, your body stops producing collagen and elastin, two proteins responsible for keeping your skin smooth, healthy, and supple. 

This lack of protein production changes the texture and appearance of your skin, resulting in noticeable wrinkles and folds. There’s no way to stop the aging process entirely, but dermal fillers help slow it down. A series of injections can replace lost fat and proteins, transforming the appearance of your skin.

What are the types of dermal fillers?

Point Loma Cosmetics uses the Juvéderm® family of dermal fillers. Juvederm contains hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance that plumps and hydrates your skin.

The Juvederm family contains several types of dermal fillers, including:

Juvéderm Voluma XC

Juvéderm Voluma XC addresses lost facial volume affecting the cheeks. If you have noticeable jowls or droopy cheeks, consider Juvéderm Voluma XC.

Juvéderm XC and Juvéderm Vollure XC

Juvéderm XC and Juvéderm Vollure XC treat wrinkles around your nose, mouth, and lips. By “filling” your nasolabial folds and smile lines, these treatments can make you look significantly younger. 

Juvéderm Ultra XC and Juvéderm Volbella XC

If you have thin or wrinkly lips, consider Juvéderm Ultra XC or Juvéderm Volbella XC. These dermal fillers provide non-surgical lip enhancement. Several injections can plump up your pout, making your lips appear more luscious and voluminous.

What type of dermal fillers will benefit me?

To determine the type of dermal filler that’s right for you, your Point Loma Cosmetics aesthetics specialist physically examines your face, reviews your medical history, and asks about your goals for treatment.

Following this discussion, your provider creates a custom care plan to align with your needs. The type of Juvéderm treatment that will most benefit you depends on the location and type of wrinkles.

Are dermal fillers safe?

Dermal fillers are safe and usually well-tolerated. Following your injections, it’s normal to experience some mild bruising and sensitivity, but this should subside within a day or two. You can apply an ice pack to your skin or take over-the-counter pain medication as necessary. 

How long do dermal fillers last?

Dermal fillers provide long-lasting results for 6-12 months. You’ll know it’s time to schedule a follow-up appointment at Point Loma Cosmetics when wrinkles begin forming across the surface of your face.

To learn more about the benefits of dermal fillers, schedule an appointment at Point Loma Cosmetics. Book online, or call the office today.