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The Magic of Dermal Fillers


Finding a solution to early signs of aging without opting for major surgery is easier than you might think. Smile lines, facial creases, crow’s feet, sunken skin and even thin lips can all be improved with a simple injection.

However, with names like Juvederm®, Restylane® and more floating around, it is hard to tell what each injection does and which might be best for helping your specific condition. At Coastal Plastic Surgeons, our incredible surgeon, Dr. Batra, is an expert with dermal fillers and can help you decide what approach will give you the results you are looking for and the confidence you deserve.

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are injectable formulas designed to fill in areas of soft tissue that have become sunken, wrinkled or are beginning to loosen. Whereas injections like Botox work to relax tight facial muscles and give the appearance of facial ease, fillers act as plumping agents to smooth skin and restore an appearance of fresh-faced youth.

How can they benefit my appearance?

Dermal fillers can improve many different physical attributes that are affected either by genetics or aging. Some of the conditions that can be treated using fillers include the following:

  • Dark circles or hollowing under the eyes
  • Sagging skin or hollowing in the cheeks
  • Thin lips can be plumped using fillers
  • Wrinkles or smile lines around the mouth
  • Drooping in the upper eyelids
  • Thinning skin on hands

Results from injections typically last six months to one year, so you may need to schedule additional treatments once you begin using fillers. However, the improvements are worth the occasional appointment, and the difference these products make in your appearance are often comparable to invasive surgeries, for patients who do not need to opt for such a dramatic procedure.

What can I expect?

Appointments for dermal fillers typically only last 10-15 minutes. During that time, you will be able to discuss your concerns with one of our surgeons, who will help you determine the right filler for you. He will mark the spots to be filled, and the injections will be delivered. Each product works differently, so you will begin to see results immediately, but the filler will be settled over a couple of weeks following the actual injection. Pain levels are very minimal and only last as long as the treatment is being dispensed into the skin. It is no more painful than a flu shot!

When you consider where to have your filler treatment, it is important to note who is performing the procedure and what your results will look like. When you trust your appearance to an experienced surgeon, you give yourself the luxury of knowing your results will be natural looking and long lasting. Taking a chance with a practitioner who has less experience and certification may lead you to results that are less than satisfactory.

What dermal fillers does Coastal Plastic Surgeons offer?

At Coastal Plastic Surgeons, we offer a variety of fillers to suit our patients’ diversity of needs, skin types and goals for results. The injectables we carry are:

  • Collagen
  • Restylane®
  • Radiance®
  • Juvederm®

Depending on your condition, your surgeon will recommend the best filler to give you your desired results. You can trust San Diego’s best team to give you a look that will not only smooth your skin and make you look younger but will increase your confidence and help you look and feel your best.

To schedule your dermal filler appointment, call Coastal Plastic Surgeons today: (858) 365-3558.