Dermal Fillers Thousand Oaks
Dermal fillers are fast becoming a very popular cosmetic treatment due to the fact that they can add volume and smooth wrinkles without surgery. Dermal fillers require little to no downtime, involve no incisions or general anesthesia and come with a relatively small price tag. For women and men who want to achieve a refreshed, younger appearance that can last from 6 months to over a year, dermal fillers are a very safe and effective option. At The Center for Dermatology Care, we offer the leading “next generation” dermal fillers, including Juvéderm®, Radiesse®, and Restylane®. Our doctors in Thousand Oaks, CA specialize in creating beautiful, natural looking results with these fillers.
Juvéderm, from the makers of Botox Cosmetic, is a hyaluronic-acid based filler that is typically used for wrinkles and lines on the lower portion of the face, including the treatment of nasolabial or melolabial folds – the “parentheses” that run from the nostrils to the corners of the mouth. Hyaluronic acid is a substance that occurs naturally in the body, and provides volume and hydration to the skin. Since Juvéderm is biocompatible and biodegradable, there is no risk of allergic reaction, and the product is safely eliminated by the body over the course of 6 to 9 months.
Radiesse treats nasolabial folds around the mouth and marionette lines, which run from the corners of the mouth vertically down the chin. Radiesse differs from other dermal fillers in that it can stimulate the production of your body’s own natural collagen, for results that may last up to a year or more. It is composed of calcium-based microspheres suspended in a gel carrier. The microspheres remain after the carrier is broken down, and the body builds a network of collagen fibers around them. Even after the microspheres dissolve, the new collagen remains at the treatment site. This has led some to term Radiesse a “semi-permanent” filler.
Restylane, from the makers of Dysport™, is a trusted hyaluronic-acid dermal filler that aids in correcting facial folds and wrinkles. Restylane is also used in lip augmentation to create fuller lips and a more defined mouth, and in facial contouring to give your face a fuller look. Widely used around the world, Restylane provides our Thousand Oaks patients immediate and relatively long-lasting results – typically up to 6 months.
We use an extremely fine needle to inject small amounts of the filler into the skin, which aids in patient comfort throughout the procedure. Free of animal proteins, these fillers are a safe and easy way to bring back your skin’s healthy and beautiful appearance. There is no need for skin testing prior to treatment, and since the results are not permanent, dermal fillers allow you, the patient, to take control of your appearance.
If you are interested in dermal fillers, click here to request a consultation with one of our dermatology professionals. Or you can call The Center for Dermatology Care at (805) 497-1694 and one of our helpful staff members will schedule your appointment.
Dr. Kaufman is an expert in dermal fillers on RealSelf.