Injectable Facial Fillers in Oakland
It’s as if you wake up one day and notice that the lines that start at the corner of the nose and proceed to the corner of the mouth (nasolabial folds, or parentheses) are deeper, or the upper lip is getting smaller. Maybe the under eye area looks a bit sunken, or you see the start of marionette lines.
Over time, skin can develop lines and wrinkles and often loses the firm texture and volume of youthful skin because of collagen that is affected by the aging process. Lack of collagen leads to loss of volume in the lips, cheeks, and eye area.
In an effort to combat these effects, Dr. Togba and Dr. Ellis use injectable fillers to temporarily restore the skin’s volume by filling in lines and wrinkles. The result? A smoother, more youthful face.
What are injectable fillers?
Injectable fillers are specially developed substances that are compatible with the body and can stimulate the production of collagen. There are a wide variety of injectable fillers on the market, but Dr. Togba and Dr. Ellis ensure all the fillers used at their Oakland practice are FDA-approved. They use very tiny needles to inject the fillers into precisely targeted areas to smooth away wrinkles and add volume to rejuvenate the appearance.
JUVÉDERM is a hyaluronic acid filler. Hyaluronic acid is produced naturally in the body and therefore has very few allergic effects. The hyaluronic acid particles bind with water naturally present in the skin to create volume and fill out the lines and wrinkles.
Restylane consists of tiny hyaluronic acid particles suspended in a gel. It treats moderate to severe wrinkles and is also FDA-approved for lip augmentation, or adding volume and fullness to lips.
RADIESSE is a calcium-based filler. Injected as a gel, natural collagen forms around the minute synthetic microspheres to add volume and create a smoother surface to the skin. Results can last up to one year.
We provide a host of fillers, such as BELOTERO® and Perlane®, and are constantly adding more FDA-approved injectables to our arsenal of anti-aging products.
Injectable Facial Volumizers in Oakland
With facial volumizers such as Sculptra® Aesthetic and JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA XC, we can target areas of the face that suffer from facial thinning, such as the cheeks, temples, and other areas that require more volume for rejuvenation. The goal is to bring volume to a wider area, enhancing the oval shape of the face.
As an FDA-approved facial injectable, we like to refer to this product as a facial volumizer. Different from the other injectables, Sculptra Aesthetic encourages your skin to produce collagen, gradually correcting facial atrophy (thinning) or volume deficiencies. This treatment is usually performed over two to three visits with final results typically at three to four months. The effects of the new, revitalized you can last up to two years.
JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA XC
Also called a facial volumizer, JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC is different from JUVÉDERM XC. This FDA-approved injectable gel is used to fill cheeks, gently adding volume and lift. The results are typically immediate, and you can enjoy the refreshed you for up to two years.
With fat transfer treatments, fat is harvested from elsewhere in the body (such as the belly or thighs) and transplanted to the face to restore volume where needed for a natural result. The procedure, also called structural fat grafting, is used primarily to rejuvenate the lower lid/cheek region, the nasolabial folds, the lips, and to correct marionette lines. The best part of a fat transfer is that there is no concern about allergic effects, as the patient’s own fat is used.
Booking a consultation with Oakland’s most trusted plastic surgeon
During an in-depth consultation, Dr. Togba and Dr. Ellis will determine which injectable filler or volumizer you’ll want and will explain how long your results will last. A combination of injectable fillers, volumizers, and BOTOX® can temporarily correct most facial wrinkles, resulting in a younger look.
To learn more about facial fillers, volumizers, and other injectables in Oakland, California, we invite you to contact us today.
Being in the real estate business puts this patient in the public. Before the Sculptra injection, she felt like her flesh was disappearing. She noticed less fat under her skin in the lower and mid cheek area. The Sculptra injections gave this patient the boost she needed. Since her series, she has received compliments and also has a new photo on her business cards. She says, “It was worth it!”
As a successful businesswoman, this patient is always in front of the public and wanted to refresh her look. Before Sculptra she noticed her naso-labial folds were deeper and her cheekbones were fading. After receiving the Sculptra injections, she noticed a gradual fullness to her face. She gets compliments from friends and strangers. She is pleased and looking forward to her next step in facial rejuvenation.