Dermal Fillers

Would you like to achieve a youthful, rested and rejuvenated appearance without surgery? Getting dermal fillers with Dr. Waltzman in Long Beach, CA can help. These procedures are entirely customizable and require little, if any, downtime. We have multiple anti-aging options at our fingertips and the skills to provide you with the most pleasing natural and refreshed look you seek.

What are injectables or dermal fillers?

When age, volume loss, and gravity have an effect on your appearance, injectable fillers offer the opportunity to add volume and restore a youthful contour. They work by literally filling in the wrinkles from underneath the skin. Fillers can be used almost anywhere on the face to add volume and correct surface irregularities. They have a temporary effect because the materials they are made from are absorbed by the body over time.

Many fillers also contain lidocaine (a numbing agent) to decrease discomfort due to the injection. You may also receive additional local anesthetic for comfort. Combinations of the different types of fillers will provide you with subtle yet noticeable changes in your appearance. You get almost immediate results with little risk and no down time. You may experience some swelling and bruising at the injection site that may last up to a week. Best of all, they are totally customizable to create the results you desire. Fillers can last anywhere between 3 months and one year or more depending on the depth of the lines and creases, the type of filler used, and where on your face the filler was used.

Dermal fillers

Hyaluronic Acid Gel fillers

Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a natural substance found in the body tissues, like skin and cartilage. When HA is combined with water it swells to create that smoothing effect. Hyaluronic acid fillers are used to plump the skin and provide support to facial structures and tissues that have lost volume and elasticity due to normal aging. Generally, effects last from 6-12 months.

Here are some popular Hyaluronic Acid Gel Fillers you may have heard of:

  • Juvederm® XC
  • Juvederm Voluma® XC
  • Restylane®
  • Restylane Silk®
  • Restylane Lyft ®
  • Belotero Balance®

Non-HA fillers

  • Radiesse®
  • Sculptra®

After consultation and discussion of your goals, Dr. Waltzman will select the best products for your total rejuvenation.

Autologous fillers

Also called fat injections, fat transfer, or fat grafting, this technique has received a lot of attention in the past several years. This procedure allows your doctor to sculpt your face with incredible results. Fat is harvested from another part of your body, purified and injected into the face. Fat can be injected into almost any area of the face to improve contours, correct asymmetries, and add volume. A portion of the grafted fat can be resorbed by your body, but the portion which remains is considered to be permanent. Sometimes fat injections can require more than one treatment to achieve the desired results. If you are unsure about this, try the more temporary fillers first. Fat transfer is used for volume in many areas of the face to create a fuller, healthier, more youthful look.

Located in the Long Beach area, Dr. Waltzman offers a wide variety of surgical and non-surgical services customized to meet your specific needs and goals. Contact Dr. Waltzman today for a consultation.