A dermal filler is a minimally-invasive way to restore a youthful facial appearance, reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and adding volume and fullness. Our skin naturally loses subcutaneous fat as we age, making our skin less plump. This can make smile lines and crow’s feet more noticeable. Sun exposure, genetics, and lifestyle can also cause the skin to stretch, leading to sagging and hollowing. Dermal fillers can help address these issues, providing many of the benefits of a facelift without surgery.
At Alexus Medspa, we offer dermal fillers and a range of other treatments to help our clients achieve a refreshed and rejuvenated appearance. Our state-of-the-art facility and advanced injecting techniques mean you get the latest and most effective treatments, all in a relaxing San Diego setting. Find out more about which dermal filler fits your rejuvenation goals by scheduling a consultation. Call (888) 463-9532 or fill out our online form to get started. We will be in touch soon!Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for service information, photos, and more.
- 1 Volumize Your Face
- 2 Treat Medium Lines
- 3 Treat Fine Lines
- 4 Candidates for Dermal Fillers in San Diego
- 5 Personal Consultation
- 6 Preparing for Dermal Filler Injections
- 7 The Procedure
- 8 Recovery & Results
- 9 Cost of Dermal Fillers in San Diego, CA
- 10 References
Volumize Your Face
Facial fat thins out as we age, leading to a hollowed, tired look. Natural subcutaneous fat helps to plump facial tissues and pad muscles of expression. And without it, our looks suffer the consequences. Skin also loses elasticity and collagen over time, contributing to a loss of structure.
Internal factors, like our genes, and external factors like UV damage, diet, and environmental pollutants can also affect how our faces age, contributing to a decrease in volume and fullness. All of these factors make wrinkles, lines, and sagging skin more noticeable. And unfortunately, this can make us look older than we actually are!
Alexus MedSpa patients love dermal fillers because they add volume to the skin without surgery. They offer effective sagging and volume loss solutions and can even boost collagen and elastin production.
Bellafill is a long-lasting treatment that improves the appearance of facial wrinkles and acne scars. It comprises a smooth, synthetic material called polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA). PMMA microspheres are suspended in a gel base, which when injected into the skin, provide structural support, helping to lift and smooth wrinkles and scars.
The gel base is absorbed over time, leaving the PMMA microspheres in place to provide results with exceptional longevity. In fact, Bellafill reduces the appearance of these imperfections for up to five years! Because it requires fewer maintenance appointments, Bellafill provides a 333% higher value than its competitor Restylane, over the same five-year duration. 
Radiesse lifts and smooths wrinkles and restores volume to the face. Its active ingredient is calcium hydroxylapatite, which is found naturally in the body. Like Bellafill, it is suspended in a gel-like substance. It can treat a variety of age-related concerns, including:
- Nasolabial Folds
- Marionette Lines
- Pre-Jowl Folds
- Sunken Cheeks
- Chin Wrinkles
Radiesse gives patients long-lasting results, with some improvements lasting up to a year or more.
Juvéderm Ultra Plus & Juvéderm Voluma
Juvéderm Is one of the most recognizable names in dermal fillers. Juvéderm Ultra Plus and Juvéderm Voluma are both effective hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers for facial rejuvenation. However, they are formulated differently and have different uses.
- Juvéderm Ultra Plus treats moderate to severe wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial lines. It is formulated with a higher concentration of hyaluronic acid than some other Juvéderm fillers, making it more suitable for treating deeper wrinkles.
- Juvéderm Voluma, is an HA filler specifically designed to add volume to the cheek area. With a deeper injection depth than Juvéderm Ultra Plus, Voluma lifts and contours the cheeks, helping to restore a more youthful appearance to the face.
Restylane Defyne & Restylane Lyft
Restylane Defyne is another popular HA filler suitable for moderate to severe wrinkles and folds. Formulated using XpresHAn technology, the filler moves and stretches with the skin, for natural-looking expressions. Restylane Defyne can last for around six months.
Restylane Lyft, another HA filler, adds youthful cheek volume. Restylane Lyft is typically used to treat age-related volume loss in the middle portion of the face, providing results that last up to six months.
Sculptra is poly-L-lactic acid filler (PLLA). Although PLLA is a synthetic material, it is both biocompatible and biodegradable. It stimulates the production of collagen, a protein that helps support the skin’s structure. Increased collagen production helps to smooth wrinkles, restore volume to the face, and improve the overall texture and tone of the skin.
PLLA fillers are usually indicated for deeper wrinkles, such as nasolabial folds, and to add volume to the cheek area. The effects of Sculptra are not immediate, as it works gradually to stimulate collagen production over time. However, the results can be long-lasting, with some patients experiencing improvements for up to two years. 
Treat Medium Lines
HA-based dermal fillers are particularly effective in the treatment of medium facial lines, and even deeper lines, depending on the area of treatment.
The classic Restylane formula is still one of the best HA fillers available. It provides its smoothing properties to help you reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles in many areas of the face, from smoothing laugh lines to correcting deeper folds.
Juvéderm Ultra is an advanced smooth gel filler. It is effective in the treatment of moderate-to-severe wrinkles. It can also be used to enhance volume in patients who have thinner lips.
The unique formulation of Juvéderm Vollure responds to the natural motions of your face, which our patients love! It reduced the appearance of moderate to severe wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds and marionette lines. The effects of Juvéderm Vollure can last for up to 18 months, depending on the individual’s skin.
Treat Fine Lines
Restylane Refyne and Juvéderm Volbella both address the fine facial lines with ease! These lines include crow’s feet, smile lines, or smokers’ lines around the mouth. There is one formulation, Restylane Silk, designed specifically for this purpose for use in the lips and mouth area.
Restylane Silk plumps and defines lips, smooths out fine lines, and improves the overall appearance of the mouth area. The beauty of Restylane Silk is that it moves naturally, so you avoid the “overfilled” look that many lip fillers can create.
Effective Treatment for Facial Aging
Alexus MedSpa specializes in individualized treatment. We will determine which dermal fillers will best treat your wrinkles and fine lines. We may even suggest a combination of fillers, so you can really feel like you’ve reversed the aging clock! Get ahead of the aging game and stop lines and wrinkles in their tracks. Call our San Diego office at (888) 463-9532 to book your initial facial rejuvenation consultation.
Candidates for Dermal Fillers in San Diego
The ideal candidates for dermal fillers are generally healthy adults looking to improve their appearance but are not ready or do not want to undergo a surgical procedure. You should have realistic expectations about results and be ready to follow some simple aftercare instructions carefully.
Can Anyone Get Fillers?
Dermal fillers are for healthy adults with no serious medical conditions that could affect their results. If you have a known allergy that causes a serious reaction, or if you have an infection in the area of treatment, dermal fillers will not be a good treatment choice. We will be happy to provide further information about our other services if fillers are not the best fit.
During your consultation, we will ask you about your concerns and goals for treatment, and we will examine your skin.
We will also:
- Discuss the various filler options
- Compare available products
- Tell you the expected longevity of your results
- Inform you of potential risks and side effects of treatment
- Answer any questions you have about what each filler does
We may ask you to give us some brief health and current medication details, as there are some conditions and medications that contraindicate filler treatment. Each patient receives instructions for pre- and post-treatment care. We may also recommend other skin care products or treatments to enhance your beautiful results!
Preparing for Dermal Filler Injections
We will give you the appropriate preparation guidelines for receiving dermal filler treatment. This may include medications to avoid afterward, how long to stay out of the sun, and if you need to avoid tanning beds
Our goal is for you to be completely satisfied with your experience, so feel free to ask as many questions as you like. Meet your aesthetic goals and experience the Alexus MedSpa difference with us.
Filler procedures are some of the quickest available. Our specialist injectors are trained to determine the most effective depth based on your goals and the filler type. We will first numb the treatment area to ensure comfort. After a series of small “pinch-like” injections at targeted points, we will massage the area to ensure even distribution and provide optimal results. And before you know it, your treatment is complete. You can be on your way without missing a step in your day.
Recovery & Results
While there is no downtime, patients may experience some redness or swelling at the injection sites. Avoid sleeping face down and do not touch the volumized areas of your face to avoid disrupting the product. We will provide you with a complete list of instructions following your procedure, so you know exactly what to do.
There are often no words for the joy patients feel after seeing their faces take on a more youthful and volumized contour. What’s more, these results can last for months, or longer. Feeling better can completely transform your face and also your life, so treat yourself!
Cost of Dermal Fillers in San Diego, CA
Filler prices range from $550-$1300 per syringe. The cost of your treatment will be determined during your consultation, and is dependent on the type of filler you choose, and how much is used. During that time, we can discuss your expected maintenance costs if you plan on keeping your beautiful results. See for yourself what dermal fillers can do to rejuvenate your face and help you restore your natural, youthful beauty. Call (888) 463-9532 to get in touch with our scheduling coordinator, or fill out this form to get started.
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- Clark Friedrich Schierle, MD, PhD, Laurie A. Casas, MD, Nonsurgical Rejuvenation of the Aging Face With Injectable Poly-L-Lactic Acid for Restoration of Soft Tissue Volume, Aesthetic Surgery Journal, Volume 31, Issue 1, January 2011, Pages 95–109, https://doi.org/10.1177/1090820X10391213