What Are Dermal Fillers?
A beautiful, youthful face is balanced and plump. As we age, we lose volume in various areas and at different rates. Dermal fillers are often the best solution. Besides aging, we sometimes feel the balance of our face is off. Maybe our top lip is a little small in comparison to our bottom lip, or maybe our chin is small compared to our nose and forehead. These proportional concerns are also a job for dermal fillers. Your practitioner at Beyond will assess your overall look, listen carefully to your concerns and determine which filler is best for you, as all fillers are not equal. They differ in price, viscosity, lasting duration and even pliability. They are injected at various depths to correct, balance, plump, shape and restore that youthful appearance.
Dermal fillers can be used in many areas of the face,including: lips, cheeks, nasal labial folds, marionettes, temples, brow bone, nose, chin, jawline and tear troughs as well as on deep wrinkles in the skin. They can also be used to reverse the signs of aging in the hands and even to plump earlobes that have lost their ability to hold up earrings.
At Beyond Regenerative Medicine & Aesthetics in Newport Beach, CA, we provide beautiful and natural results. Our staff is highly experienced in utilizing popular brands, such as JUVÉDERM®, Restylane®, RHA, Radiesse, VERSA and SCULPTRA in order to help our patients meet their aesthetic goals.
You COMFORT is important to us. We offer pronox (laughing gas) to those patients that may experience any trepidation or anxiety during treatment. We want your experience at Beyond to be as easy and painless as possible.
"I was so impressed with Dr. Berkey and her vast knowledge on so many different areas. I made an appointment for IV therapy and was completely impressed with her demeanor and the way she made the process so incredibly comfortable and quick. I will make future appointments with her and recommend others do so as well."- R.C. / Google / Mar 05, 2021
"Amazing! From the moment you walk in the door, you are greeted by the friendly staff. I cant say enough wonderful things about Dr. Berkey! She immediately set me at ease during our first appointment and was friendly and personable throughout my visit. I highly recommend Dr. Berkey!"- G.M. / Google / Dec 01, 2021
"Came back for another round of IPL for my brown spots on my face and was very happy with the results. Always feel like Dr. Berkey goes above and beyond to make sure you are comfortable and know what to expect after the treatment. Would definitely recommend."- K.M. / Google / Nov 05, 2021
"My experience with Dr. Berkey was excellent. As someone new to the world of fillers, I felt well-informed and confident in Dr. Berkey’s recommended treatment plan for me. I’m already seeing the results and can’t wait for my next treatment and to try addition products and services. Not to mention her beautiful practice and wonderful staff."- K.D. / Google / Aug 31, 2021
"Dr. Berkey and her staff are all personable, professional, and knowlegeable. Top- notch and state-of-the-art age management program and cosmetic procedures facility. For years I have know and treated with nurse practitioner Brenda van Loggem and she both knows her medicine and cares about her patients with a personable patient-oriented demeanor. Brenda earned a master's degree in nursing from Columbia University and has many years of successful clinical practice behind her, unlike so many other age management clinics. Dr. Berkey has stellar academic and clinical credentials and is not a newcomer to the age management and wellness areas of medicine. As noted by a favorable reviewer, Beyond Regenerative Medicine does not upsell products nor push patients into unnecessary procedures, and its services are fairly priced."- E.J. / Google / Jul 25, 2021
How Do Dermal Fillers Work?
Dermal filler injections tend to take about 15 – 30 minutes, depending on which areas are being treated. Individuals will typically see a visible improvement immediately following their treatment, along with some mild swelling and bruising that will naturally fade over the coming days. The results of these injections can vary depending on your choice of dermal fillers, as well as how your body responds. However, in many cases, enhancements can be visible for as long as a year. We often recommend for patients schedule regular touch-up appointments in order to ensure their continued results. Talk to Dr. Berkey about how soon to schedule your next session at Beyond Regenerative Medicine & Aesthetics to maintain your results.
Which Dermal Fillers Are Offered?
At Beyond Regenerative Medicine & Aesthetics, we are proud to offer a variety of dermal fillers, including:
JUVÉDERM: A family of dermal fillers that are formulated with synthetic hyaluronic acid (HA) that is designed to boost the body's natural supply of HA and collagen for supple, healthy skin.
Restylane: Made with a synthetic version of the body's natural hyaluronic acid, giving the skin a softer, natural look that is more supple and full. Comes in several different forms to create lift as well as volume.
RHA: The newest innovation in (HA) Dermal Fillers. This filler comes in 3 different levels to customize your treatment. Its biggest difference to other fillers is that it's MOVEABLE. So it creates a much more NATURAL LOOK when used in areas of the face that animate. Developed in Switzerland. It is only available at a small number of practices in California and WE HAVE IT!
RADIESSE: Radiesse uses calcium based microspheres to correct volume loss. These microspheres stimulate your body to produce collagen. This formula can be used on many of the same areas as the HA fillers but is especially great for sculpting the jawline, cheekbones and nose profile. It is also the best filler for aging hands.
VERSA: Also in the (HA) family, this filler is the least expensive and shortest lasting (6-9 months). This is a great filler for beginners or for touch ups.
SCULPTRA: A poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) collagen stimulator. It works with the body deep in the dermis to revitalize the production of the protein collagen. Rebuilt collagen strands begin gradually helping to restore facial volume and the look of fullness to wrinkles and folds.
Dermal Filler FAQ
How much do dermal fillers cost?
Your cost for a dermal filler injection will be dependent on the type and amount of filler that is needed to achieve your cosmetic goals. Prior to your injection treatment, a personalized injection plan will be created to fit your goals and budget. Once this is complete, your injector will discuss cost estimates and payment options.
Are dermal filler injections painful?
While most patients don't think it's necessary, a numbing cream can be applied to the treatment area before injection if you are worried about pain. We also offer PRONOX (laughing gas) to control anxiety and discomfort. After the injection, you may experience mild to moderate bruising and swelling that will usually be gone in 5 – 7 days, depending on the treatment area. You should contact Beyond Regenerative Medicine & Aesthetics if you have any lasting pain or signs of infection following your injection.
What is the difference between a wrinkle filler and a wrinkle relaxer?
Fillers and relaxers address facial wrinkles but in different ways. Injectable wrinkle relaxers, such as BOTOX®, smooth dynamic wrinkles caused by repetitive muscle movements. Dermal fillers, on the other hand, correct static wrinkles by increasing volume.
What results can I expect?
You may need to wait several days to see the full results of your treatment. Typically, it takes only one treatment session to achieve your desired outcome. However, you may schedule a follow-up appointment if you would like to add more volume or see more improvement.
How long do results typically last?
Your results from a dermal filler treatment may last anywhere from 1 – 2 years. These will vary based on what filler is used and where it was injected. The longevity of results can also be faster or slower, depending on the speed at which your body absorbs the formula.
Restore Lost Volume to Your FAce
If you're hoping to reduce the appearance of wrinkles throughout your face or add volume to certain areas, we invite you to learn more about the dermal fillers offered at Beyond Regenerative Medicine & Aesthetics in Newport Beach, CA. Whether you want fuller lips, plumper cheeks, a straighter nose or a more defined jawline, our skilled aesthetic team can help you reach your goals and achieve a look you will love. Contact us today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Allyson Berkey or a member of her experienced staff. 949 270 6789