Dermal Filler Treatment in San Diego

Fill in Lines and Wrinkles

San Diego Dermal FillersDesigned to fill lines and wrinkles, and add volume to your face, injections using dermal fillers are the second most popular non-surgical procedure performed in the U.S.

With age, the skin’s natural support system breaks down, resulting in the formation of fine lines, wrinkles and folds. The gradual loss of collagen also contributes to the loss of volume in the cheeks and other areas of the face. Dermal fillers act as collagen, filling in lines and adding volume, while creating a more youthful appearance.

Dermal fillers vary in many ways. The most commonly used fillers are made up of hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance in the body. Most fillers give immediate results, but some offer a result that develops more naturally and gradually. Some last about six months, while others are known to be permanent.

With all of these factors, it is important to consult with Dr. Bucko or Deb Prescott, R.N., his registered nurse for over 20 years, so they can assess the patient’s specific goals and make the best recommendation. Prior to injection, most patients choose to undergo a complimentary “VISIA” analysis, which is a computer generated skin evaluation.

Dermal Fillers Offered by Dr. Bucko

Why Patients Choose Dr. Bucko

Results! Patients that choose our office love their results! They also appreciate our honest assessment and the thorough review of pre- and post-treatment instruments. Because of our surgical capabilities, we can honestly offer patients all available options to turn back the clock or aging.

Dr. Bucko and Deb Prescott, R.N., are trained to conduct a detailed consultation and will customize a treatment plan based on the patient’s areas of concern and desired results. Following the consultation, Dr. Bucko or Deb will perform treatment in the office, or recommend surgical options if appropriate.

The team at Belladerma Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Care Center wants patients to be as comfortable as possible during treatment, so in addition to using injectables containing lidocaine, we also provide a topical numbing cream to apply prior to treatment. Some patients choose to have local anesthesia injections to numb the face as with a dental procedure. After treatment, we provide an ice pack to reduce the chances of swelling and discomfort. Patients receive a follow-up call from our office to check in and answer any questions that come up.

Restylane® and Juvéderm®

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Formulated to act like the body’s own naturally produced hyaluronic acid, Restylane-L®, Restylane® Silk, and Juvéderm® Ultra Plus XC instantly smooth and add volume to moderate facial folds and wrinkles, or add fullness to lips.

Areas that can be treated with Restylane and Juvéderm:

  • Lips
  • Smile lines (nasolabial folds)
  • Marionette lines
  • Lipstick lines
  • Corners of the mouth
  • Tear troughs (eye hollows)

What to expect:

Restylane, Restylane Silk, and Juvéderm deliver instant benefits by smoothing out facial wrinkles and folds, or adding volume to lips and tear troughs. The subtle change can turn back the clock and help you look as young as you feel. The results can last up to one year, and studies indicate that collagen in the areas treated can be stimulated, resulting in long-term benefits.

Restylane® Lyft

Formulated with a thicker hyaluronic acid, Restylane® Lyft instantly smoothes and adds volume to deeper facial folds and wrinkles, or adds volume to the cheeks for reshaping and filling deeper wrinkles.

Areas that can be treated with Restylane Lyft:

  • Cheeks
  • Smile lines (nasolabial folds)
  • Marionette lines
  • Corners of the mouth

woman-restylistWhat to expect:

Restylane Lyft offers instant benefits by smoothing out and filling deeper facial wrinkles and folds, and adding volume to the cheeks. Adding volume to the cheeks can improve the patient’s facial contour, contributing to a more youthful appearance. The results can last from six months to one year. Studies show that Restylane Lyft treatment stimulates the production of collagen for long-term benefits.

Voluma®

Voluma is a member of the Juvederm family of products, and is similar to Restylane Lyft. Voluma is the first dermal filler FDA-approved to temporarily correct age-related loss of volume in the cheek area. Voluma can be injected into the “apples,” apex or hollows of the cheeks to provide contour and subtle lift. Results can last up to two years.

Radiesse®

Radiesse (formerly known as Radiance) is a longer lasting filler that treats wrinkles and lines around the nose and mouth and other bothersome signs of aging. It is composed of calcium-based microspheres suspended in a water-based gel. When injected into the face, Radiesse fills in lines and wrinkles and it stimulates the body’s production of collagen for firm, elastic-looking skin.

Areas that can be treated with Radiesse:

  • Smile lines (nasolabial folds)
  • Marionette lines
  • Corners of the mouth
  • Chin & jaw wrinkles
  • Cheeks

What to expect:

Radiesse instantly smoothes out wrinkles and folds. The subtle change can turn back the clock and help patients look as young as they feel. Results can last up to one year. Some studies show that Radiesse triggers the body’s production of natural collagen for tighter, firmer-looking skin long-term.

Belotero®

Belotero® Balance is a soft, cohesive gel that instantly and subtly smooths superficial lines and wrinkles for more beautiful-looking skin. It does tend to dissolve faster than other hyaluronic acid fillers but does not contain any collagen.

woman-red-hairAreas that can be treated with Belotero:

  • Fine lines
  • Lip lines

What to expect:

Due to its composition, Belotero can be administered close to the surface of the skin to treat superficial wrinkles.

Sculptra®

Sculptra® is a poly-l-lactic acid-based facial injectable that restores lost facial volume for a fuller and more youthful-looking face. This lactic acid polymer actually stimulates the body to produce new collagen over time.

Areas that can be treated with Sculptra:

  • Cheeks/mid-face
  • Temples
  • Jawline
  • Smile lines (nasolabial folds)
  • Marionette lines

What to expect:

Once injected, Sculptra begins working within the deep dermis to replace lost collagen and reinforce skin structure. As it is absorbed, a collagen framework is provided to gradually restore volume for a natural, subtle result. The final result may not be obtained until months after the injections. Some patients require a series of treatments to achieve optimal correction. Results can last up to two years.

Bellafill®

A long-lasting (up to five years) solution for wrinkle correction, Bellafill® contains unique plastic microspheres and purified bovine collagen gel, which provides the support your skin needs to instantly smooth and fill moderate facial folds and wrinkles. An allergy test is required at least 30 days prior to treatment.

Areas that can be treated with Bellafill:

  • Smile lines (nasolabial folds)
  • Marionette lines

What to expect:

Bellafill offers instant and long-lasting wrinkle-reducing results. Some patients enjoy permanent results with Bellafill.

Learn More about Dermal Fillers

To learn more about dermal fillers and how they can help you look younger and more attractive, please contact Dr. Bucko and the team at Belladerma Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Care Center.