Injectable Filler/Neurotoxins/Liquid Facelift | Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA

What Are Injectables and Fillers
As collagen and elastin start breaking down, signs of facial aging emerge in the form of visible nasolabial folds, volume loss and deep facial lines and wrinkles. Injectables refer to products such as the neurotoxin Botox or Dysport, or many a variety of filling agents including your own fat, that can be injected into these areas to help reverse the visible signs of aging.

The beauty of injectable fillers is that they can offer instant results with the downtime of surgical treatments. There is an explosion of new fillers that are being introduced every year, increasing the flexibility to offer many options that keep you looking young.

Who does the injections?
Many offices will allow their nursing staff or others to perform the filler injections. Dr. Edween has perfected her technique, emphasizing natural curves and restoring youthful contour. She personally injects 100% of her filler patients, giving them assurance of continuity of care and confidence that they will achieve a rejuvenated result that looks natural and youthful.

"I was so scared of my lips looking too big, Dr. Edween created the most voluptuous lips I could ever imagine ….they look so natural…and they are mine!"



What Filler is the Best?
There is no easy answer for this question as each filler has different advantages and disadvantages.Many patients misunderstand fillers and sometime confuse them with neurotoxins such as Botox. Neurotoxins such as Botox or Dysport are used medically to treat certain muscular conditions and cosmetically to remove wrinkles by temporarily paralyzing facial muscles. Fillers are substances that are injected under the skin or lips to plump up or restore volume to the hollowed facial areas Dr. Edween uses multiple fillers to assist the various problems associated with facial aging.

Type of neurotoxins used by Dr. Edween
Botox Cosmetic

Types of Fillers used by Dr. Edween
Juvederm, Juvederm Ultra, Juvederm Ultra Plus
Autologous fat

What Can Fillers do for me?
Uses for fillers include:
Plumping up lips
Softening "lipstick lines"
Filling facial folds: nasolabial folds (laugh lines)
Filling tear trough area/underneath lower eye lid
Lines around mouth/Marionette lines
Creating volume in cheeks
Creating volume in chin
Camouflage nasal defects
Liquid face lift

What is a liquid face lift?
A liquid face lift is a nonsurgical quick fix that literally plumps up lines and erases wrinkles. The "liquid" refers to filler products that are injected into your face to replace volume, fill lines and wrinkles and add contour and definition back to specific areas of the face. This is a nonsurgical injectable treatment that restores the youthful contour back, taking years off your appearance. Note that this procedure is limited to restoring volume, and does not remove or tighten excess skin the way a traditional facelift does.

Is it painful?
Fillers are injected through small needles. Dr. Edween strives to make this procedure as pain free as possible. All patients are first treated with numbing cream on the areas to be injected. Ice is also injected for those that need additional numbing, and even a local anesthetic can be injected prior for those that area really anxious about the pain. To make your experience as painless as possible, she also carries many filler products in which the local anesthetic is already premixed within them, for additional comfort.

How is it done?
The filler is then injected through small needles and then placed into the desired area. The injection procedure takes about 20 minutes, but may take longer depending on areas being filled. All patients should expect some swelling that generally goes down within the first 24-48 hours. It is important that the patients stop medications that make them for susceptible to bruising such as Aspirin, Motrin, and many different herbal medications.

It is important to take into account your social activities when scheduling your treatment. Allow for at least a few weeks before any big social engagement as a precaution, in the event that you do get a bruise. Dr. Edween takes her time to avoid any visible vessel, however occasional patients will experience bruising during this medical procedure.

Please feel free to contact the office of Dr. Julie Edween if you are interested in non-surgical facial rejuvenation options. If you would like to schedule a consultation. Dr. Edween is dedicated to serve patients in Beverly Hills, Hollywood, and greater Los Angeles, California. You can get started by calling us at (310) 859 8885 today.

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