Precision Plastic Surgery
Plastic Surgeons located in Riverside, CA
If the face in the mirror isn’t the one you remember, you can turn to dermal fillers to replenish its smooth radiance. Dr. Joseph Ku offers popular fillers like Botox®, Juvéderm®, and Kybella® to diminish the signs of aging on your face. To take the first steps toward getting rid of fine lines and wrinkles, book your appointment at the Riverside, California, practice online or over the phone.
BOTOX and Dermal Fillers Q & A
What do dermal fillers do?
Dermal fillers reduce the appearance of lines while plumping sunken areas on the face to create a more radiant, youthful complexion. The function of dermal fillers depends on what they’re made out of: Whether it’s a purified toxin, hyaluronic acid, calcium hydroxyapatite, or deoxycholic acid.
Repeated muscle contractions create facial creases over the course of time. Purified botulinum toxin blocks the nerve and muscle activity that cause crow’s feet and frown lines.
First used for injections in achy joints, hyaluronic acid is a substance naturally found in your body. When injected under the skin, the acid fills in lines and plumps lips, scars, and cheek depressions.
Calcium hydroxylapatite is a mineral found in human bones. The substance helps enhance volume and stimulates collagen production below moderate to severe creases.
Our bodies make deoxycholic acid to break down dietary fat. In injection form, it destroys and reduces body fat in the same way.
What dermal fillers does Precision Plastic Surgery offer?
Dr. Ku offers some of the most popular, effective fillers on the market. You can get the following fillers at Precision Plastic Surgery:
- Botox®: purified botulinum toxin relaxes the muscles that cause crow’s feet and brow furrows
- Radiesse®: calcium hydroxylapatite reduces the appearance of nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and frown lines
- Juvéderm® Ultra: hyaluronic acid fills in severe facial wrinkles and folds
- Juvéderm® Volbella: hyaluronic acid plumps the lips
- Juvéderm® Voluma: hyaluronic acid adds definition to the cheeks, chin, and jawline
- Belotero®: light hyaluronic acid filler for fine lines around the mouth
- Kybella®: deoxycholic acid to dissolve a double chin
What happens during treatment?
First, Dr. Ku maps out the injection points on your face and takes a “before” picture to record your results. Then, he cleans your face and administers an anesthetic, if requested.
Next, Dr. Ku proceeds with the injection. He inserts the needle, injects the filler, and massages the treatment area to distribute the filler.
He continues this process at all treatment sites until he achieves the desired outcome. The process takes anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour, depending on the extent of treatment. You can get fillers during your hourlong lunch break and return to your desk right after.
To schedule a consultation with Dr. Ku, call or use the online scheduler.