What Are The Different Types Of Dermal Fillers Offered At SSK Med Spa?

By: Dr. Sean Kelishadi, M.D. FACS


When it comes to nonsurgical facial rejuvenation, there are few products more powerful and transformative than injectables. From wrinkle relaxers to dermal fillers, cosmetic injectables offer virtually endless possibilities for restoring a more youthful appearance. At SSK Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach, board-certified plastic surgeon and Master Injector Jolene Retaskie, RN, BSN are proud to offer the most advanced and effective injectable products available to help men and women turn back the clock and feel more confident than ever about their image. If you are excited about using cosmetic injectables to enhance your look, find out more about the dermal fillers offered at our on-site med spa, including which products may be right for you and what results you can expect.

What is a dermal filler?

Injectable dermal fillers are synthetic products used to add volume to the face, lips, and other areas in order to reduce signs of aging and rejuvenate a patient’s overall appearance. The majority of injectable fillers have a gel-like consistency and provide fairly immediate, long-lasting results. However, each type of filler has its own unique set of characteristics and advantages. Common concerns that can be addressed and dramatically improved with injectable dermal fillers in Newport Beach, CA include:

  • Static lines
  • Wrinkles
  • Facial folds
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Hollow cheeks
  • Loss of facial volume
  • Lip lines
  • Smoker’s lines
  • Thin lips

Which kind of filler do I need?

With a multitude of options, it can be confusing initially to understand which filler may be right for you. In fact, many patients benefit most from a combination of several injectables. During your initial consultation at SSK Med Spa, our experienced cosmetic injector, Jolene, will evaluate your face, discuss your concerns, and recommend the most appropriate injectable(s) to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. Some of the most common and beneficial dermal fillers offered in our state-of-the-art Newport Beach med spa facility include:

  • JUVÉDERM®: The JUVÉDERM family of injectable fillers includes JUVÉDERM Ultra, JUVÉDERM Ultra Plus, VOLBELLA™, and VOLLURE™. These synthetic hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers are highly effective for reducing moderate to severe wrinkles as well as plumping the lips.

  • VOLUMA™ XC: Also belonging to the JUVÉDERM family, VOLUMA is used to add facial volume, particularly in the cheeks, and reduce skin elasticity.

  • Restylane®: Restylane is also an HA-based dermal filler and can help patients achieve smoother skin as well as reduced mouth lines and lip lines.

  • RADIESSE®: For patients with marionette lines and nasolabial folds, RADIESSE can be an ideal solution, which also works to stimulate the body’s natural production of collagen for smoother, more youthful skin.

  • Sculptra®: Sculptra, which is made from biodegradable poly-L-lactic acid, is another filler that helps to stimulate collagen production, reduce lines and wrinkles, and enhance volume.

Do I need BOTOX® or fillers?

Unlike fillers, which are useful in correcting static lines, wrinkles, and folds, BOTOX is a neurotoxin and is designed to smooth dynamic lines and wrinkles by paralyzing the muscle. When injected, BOTOX binds to the nerve receptors and “freezes” the muscle, preventing it from contracting. BOTOX and other wrinkle relaxers are a fantastic solution for forehead lines, glabella lines, Crow’s feet, and other dynamic lines. Many patients choose to combine wrinkle relaxers and dermal fillers during their injectable treatment in Newport Beach to achieve the most stunning and longest-lasting result possible.

How long do injectable fillers last?

The longevity of injectable results can vary depending on the type of product used, the severity of the patient’s concerns, how fast the patient’s body metabolizes or breaks down the product, and other factors. Generally speaking, injectable dermal fillers can last for up to 6 – 24 months before a touch-up or repeat injection is needed. Many patients notice that their fillers begin to last longer and longer after undergoing multiple years of injections.

Does it hurt when you get filler injections?

Many injectable dermal fillers contain an anesthetic within the solution to help enhance the patient’s comfort during the procedure, which usually takes about 15 – 20 minutes. Our caring team at SSK Plastic Surgery will also apply a topical numbing agent prior to the injections to further minimize discomfort. The majority of patients tolerate filler injections well without significant discomfort or pain. If you are concerned about pain during your injections, don’t hesitate to talk to Dr. Kelishadi or Jolene about additional options for numbing.

Refresh your look and regain your confidence with injectable dermal fillers in Newport Beach, CA

If you are excited about the idea of reducing visible signs of facial aging without plastic surgery, then cosmetic injectables may be right for you. To learn more about the compelling benefits of injectable fillers, call the knowledgeable team at SSK Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach to schedule your private in-office or virtual consultation today!

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.