Facial Fillers: Your Restylane and Juvederm Guide

Nov. 19, 2019 7:21 am | by Dr. M. Tahsini

Torrance Facial Fillers: Your Restylane and Juvederm Guide


Restylane and Juvederm Guide For Torrance & Palos Verdes Locals


If you’re considering facial fillers, Dr. Tahsini from Skin Works Medical Spa shares with you the answers to the questions you may have about this aesthetic treatment.

Dr. Tahsini has been practicing Family & Aesthetics Medicine for over 20 years and is a Fellow in Anti Aging Medicine from The American Academy of Anti Aging Medicine (A4M). Dr. Tahsini is also a board-certified Medical Director in Aesthetic Medicine. He is committed to providing healthy lifestyles that include advanced skin care regimens and procedures, diet, supplements, exercise, and anti-aging treatments.


What are dermal facial fillers used for?

Facial fillers are mostly used to treat fine lines and wrinkles and have an instant ability to knock a few years off your face. They are also used to plump and define lips and fill hollow areas on the face.


The most popular and safest fillers are Restylane and Juvéderm because they contain non-animal stabilized hyaluronic acid. These products are FDA approved for use in the nasolabial fold.


What areas of face I can use dermal fillers for?


Here are some of the areas where they work best:

1- lines from the nose to the mouth (nasolabial fold)

2- lines from the mouth to the chin (melomental fold)

3- lines above the upper lip

4- in the lips for volume

5- to restore volume to cheekbones or cheek


At what age should I consider facial fillers ?


Most of the Skin Works Medical Spa clients are 30 and above. However, Dr. Tahsini recommends that if you’re as young as 25 “with fine lines even when your skin is relaxed,” you are a candidate. The ideal candidate for this treatment has been exposed to sun damage, has dehydrated skin, or is experiencing the first signs of aging.


How long do the effects of dermal fillers and injections last and how much does one actually need?

(for questions like this and more, make sure to visit our Skin Care FAQ section)


Brands like Restylane stimulate your own hyaluronic acid production (hyaluronic acid is a natural sugar found in skin), so the more often you get fillers done, the less dosage you’ll need in your next treatment.


Depending on the area treated, your skin, and the injection technique, Restylane® will last 6 to 9 months.  In some cases, the duration of the effects can be a bit shorter or longer. Since Restylane® Lyft is injected deep into the dermis for mid-face volume and gentle lifting of lower facial lines results easily last over 12 months, making it an affordable choice.


Results from Juvéderm® may also last 6-12 months. Juvéderm® Voluma® XC which is injected in the cheek area is proven to last for 2 years. Individual results may vary, depending on your lifestyle.


How long do these facial fillers take to work?


It’s immediate, but it can take a few days to “settle into” its final shape.


Are there any side effects or a recovery period for fillers?


Very minimal side effects include redness, swelling, and bruising that subsides after three to four days. The great thing is that there is no downtime. Patients can return to their everyday activities right after their appointment.


What happens once the effects of Restylane wears off?


Once the filler wears off your skin will go back to its original state. But once clients in Skin Works Medical Spa, Torrance, see the effects of the fillers, they feel more confident and beautiful. This is one of the reasons why they keep coming back for the treatment.


What is the average cost of fillers?


Restylane and Juvederm are usually priced by the syringe. For example, filling out the nasolabial folds (the lines from the nose to the mouth) will take one or two syringes usually. Check our dermal filler page and find all details on pricing. At Skin Works Medical Spa, we only use premium quality products, and we apply them with utmost precision.


Which facial filler Is the Right one For Me?


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When you ask for a Complimentary VIP Skin Analysis, you will be directed to our online calendar, where you can easily suggest a time for your appointment.

Your request is non-binding and we will always call you back to confirm.

On the day of your appointment, upon your arrival at Skin Works Medical Spa, our caring and highly-trained medical staff will thoroughly examine your skin with the state of the art VISIA® Complexion Analysis System.

This allows standardized facial photos to be taken with analysis of your skin’s pigmentation spots, wrinkles, texture, pores, vascularity of the skin, and porphyrins. It allows you to visualize your skin in 3D and determine your Truskin age, giving an easy to understand analysis of your skin’s problems.

We bring science and technology to your help, so once for all, you know if you really need to spend all that money on different products.

Then, Dr. Tahsini will see you to discuss your skin care concerns and goals. Based on your skin analysis results, Dr. Tahsini will provide you with your personalized options.

By the end of the session, you will be informed about all your possible options, and the costs involved in cosmetic treatments and anti-aging solutions that work for YOU.

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