Filler Volume Enhancement in Los Angeles, CA
There are three main changes that occur in the process of aging - skin quality, skin laxity, and volume loss. These changes are the combined effects of time, gravity, cellular damage, bony resorption, decreased elasticity, and redistribution of subcutaneous volume. In recent years, dermal fillers have offered an easy off-the-shelf solution to volume loss. However, dermal fillers equally have the power to distort and create facial disharmony when performed incorrectly.
At Curated Beauty Rx, all injections are performed by a double board-certified plastic surgeon with the aesthetic expertise to restore volume with seamless and natural results. Safety is at the forefront of all our patient care. Dr. Christie performs advanced injection techniques utilizing ultrasound-guided technology when necessary.
In patients whose primary category of aging is volume loss, volume restoration is a powerful and immediately gratifying tool to reverse aging. Dr. Christie feels strongly that volume replacement should seamlessly enhance natural features and be just as imperceptible in both repose and animation. She has carefully curated a selection of products that share a common interest in the maintenance of human facial expression whilst augmenting volume loss.
The Beauty of Versatility
There are a number of dermal fillers on the market, and Dr. Christie will discuss which type is best for you based on your skin type, area of volume replacement, and your unique patterns of animation. There are three main categories of fillers at Curated Beauty Rx:
Examples of well-known HA fillers in the US market include the Juvederm, Restylane, Belotero, Versa, and The RHA Collection. HA fillers have been the most popular choice due to their natural occurrence in the body (biocompatibility) and low risks of reactions. The other main advantage is the ease of reversal with an injection of hyaluronidase (a naturally occurring enzyme that breaks down HA). HA fillers are temporary. Every filler portfolio will have a variety of viscosities designed to treat different areas with a range of duration between six to 15 months. HA tends to hold water weight, and thus it is not the preferred volumizer in many patients.
Skin boosting is a method of injecting HA with mesotherapy techniques with the primary goal of boosting the hydration of the skin, which will give an improved appearance of overall skin tone, texture, fine lines, and wrinkles. Dr. Christie likes this technique in patients who don’t necessarily need volume but can use hydration in the skin (particularly in estrogen-deficient skin).
Brand products include Sculptra, Radiesse, Renuva, and Exosomes. The primary difference is a short-term volumizing effect but a longer-term secondary effect of stimulating your body’s own collagen production. Results of biostimulator treatments vary between patients as it relies on your inflammatory process to stimulate new collagen formation. However, results are typically longer, lasting between 12-24 months.
At Curated Beauty Rx we strive to be at the forefront of new and improved products that offer unique solutions. Dr. Christie creates customized combinations to address a variety of treatment areas throughout the face and body. Examples of natural fillers include utilizing your own fat that may be processed for its biostimulatory properties or as a volumizer. Other examples include platelet-rich plasma (PRP), platelet-rich fibrin matrix (PRFM), or Albumin. The advantages of these therapies are that they are produced by you and thus appear natural, providing both mild volume replacement in combination with biostimulatory effects.
Dr. Christie has a wealth of knowledge to back up her belief in treating the whole person, not just the symptoms of aging. She strives to make beauty treatments less overwhelming for clients through education and curating a beauty treatment plan designed especially for you. Los Angeles is a melting pot of different ethnicities, and as a high-performing individual having grown up all over the world, Dr. Christie understands the unique need to look your best rather than fitting everyone into one-size-fits-all treatments.
The best candidate for fillers is a patient that has volume loss that is contributing to the appearance of aging. However, at Curated Beauty, we believe in a preventative anti-aging strategy, and almost all patients will undergo evaluation for volume replacement or biostimulation. With Dr. Christie’s expertise in surgical and non-surgical aesthetics, she safely performs advanced injection techniques across all areas of the face and body that yield balanced and natural results.
Live Life at Full Volume
At Curated Beauty Rx, we believe in providing the best treatment options to fit your unique needs and strive to build a long-term non-transactional physician-patient partnership. To increase our patient’s confidence in our services, we schedule a comprehensive consultation at the beginning of our journey together in order to best outline where you want to be and how we can get you there. We believe in a holistic approach to beauty and health, and we have carefully curated a variety of resources and products for all your needs.
There may be some mild discomfort from the needles, but this can be mitigated with ice packs after the procedure.
Some people have a reaction to the ingredients in the filler. That’s why it’s so important to disclose any allergies, medications you are taking, or medical conditions you may have to our staff prior to any procedure.
Live Well. Be Beautiful.
As the premier female plastic surgeon in Los Angeles, Dr. Christie's expertise and unique perspective on life-improving operations draw patients from across the globe for her signature consultations. Join the satisfied patients from all around the world who have benefited from Dr. Christie's curated Beauty & Wellness plans. Don't delay — schedule your consultation today if you're ready to take charge of your life and appearance.
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