Restore Natural-Looking Volume to Your Face With Fillers

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As we age, the youthful plumpness of our faces dissipates with the onset of thinning skin, fine lines and wrinkles, and hollowing features. At Ageless Grace, board-certified physician Dr. Lily Phillips and her professional aesthetic team offer patients dermal filler injections to combat signs of aging and to attain a rejuvenated, glowing complexion. Dr. Phillips passionately serves patients near Murrieta, CA and surrounding areas, including Temecula, Menifee, and Lake Elsinore, to help meet their personal cosmetic goals.

What is a dermal filler?

A dermal filler is a cosmetic injection primarily made up of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring chemical in the skin responsible for retaining the skin’s moisture. With age, hyaluronic acid production slows down, which causes the skin to thin and lose volume. At Ageless Grace in Murrieta, CA, dermal fillers are injected into multiple target areas of the face to smooth skin while adding volume to hollowed areas. This includes more defining features like the lips, cheeks, and midface.

Are dermal fillers the same as wrinkle relaxers?

Both dermal fillers and wrinkle relaxers, such as BOTOX®, are cosmetic injections used to smooth fine lines and wrinkles on the face. However, wrinkle relaxers block chemical signals to halt muscle contractions that are used to create facial expressions. With a decrease in muscle contractions, the overlay of skin is given time to heal. Unlike wrinkle relaxers, dermal fillers give the face volume to provide a supple, plumpness to the skin.

At Ageless Grace, Dr. Phillips offers JUVÉDERM®, a dermal filler that produces natural-appearing results. JUVÉDERM can be broken down into several subproducts and is used to address specific targeted treatment areas of the face:

  • JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™ XC: Treats moderate to deep lines throughout the face, especially the nasolabial folds and areas around the nose and mouth

  • JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA™ XC: Adds volume to the lower lip, upper lip, or the entire mouth

  • JUVÉDERM Ultra XC: Adds volume around the eyes and lips

  • JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC: Adds volume to the cheeks and midface

Each JUVÉDERM product varies in treatment duration. Consult with Dr. Phillips to ascertain which cosmetic injection will help yield your desired outcomes.

What does treatment entail?

Dermal filler injections can be administered in as little as ten minutes in one of our private treatment rooms at Ageless Grace. Each target area is properly sanitized and marked, and then one of our skilled team members will inject the serum into each treatment area. Once the injections are complete, the face is massaged to encourage evenness and smoothness of the skin. Patients may leave our clinic the same day and resume normal daily activities.

Since patients do not typically receive local anesthesia for dermal filler injections, they should expect to feel slight discomfort or a mild stinging sensation with each injection. If you are concerned about the pain associated with dermal filler injections, consult with Dr. Phillips about available pain management options.

Is there any recovery time after treatment?

Patients typically experience temporary swelling, bruising, or tenderness, which resolves after the first day or so. Once the swelling goes down and the fillers settle into their natural position, usually after the first 1 – 2 weeks, patients will notice added volume and smoother skin.

Depending on the type of JUVÉDERM selected for your customized treatment plan, results can last anywhere between six months to two years. Dr. Phillips will discuss your treatment plan and consider your personal goals to determine how frequently you should return to our clinic to maintain your dermal filler results.

Learn more about JUVÉDERM and other dermal filler injections

If you reside near Temecula, Menifee, or Elsinore, CA, contact our team at Ageless Grace and schedule a consultation today. Dr. Lily Phillips will walk you through an introduction to dermal fillers and help you develop a customized treatment plan that meets your unique cosmetic needs in Murrieta, CA.

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