Marina del Rey
Dr. David Stoker
4640 Admiralty Way #1000
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
Monday–Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
At our Los Angeles practice, dermal fillers such as JUVÉDERM® and Restylane® make it quick and easy to enhance your look instantly with minimal downtime. Popular with both women and men, these versatile treatments can provide a wide range of improvements that look very natural.
These injectable treatments provide a variety of benefits such as reducing signs of aging and enhancing facial features. Frequent reasons women and men visit us for filler treatments include:
Fillers are injectable treatments that are placed under the skin in areas of volume loss such as wrinkles, folds, and hollows. Many contain hyaluronic acid (HA), which occurs naturally in the skin and diminishes with age and sun exposure. Other fillers contain substances that stimulate the production of collagen.
Fillers may be used to add or restore volume in a variety of areas including wrinkles, sunken cheeks, and thin lips. We often perform BOTOX and filler treatments together because they address different concerns and provide a more complete facial rejuvenation.
These fillers contain hyaluronic acid and are formulated for specific areas of the face. JUVÉDERM fillers are made by Allergan, the same company that makes BOTOX Cosmetic. These injectable fillers contain lidocaine for minimal discomfort during injection. Options include:
This family of HA fillers is made by Galderma, the company that makes Dysport®. Each Restylane product is formulated for specific uses and all work beautifully with one another for comprehensive results. Restylane products include lidocaine to minimize discomfort during injection.
Sculptra is a unique filler (formulated with poly-L-lactic acid) that encourages collagen production within the deep dermis. Results develop gradually with multiple treatments, but last for 2 years or more. We use Sculptra to add or restore volume to the:
We also use Sculptra to reduce cellulite in the buttocks region by placing precise, superficial injections into the buttocks. We can also use Sculptra for non-surgical buttocks augmentation, also called "non-surgical butt augmentation," by injecting larger volumes into the deeper planes of buttocks subcutaneous tissue.
RADIESSE also works to stimulate collagen production. It contains calcium-based microspheres that form a framework within the skin to lift and contour tissues and support new collagen. We use this filler to restore volume to the cheeks, temples, and around the eyes; contour the jawline; and rejuvenate the backs of the hands. Results begin to show immediately and last about 18 to 24 months.
There is no single best filler for an individual. We will recommend the appropriate choice(s) best suited for your area of concern, desired improvements, and facial anatomy. Refer to the table for popular filler choices for common concerns.
|Treatment Areas||Popular Fillers|
|Nasolabial folds, marionette lines||JUVÉDERM Ultra Plus, Restylane Refyne, Restylane Defyne, RADIESSE, JUVÉDERM VOLLURE|
|Sunken cheeks, temples, under eyes||JUVÉDERM VOLUMA, Restylane-L, Restylane Lyft, Sculptra Aesthetic|
|Thin or flattened lips, lip lines||JUVÉDERM Ultra, JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA, Restylane Silk, Restylane Refyne, Restylane-L|
|Fine lines||Restylane Silk, JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA, JUVÉDERM VOLLURE|
|Aging hands||RADIESSE, Restylane Lyft|
Treatment with injectable fillers is generally quick and comfortable; all fillers contain lidocaine for enhanced comfort. For patients who have a rare allergy to lidocaine, we can use fillers without lidocaine pre-mixed. We use the following 2 different techniques when injecting dermal fillers:
Each of these techniques has advantages and disadvantages, depending on anatomic areas being treated and patient needs. Our team uses a combination of these two techniques to achieve the most beautiful, natural-looking results. Patients can return to work the same day as their filler treatment.
In general, dermal filler treatments provide immediate results so you'll leave our office with your enhanced new look; although, there may be mild redness and swelling at the injection sites. Some fillers like Sculptra produce results that improve over time as collagen is gradually replaced in the skin.
To enhance and provide maximum comfort during all our aesthetic treatments, we offer topical and local anesthetics. We also offer PRO-NOX™ Nitrous Oxide (NO) for an additional cost. PRO-NOX™ is an anesthetic system that delivers 50% oxygen and 50% nitrous oxide to help relieve pain and anxiety during treatments.
Our expertise extends beyond plastic surgery. We offer an extensive range of non-surgical treatments administered by our talented, experienced team of aesthetic providers under the guidance of board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Stoker.
If you have a treatment in mind, review our complete offering of non-surgical services. If you need a little help deciding, narrow down your options with our interactive treatment planner.Treatment Planner Non-Surgical Services