About Fillers

Injectable fillers have been used for many decades. Most fillers are injected below the skin’s surface to add volume and stimulate the skin’s natural collagen growth, helping to reduce wrinkles and lines, enhance cheeks, plump lips, and lift and smooth scar depressions. Our injectable filler patients from San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland, Napa, Fresno, and other Northern California communities like the easy administration and lasting results of fillers, which may endure from 3 months to several years. You and your doctor can determine which filler meets your needs during your consultation.

Hyaluronic Acid Fillers

Restylane® and Restylane-L® are for mid-to-deep injection into the facial tissue for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds, and for injection into the lips.

Restylane® Lyft with Lidocaine is for deep implantation into the facial tissue for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds and for cheek augmentation and for the correction of age-related midface contour deficiencies.

Restylane® Silk is for lip augmentation and for correction of perioral wrinkles.

Restylane® Refyne and Defyne are for mid-to-deep injection into the facial tissue for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds.

JUVÉDERM® Ultra and JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus are gel fillers made of a higher concentration of cross-linked hyaluronic acid giving them a smooth consistency. JUVÉDERM® is effective in offering volume and hydration to the skin and lips. It is recommended for smoothing away deep wrinkles and smile lines.

JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC is a formulation of JUVÉDERM® that’s intended for use in the lips. Thanks to a proprietary crosslinking technology called VYCROSS™ and a less dense concentration of HA particles, VOLBELLA® creates subtle results that are especially suited to the lips. In addition to adding volume to the lips, VOLBELLA® can even add a subtle shine and hydration that comes from within.

JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® is mainly used for augmenting cheeks, therefore helping to provide a more youthful contour and lift to the face. VOLUMA is a hyaluronic acid filler made with a proprietary VYCROSS™ technology that helps it last up to 2 years.

JUVÉDERM VOLLURE® XC features the same VYCROSS™ technology that JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC (the filler used to plump the cheek area) and JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC (the filler used in lip augmentation) uses. However, this time the JUVÉDERM VOLLURE® XC is FDA-approved to use the VYCROSS™ technology in the nasolabial folds.

BELOTERO BALANCE® is another hyaluronic acid gel. It is commonly used to fill the very superficial lines of your skin.

Collagen-Stimulating Fillers

RADIESSE® stimulates your body’s natural collagen to grow around the injected material. Because RADIESSE is made from calcium hydroxyapatite, a mineral found in human bones, it is eventually safely absorbed by the body. Treatments tend to be more painful than with other injectables. Bruising may occur after the initial treatment. Visible results from treatment may last up to a year.

Bellafill® is FDA approved for the correction of smile lines (e.g. nasolabial folds). It will not be absorbed into the skin, which means that results can last longer than some hyaluronic acid fillers. It is made of polymethacrylate (a commonly used artificial implant material) and purified bovine collagen gel. A skin test is required 4 weeks prior to treatment to check for allergies to bovine collagen.

Sculptra® Aesthetic is an injectable filler made of polylactic acid and is effective for restoring facial volume. Sculptra Aesthetic stimulates collagen growth to help create facial contours and plump sunken or gaunt-looking features. Sculptra Aesthetic requires multiple injections. Your treatments will be administered monthly so your doctor can monitor how much Sculptra Aesthetic stimulates your personal collagen production. The visible results of Sculptra Aesthetic injections may last for years.

I would like to express my gratitude on behalf of Dr. Lisa Zaba for the outstanding care and results I have received from Restylane injections to conceal the dreadfully aging “tear track” circles under my eyes.  Often people would comment “you look so tired,” when I wasn’t!

I feel that Dr. Zaba is my personal “facial artist” with beautiful results that make me feel and look much younger without invasive surgical procedures.

Dr. Zaba takes the time to evaluate your individual needs and offer options that she feels will enhance your ultimate results.  She desires perfection for your cosmetic choices.

In my opinion, her level of patient care as a physician is exceptional.

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I’m Interested! What’s My Next Step?

To determine if you’re a candidate for cosmetic fillers or to learn more about the procedure, request your consultation at any of our Northern California locations.

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