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Dermal Fillers Beverly Hills, CA

Dr. Frankel was an investigator for the FDA clinical trials of Restylane and Juvederm and thus is one of the most experienced and knowledgeable injectors in the Dermal Fillers field. He commonly injects fillers to refine his surgical results and occasionally in lieu of cosmetic surgery when appropriate.

Other uses for aesthetic injections include lifting the corners of the mouth, rejuvenating the earlobes, restoring volume, eliminating dimples in the chin, and nasolabial folds, as well as treating some types of scars and many signs of aging.

Dermal fillers are a non-surgical cosmetic procedure used to restore lost facial volume and reduce signs of aging
Dermal Fillers are injected in cheeks, lips, marionette lines, nasolabial folds, and chin

Dermal facial fillers are FDA-approved gels that may be injected into the face. Physicians use them to treat facial lines and wrinkles and restore lost facial volume to various parts of the face. Many people choose injectable fillers as an alternative to surgical procedures, or in combination with other cosmetic procedures to enhance their rejuvenation results. In fact, the term ‘dermal’ fillers is inaccurate since these gels are injected at all levels of the tissues beneath the skin surface. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Frankel can use fillers in an artful way to improve the shape of the jawline, nose, cheeks, mouth, lips, and eyes and areas where there has been volume loss.

Ideal candidates for dermal fillers should be in good general health and have realistic expectations of the outcome of the procedure
Fillers can add volume to other parts of the body including the hands and neck

The Dermal Fillers Procedure

We may use a topical anesthetic to numb the area if necessary, though oftentimes the procedure causes little pain. Dr. Frankel prefers to inject patients at the target area of the face when they are awake and seated upright and interacting with him. We prepare patients beforehand and apply ice compresses immediately after the dermal filler treatment.

It is important to discuss your aesthetic goals and potential side effects with a board-certified plastic surgeon before undergoing any dermal filler treatment
Different fillers target specific concerns in different areas such as deep lines and wrinkles

Which Filler is best for me?

When it comes to these injectables such as Restylane Refyne or any other hyaluronic acid-based filler, Dr. Frankel wants to emphasize that the patient should merely articulate what bothers you and what you are hoping to achieve, and leave the decisions of exactly what needs to be utilized up to him. Once he has decided on a plan of action, Dr. Frankel will discuss it with you.


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Would Dermal Fillers Be A Suitable Option For Me?

Are you considering dermal fillers to reduce the visible signs of aging? If so, you may be wondering if you are a good candidate for this procedure. The ideal candidate for dermal fillers is someone who wants to improve the appearance of fine wrinkles and add volume to the face without undergoing invasive procedures. In addition to having realistic expectations and a positive outlook, it is important to have a healthy lifestyle and take good care of your skin for long-lasting results.

However, there are certain factors that can make an individual a poor candidate for dermal fillers. These include significant aging symptoms or severe skin laxity. In these instances, surgical procedures may be necessary to achieve the desired results. It is important to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon to determine the best facial filler treatment plan for your specific needs. Combining facial fillers with facial surgery (like a facelift) can further boost the benefits and enhance the overall outcome for those who qualify.

How Facial Fillers Work

Facial fillers have become increasingly popular in recent years as a non-surgical solution to improve various facial concerns including volume loss, wrinkles, and a lack of definition in facial structure. By injecting a hyaluronic acid-based filler, dermal fillers work to restore moisture and volume to the skin, naturally enhancing a more youthful appearance. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the body that is responsible for retaining moisture in soft tissues but is reduced over time as we age. By replenishing these levels, facial fillers can create an immediate and natural-looking improvement to facial appearance.

Different types of fillers target specific concerns on different areas of the face, such as deep lines and wrinkles, under-eye bags and hollowing, and loss of definition in the lips and cheeks. These injectable treatments work by safely and effectively filling in areas of volume loss to create a more supple and smooth appearance. Facial fillers also stimulate natural collagen production, further enhancing the long-term effects of the treatment. Results can last from 6 months up to 2 years depending on the type of filler and its placement, making facial fillers a desirable and convenient alternative to more invasive surgical procedures. It is important to note that although these treatments are generally safe, allergic reactions are possible and it’s recommended to discuss aesthetic goals and potential side effects with a board-certified plastic surgeon.


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Preparation & Expectations for Dermal Fillers



Our Beverly Hills Los Angeles office will provide a comprehensive list of vitamins, herbs, or medications to avoid before your injections to minimize bruising. You should not undergo filler injections if you have an infection at the injection site. It is advisable to plan to wait for a few days after the injections before attending any important meetings or social functions.



Aesthetic injections are a very quick procedure, taking mere minutes after the prep work. The number of injections will dictate the total time the procedure takes, though it is generally about 15 minutes.



Right after the injections, there might be some needle marks, bruising, and swelling. Ice compresses will be helpful in reducing these and you should apply them intermittently for the first 24 hours. If need be, you can apply makeup after 30 minutes.



Aesthetic injections are not permanent and will need to be “touched up” at regular intervals. Each person metabolizes injectable fillers at a different rate but it is typical to expect six to nine months to elapse before considering a touch-up. Injections tend to be repeated in an area to maintain your results.


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Facial Filler Procedure FAQs

How long do most dermal fillers last?

The lifespan of a dermal filler can vary depending on the type of filler, the area treated, and the patient’s lifestyle. Generally, most dermal fillers last between six months to two years. However, fillers that are used to treat areas with a lot of movement, such as the lips and nasolabial folds, tend to break down faster than those used to treat areas with less movement.

How does aging affect the face, and how can facial fillers help?

Aging can cause a loss of volume, fine lines, and facial wrinkles to develop, giving the face a tired and aged look. Facial fillers can help to restore volume to the face and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, giving patients a more youthful and refreshed appearance.

What are the most common potential side effects of dermal filler injections?

Common side effects of dermal filler injections include mild redness, bruising, and swelling, which usually resolve within a short period of time.

Will the injection process be painful?

Facial filler injections can cause discomfort. However, small needles and gel anesthesia can be used to reduce pain and improve the injection experience for patients.
As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Frankel can further address concerns and questions related to facial fillers, their uses, and potential risks.