Your Guide to Using Injectable Fillers for Ageless Beauty

Turning back the hands of time is getting easier — at least when your skin is concerned. Injectable fillers are one of the most popular choices when it comes to erasing age lines and restoring youthful definition. 

If you’re thinking about getting injectable fillers, you’re probably wondering what they're made of, how they work, and how long you’ll be able to enjoy the results. 

Keep reading to find answers to all of these questions and to learn which Med Spa in Marina del Rey provides the best results. 

The Benefits of Injectable Fillers 

Injectables are a popular anti-aging treatment that can restore a youthful appearance without invasive plastic surgery. There are several benefits of choosing injectables over surgical options. 

1. Non-Invasive Alternative to Surgery 

Injectables are non-invasive, unlike surgery or liposuction. Meaning you’ll have minimal downtime and less risk of infection or scarring.

2. Nearly-Instant Results 

Injectables can be completed in minutes, making them a convenient option for those with busy schedules. Additionally, instead of waiting weeks or months after surgical cosmetic procedures, you’ll be able to notice results soon after the fillers are placed. 

3. Natural-Looking, Long-Lasting Results

One major hallmark of injectable fillers is that they provide a natural look compared to more invasive procedures. Depending on which filler you get and what part of the face you are correcting, you can expect results to last at least a few months and, in many cases, even longer. 

What Is the Difference Between Botox® and Fillers?

People usually think in terms of Botox vs. fillers. However, Botox and fillers are both injectables that can help you restore a youthful and glamorous look. The biggest difference between the two is that Botox treatments are used to reduce fine lines and wrinkles by relaxing the underlying muscles, while fillers plump up the skin to smooth out wrinkles. Both are great choices and can be used separately or together to achieve your desired look. 

Which Injectable Filler Is Right for You? 

There are several dermal fillers on the market today. A simple breakdown of popular choices can help make this overwhelming decision easier. 


Restylane is a gel-like substance made from hyaluronic acid, which your body naturally produces but decreases with age. It is commonly used to treat wrinkles, sagging skin, and lip augmentations. It can also contour your jawline and cheekbones. 

Specific Restylane formulas are available — allowing you to achieve impeccable, long-lasting results with minimal injections. The Restylane family of injectables include: 

  • Restylane Lyft 
  • Restylane Refyne
  • Restylane Defyne


Radiesse is a calcium-based dermal filler that is a great choice for erasing deeper wrinkles. Since Radiesse is created from the same substance you have in your bones, it does not require allergy testing, and results often last for more than a year. 


JUVÉDERM is made from hyaluronic acid (HA) — a sugar that is naturally produced by the body and helps retain moisture in the skin. Production of HA decreases as we age, contributing to the appearance of wrinkles. JUVÉDERM uses the same sugar acid to temporarily restore volume loss in certain areas of the face. 

RHA Collection® 

RHA (Resilient Hyaluronic Acid) fillers are a series of advanced dermal fillers designed to target aging in specific areas of the face. RHA 2, for example, is ideal for superficial wrinkles and fine lines — while RHA 3 is a slightly thicker filler, better suited for moderate wrinkles and folds on the face. RHA 4 is the most powerful formula, targeting deeper wrinkles. It is commonly used to enhance and contour the cheeks, chin, and jawline, providing a lifted and youthful appearance.


Sculptra is made from poly-L-lactic acid — an acid that helps your body with collagen stimulation. It is used to smooth deep wrinkles on your face, with results that can last two years or more.

How Long Do Fillers Last? 

Dermal fillers are a great choice if you’re looking to erase wrinkles, smooth your skin, contour your face, and restore a youthful appearance. They are, however, not a permanent solution. Eventually, your fillers will need to be redone. How often they need to be redone is not a straightforward question since it all depends on what area of your face you’re working on and what type of filler you are using. The experience and techniques of your doctor also make a difference when it comes to how long your fillers last. Going to an expert in dermal fillers will ensure that your results last as long as possible. 

What Are the Risks of Injectable Fillers? 

Compared to surgical alternatives, injectable fillers offer a safer and least-invasive option. The most common side effects of injectables are: 

  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Pain
  • Tenderness

These side effects are usually mild and go away shortly after treatment. To minimize your side effects, it is recommended that you avoid exercise, sun or heat exposure, and alcoholic beverages for 24 hours after your treatment. 

Where to Find Injectable Fillers in Marina del Rey 

If you’re searching for a way to erase wrinkles and achieve a natural-looking contour to your face, injectable fillers offer a long-lasting option to achieve your desired look. 

Dr. Shawn Abrishamy is an accomplished specialist in facial aesthetics, including dermal fillers, Botox, laser hair removal, chemical peels, micro-needling, and non-surgical facelifts. 

Ready to restore your youthful appearance with dermal fillers in Marina del Rey at Clear Medical?

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