Versatile and Effective

Dermal fillers are extraordinary in how versatile they are and how many different areas they can effectively address. Dr. Grossman uses them often for age-related volume loss, facial contouring, and to achieve a non surgical facelift. Santa Monica’s sunny days can also take their toll on one's skin, causing wrinkles that can be addressed with dermal fillers as well.

Liquid Facelift:

The Filler Lift

Sometimes a surgical facelift isn’t necessary, and a non-surgical facelift (or “liquid facelift”) is perfect for addressing a patient’s areas of concern. A liquid facelift at Santa Monica’s Grossman Dermatology, depends solely on fillers to achieve the patient’s aesthetic issues, which include sagging skin, wrinkles, and hollowness. With a non-surgical facelift, Dr. Grossman utilizes a wide variety of dermal fillers, often mixing them to achieve the best results.

Fillers for Volume Loss

One of the most significant signs of aging on the face is a gradual loss of volume. As the fat pads begin to shrink with age, the skin begins to look looser, and also appears to fall. For most, restoring these fat pads to their prior volume gives an instant lift to the face. The areas most commonly treated for volume loss are:

  • The temples (to raise the brow)
  • The area in front of the ears (to raise the jowls)
  • The chin (to add softness and help the jowls even more) 
  • Under-eye hollows (to soften the nasolabial folds)

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Fillers for Facial Contouring

Jaw Sculpting: A beautifully sculpted jawline can bring a significant improvement to the face and achieve better proportion. Dr. Grossman utilizes filler along the jawline to give this area better definition, which can elevate the overall appearance of the lower face. 

Cheek Contouring: A big part addressing volume loss in the face is to lift the cheeks. Dr. Grossman frequently injects filler along the cheek line to achieve a lift in this area to deliver a more youthful look. 

Chin Contouring: When a chin is small or recessed, the appearance of the lower face is greatly impacted. By bringing definition to the chin, it improves many areas, including the profile, neck, and jawline. 

A Natural Look: Never Over-Filled

Many patients are concerned about volumizing with dermal fillers because they’ve seen it overdone so often. Just as in the past people were pulled too tight with a surgical facelift or Botox’d to a frozen state, patients are now worried about over-filled lips and cheeks.

However, Dr. Grossman’s approach is different. She doesn’t believe in the widely touted “triangle of youth” which causes many injectors to over-fill the cheeks. Instead, she believes in restoring the face to what it was in the past. By artistically and thoughtfully filling in this unique way, Dr. Grossman creates a natural, refreshed, regenerated appearance that will bring compliments about how great you look—not about the procedure you had done. Her approach is to evaluate the face and figure out where a patient has naturally lost volume. This takes you back in time as opposed to making you look like a completely different person. If you're interested in seeing what this procedure could do for you, please contact us to schedule a consultation for a non surgical facelift in Santa Monica at Grossman Dermatology.

Background

Fillers We Offer at Grossman Dermatology

Juvéderm® Ultra XC

Juvéderm Ultra XC is a great filler option for mild to moderate lines and wrinkles and mild volume enhancement. Its soft formula also makes it a good choice for subtle, natural-looking lip augmentation. 

Juvéderm® Ultra Plus

The “plus” comes from the fact that this filler was developed with a thicker and more robust formua than Juvéderm Ultra XC. Because of this, it is able to target deeper wrinkles and folds and provide enhanced volume and lift for the cheeks, jaws, and lips.

Juvéderm® Vollure

A medium-bodied filler, Juvéderm Vollure works to restore volume loss that causes smile lines, as well as folds and wrinkles in the mid-face. The result is skin that appears more youthfully plump, more hydrated, and more resilient. 

Juvéderm® Voluma

Made with Juvéderm's thickest gel, Voluma is great for facial sculpting (such as defining the chin, shaping the cheeks, and providing volume and lift). Voluma is also made with Vycross™ technology, which means that can be easily molded after it has been injected. 

Juvéderm® Volbella

Volbella’s very thin gel allows it to be extraordinarily spreadable, which means that it is excellent for addressing delicate wrinkles such as smoker's lines or the under-eye area. Volbella is also great for subtle lip tweaks, such as defining the lip border.

The RHA Collection

Revance®’s RHA® Collection is the first and only FDA-approved hyaluronic acid filler that has been formulated especially for dynamic facial wrinkles. These products were designed to easily adapt to the movements of the face while improving the appearance of lines and wrinkles at the same time. This collection uses an innovative combination of elasticity and strength, and delivers long-lasting, natural-looking results. 

RHA 2

This level of the RHA Collection has been proven to get the best for filling the lips and smoothing mild lines.

RHA 3

RHA 3 is another level from the RHA Collection that is typically used to address moderate to severe dynamic facial wrinkles.

RHA 4

RHA 4 is best for more severe wrinkles and creases. It also adds volume in the cheeks, as well as the outer areas of the face.

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Restylane®/Restylane L

The original Restylane formula is an excellent mid-grade filler designed to treat moderate to severe facial wrinkles, nasolabial folds, thin lips, and the under-eye area. Restylane-L is much like Restylane, but includes lidocaine to help with discomfort during the injections. 

Restylane® Lyft

True to its name, Restylane Lyft offers the most lifting effect of the entire Restylane family. Excellent for sagging skin and for adding volume to deep wrinkles and sunken areas of the face, Lyft can also be used on the jawline and cheekbones. 

Restylane® Silk

Made with a thin gel, Restylane Silk is ideal for subtle, precise treatment in areas with highly delicate lines, such as the under-eye area. It can also achieve beautifully natural-looking lip enhancement and can fill in areas of mild hollowness.

Restylane® Kysse

Restylane Kysse is perfect for not only lip augmentation, but also for treating smoker’s lines  and enhancing lip color. Kysse was developed with XpresHAn Technology™ for maximum flexibility and very natural-looking volume. 

Restylane® Refyne

Restylane Refyne was designed especially to treat the areas of the face that create the most movement, particularly moderate smile/laugh lines. Its formula is very flexible, and once injected, will settle into the lines beautifully. 

Restylane® Defyne

Restylane Defyne is very similar to Restylane Refyne, but has been developed with a thicker, sturdier formula in order to target smile/laugh lines that are more severe, as well as mobile areas of the face that have more visible signs of aging. 

Radiesse®

Radiesse achieves structural support beneath the skin when injected. It also stimulates the production of brand-new collagen growth; therefore Radiesse actually provides a two-in-one treatment: added volume and collagen production. Radiesse is also long-lasting, with a longevity of 1-3 years, depending on the areas treated.

Belotero®

Belotero® is one of Dr. Grossman’s favorite fillers. Made of a lower density substance that makes it a great choice for filling lines and wrinkles that are both moderate and deeper, Belotero also flows in quite smoothly for the under-eye area.

Sculptra®

Sculptra is a biostimulatory product, which means that it slowly gives change over time by stimulating your own collagen production. It doesn’t correct the underlying cause of fat loss, but it will help improve the area’s appearance by increasing skin thickness. Multiple injections may be required; however, once the desired effect is achieved, the results can last up to two years. 

Renuva®

When Renuva is injected into areas of the body with volume loss but where fat organically exists, it works as a scaffolding that kick-starts your body’s own fat production. Made of collagen, proteins, and growth factors that come from donated and purified fat, Renuva is great for treating volume loss, cellulite, depressed scarring, and irregularities from liposuction.

Hyperdilute Fillers

When certain dermal filler is hyperdiluted with saline and lidocaine and injected superficially, it becomes a collagen and elastin stimulator and can help to tighten and re-shape sagging contours, as well as address crepey skin. Hyperdilute fillers are great when used alone; however, Dr. Grossman often combines them with other procedures for optimal results.

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Dr. Karyn Grossman, MD
Karyn

Liquid Facelift and Facial Contouring

at Grossman Dermatology

Trained at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Karyn Grossman is considered a Key Opinion Leader in all fields of aesthetics. Dermal fillers are one of her primary services, and she has fine-tuned a beautiful approach that gets natural-looking results. She finds it very important to educate her patients on how the face ages and what options they have, while also offering complete privacy and confidentiality. This is why she sees patients in their early 20’s and on up and keeps them for the rest of their life. She is highly regarded for helping people look their best, while keeping them looking like themselves. Contact us today to schedule your consultation for a liquid facelift in Santa Monica or NYC at Grossman Dermatology.

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