Fillers Specialist

SoCal Ob/Gyn Associates

Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Glendale, CA

If your skin has lost its fullness, if you suffer from deep wrinkles, or if you just want fuller lips, dermal fillers are the solution for you. To learn more about fillers and whether they’re right for you, book an appointment at SoCal OB/GYN, with locations in Glendale and Panorama City, California. Led by Joon Choi, MD, FACOG, the team at SoCal OB/GYN is warm, welcoming, and extremely knowledgeable. SoCal OB/GYN offers fillers like Bellafill®, as well as Botox® injections for wrinkle reduction. Book an appointment with them today online or over the phone.

Fillers Q & A

What are fillers?

Fillers are cosmetic products designed to:

  • Raise scar depressions
  • Smooth skin
  • Plump facial tissue
  • Make lips plumper and fuller
  • Minimize wrinkle appearance

Fillers are a popular choice with older patients because they can plump up the skin where it has lost collagen and fat over the years. Doctors administer fillers by injecting them under the skin.

At SoCal OB/GYN, Dr. Choi offers Bellafill fillers, and he offers Botox injections, too. Botox isn’t a filler, but it offers similar results for patients looking to reduce wrinkles.

What is Botox?

Botox is an injectable treatment derived from the botulinum toxin. Botox reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines by temporarily relaxing and paralyzing the muscles so that wrinkles caused by movement decrease. Wrinkles and lines like these include:

  • Frown lines
  • Smile lines
  • Crow’s feet around the eyes
  • Those between the brow

Dr. Choi typically performs a Botox procedure in 10 to 20 minutes. The length of your treatment depends on the area you’re treating, your skin, and the depth of your creases.

What is Bellafill?

Bellafill is a type of dermal filler that reduces the appearance of smile lines and stimulates collagen growth. It’s also extremely popular for acne scar fading.

Bellafill is composed of incredibly small polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) microspheres. These microspheres are suspended inside a smooth collagen gel base. Over time, using the microspheres as a base, the body starts to create its own collagen.

With this base, new collagen reaches the surface more quickly. There, it plumps up wrinkles and reduces their appearance for up to five years. When Dr. Choi uses Bellafill to treat acne scars, it works similarly, by adding volume to the scars so that they push out and level with the rest of your skin.

Am I a good candidate for fillers?

Whether or not you’re a good candidate for fillers at SoCal OB/GYN depends on a number of factors, including:

  • What type of results you want
  • The area of the body you want to treat

Also, in order to be a good candidate for fillers, you must be in good health, and you must have realistic expectations for treatment.

When you go to see Dr. Choi, he will discuss your concerns and expectations with you. Together, you’ll come up with the right solution for you.

If you’re interested in restoring a fuller or more youthful look to your skin, consider getting fillers at the highly professional and welcoming environment SoCal OB/GYN provides. To schedule a consultation, call today or use the online booking tool.