It happens to all of us. One day, we look in the mirror and notice that time’s march forward has become undeniably visible. Deep creases, hollow cheeks, and diminished definition have replaced once radiant, supple skin. The reason? It’s a simple biological fact: as we age, the vital substances that give our skin structure and elasticity become shorter in supply.
Fortunately, the science of aesthetic medicine has also advanced, alongside our aging skin. Dermal fillers are one of the safest, most popular cosmetic treatments available today. And Pany Partovi, MPA, PA-C, founder of Santosha Aesthetics in Los Angeles, knows skin—from the inside out. Her unique approach to restorative skin treatments and mastery of dermal fillers has made her one of the most sought after aesthetic specialists in the LA area.
Dermal Fillers: A Primer
Dermal fillers are specially formulated injectable gel treatments that can help combat signs of aging by restoring lost volume. Depending on the type of filler and the overall condition of the skin, a dermal filler treatment can potentially improve your appearance for up to 12 months or more.
The world of dermal fillers is vast, but not all dermal fillers are the same. First, there are different classes of dermal fillers based on the active agent. These include hyaluronic acid fillers (such as the Juvéderm and Restylane family of products), and bio stimulatory fillers such as calcium hydroxylapatite filler (Radiesse), and poly-L-lactic acid filler (Sculptra). Second, while some dermal fillers contain the same underlying active ingredient, different product lines have been designed to optimize area-specific enhancements.
Plump and Smooth with Hyaluronic Acid (HA)
Hyaluronic acid is a substance that naturally occurs in our bodies. It plays an important role in hydrating the skin and maintaining its volume. Because the body produces hyaluronic acid, it is biocompatible and carries minimal risks for side effects. Another big advantage to HA fillers is that once injected, they can produce immediate, and visible results which are 100% reversible. Most patients love the results, but if for some reason the results are not what you envisioned, the effects of HA fillers can be reversed by using a product called hyaluronidase.
HA fillers can be used to improve facial contours, build definition, pump up the volume, and reduce depressions and lines in the skin. Here at Santosha Aesthetics, we are familiar with the top brands and understand the best techniques for targeting specific facial areas. Before recommending a product, we will consider what your aesthetic goal is.
“Give me structure! My face has lost definition.”
If loss of facial definition is a primary concern, there are HA fillers designed to lift and improve contours.
“I love my smile, but not the lines.”
Certain formulas are best for helping soften the deep creases that emerge from the dynamic movements of the face.
“I would like to enhance my lips.”
Whether you want to correct the fine lines around your lips, increase the volume or simply want an irresistible pout, specific HA formulas can help you enhance your lips.
Get Your Fill with Calcium Hydroxylapatite
Calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) is a safe and effective compound that, when injected in the skin, stimulates collagen production. Radiesse is a calcium hydroxylapatite dermal filler. Like hyaluronic acid, results can be instant, but when administered in a diluted form, (Radiesse Hyperdilute) it works as a biostimulatory filler where it aids your body to stimulate its own production of collagen and elastin over time to remodel the skin’s underlying structure and integrity to address sagging or loose skin (Skin Laxity) thin crepey skin, inconsistent texture, fine lines and wrinkles and deep folds by enhancing skin thickness giving a youthful and vibrant lift.
When compared to volumizing fillers Radiesse hyperdilute does not produce immediate results. In terms of mechanism of action is similar to other bio stimulatory fillers such as Sculptra
“I want a long-lasting solution to deep creases and contouring.”
Radiesse filler will add volume right away and is suitable for:
- Marionette lines
- Nasolabial folds
- Jawline contouring
Replenish and Rebuild with Poly-L-lactic Acid
Like hyperdiluted calcium hydroxylapatite, poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) is a bio-stimulating, non-toxic dermal filler that encourages the body’s own regenerative processes. The treatment was first approved in 2004 for lipodystrophy in HIV + patients, addressing fat loss on their face. Today, it has gained widespread use as a rejuvenating treatment.
Compared to HA fillers and Radiesse, results are not immediate. Patients generally see results after 3 or more sessions. For more mature skin, Panteha recommends 4 or more sessions, spaced about 6 weeks apart.
“I am looking to improve skin texture and resilience.”
Santosha Aesthetics is pleased to offer Sculptra, FDA-approved injectable that is recommended for clients who want to address:
- Mild to moderate Laugh lines
- Superficial wrinkles caused by thinning or crepey skin
- Mid-facial volume loss
- Hallowing of the temples
- Wrinkled décolletage
- Lax skin on the body, hands and buttocks
Combining Dermal Fillers with Other Treatments
Pany aims to deliver natural-looking and well-rounded results. To that end, she often combines other treatments with dermal fillers. For example, for clients who wish to achieve greater chin definition, she offers Kybella the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment to permanently remove fat under the chin. She also frequently combines Botox treatments to relax certain muscles to minimize forehead wrinkles. And for those who would like to enhance facial contouring and lift the skin, her signature thread lifts offer patients a non-surgical, minimally-invasive solution.
Why Choose Santosha Aesthetics for Dermal Fillers in Beverly Hills
Do you want to know if dermal fillers can improve your look and rejuvenate your appearance? At Santosha Aesthetics in Los Angeles, Pany will carefully assess your skin and recommend the dermal filler combination that is most suitable for your skin. Book an appointment with the premier medical aesthetic clinic in Beverly Hills.