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Medically Reviewed By: Mark Schoemann, M.D

Unlike more complex and invasive surgical cosmetic procedures, the results from anti-aging procedures are not as permanent. The effects can range from 3-4 months to as long as a year, depending on what type of injectable was used.

At Dr. Schoemann’s Encinitas practice, several different types of fillers and injections are available to ensure we are providing our patients with the most premium options for their anti-aging needs:

  • BOTOX – An injectable that consists of a purified strain of botulinum toxin (Type A) that blocks the movement of facial muscles and smooths out dynamic wrinkles.
  • Juvéderm – An injectable dermal filler consisting of a synthetic form of Hyaluronic Acid (HA) that boosts your body’s natural production of HA and collagen for plump and healthy skin.
  • Kybella – An injectable with the active ingredient deoxycholic acid (DA) for under the chin that allows the body to break down and fat cells to eliminate the dreaded “double chin.”
  • Restylane – Similar to Juvéderm, an injectable dermal filler made of synthetic HA that provides the appearance of supple skin and can decrease wrinkles. Restylane can also be used to add volume to the lips and cheeks.
  • Bellafill – A collagen-based facial filler that is known for being long-lasting. Bellafill plumps and smooths the skin to lift wrinkles and add fullness.

How Long Do These Procedures Last?

On the shorter end of the spectrum is BOTOX, which many patients use for fine lines in their forehead, brows, and eyes. Depending on the amount of relaxer used, BOTOX results will last 3-4 months.

Dermal fillers using synthetic Hyaluronic Acid, such as Juvéderm or Restylane, tend to have more prolonged effects, with results lasting up to an entire year. These fillers are a very prevalent option amongst our Encinitas area clients looking to fight aging by having their deeper wrinkles plumped and smoothed out. Fillers using HA can also be used to add volume to cheeks that have become droopy with age.

Bellafill, another injectable, is known for being the longest-lasting filler on the market, with studies showing results that last as long or longer than 5 years. Bellafill is most commonly used for the nasolabial folds (smile lines) around the mouth. Bellafill can also be used for acne scar treatment, making it a versatile option for patients looking for both scar reduction and a youthful fullness that lasts.

Dr. Schoemann will have an in-depth consultation with you to determine which procedure best fits your needs and will produce the results you desire. As always, our objective is to provide knowledge and education to each patient so we can guarantee they will be confident and pleased with their results.

For more information on all the anti-aging services provided at Schoemann Plastic Surgery in Encinitas, check out our non-surgical procedures page.