Facial Fillers Specialist

Turner Medical Arts

Vaginal Rejuvenation, Sexual Health, Restorative Medicine, & Aesthetics for Women of All Ages in Santa Barbara, CA and Hayward, CA

Fine lines, wrinkles, thin lips, and hollowed cheek areas are common byproducts of aging. Facial fillers can help minimize these symptoms, providing a more youthful appearance through a quick in-office treatment at Turner Medical Arts. Dr. Joseph Chang is pleased to provide facial fillers for people in Santa Barbara, California, with immediate results that last up to two years. To book an appointment, call or use the online scheduler.

Facial Fillers Q & A

What are facial fillers?

Facial fillers — also known as dermal fillers — are gels injected into the face for added plumpness or smoothness to desired areas, such as shallow contours or thin lips. Fillers can also help minimize wrinkles and creases in your face, reconstruct certain facial deformities, and reduce the appearance of scars with a sunken appearance.

How do they work? 

Facial fillers add gel to targeted areas using a product that best suits your conditions and desired results. And they work quickly. You’ll leave the short, typically less than 30-minute, minimally invasive treatment, with fuller, plumper, smoother skin.

Dr. Turner provides the following facial fillers:

  • JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC: For lips and vertical lines surrounding lips

  • JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™: For parentheses lines

  • JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC: For the cheek area

  • JUVÉDERM® ULTRA XC: For lips, deep wrinkles, nasolabial folds, and hollowed cheeks

Do filler injections hurt?

The needles used for facial filler injections are tiny, so any discomfort tends to be mild. JUVÉDERM injectable gels labeled “XC” contain lidocaine for added ease. If you’re concerned about pain or have particularly sensitive skin you can request additional numbing cream or an ice pack to apply to the area beforehand.

What is hyaluronic acid?

JUVÉDERM fillers consist of a modified form of hyaluronic acid — a natural substance your skin already contains — that delivers nutrients, helps skin stay soft and moist, and adds volume. Each JUVÉDERM product contains a unique and specialized hyaluronic acid formula.

Do facial fillers cause side effects?

Side effects of JUVÉDERM tend to be mild and temporary and may include swelling, tenderness, redness, bumps, itching, or pain at the injection sites. More serious side effects are rare. Tell Dr. Turner about any allergies or other health conditions you have and whether you plan to have other laser treatments or chemical peels soon to ensure your wellness and safety. Some of these factors increase your risk of side effects.

How long do facial fillers last?

While the specifics vary, you can expect the immediate results of your injections to last for about one to two years. Once the benefits have diminished you can schedule an additional treatment.

*Individual results may vary.