From Wrinkle Smoothers to Lip Injections

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Healthy, youthful skin is full of collagen, hyaluronic acid, and other elements that give it a smooth and rounded fullness. As these elements begin to disappear over time, the signs of aging begin to appear, mostly in the form of wrinkles, lines, and folds. Fortunately, all of these—and more—can be corrected by dermal fillers. Los Angeles and Beverly Hills area patients can find a variety of filler options at Sunset Cosmetic Surgery.

Hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers, such as JUVÉDERM®, replace that vital skin component, providing benefits that last for months or even years at a time. Dermal fillers serve to smooth out wrinkles, fill in hollows, and act as lip injections to create plumper, fuller lips.

Schedule a consultation to learn more about lip injections and other uses for dermal fillers at Sunset Cosmetic Surgery. Call 310-858-9100 or to learn more.

When it comes to injectables, Dr. Steven Svehlak and Dr. Daniel Yamini each have more than 16 years’ experience. Their history of applying dermal fillers and other minimally invasive cosmetic products makes them providers of choice for Los Angeles-area patients who want natural-looking results. As plastic surgeons, they have a thorough understanding of how various treatments and procedures interact with the face.

What Are Collagen and Hyaluronic Acid?

Collagen is a protein found all throughout the body. Its role in the skin is to provide structure. It regularly breaks down and is replaced, though the natural process slows as we age, until it drops to the point that the facial framework fails, leading to sagging, drooping, and hollows.

Hyaluronic acid is a carbohydrate that holds water well, which allows it to keep skin moist and smooth. Like collagen, it increasingly breaks down over time. Dry skin begins to form wrinkles.

Dermal fillers act the same as naturally occurring hyaluronic acid in the skin, restoring moisture and volume. Some also kickstart collagen production. This makes them particularly suited for reducing the appearance of nasolabial folds and other facial lines. Some formulations are also used as lip injections, plumping up lips that are naturally thin or that have thinned over time.

Dermal Fillers Available in Los Angeles

Sunset Cosmetic Surgery has several options of dermal fillers available, each with unique properties.

To learn more about the specific dermal filler treatments provided by Sunset Cosmetic Surgery, please click on the links below:








JUVÉDERM XC is made of Hyaluronic Acid (HA), which is naturally occurring in the body, and also contains a small amount of lidocaine for comfort during injections.

Up to 1 year JUVÉDERM® XC , Ultra and Ultra Plus, are hyaluronic–based fillers that fill in facial lines, especially around the mouth and nose, and can also be used for lip injections for enhancement. JUVÉDERM Ultra XC or JUVÉDERM Ultra Plus XC $550/syringe

JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC is made of Hyaluronic Acid (HA), which is naturally occurring in the body, and also contains a small amount of lidocaine for comfort during injections.

Up to 2 years JUVÉDERM Voluma® is especially formulated to add volume to the apple area of the cheeks, making them rounder and lifting drooping skin lower on the face. $950 for 1st syringe, $850 per syringe for 2nd, 3rd or 4th.
Syringes at the $850 price must be purchased within 30 days of the initial syringe at $950.



Restylane® is made of non-animal stabilized hyaluronic acid (NASHA) gel which restores volume, improves skin elasticity, and smoothes lines and wrinkles.

6 months – some patients report longer Restylane® is a hyaluronic–based gel used in facial shaping, lip injections for augmentation, and filling in tear troughs. $550/syringe

Restylane® Silk, like Restylane®, is a clear gel formulation of a non-animal stabilized hyaluronic acid (NASHA) but is comprised of smaller and smoother particles.

6 months -many patients report longer Restylane® Silk is another formulation of the hyaluronic-based gel, FDA approved for lip injections for more subtle enhancements, as well as to address lines around the mouth. $550/syringe
restylane-lyft-logo Restylane® Lyft, formerly known as Perlane, is similar to Restylane® in that it is made of non-animal stabilized hyaluronic acid (NASHA) gel but with larger gel particles for use deeper within the dermis. 6 – 12 months Restylane® Lyft uses larger hyaluronic-based gel particles for facial shaping and filling in nasolabial folds. $650/syringe

RADIESSE® is made from calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres suspended in a water-based gel carrier. Identical in composition to the mineral portion of bones and teeth.

1-2 years RADIESSE® is a calcium–based dermal filler that stimulates new collagen production to smooth out frown lines and nasolabial folds and to re–contour the face and hands. $600/syringe

Sculptra® Aesthetic is composed of a synthetic injectible material called Poly-L-lactic acid, the same material found in dissolvable stitches. A natural form of poly-L-lactic acid is produced in the muscles during exercise.

Up to 2 years Sculptra® Aesthetic is a synthetic filler made of Poly–L–lactic acid, used primarily for re–contouring by filling in facial hollows and creating the look of cheekbones. 1st vial $1,000, 2nd vial $900, $800 each for vials 3 or 4. Graduated pricing only applies on same visit, or within 30 days of initial treatment.

The Dermal and Lip Fillers Treatment Session

Dermal fillers can be administered in as little as 15 minutes, depending on the type used and the scope of the treatment. Dr. Svehlak and Dr. Yamini personally handle the injections, keeping the treatments in the hands of experienced, trained, and certified medical professionals.

Results vary, but patients can generally expect some minor redness and swelling at the injection site to resolve within a couple of days after their session, followed by increasingly visible results.

Hyaluronic acid–based dermal fillers have an immediate effect in that they add physical volume to areas where it was previously missing or is desired, as with lip injections. Calcium–based fillers have an immediate effect as well, though their main benefit continues to be seen over weeks as new collagen is built beneath the skin’s surface.

Bring questions of cost, side effects to watch for, and other details to your consultation, where you can discuss specifics depending on the dermal fillers to be used and areas to be treated.

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Options Beyond Dermal Fillers

Another injectable, BOTOX® Cosmetic, is frequently used together with dermal fillers to rejuvenate a patient’s face from forehead to chin. While dermal fillers address the static wrinkles that form due to the loss of hyaluronic acid and more, BOTOX® Cosmetic temporarily smooths out what are known as dynamic wrinkles, which appear when certain muscles contract. Dysport® does this as well.

As effective as minimally invasive treatments are against wrinkles and some issues related to volume loss, the changing facial contours and deep creases and sagging that come with age may be best corrected by a facelift or neck lift. Both surgeries offer long–lasting results.

The doctors at Sunset Cosmetic Surgery work with each patient to develop an individualized plan, explaining the unique benefits of the various dermal fillers, as well as other treatments and procedures available. From the consultation on, every decision is made with one ultimate goal in mind: beautiful, natural-looking results that leave you looking like a younger, refreshed, and rejuvenated version of yourself.

Call Sunset Cosmetic Surgery at 310-858-9100 or today to learn more about smoothing wrinkles, lip injections, and more uses of dermal fillers for Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, and other Southern California patients.

Please note that all Before and After photographs shown on this site are patients of Dr. Svehlak or Dr. Yamini who have given permission to have their photos published. Images may be edited only to obscure distinctive features such as moles, jewelry, tattoos, or birthmarks for patient privacy. Photos are for illustrative purposes only. Individual results may vary. Reputable surgeons do not guarantee outcomes, and no prediction of outcome is implied. Individual healing characteristics and unexpected complications can affect the outcome of any surgical or non-surgical procedure.