Dermatology & Laser Center of San Diego
Dermatologists located in Hillcrest, San Diego, CA & Chula Vista, CA
Today's cosmetic fillers are the workhorses of facial rejuvenation, helping smooth wrinkles, fill in scars and depressions, and restore youthful volume for a rejuvenated appearance. The Dermatology & Laser Center of San Diego uses state-of-the-art fillers for the most natural-looking results in both women and men.
Fillers Q & A
What are fillers?
Cosmetic (or dermal) fillers are materials that can be injected under the skin to help fill in wrinkles, correct some scars and acne damage, add volume to sagging skin, and even help promote the development of collagen and elastin, the cornerstones of youthful-looking skin. Fillers can also be used to increase the volume or “plumpness” of lips. Many fillers are composed of natural materials like hyaluronic acid which helps the skin retain moisture and look plumper and less lax. The consistency of different fillers can also vary, helping them to be used in a wider range of applications, from deep creases to fine lines like the ones that occur around the lips.
What is the filler procedure like?
Before any filler is injected, your doctor will discuss your concerns and objectives and perform a complete evaluation of your skin so the ideal filler can be used. Once the treatment areas are identified, the procedure begins by cleansing the areas and applying a topical numbing agent. The filler material will be carefully injected to ensure even distribution. In some areas, multiple injections sites may be needed to ensure the filler “spreads out” throughout the treatment zone. Most treatments can be completed in well under 30 minutes, and you can resume your regular activities immediately afterward. There may be some slight swelling or redness at the injection sites which will resolve soon afterward.
Are fillers right for me?
Today, there are so many types of fillers, chances are excellent there's a filler that's just right for your needs. Whether you're interested in adding volume to your cheeks or lips or other hollowed-out areas of your face, you want to smooth out lines and wrinkles or you're concerned about acne scars, our doctors can help.
Major Insurance Providers Accepted
We accept all PPO insurance plans. Our primary PPOs are Tricare, Healthnet, Cigna, Aetna, Anthem Bluevross, Blueshield of California, United Healthcare, First Health, Pacificare, and Beech Street. If your insurance plan is not listed, please contact our office.
We accept Visa, Master Card, Discover, and CareCredit.
Words from our patients
"The entire experience with Dr. Willoughby and his office/medical staff was excellent. I feel well taken care of in their care."
"I would highly recommend Dr. Mafong and his staff. They are very friendly and have your best interest at heart. It's a very easy going, comfortable environment."
"The whole patient/doctor appointment went very smoothly for my FIRST VISIT! Actually looking forward to my next annual visit! Would not hesitate to recommend!"