Dermal Fillers

The Image Center

Aesthetics Med Spa & Plastic Surgery located in Huntington Beach, CA

When you want to erase the years and smooth away wrinkles, dermal fillers make an excellent choice because they produce immediate results, and they last for six months to two years, depending on the product used. Peter Newen, MD, at The Image Center offers a wide variety of dermal fillers so that you can receive a fully customized treatment that’s designed to work for your skin and cosmetic problem. To schedule a consultation, call the office in Huntington Beach, California, or book an appointment online.

Dermal Fillers Q & A

James Charles

What are dermal fillers?

Over the years, everyone goes through the same age-related changes. The cushioning layer of fat just beneath your skin diminishes or falls and accumulates in unattractive areas due to the effect of gravity.

In your younger years, your skin produces substances such as hyaluronic acid, collagen, and elastin, which keep your skin hydrated, strong, and resilient. But as you get older, production of these vital substances falls, causing dry, loose, and fragile skin.

All these changes work together to produce wrinkles that the experts at The Image Center can treat with dermal fillers. These injectable fillers contain ingredients that diminish wrinkles by plumping them up and promoting collagen production.

What types of hyaluronic acid fillers are available?

The team at The Image Center offers a wide range of dermal fillers whose primary ingredient is hyaluronic acid, including:


Belotero treats vertical lines above your upper lip and smooths away mild-to-moderate wrinkles around your mouth. However, Belotero integrates into your existing skin rather than rebuilding volume.


Juvéderm® is a family of fillers that all contain hyaluronic acid in a gel-like base, but each one is formulated to target a specific cosmetic problem. correct moderate-to-severe wrinkles around your mouth and nose, plump up your lips, and soften the fine lines around your lips.

  • Juvéderm® Ultra XC adds fullness to lips and can smooth lines around your nose and mouth for up to 1 year.
  • Juvéderm® Ultra Plus XC is a thicker more viscous substance than Juvederm Ultra. Therefore, can provide more dramatic results in areas with deeper lines and hollows in the skin.
  • Juvéderm Volbella® XC adds subtle volume to lips and smooths the appearance of vertical lip lines.
  • Juvéderm Vollure™ XC adds volume to lines around your nose and mouth for up to 18 months.
  • Juvéderm Voluma® is a thicker gel made to lift cheeks and boost facial volume.


Restylane® also includes a line of fillers with hyaluronic acid. Each product is formulated with differently sized particles that create the amount of correction needed to target various cosmetic concerns. The Restylane products treat the same cosmetic problems as Juvéderm.

  • Restylane® can be used to add volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds). Restylane may also be used for lip enhancement in patients over 21 years.
  • Restylane® Defyne crafted with XpresHAn Technology™, Restylane® Defyne helps smooth out deep laugh lines (nasolabial folds and marionette lines). Using innovative cross-linking technology, Restylane Defyne is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler that is able to help restore a more youthful, natural-looking appearance, while helping you maintain your natural expressions.
  • Restylane® Lyft help complete your aesthetic look with natural-looking volume in your cheeks and hands for a smoother, fuller appearance. Restylane® Lyft is a safe, effective and dissolvable HA filler. Treatment can be administered in your hands and face at the same appointment — and can result in a more youthful-looking appearance.
  • Restylane® Refyne Restylane® Refyne is designed with XpresHAn Technology™ to help soften laugh lines (nasolabial folds and marionette lines). This can help you restore a more natural look to your face while maintaining your facial expressions.


Versa™  is a hyaluronic Acid is a naturally occurring substance that can be used cosmetically to correct moderate-to-severe wrinkles and folds in the skin. Versa™ gives natural and long-lasting results with its homogenous filler due to their advanced wet milling technology and proprietary formula. 

What other types of dermal fillers might I receive?

The team at The Image Center offers several dermal fillers that work differently from the hyaluronic acid fillers, such as:

Sculptra® Aesthetic

Sculptra contains tiny particles of poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA). PLLA is a biocompatible substance that stimulates collagen production. As PLLA is gradually absorbed into your body, collagen is left behind to maintain the results. Your aesthetician at The Image Center may recommend Sculptra to treat moderate-to-deep facial wrinkles and restore facial volume.

Radiesse® (+)

Radiesse (+) is similar to Sculptra because it immediately restores volume, then triggers collagen production. However, this type of Radiesse contains microspheres of calcium, as well as lidocaine to relieve pain. Like other dermal fillers, this product may restore volume and treat smile lines and marionette lines.

To regain a more youthful appearance with dermal fillers, call The Image Center or book an appointment online.


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