Dermal Fillers

Dermal Fillers

Dermal Fillers services offered in Los Gatos, CA

Dermal filler instantly affects your appearance and that’s why it’s incredibly important to have an injector with the highest skill level. ShotDocMD physician Grace Kim, MD, has been treating patients with dermal fillers since 2005, and she’s well-known throughout California for her expertise and beautiful, natural results. Book your consultation with Dr. Kim by calling the San Luis Obispo or Los Gatos, California, office, or just click the online scheduler now.

Dermal Fillers Q&A

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are facial injectables that add volume, lift sagging areas, and contour the face. Most dermal fillers are made of hyaluronic acid, a synthetic duplicate of a specific carbohydrate found naturally in the body. 

Hyaluronic acid pulls water to it and binds with it. It can hold many times its own weight in water. This helps hydrate and plump skin. 

But, you lose your skin’s natural support structures starting in your mid-20s. This is what leads to under-eye hollows, cheek sagging, lip thinning, and other unwanted changes in the face. 

Strategically placed dermal fillers can instantly restore your facial volume. Dr. Kim is known as one of California’s most experienced and skillful dermal filler injectors, and she’s often praised for her uniquely artful approach and natural-looking results. 

What issues do dermal fillers treat?

Dermal fillers can treat nearly any issue related to volume depletion. Common treatment areas are:

  • Nasolabial folds (smile lines)
  • Cheeks
  • Lips
  • Marionette lines at the corners of the mouth
  • Tear troughs under the eyes

Hyaluronic acid fillers can provide structure and volume as well as enhance the framework of your face. 

How long do dermal fillers last?

Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers last from 12-24 months. Results may vary with each individual, and the part of the face injected also influences how long your fillers will last. If you’re looking for the longest-lasting results, Dr. Kim can combine fillers with other treatments. 

Can you use dermal fillers to do a nonsurgical facelift?

A combination of dermal fillers and growth factors from your own blood can give you a nonsurgical facelift. The platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) Facelift™ starts with a dermal filler injection, which instantly enhances your face and achieves your goals.

Dr. Kim often explains the nonsurgical facelift process by saying that she sculpts a naturally beautiful face with the dermal filler. Then, she injects PRF, which contains highly concentrated growth factors, to polish the sculpture and improve overall facial shape, color, and texture. 

So, a PRF Facelift is a good option for both instant and long-lasting results. Results can last even longer than with fillers alone.

To learn more about dermal fillers, call ShotDocMD or schedule your consultation with Dr. Kim through the online feature now.