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Santa Barbara Skin Institute

Dermatology & Mohs Surgery located in Santa Barbara, CA & Solvang, CA

Roberta Sengelmann, MD, was voted Best Dermatologist in Santa Barbara by the SB News Press in 2018. Dr. Sengelmann and the expert team at Santa Barbara Skin Institute offer an array of FDA-approved injectable fillers in Santa Barbara and Solvang, California. To find out how facial fillers can highlight your best features, call or book an appointment online.

Fillers Q & A

What are dermal fillers?

Whether they’re due to sun damage, environmental pollutants, or gravity, signs of aging affect everyone over time. Dr. Sengelmann and the highly skilled team at Santa Barbara Skin Institute help reduce signs of aging with nonsurgical injectable facial fillers.

Dermal fillers restore lost volume to the tissues beneath the surface of your skin, leaving you with a natural-looking youthful contour. Fillers use naturally occurring substances, such as hyaluronic acid or calcium hydroxylapatite, to improve the appearance of your skin.

What cosmetic issues do fillers treat?

The expert team at Santa Barbara Skin Institute uses dermal fillers to minimize signs of aging, restoring focus to your best features. They use fillers to improve a vast array of skin concerns, including:

  • Moderate to severe creases and folds
  • Frown lines and nasolabial folds
  • Sunken or sagging cheeks
  • Thin or uneven lips
  • Marionette lines at mouth corners
  • Vertical lines around the mouth

If you’re concerned about wrinkles that result from muscle contractions, your provider at Santa Barbara Skin Institute may recommend Botox®, or a similar product to complement your filler injections.

What are different types of dermal fillers?

Dr. Sengelmann and the team at Santa Barbara Skin Institute proudly offer a full menu of FDA-approved dermal fillers. Depending on your unique needs, they may recommend one or more of the following highly reputable filler brands:

  • Juvederm Voluma®
  • Juvederm Volbella®
  • Juvederm® XC
  • Restylane®
  • Radiesse®

Radiesse uses calcium hydroxylapatite, a mineral-like compound that’s found naturally in your bones. The other types of fillers use hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance that provides moisture and volume to your skin.

What should I expect when I get a filler injection?

During a consultation, Dr. Sengelmann or a member of the team at Santa Barbara Skin Institute carefully evaluates your skin and discusses your particular concerns. Depending on your unique needs and aesthetic goals, they recommend the best fillers for you.

Before the injection, they numb the treatment area with a local anesthetic to improve your comfort. Depending on the type of treatment you receive, the injection can take anywhere from 15-60 minutes.

Afterward, you may experience slight redness or swelling, but this fades within a few days. You should see results immediately that last up to a year, depending on the type of treatment.

To find out if injectable fillers are right for you, call Santa Barbara Skin Institute or book an appointment online. 

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