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How Often Do I Need Fillers?

Fillers CA | Skin Care Larkspur | Bay Area Laser Cosmetic Surgery

Are you interested in taking the leap and trying fillers for the first time? Dermal fillers are so popular, and are easy to try without committing. Instead of getting surgery, which is pretty much permanent, fillers allow you to try on a new look. They also allow you to adjust your look as you age, keeping you looking natural and youthful. Keep reading to learn more about fillers and how often you’ll need to come in for a retouch.

What can fillers do for me?

There are many different types of fillers on the market, which can all be tailored to what you’re looking for. If you want more volume in your lips, there is a perfectly-suited filler for that. If you want to smooth wrinkles, there are fillers that are designed to rest under the skin and give you a more youthful, plump look. Fillers can even be used to treat certain cosmetic issues in the nose, which can save you from a nose job in some situations.

How often will I need to come back for more?

To keep it simple, it all depends on what fillers you have, and where they are placed.

The Type of Fillers

Hyaluronic Acid fillers are popular, but they are just one type of filler. And they vary. For example, Restylane lasts six to nine months, while Juvederm can last from nine months to a full year!
We recommend being open to suggestions when you come in for your consultation. Though you may want the fillers that last the longest, other fillers may actually be better suited for the results you want.

Where Your Fillers Are

Where they are placed will affect how long your fillers last, as well. If you have fillers injected in a place that moves a lot throughout the day, it may cause your fillers to break down and “wear out” faster. This is why we recommend coming in more frequently for lip filler touch-ups, for example.

You could have a more youthful, look with the help of fillers. Call Bay Area Laser Cosmetic Surgery Center now to book your consultation to learn what treatments or procedures can help you achieve your ideal look this year. Call us at Pinole (East Bay) at (510) 724-8282 or Larkspur (North Bay) at (415) 461-5755.

Help, Which Dermal Filler Should I Get?

Dermal Fillers Bay Area San Francisco CADermal fillers help restore vibrancy and fullness to your face. The aging process is a natural one, but leaves the face looking and feeling worn and ragged. When facial tissues start to thin, the nose, mouth, and cheeks will start to look thin as well. Dermal fillers can fight this natural volume loss as well as diminish the appearance of wrinkles and facial folds. Here, we will briefly review three fillers offered at Bay Area Laser Cosmetic Surgery Center: Restylane, Radiesse, and Juvederm.


If you are looking for additional volume and elasticity, Restylane is for you. This FDA approved dermal filler is made up of hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally created substance in the body. This substance will decrease as the body ages, leaving behind loose and sagging skin.


Radiesse is another effective and age-fighting dermal filler that can decrease the appearance of nasolabial folds, wrinkles near the mouth and nose, and smile lines.


This injectable gel is FDA approved and can address those irritating severe and moderate facial folds. For patients older than 21, Juvederm can help diminish the appearance of wrinkles (particularly nasolabial folds) and can last up to 9 months. Some patients have reported results lasting for up to one year.

If you are looking to get plump lips, add volume to your face, or decrease the appearance of recessed scars, arrange a consultation today to determine which dermal filler is right for you. You are an excellent candidate for dermal fillers if you are generally good health, have a consistent skincare routine, don’t smoke, and have reasonable goals about what a dermal filler treatment can do for you.

Arrange your Dermal Filler Consultation

At Bay Area Laser Cosmetic Surgery Center we want to help you feel and look your absolute best this season. In addition to dermal fillers, we also offer surgical cosmetic treatments to address your aesthetic goals. Schedule your consultation today by calling our office at 510-724-8282 (Pinhole) or 415-461-5755 (Larkspur).

The Injectable Treatment You Need

Sculptra Aesthetic San Francisco, CASculptra Aesthetic delivers a long lasting, natural looking, age defying look. What’s not to love? At Bay Area Laser Cosmetic Surgery, we offer injectable treatments that cater to your individual needs and goals. With Sculptra Aesthetic, here are the basics about this effective investment in your skin.

How Sculptra Aesthetic Works

Sculptra Aesthetic works—for up to two years! It is a deep to shallow wrinkle correction method used to diminish smile lines, chin wrinkles, marionette lines, facial wrinkles, and facial folds. A full treatment typically includes three injection sessions over the course of a few months.

Sculptra Aesthetic is an injectable that gives you the results you desire over time. The treatment works by encouraging collagen growth. When Sculptra Aesthetic is injected it is naturally absorbed and will begin to rebuild collagen resulting in increased volume and tautness in the skin. Sculptra Aesthetic is made with poly-L-lactic acid. This ingredient is biocompatible, biodegradable synthetic material and has been used by the best physicians for years.

Are You a Good Candidate for Sculptra?

Sculptra Aesthetic treats minor and deep facial folds. As with any treatment or surgery, it always helps to be in general good health. Before scheduling your treatment, schedule a consultation with Dr. Serebrakian to determine if Sculptra Aesthetic is the right wrinkle treatment for you. During your consultation, the doctor will ask about your goals and expectations along with addressing any of your questions or concerns about the treatment. 

Schedule a Consultation

To learn morea bout Sculptra Aesthetic and if this injectable non surgical treatment is right for your needs, schedule your consultation with Dr Serebrakian today. You can reach our office at 510-724-8282 (Pinole) or 415-461-5755 (Larkspur). 

Have younger looking skin with Juvederm

Juvederm Bay Area CAJuvederm is an injectable gel that is used to create a more youthful and smooth appearance. It can temporarily treat and diminish the appearance of moderate to severe facial creases and lines. If you want to look and feel younger this New Year, Juvederm can help. 

What is Juvederm?

Juvederm is a gel made of hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance in the skin that aids in enhancing volume and hydration. Unfortunately, the aging process diminishes the volume of our skin, resulting in the formation of wrinkles and folds. Juvederm is a non surgical out patient treatment that you can get on your lunch break. Treatments take about 30 minutes, depending on how many areas on your face you want treated. 

What happens during a Juvederm procedure? 

After your initial consultation, you will arrive for your appointment and an anesthetic injection might be given. Next, Juvederm injections are made in the specified areas. Many patients go back to their regular activities immediately, but Bay Area Laser Cosmetic Surgery Center recommends that you rest for the remainder of the day. With Juvederm injections, you will see a noticeable improvement in your facial wrinkles immediately after the procedure. It is normal to experience redness and swelling after your treatment. 

How safe is Juvederm?

Juvederm doesn’t require allergy testing because it does not contain animal proteins. It is a U.S. FDA approved and naturally occurring substance in your body. For over two decades, Juvederm has been an injection to help enhance movement in arthritic joints and assist in eye surgeries. 

How long will Juvederm injections last?

The results of Juvederm injections can last about 6-9 months. In some cases, they may last up to one year. 

Arrange a consultation

If you’re tired of facial creases and wrinkles and want a refreshed look this New Year, contact the Bay Area Laser Cosmetic Surgery Center today. In addition to Juvederm, we offer a variety of services that focus on making our patients look and feel their absolute best. You can reach our team by calling our office at 510-724-8282 (Pinhole) or 415-461-5755 (Larkspur).

What Does the Aging Face Need?

Dermal Fillers Larkspur CA | Fat Injections Pinole CAThey say that we may accumulate a few enemies as we age. Age itself can feel like an enemy. Gravity is another example. As we look at the dewy faces of teens and twenty-somethings, we may consider adding them to the list, as well. Instead of developing a long list of foes, we say look forward! There are numerous ways in which facial aging can be addressed today, and we are happy to have the power of information on our side.

One of the most significant advances in aesthetic medicine has been the development of treatments to restore volume to various parts of the body. For facial rejuvenation, we have largely taken to the use of soft tissue fillers. The most popular of these products are in the Juvéderm family which contain hyaluronic acid. Other fillers smooth the skin with synthetic particulates of calcium hydroxyapatite or other ingredients. The correct use of any filler can beautifully restore youthfulness to the face. However, there is another option available in our cosmetic surgery office: fat transfer.

When Life Gives You Lemons

The appearance of unwanted fat on any part of the body can feel like a prime example of life giving you lemons or something that isn’t very appealing, at least at first sight. Long ago, physicians learned that they could make lemonade out of the lemons of unwanted fat. The fat transfer was first seen more than a century ago and has recently hit a strong stride in aesthetic medicine. Today, approximately 50,000 procedures each year involve a fat transfer.

Perhaps there is no better way to use unwanted fat than to enhance another area of the body. Common uses of autologous fat include cheek and chin augmentation, eyelid rejuvenation, and filling hollow temples.

Fillers and Fat: The Comparison

There are advantages to dermal filler treatment, and advantages to fat injections. Aspects of fat transfer that are important to know include:

  • The fat that is introduced to an area, such as the cheeks, will stay there forever. You must be ready for permanent results.
  • Fat cells are extracted from your own body, so there is no worry about the adverse reaction.
  • A small percentage of the cells that are injected are absorbed. Final results may not be noticed for a few months.

Would you like to know more about fat injections for cheek augmentation or all-over facial rejuvenation? Call our Pinole at (510) 724-8282 or Larkspur office at (415) 461-5755 for a personal consultation.

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1000 Magnolia Ave
Larkspur, CA 94939
(415) 461-5755

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1599 Tara Hills Dr
Pinole, CA 94564
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