GBKderm-Sculptra-4-mediumThe word “injectables” is a broad term used to describe cosmetic products that are injected with a syringe directly into the treatment area.  Injectables include dermal fillers and collagen stimulators like Restylane®, Juvederm®, Radiesse and Sculptra, as well as neuromodulators like Botox Cosmetic® and Dysport. Botox is used to treat fine lines and wrinkles but it is not a “filler” as it has a different mechanism of action. At Cosmetic Laser Dermatology, our dermatologists are experts with injectable treatments.


Botox-San-DiegoNeuromodulators work by temporarily blocking nerve pulses in facial muscles. They are used to safely, simply and effectively improve the appearance of frown lines, forehead creases and crow’s feet. They are often effective in areas where fillers may not be. The results last for approximately 3-4 months. Neuromodulators can also be used to treat glabellar lines (furrow between eyebrows), muscles related to expression lines around the eyes and forehead, and frown lines surrounding the mouth. They are a great treatment for dynamic wrinkles resulting from repeated use of facial muscles.  At Cosmetic Laser Dermatology, we use only FDA-Approved neuromodulator injectable treatments such as Botox Treatments:

Visit our FAQ Page for more information about neuromodulators!

See more neuromodulator photos in our before and after gallery!

Dermal Fillers

GBKderm-restylane-juvederm-radiesse-3-largeAs we age, facial wrinkles and creases begin to appear around the lips and skin as the underlying collagen and elastin fibers begin to break down and wear out. Dermal fillers are used to immediately restore youthfulness and volume to the face. Dermal fillers treatments, such as Restylane offered in San Diego, can be used to plump thin lips, remove wrinkles, soften facial creases, revolumize shallow contours and improve the appearance of recessed scars. At Cosmetic Laser Dermatology, we offer various dermal fillers, including:

 Visit our dermal filler photo gallery for more before and after pictures!

Collagen Stimulators

Butterwick_Radiesse1Loss of collagen, the natural substance in our bodies that keeps our skin looking young and smooth, is a common problem that many people face with age. Collagen loss can lead to deep folds and wrinkles, as well as a hollow appearance in the temple and cheek area. Thankfully, there are injectable treatments that are specifically designed to stimulate collagen growth in order to smooth wrinkles and restore lost volume. Because these collagen stimulators work with your body’s natural supply of collagen, the results are extremely natural and longer-lasting. We use only the best collagen stimulators, including:

Have questions about dermal fillers and collagen stimulators? Visit our frequently asked questions page!

For more Sculptra before and after pictures, visit our photo gallery!

Fat Grafting

Fat grafting, or fat transfer, plumps up facial features with a patient’s own fat and is a popular alternative to other wrinkle treatments. It is effective for filling deep facial lines, nasolabial folds and sunken eyes. Fat grafting for the face is a safe, natural, non-allergenic procedure that will recontour the face.

Learn more about fat grafting or view before and after photos!

Liquid Facelift

A liquid facelift is a great non-surgical alternative to the traditional surgical facelift. It is a great treatment for patients who want to undergo an anti-aging procedure but are not ready for cosmetic surgery. At Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego, our dermatologists use a combination of dermal fillers and Botox to revolumize and rejuvenate the face. A youthful face is full of volume, so as we age and begin to lose our natural volume the face begins to sag. Adding volume back to the face with the help of dermal fillers leaves patients with a naturally youthful appearance. Additionally, using Botox erases expression lines, including crow’s feet and scrunch lines on the forehead.

Learn more about the Liquid Facelift.

What are Injectables Used For?

When you visit Cosmetic Laser Dermatology your physician, a Cosmetic Dermatologist, will take the time to listen to you describe what your concerns are and then inform you which products may be the best fit for your goals.  As you can see there are numerous injectables on the market today and they are used for slightly different outcomes. Often times a combination of injectables will be used for a non-invasive liquid facelift, to receive maximum results.

Reduction of Fine Lines and Wrinkles

Fabi_Botox3If you seek a more youthful, relaxed appearance these products will be considered:

  • BOTOX Cosmetic
  • Dysport
  • Xeomin
  • Juvederm
  • Restylane/Perlane
  • Restylane Silk
  • Sculptra

Loss of Facial Volume

If you are experiencing a loss of facial volume and our dermatologist determines that you need to add back some volume the following products will be considered:

  • Restylane/Perlane
  • Sculptra
  • Radiesse
  • Voluma

Acne Scar Treatment

If you have unsightly scars from acne that you want to improve the appearance of, products that will be considered include:

  • Restylane/Juvederm

San Diego Injectable Treatments for the Aging Face

Please contact Cosmetic Laser Dermatology at 858.657.1002 for more information on cosmetic injectables and to schedule a consultation. We are located in the UTC area of San Diego, minutes from La Jolla, Del Mar, and Downtown San Diego.