Fillers & Injectables

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fillers and injectables

Life really takes its toll on a man’s skin.

Worry, weather, and neglect can create lines on your face and body that make you look older than you really are. Even laughter can cause crow’s feet and creases along the mouth, cheeks, and brows. But you don’t need to sit back and accept wrinkles as your fate. You can fight back with the help of our knowledgeable staff. If you are a man with facial aging, Dr. William Seare is ready to tackle your cosmetic questions and concerns to determine the best course of action for your individual face/body composition. The solution may be a simple minimally-invasive procedure that will dramatically freshen your look without the need for surgery.

What Are Facial Fillers?

When the skin wrinkles, it is due to a combination of factors. The tissue underneath your epidermis (outer layer of skin) may have lost volume and healthy collagen from aging. This allows the surrounding flesh to lose definition. Lines will develop, and these can become more severe over time.

Fillers combat the problem on two fronts. First, they soften the wrinkled skin, diminishing its creases. Second, fillers accomplish what their name suggests: they fill in the gap left by aging tissue and depleted muscles. The ways in which injectables achieve their goal depends on which type you use.

Ideal Results for Men

Gender is a fluid concept that evolves with each generation. What may have been considered “masculine” in previous years might not be appreciated today. Our main interest, however, is how you define success.

Since cosmetic surgery has been geared towards women for so long, we want to assure you that we take a male perspective into consideration when creating a strategy for your unique look.

Aesthetics differ immensely between the sexes. We take great care not to overfill a male patient’s lips, for example, since plumpness in this area is considered a female trait. We do make exceptions, however, when a man’s vermilion border needs added definition. These preferences are always dictated by our clientele. After all, you are the foreman of your own facial reimagining.

Other concerns we take into consideration: many guys like the intellectual look of a defined temple. Even though the brow endures a hollowing effect over time, this often creates a distinguished look. We avoid using excessive fillers around the temple to nurture your natural appeal. Our team also shows restraint in the eyebrow area so as not to arch the brow in what would be considered a “feminine” manner.

But stereotypes have no place here. Our open-minded staff is also open-eared. They are ready to listen to your cosmetic goals and craft a plan accordingly. 

Types of Fillers

JUVEDERM

Hyaluronic acid is naturally occurring in our bodies and our foods.

One of the remarkable attributes of hyaluronic acid is its ability to retain moisture. In fact, this compound can hold up to 1,000 its weight in water. As we age, we lose hyaluronic acid at a rapid pace. Along with it, the hydration in our skin fades away. This paves a path for wrinkles and creases.

However, Juvederm is a form of hyaluronic acid that replenishes the skin’s ability to treat wrinkles. Juvederm also promotes optimal collagen production. Collagen is a protein that aids in the production and maintenance of skin, bones, muscles, teeth, and blood vessels.

BELLAFILL

On the topic of collagen, Bellafill is an injectable treatment that draws upon the power of protein. Bellafill contains PMMA microspheres, which are synthesized beads that promote ideal collagen production. This formula is so effective that it makes Bellafill the longest lasting soft tissue injectable on the market. Dr. Seare is skilled at applying this injectable to acne scars to smooth out their appearance. If you are in the San Diego or Carlsbad areas, consult with his team to discuss how Bellafill can benefit you. 

RESTYLANE

An injectable form of hyaluronic acid, Restylane is ideal for the treatment of laugh lines. It gets under the ridges of scars and creases, raising them to the level of their surrounding skin. This creates a pleasing aesthetic, smoothing out your expression along with your cares. Speaking of care, animal lovers will love Restylane. It is synthesized from non-animal hyaluronic acids, so your four-legged friends will approve!

VOLUMA

For a boost in your mid-facial region, consider Voluma.

There are three areas of the cheek that can benefit from Voluma: the apple, the hollow, and the apex. The skilled staff in our San Diego or Carlsbad clinics know exactly how to use this filler to maximum effect. They can restore your youthful luster with strategic injections that maintain a naturalistic look. Voluma’s benefits can last an astounding two years, so book an appointment today for a long-lasting tomorrow! 

BELOTERO

The creases that occur beside your mouth are often called “marionette” lines. While we would never condone comparing anyone to a ventriloquist’s dummy, we can help smooth those wrinkles with Belotero. Just one injection may improve your aesthetic for six months to one year. Those are great results for a procedure that lasts less than one hour.

RADIESSE

Not all lines are created equal. Some are shallow while others run deep. The latter requires the special attention of our San Diego and Carlsbad crews, equipped with Radiesse. Formulated from natural ingredients like calcium and hydroxylapatite, Radiesse offers complex relief. It creates a lattice of support under your skin, like a scaffolding designed to support your beauty. Radiesse contains microspheres that promote collagen production to keep you looking (and feeling) your best.

Types of Injectables

BOTOX

Americans get Botox injections at a rate of over 5.7 million per year.

Perhaps the most well known cosmetic compound, Botox goes further than other skin-deep injectables. It doesn’t just fill the immediate area around a wrinkle; it targets the muscles underneath it. Over time, facial expressions contract your delicate muscles excessively. They tend to seize up and lose their elasticity. But Botox will relax your muscles, creating a serene effect. Maybe that explains why it is so overwhelmingly popular.

XEOMIN

Wrinkles fall into two main categories: static and dynamic. Static lines require one of the filler solutions mentioned above to smooth existing lines. Dynamic wrinkles, however, appear when you flex them. Think about that furl above your brow or the crease between your eyes. These are dynamic wrinkles. Xeomin eases the tension in your muscle tissue to reduce severe lines and creases.

Enjoy the Benefits of Fillers & Injectables

From the acne scar treatment of Bellafill to the wrinkle reduction of Radiesse, fillers deliver phenomenal results. But injectables create more than just physical benefits. Recipients also experience numerous psychological perks along the way.

According to one extensive survey, 56% of American women and 43% of American men are dissatisfied with their appearance.

After cosmetic enhancement, however, respondents expressed noticeable satisfaction with the procedure. They indicated increases in self esteem, quality of life, and self worth. 

Happiness should come from within. But sometimes, external factors get in the way. If wrinkles are disrupting your Zen, tell us all about it. Contact our offices and let’s discuss your cosmetic options.

Candidates Eligible for Injectables and Fillers

While approximately 90% of cosmetic procedures are performed on women, those statistics are changing rapidly. Over 1.2 million men seek enhancements every year in the United States. That number is three times what they were just two decades ago.

If you are a healthy male of adult age, fillers and injectables may be perfect for your ideal look. 

Book Your Personal Consultation

Before we take any action, no matter how minor, we listen. Dr. Seare is enthusiastic to discuss your vision, concerns, and schedule. He can answer any of the questions swirling through your mind, such as: 

  • How do injectables work? 
  • Which filler is best for my needs? 
  • When is the best time for my procedure? 

And whatever else you may think of between now and your office visit.

Preparation Is Minimal

Avoid taking NSAIDs like ibuprofen or Vitamin E for a week prior to your visit. This will reduce the risk of discomfort and optimize your outlook. We also encourage our patients to quit smoking, due to the fact that tobacco products accelerate the aging process. 

What to Expect During the Procedure

Dr. Seare is a big fan of the BLT method. That stands for benzocaine, lidocaine, and tetracaine. This combination allows for deep penetration under the skin while affording you the most comfort and care possible.

The doctor also provides patients with an ice pack that is shaped for the contours of their injection area(s). This reduces the chance of bruising and promotes healing even before the procedure is finished.

Recovery, Rejuvenation, Reawakening

Since the entire filler procedure normally lasts less than an hour, recovery time is practically non-existent. Most of our patients are back in business immediately after they leave our offices. 

If you do experience any minor swelling or redness, we’re here to help. Contact our San Diego staff at 619-988-4354 or our Carlsbad team at 760-603-8353. Your continued health and happiness is extremely important to us.

FAQs

Are facial fillers and injectables safe?

Yes. When you visit a licensed, professional organization like Clinique Liposculpture, safety is the highest priority.

How long do fillers last?

You may experience remarkable results for anywhere from six months to as long as two years.

What do injections cost?

The price of your procedure depends on your unique needs. Fillers are outpatient procedures, so no hospital stay is required. Consult your insurance plan or ask one of Dr. Seare’s friendly staff for help!

At what age should I get fillers?

Every face is different. Some patients begin their enhancement regimen as early as 18 while others wait until their golden years. 

Are injectables painful?

We do our best to minimize any discomfort and maximize your satisfaction. Procedures last less than one hour and many patients go about their day soon after getting fillers.