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As we age, volume is lost in the face and normal fat pads drop lower due to gravity and genetics.   This typically makes people appear tired, drawn, dunken, and droopy.  Injectable, non-surgical, no-downtime Dermal Fillers are products that are used to boost lost collagen, lift heaviness, round sunken areas, soften folds or wrinkles, and contour the overall face and jawline.

The use of Dermal Fillers to restore a natural, rested, and more rejuvenated appearance is Dr. Annie Chiu’s primary passion and renowned area of expertise.  Beyond simply “filling a wrinkle”, Dr. Chiu uses advanced, expert techniques to help the face reflect light, maintain proper balance, and bring overall facial harmony.  The result is a softened, refreshed and more confident YOU, without looking “done”.  Her approach subtle and natural approach is well known, quoted in media sources such as Elle Magazine.

What Can Fillers Address?

  • Contouring the face to a more uplifted, heart shape
  • Lift heavy appearing “jowls”
  • Firming the jawline
  • Smooth a sagging cheek
  • Correcting deep smile lines around the mouth
  • Making undereye circles smooth and less dark
  • Addressing vertical lip lines or “smoker’s lines”
  • Shape, plump, gloss, and bring hydration to the lips
  • Treat depressed acne scars
  • Soften neck wrinkles
  • Lift, straighten, or make the nose more narrow aka Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty

What Fillers Do I Choose?

There are multiple fillers available on the market, some lasting over 2 years:

Dr. Annie Chiu has published and lectured on the latest filler techniques, and acts as a national trainer to other injectors in using dermal fillers for rejuvenation.  She will personally guide you on which filler or combination of fillers would give you the most optimal outcome.  Whether you need or want just a little droplets of filler over time, or a Liquid Lift, at The Derm Institute, you can trust in the safety, expertise, and artistry of Dr. Chiu eyes and hands.

The improvement and results are instantly seen!

How Do Fillers for Facial Rejuvenation Compare with Facelifts?

Dermal fillers applied with expert technique can have a dramatic, yet totally natural effect in restoring the brighter, rested contours of a youthful face.  Our patients are continuously astounded by how much fillers can do, without the downtime and risks of surgery.   In fact, fillers can often be administered with no downtime, especially with Dr. Chiu’s advanced Micro-Cannula approach.

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Please refer to our Pre and Post Filler Directions for best results and what to expect.

Why Choose Dr. Chiu?

Dr. Chiu specializes in global facial volumnization, lift, and contour as the most natural way to soften the appearance of aging.  She utilizes the latest combination of advanced techniques and products Dr. Chiu including Juvederm VolumaRadiesse®, or Sculptra Aesthetic® to three-dimensionally sculpt a natural, more rested and glowing version of yourself. 

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Dr. Annie Chiu is a leading expert in global non-invasive rejuvenation for the face, hands, neck, and chest.  She is a training injector for multiple companies, and applies her sense of beauty and knowledge of the aging skin for a natural, beautiful result.

If you aren’t sure which product will give you the results you’re looking for, the best strategy is to schedule a cosmetic consultation at The Derm Institute to meet with Dr. Chiu and go over your options.

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Common Questions:

Do Dermal Fillers hurt?

There are typically numbing agents premixed into the filler, and we also use a topical numbing cream, making injectables very well tolerated procedures. Even under eye fillers or lip fillers have little or no pain involved.

When will I see results?

Typically, dermal fillers provide an instant result! Some fillers such as Sculptra do promote the body’s own collagen synthesis and may take a few months to optimize.

Can I go out right after a Dermal Filler treatment?

Yes! Especially with advanced techniques such as the Micro-Cannula, there is minimal risk of bruising and swelling. If these symptoms do occur, which is uncommon, they typically last for 2-5 days after the procedure. Redness in the areas treated can last a few hours on the first day. Tinted moisturizer or light cover-up can typically cover any minor redness.

How long do Dermal Fillers last?

Duration of results depends on the type of filler being used and where it is used, but it ranges from 6 months to 2 years.

Are Dermal Fillers reversible?

Very, very rarely are patients unhappy with their filler treatment. However, at The Derm Institute, we are the experts in dermal fillers and sometimes need to help patients who come in to see us after a filler is injected poorly or too superficially by an outside clinic with inexperienced practitioners. Hyaluronic acid fillers like Restylane and Juvederm can easily be corrected and dissolved in 24-48 hours, and your skin will return to baseline. Radiesse and Sculptra are not reversible, but we can help evaluate problematic cases and work with you to find the best solution.

How much do Dermal fillers cost?

Under eye fillers and other dermal fillers varies in cost from patient to patient, and a complete consultation is needed to determine pricing. Typically, longer lasting fillers will be a bit more costly than fillers that last a shorter time, but give you much better value. Most commonly, pricing starts at $700.

What happens if I don’t get retreated?

Gradually, your body will reabsorb the filler, and your wrinkles and folds may slowly return to baseline. It does not worsen any wrinkles with use. Recent studies actually show fillers promote new collagen by activating certain cells in the skin when injected.

Call us today at (310) 939-9800 to schedule your personalized consultation!