While we may not want too much of it on our tummy or thighs, fat does have a place. Some fullness is necessary for a youthful-looking face that is free of wrinkles. To restore facial volume and to reduce wrinkles, Dr. Monica Bonakdar can use injectable dermal fillers at her Orange County practice in Newport Beach. These fillers such as Artefill®, Sculptra® Aesthetic and JUVÉDERM® are entirely non-surgical, require no downtime and produce natural-looking, potentially long-lasting results.
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To get started, request a consultation online or call us at (949) 393-3433 to schedule an appointment. Dr. Bonakdar, a skilled aesthetic specialist offering a range of minimally invasive rejuvenation treatments, serves men and women from Newport Beach, Irvine and other communities from her practice in Corona Del Mar.
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Treatment with Injectable Fillers
Patients love how simple it is to have Dr. Bonakdar treat them with dermal fillers like JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® in Newport Beach. She will first demonstrate to her client the areas that need correction. She will then choose the filler best suited for her patient's needs. Then, the patient can simply lie back and let Dr. Bonakdar work her magic. The procedure itself can take as little as 20 minutes.
Dr. Bonakdar uses two recent innovations during filler injections: micro-cannulas and Accuvien. Both techniques are new to the U.S. market and provide a more comfortable experience for the patient while reducing risks of bruising.
Regardless of the expertise and meticulousness of an aesthetic physician, any time a needle is introduced into the skin, there is a risk of bruising . This is because the tissues under the skin have many vessels running through them. AccuVein is a hand held infrared flash light that shows the under skin veins so that they can be avoided during injections. The Infrared light of AccuVein shines an on the skin and is absorbed by the Hemoglobin in the blood. The illuminated skin appears red whereas the skin over the veins appear black- showing you the vein road map.
Unlike sharp needles, this revolutionary tool avoids puncturing blood vessels during injection and lessens chances of bruising. Micro-cannulas are especially effective for highly vascular areas of the face, such as the under-eye area and temple hollows.
There are many different types of fillers on the market. Dr. Bonakdar will help you choose the right one for you.
JUVÉDERM Ultra XC, JUVÉDERM Ultra Plus XC and JUVÉDERM VOLUMA
JUVÉDERM family of fillers are made of Hyaluronic Acid in the laboratory. Hyaluronic Acids are the largest component of our skin collagen. JUVÉDERM family is specially formulated to have an extremely smooth consistency just like our own skin. Dr. Bonakdar uses JUVÉDERM family of fillers, including Juvederm Voluma, in Orange County for full facial restoration replacing volume and filling in lines. Results are visible immediately and last one to two years depending on the product used.
Restylane-L, Restylane Silk and Perlane-L
This is another family of fillers that are made of Hyaluronic Acid in the laboratory. Restylane-L is FDA approved for smile lines as well for lip enhancement. Dr. Bonakdar uses Restylane and Perlane family of fillers in Orange County for full facial restoration replacing volume and filling in lines. Results are visible immediately and last up to nine months depending on the product used.
Sculptra is made with poly-L-lactic acid, a synthetic material that is biodegradable and biocompatible product shown to stimulate our own collagen formation. Sculptra corrects signs of facial fat loss and increase skin thickness. To achieve maximum improvement, Dr. Bonakdar generally recommends 3 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart. Results appear gradually and last for up to 2 years.
Artefill is the first FDA-approved long lasting solution for nasolabial folds and we're thrilled to offer it to our patients in Irvine and Newport Beach. Not your typical collagen filler, Artefill includes PMMA microspheres which stimulate collagen production. Usually only 1 or 2 treatments are required. Visible improvement is immediate. Over the course of several months, treatment results continue to improve. Dr. Bonakdar has been chosen as an Artefill Center of Excellence Provider. Five-year studies have proven safety and effectiveness of Artefill.
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Most of our patients feel comfortable getting right back to their usual routine after treatment with injectable fillers. There may be slight and temporary redness, swelling, or bruising at the injection site, but a dab of makeup can usually cover it right up. Also, a bruising kit cream and pill available at our office can minimize bruising. When results appear and how long they last will differ based on the type of filler. Dr. Bonakdar will help you choose the right filler based on your goals.
Explore Your Options
At our practice, there's certainly no lack of options for non-surgical med spa treatments. During a thorough consultation, Dr. Bonakdar will carefully explain your options as well as the benefits and drawbacks of each treatment. Frequently, patients choose to combine injectable fillers with BOTOX® Cosmetic for a "liquid facelift."