I love non-surgical cosmetic treatments. I am highly skilled at BOTOX® Cosmetic, JUVEDERM™, Sculptra® Aesthetic, and Smartskin® resurfacing. All these treatments can instantly produce natural and magical results in preserving a patient’s looks and winning the battle against aging in the early and established stages.
Dr. Christine Petti
Proteins naturally found in the human body bond better with other human proteins than artificial solutions. That’s what makes wrinkle treatment with natural facial fillers so exciting. The newest facial fillers on the market have staying power. These treatments differ from collagen because only a few rapid treatment sessions are needed to achieve your desired results. The effects may even be longer lasting than collagen. If you want to treat fine lines and wrinkles, or fill in a few places in a more natural way, dermal filler treatments by our board-certified plastic surgeon may provide an ideal solution.
Made up of hyaluronic acid (HA), a substance that naturally occurs in the human body, Juvéderm™ is an injectable gel with a smooth consistency that can be used to improve skin’s volume and hydration. Using a fine needle, a member of our experienced team of medical professionals can inject the gel just below the surface of the skin. The HA reacts with moisture in the skin, and like a sponge, it soaks up the moisture and expands. This reaction increases volume, reducing the appearance of fine lines for a more youthful complexion. Patients can achieve a rejuvenated, natural-looking appearance with this FDA-approved dermal filler. Juvéderm™ is proven to be safe and effective for most skin types.
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC
As the first and only dermal filler to be FDA-approved for volume enhancement in the midface, JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC can augment the cheeks and improve facial contour for a rejuvenated appearance. Adding volume to the cheeks with this cross-linked hyaluronic acid (HA) filler can help to smooth fine lines and wrinkles, as well as restore fullness to the face. With the subtle lift provided by JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC, many patients have been able to achieve a more youthful look. Results are often seen immediately after treatment, and patients should be able to return to their daily activities without any downtime. This cosmetic injectable is intended for use in patients 21 and over, and results can last up to two years.
Dermal fillers have proven exceptionally adept at smoothing out even the most pronounced forms of wrinkles and fine lines along the face. Restylane® is one of the more popular injectable fillers available for many reasons: it can significantly reduce the appearance of moderate-to-severe wrinkles and creases; the treatment is fast and the results are rapidly apparent; and the effects are long-lasting. Made of hyaluronic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in the human body, Restylane® binds its chemicals to moisture in your skin, effectively causing the areas targeted for treatment to appear smoother and more youthful. Restylane® has proven very effective at rejuvenating nasolabial folds (lines between the nose and mouth), and is now FDA-approved for lip augmentation in patients 21 and older. With Restylane®, Dr. Petti can add volume to the lips and give them a fuller, more sensual, and more contoured look that can enhance the appearance of your entire face.
The entire Restylane® injectable treatment typically takes less than 30 minutes to perform, and patients are usually able to resume normal daily routines right after the procedure. Even better, Restylane’s® results are known to last up to six months, and can be maintained with follow-up treatments!
Radiesse® can help to provide you with a renewed, healthier, and more youthful appearance. When injected into targeted facial areas, such as hollowed cheeks, Radiesse® is designed to actually stimulate collagen regrowth. This dermal filler consists of calcium-based microspheres, which aid collagen reproduction in the skin. Because of this, results often tend to last longer than outcomes from other dermal fillers. During treatment, Radiesse® typically begins to improve the appearance of the skin immediately. Over time, as your body naturally produces collagen in the treatment areas, your appearance should continue to improve. Radiesse® can be ideal for improving volume in the cheeks, as well as smoothing marionette lines and smile lines.
If you’ve experienced a loss of volume in facial features such as the cheeks and temples, Sculptra® Aesthetic can replace that volume for a healthier, more youthful appearance. This long-lasting filler is one of the most innovative injectable products available, and it can be used for a number of issues you may be experiencing with your skin. Sculptra® Aesthetic can not only add volume to facial features – it can also smooth out deep wrinkles and signs of age along the face, and even reduce the appearance of facial depressions and acne scarring. Composed of poly-L lactic acid, Sculptra® Aesthetic does not typically require an allergy test before treatment. The solution will be injected into the targeted areas, where it will work to stimulate your own collagen. As your collagen continues to grow, the effects should continue to improve. Sculptra® Aesthetic is known to have results that last for up to two years, and even longer in some cases. Once the effects begin to fade, an occasional touch-up treatment can maintain the effects.
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The texture of my skin, as I had active Acne skin in the past, looks so much better! The volume put back into my face has given me a much more youthful appearance. Thank You Dr. Petti for giving me back my face that is not only youthful and beautiful now, but also the education about maintaining and preserving my skin for the present and future!
Like many other dermal fillers, Belotero Balance® is made of hyaluronic acid, and can be used to immediately smooth wrinkles and fine lines of the face. What sets Belotero Balance® apart from other dermal fillers is its unique formula. With a smooth and soft consistency, it can be used on more delicate areas of the face, such as crow’s feet and vertical lip lines. These tiny lines often cannot be effectively treated by other dermal fillers. Belotero Balance® offers this distinct advantage, but is still strong enough to treat deep creases, such as nasolabial folds. This smooth HA-based injectable can also be used to augment lips, creating a fuller, softer appearance.
Full Lips Are Young and Sexy!
If you’ve always wanted full, luscious lips, nothing makes more sense than a visit to Dr. Petti. Whether through cosmetic fillers such as Restylane®, Radiesse®, collagen or through AlloDerm® lip augmentation surgery, Dr. Petti can give you the fullness you desire to look younger and sexier than ever. Contact Palos Verdes Plastic Surgery Medical Center in Torrance, California to schedule a consultation with Dr. Petti.
Tissue Fillers? Naturally!
Proteins naturally found in the human body bond better with other human proteins than artificial solutions. That’s what makes wrinkle treatment with natural facial fillers so exciting. The newest facial fillers on the market have staying power. These treatments differ from collagen because only a few rapid treatment sessions are needed to achieve your desired results. The effects may even be longer lasting than collagen. If you want to treat fine lines and wrinkles, or fill in a few places in a more natural way, Restylane®, Radiesse®, or AlloDerm® treatments by Dr. Petti may provide an ideal solution. Contact our practice for more information about these exciting, natural facial fillers.