Dr. Derek Jones is a leader in the field of injectable dermal fillers and minimally invasive facial aesthetic techniques, including Restylane® for Beverly Hills and Los Angeles area patients looking to smooth out wrinkles on their face or hands, to address midface volume loss, or to augment the cheeks.
Dr. Jones has served as principal investigator for several dermal filler products in the United States and is editor of the nationally acclaimed textbook Injectable Fillers: Principles and Practice (Wiley-Blackwell). If you are looking for extraordinarily natural results that do not appear "overdone," trust Dr. Derek Jones and his fellow experienced physicians at Skin & Laser Physicians of Beverly Hills.
Restylane® is a gel filler used to instantly smooth away wrinkles around your mouth and nose. With just one treatment at Skin Care & Laser Physicians of Beverly Hills in Los Angeles, you'll get long-lasting and natural-looking results.
Young, healthy-looking skin contains an abundance of hyaluronic acid (HA), a naturally occurring molecule that acts as the body's internal moisturizer. HA's primary function is to bind and absorb water, which creates volume in the face. As you age, your skin loses HA due to sunlight exposure, pollution, stress, and other factors. The lack of HA causes your skin to lose structure and volume, creating unwanted facial wrinkles and folds.
While this is happening, collagen loss can further compound the problem of visible aging. Pockets of healthy fat that give faces a youthful roundness can also shift over time, gradually getting pulled toward the ground.
Dermal fillers like Restylane® safely and effectively replenish the hyaluronic acid your skin has lost, smoothing away unwanted facial wrinkles and folds and restoring natural contours around your nose and mouth. The gel consistency serves to replace volume lost to diminishing or shifting fat.
Mainly used to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, Restylane® treatments may be chosen to rejuvenate multiple problem areas, including:
Many of the Restylane® patients at our Los Angeles practice experience results that last up to 12 months. However, touch-up treatments may be required to achieve optimal results and maintain your new look. Treatment with Restylane® will not provide permanent results.
Dr. Jones pioneered The Derek Jones Facial Harmonics™ approach that he teaches worldwide, in which both Dr. Naissan Wesley and Dr. Jeanette Black are highly trained and experienced, ensuring their patients natural and refreshed.
This formula contains a small amount of lidocaine to make the injection process into the nasolabial area or lips more comfortable. Specifically designed for injections considered to be mid to deep, this filler is ideal for addressing moderate to severe nasolabial folds because of the depth at which it adds volume. It is also used for adding volume to lips that have thinned due to collagen loss over time, or that have always been thin due to genetics.
Like other Restylane® fillers, Refyne serves to soften the look of nasolabial folds. Its manufacture with a special process based on XpresHAn Technology™ means it is especially suited for patients who want natural-looking results as they continue to make a range of facial expressions. Refyne is also used to smooth out marionette lines that form as vertical lines between the edges of the mouth and the chin.
Also made with XpresHAn Technology™, Defyne is another Restylane® filler that treats marionette lines and nasolabial folds, though its formula makes it most appropriate for noticeably deep folds. Successfully filling in such lines requires an injectable that adds significant enough volume to create a smooth look, while still allowing for freedom of natural facial motion.
Volume loss in the midface can change contours not just where the cheeks are, but also farther down due to sagging tissue. Lyft restores that volume, making the cheek area rounder and fuller, which also pulls up sagging skin to keep the jawline clean and well defined. A versatile injectable, Lyft can also be used to augment cheeks that just need a little boost and to enhance the backs of hands that have developed a skeletal look due to volume loss. Of course, correcting nasolabial folds is also an option.
Unique among the other fillers in the Restylane® family, Silk's formula contains particles that are smoother and smaller than the options used for reducing the appearance of facial folds. The texture works well to address fine lines that form around the always-active mouth, as well as to give thin lips a noticeable—but still subtle—boost.
While the various members of the Restylane® family are unique, they share the same basics when it comes to treatment sessions. At our Beverly Hills office, injections are made with an ultra-fine needle. A topical numbing cream can be applied prior to your treatment to minimize the "pinch" sensation.
The injection itself takes less than half an hour in most cases. Following the injection, your physician may gently massage the treated areas and/or apply a cool compress to reduce swelling. You may experience pain, tenderness, temporary redness, swelling, bruising, firmness, and bumps at the injection sites. Usually mild to moderate in nature, these reactions typically clear up on their own in seven days or sooner.
The duration of results depends on the Restylane® brand chosen. The procedures are quick and easy, and the results are visible right away!
Skin Care & Laser Physicians has multiple brands of fillers in the menu of services, since Restylane® may be the best option for certain patients, but not others. Each case is unique, which is why the Los Angeles-area physicians also offer Voluma®, Juvéderm® Ultra, Vollure®, Belotero Balance®, and Radiesse®, each with its own unique properties.
These fillers can be used on their own, or can be combined with each other and more treatments for an effect not possible from one injectable alone. Our physicians are prepared to work with each man and woman seeking a cosmetic change in order to recommend the ideal treatment.
See how our team employs sophisticated treatments to help you Relax, Refill, Resurface, and Reduce. You can also get to know Dr. Derek Jones and learn about his role in bringing many of the most popular treatments available to the public.
Get "inside" information on a wide range of treatments and procedures available at our practice on our regularly updated blog. We also provide tips and advice for maximizing and prolonging your results to maximize skin health and beauty.
Our photo gallery shows the results that injectables, lasers and light-based treatments, and other cosmetic options can provide. From reducing fat and smoothing wrinkles to minimizing scars from skin cancer removal, take a look at what we can do to help.
As an aesthetic and surgical dermatologist trained in Mohs micrographic surgery for skin cancer removal, Dr. Naissan Wesley is a highly sought-after source on the subject of skin. Read her articles and see who's talking about her on her media page.
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