Botox And Fillers Specialist

Hannah Vu, MD -  - Cosmetic Surgeon

Skinzone Laser & Cosmetic Surgery

Hannah Vu, MD

Cosmetic Surgeon located in Alhambra, CA & Santa Ana, CA

Getting older doesn’t mean you have to look older. Dr. Hannah Vu offers several non-surgical cosmetic options to eliminate wrinkles and crow’s feet and refine your skin’s natural, smooth look. Treatments like Botox® and other fillers are available at Skinzone Laser & Cosmetic Surgery in Alhambra and Santa Ana, California. Learn more about the benefits of Botox and fillers by contacting the office today. You can also book your appointment online.

Botox and Fillers Q & A

What is Botox?

Botox is an FDA-approved treatment to reduce facial wrinkles and provide a more rested, softer appearance. Botox is also an effective treatment for hyperhidrosis, a condition where there’s excessive sweating of the armpits or palms.

Botox is made of a natural, purified protein and blocks nerve impulses to relax the muscles responsible for wrinkles and frown lines. When muscles are at rest, the skin becomes smoother and more natural-looking.

What are fillers?

Much like Botox, dermal fillers eliminate wrinkles, facial lines, and restore volume in the face. Dr. Vu offers a variety of filler options for smooth skin, including:

Bellafill® (formerly Artefill®)  

Bellafill is a new type of FDA-approved dermal filler to correct the appearance of the smile and “marionette lines” with long-lasting results.

Juvéderm®  

Juvéderm is a popular hyaluronic acid filler that can be used anywhere on your face that needs plumping, including smile lines, marionette lines, lips, chin, jowls, and jawline.

Restylane®  

Restylane is a cosmetic filler that replaces volume and restores youthful contours to the skin, smoothing away facial wrinkles and folds like fine lines around your mouth. It also works as a lip enhancer.

Radiesse®

A wrinkle filler that restores facial volume to give you long-lasting results, Radiesse is frequently used in cheek enhancements, fixing laugh, smile, and marionette lines, and hand rejuvenation.

Sculptra®  

Sculptra is a dermal filler made of poly-L-lactic acid that gradually replaces lost collagen during the aging process with long-lasting results.

Voluma®  

Voluma is a dermal filler that lifts and contours the cheeks, adding volume where needed to help create a more youthful appearance.

Liquid facelift

The liquid facelift is a technique for injecting advanced dermal fillers, such as Juvéderm, Radiesse, and Restylane along with Botox to lift and contour facial features. Dr. Vu can use a non-surgical liquid facelift to restore facial volume, reduce wrinkles, and provide a precise degree of facial rejuvenation.

What can I expect after a Botox or dermal filler treatment?

Dr. Vu recommends the proper filler treatment based on your cosmetic goals and medical needs. Recovery time following a dermal filler treatment is fast with most people returning to regular activities within 24 hours.

Initially, you may experience bruising, swelling, and numbness in the treated area. Hard lumps at the injection site are common, and some people also experience a hypersensitive reaction to the dermal filler treatment.

Treated areas may look overfilled for the first few days. Icing and massaging the area can help alleviate discomfort and swelling. As the swelling goes down, your skin smooths out and returns to a more normal state.