Dermal Fillers Specialist

Simone McKitty, MD -  - Dermatologist

Simone McKitty, MD

Dermatologist located in Torrance, CA

Patients in and around Torrance, CA can receive state-of-the-art dermal filler treatments at the Dr. McKitty’s practice. Dr. McKitty is a leading dermatologist who assists patients to feel confident through the use of cosmetic fillers.

Dermal Fillers Q & A

What are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are cosmetic products which are made from hyaluronic acid, calcium hydroxyapatite, or collagen. These help to revitalize skin, reduce wrinkles, augment lips, reduce the appearance of scar depressions, and replace soft tissue volume. These products are employed as a cosmetic procedure for an array of issues but typically the treatment of creases, wrinkles, and fine lines. They can offer temporary or more long-lasting effects through the application of tiny injections. Dermal fillers can literally “fill in” lines and folds in the face in regions which are lacking collagen and fat. Restylane®, Sculptra®, Radiesse®, and Juvéderm® are all of dermal fillers.

How Long will the Procedure Take?

Generally, the dermal filler process takes roughly 10 to 20 minutes however the exact timeframe will be dependent on the person and how large an area of the face is being addressed. If the individual is addressing only a few crease, wrinkles, or issues the duration will be shortened. The injections will be made under the surface of the skin and the amount performed will be contingent on what product is being employed and how large the crease or line is.

What Type of Results Can I Expect?

Results from most dermal filler injections last around two to twelve months. This will vary based on the product which was chosen by the doctor. It is frequently suggested that individuals use these filler injections in combination with additional cosmetic and skin recuperative treatments. Dermal facial injections will necessitate a minimal recovery time and people are typically able to go back to work or their activities once the treatments have finished. It is crucial to remember that for the initial 24-hours following treatment patients will likely need to avoid strenuous activity as well as sun and heat exposure. There might also be moderate bruising, redness, tenderness, or numbness at the site of the injection.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

We accept all PPO insurance plans and Medicare. If you have any questions regarding insurance plans, please call our office.

Anthem Blue Cross of California
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