Fillers Specialist

Daphne Panagotacos, M.D., Inc.

Dermatology located in Westlake Village, CA

Fillers are a non-surgical way to address cosmetic signs of aging, which are similar but not exactly the same as Botox®. At Daphne Panagotacos, M.D., Inc., in Westlake Village, California, Daphne Panagotacos, MD, and Stephanie Porter, DNP, utilize the best fillers on the market like Juvéderm® and Radiesse® to smooth wrinkles, fill scars, and replace diminished subdermal fat. To see which filler is right for you, call Daphne Panagotacos, M.D., Inc., or schedule an appointment online today.

Fillers Q & A

What are fillers?

Fillers, or dermal fillers, alter your facial structure by adding volume that mimics the natural subdermal fat in your tissues. There is a range of filler products available for injection at Daphne Panagotacos, M.D., Inc., and they use different ingredients with various benefits for each. 

If you choose cosmetic treatment with dermal fillers, your provider selects the product that is the best fit for your goals. They inject your fillers using fine needles for minimal pain and build up to the perfect outcome by injecting small amounts of the filler with each syringe.

You can make minor alterations to how you look using fillers, but you’ll still look like yourself. The results of dermal fillers are temporary since the products dissolve naturally in your skin, so you get to choose whether or not to continue getting fillers after your first try. 

What can fillers do?

The changes that fillers can make are mostly minor, but they can target some of your most pressing appearance-related insecurities without any need for general anesthesia or surgery. 

When your face loses subcutaneous fat, collagen and elastin are quick to go with it. Together, these losses lead to aging features like large wrinkles, more prominent scarring, and angular or flattened cheeks. 

Using fillers, you can get:

  • Plumper cheeks
  • Plumper lips
  • More symmetry in your face
  • Softer wrinkles and lines
  • A decreased lower eyelid shadow
  • Fewer recessed scars

Even if you haven’t noticed any changes related to aging, you can use fillers to adjust some of your natural yet unfavorable facial contours and features. 

Which filler should I get?

An important objective of your initial consultation at Daphne Panagotacos, M.D., Inc., is to decide which filler product is right for you. The practice offers some of the leading dermal filler brands of the highest quality available, and they differ in their formulas and intended usages. 

Your filler options include:

Hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers

HA fillers like Juvéderm®, Restylane®, and Belotero® are smooth products that provide a natural-looking result. They tend to last 6-12 months or longer, depending on the concentration of their formulas and their targeted areas. 

Calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) fillers

CaHA fillers like Radiesse® include calcium particles suspended in a smooth gel that’s thicker than HA. These fillers also last longer than HA products because they help your tissues produce and replace collagen. 

To see which filler is appropriate for your upcoming cosmetic injectable treatment, call Daphne Panagotacos, M.D., Inc., or schedule an appointment online today.