Dermal Fillers

Conveniently located to serve the areas of Santa Monica, Brentwood, Culver City and Los Angeles

Dermal fillers are one of the most popular, non-invasive aesthetic treatments performed in the United States. Dermal fillers in Los Angeles have become the go-to option for treating facial lines, wrinkles, volume loss, and the desire for volume enhancement.

dermal fillers santa monica los angelesAt Self Care LA in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, and Culver City, we strive to help you be the best version of yourself inside and out. While there are many dermal fillers on the market today, our injectors primarily use the JUVÉDERM family of fillers because of their ease of use and predictable results. If you are partial to another filler brand, please let us know and we will do our best to have that on hand for your visit.


JUVÉDERM is a family of injectable hyaluronic acid, dermal fillers used to provide 6 months to 2 years of correction for facial wrinkles, folds, and volume loss. Its smooth consistency allows it to be easily injected and molded to give you the look you desire. By temporarily adding volume to facial tissue to fill in lines, your injector can restore a smooth, youthful appearance to the face or other areas.

What is Hyaluronic Acid?

Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance found in our bodies that hydrates and adds volume to our skin. It has been used for over 20 years to treat various medical conditions, and is also used in the aesthetic industry in various brands of injectable fillers.

Why are Dermal Fillers Performed?

Many people receive dermal fillers and JUVÉDERM for treating facial lines, wrinkles, and volume loss in a variety of different areas including:

  • Smile lines (nasolabial folds from nose to mouth)
  • Marionette lines (frown lines)
  • Lines above the lip
  • Lips
  • Under lower eyes
  • Upper eyelids
  • Cheeks
  • Temples
  • Hands
  • Chin (non-surgical chin augmentation)

Different Forms of JUVÉDERM

dermal filler anti-aging santa monicaSeveral JUVÉDERM options exist to address different needs: JUVÉDERM Ultra, Volbella, Ultra Plus, Voluma, and Vollure. Each option is suited for a different purpose and to treat different areas for a specific outcome (i.e. add volume, fill lines).

Self Care LA’s expert injectors will consult with you prior to your treatment to determine which filler is right for you based on your aesthetic goals.

JUVÉDERM Ultra & Ultra Plus

Generally, JUVÉDERM Ultra lasts up to 6 months and Ultra Plus will last from 9 months to 1 year.

These two fillers differ in their density and concentration. JUVÉDERM Ultra Plus is best used for deeper areas such as deep nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and cheek volume. Ultra Plus provides more volume than Ultra.

JUVÉDERM Ultra is best used for more superficial lines in the same areas, as well as lip lines, cheek lines, and for lip augmentation.


The newest filler in the JUVÉDERM family is approved for correction of moderate to severe lines and folds. The patented Vycross technology blends varying molecule weights to achieve a smooth result. This cross-linking makes the fillers more pliable and easier to inject, resulting in a better result for the patient.

Vollure can be used to treat moderate to severe lines in the mid-face such as laugh lines, marionette lines, and chin lines. Other uses may be possible to discuss at your appointment.

Vollure lasts about 18 months, which is one year longer than most fillers approved to treat in the same areas. This is a great option for those who don’t want to come in as often to repeat treatments. Vollure is also a more cost-effective option.


Voluma is approved for volume correction in the cheeks. It is the only filler proven to last up to 2 years. When treated again after 2 years, patients typically require less product to obtain their desired results.

Voluma is a great option for those who want to enhance or restore lost volume to the cheeks. When injected into the cheeks area, Voluma will not only add volume, but it will also gently lift and contour.


Volbella has been proven to last up to 1 year.

Whether your lips are losing their youthful, luscious appearance, or you have not been satisfied with their shape or size, Volbella can be used to enhance their appearance. Volbella was designed to add subtle volume to the lips and to improve the appearance of vertical lip lines.

Volbella is used to add fullness to the lips, improve symmetry, and reduce the appearance of fine lines. Volbella also contains lidocaine to minimize the discomfort often associated with treating lips.

How are Dermal Fillers Performed?

Before your treatment, your injector will discuss your concerns and goals, as well as examine the area you wish to enhance. Recommendations will be given with an explanation of what can be achieved. Photos may be taken to demonstrate what is being recommended and where, as well as to compare your before/after result.

The injection site will be cleansed with an anti-bacterial agent prior to beginning your filler treatment. The total time depends on the number of areas being injected, but most appointments last anywhere from 15-30 minutes.

Once the procedure is complete, any markings will be cleaned off. An ice pack may be applied once completed to reduce any swelling that may occur. The treated area may be tender for a few days, and bruising is a slight possibility as well.

Will Dermal Fillers’ Results Last?

The results of JUVÉDERM are apparent immediately and can last anywhere from 3 months to 2 years depending on the product used. Touch-ups or repeat treatments are usually needed to maintain your amazing results.

Dermal Fillers Side Effects

With any filler treatment, some patients may experience mild swelling, redness, and/or bruising. Most side effects will subside within a few days.

Medical interaction with Dermal Fillers

If you are prone to bruising, avoid Aspirin and other blood thinning medications two weeks prior to your treatment. Should bruising occur after treatment, you can apply Arnica cream to the area treated to expedite the healing process.

Dermal Fillers Rewards

The results of dermal fillers will help improve fine lines, wrinkles, and volume loss in treated areas like smile lines, marionette lines, hands, chins, cheeks, and lips. Your injector will restore a smooth, youthful appearance that will leave you feeling rejuvenated and renewed. Our expert injectors use their skill and artistry to ensure you walk out of your appointment feeling like a million dollars!

Dermal Fillers and JUVÉDERM with Self Care LA

The best results require the best products injected by aesthetic experts who have the experience and skill to deliver great results. Self Care LA’s expert injectors will consult with you prior to your treatment to determine which Juvederm fillers is right for you based on your aesthetic goals. Contact Self Care LA to schedule your complimentary filler consultation to learn what fillers can do to enhance your appearance.

Allergan’s Brilliant Distinctions Rewards Program

Sign up before you come in for your treatment and start saving money towards all your future treatments.

For every appointment you complete, you have the opportunity to earn points with Allergan’s Brilliant Distinctions rewards program. With JUVÉDERM cosmetics, you can earn savings on products you already use and receive $10 for every 100 points. For every JUVÉDERM application, you can earn anywhere from 100 to 300 or more points depending on which family choice you use!

On top of these great rewards, their membership tier program allows you to climb the ladder towards more benefits, bonus points, and event gift cards!