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Look as good as you see with facial fillers treatment at Laguna Hills, CA eye institute

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Dr. Melanie Erb provides a variety of surgical enhancements and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures including facial fillers treatment.


Orange County Eye Institute in Laguna Hills, CA is known for excellence in eye care and vision surgery. Did you know that aesthetic services, administered by a highly-qualified and experienced doctor, are also available? Dr. Melanie Erb provides a variety of surgical enhancements and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures including facial fillers treatment.

About dermal fillers

Orange County Eye Institute in Laguna Hills, CA is known for excellence in eye care and vision surgery.
Correctly administered fillers make your face look younger in two ways. First, they restore volume that is lost as we age. Second, they encourage the body to produce fresh collagen, a building block of youthful complexions. These products are placed into skin, superficially or deeper, by injection.

The most common fillers classified by their primary ingredient, are:

  • Hyaluronic acid - HA is a carbohydrate that occurs naturally in the human body. It binds with water, helping to lubricate joints and providing internal hydration to skin. The HA in dermal fillers is made in a laboratory, not animal sourced, so risk of reaction is minimal. HA fillers come in different formulations - thin and silky for lip augmentation and delicate skin around eyes, to a much thicker viscosity for deep tissue injection in the cheek area. The product adds immediate volume, continued improvement as it grabs water molecules, and some level of collagen stimulation. Results can last six to 18 months, depending on the product and the area of injections. Dynamic locations with a lot of movement, such as the mouth, dissipate the HA faster than more static regions of the face.
  • Calcium hydroxylapatite - This mineral-like element is found in bones, but the calcium hydroxylapatite used in fillers is biosynthetically produced. Tiny spheres of it are suspended in a gel base. This robust product was initially used in facial reconstructions. It delivers substantial volume, with the microspheres energizing collagen production. Over the course of a year or more, the spheres are harmlessly absorbed by the body, but skin remains thicker and firmer from natural collagen.
  • Poly-L-lactic acid - PLLA is sometimes called the “patient patient’s filler” because results are not immediate. However, the wait can be worth it. PLLA is a collagen stimulator injected into points on the lower half of the face to lift and firm skin. A series of injections is needed, but noticeable results last about two years.
  • Polymethyl-methacrylate microspheres - PMMA is similar to PLLA, but the material is synthetic, so it is considered semi-permanent. This type of filler is not for everyone, and extensive experience in injecting is essential.

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How the face ages

A child’s face has full, rounded contours created by pads of fat beneath skin. The face of a young adult exhibits the “triangle of youth,” widest set at the eyes and narrowing to the chin. Cheekbones are high the jaw is defined.

By about age 35, fat pads begin to diminish, but not uniformly. It usually begins at the forehead and progresses downward to the eyebrows, above the eyes, and hollows at the temples. Fat pads at the apples of cheeks and lower lids are next. At the same time, facial bone is also shrinking, and there may be loss of muscle tone or mass. The body produces less hyaluronic acid, collagen, and elastin. As skin becomes dryer, thinner, and less resilient it sags into wrinkles and folds. A lifetime of sun exposure accelerates the process.

Meanwhile, new fat accumulates on the lower third of the face, pulling features downward. The triangle of youth becomes inverted with the face widest at the jowls, giving a rectangular, mannish appearance. Change is apparent on most women and men by the time they reach their mid-50s.

Why choose Laguna Hills, Orange County Eye institute for facial fillers treatment

Dr. Melanie Erb personally handles all facial filler treatments at Orange County Eye Institute in Laguna Hills, CA
In the early days of injectables, the objective was simply to fill wrinkles. While this did help to smooth out skin contours, it tended to result in a primate face, over-filled from nose to mouth.

Dr. Melanie Erb personally handles all facial filler treatments at Orange County Eye Institute in Laguna Hills, CA. She has earned double Board certifications - in Ophthalmology and in Oculo-Facial Plastic Surgery. Dr. Erb has specialized training and tremendous experience in aesthetic procedures. She brings a fresh approach to filler injections. With an eight-point nonsurgical facelift technique, Dr. Erb places the correct amount of the right kind of filler in precise spots. Rather than just puffing out wrinkles, her method restores lost volume in upper portions of the face, lifting sagging skin and smoothing folds.

You deserve this level of expertise in nonsurgical facial rejuvenation. Call (949) 441-5444 to schedule a consultation.

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