Dermal Fillers

Westlake Laser and Aesthetics

Double Board Certified Dermatologists and Cosmetic Surgeons located in Westlake Village, CA

Cosmetic injections like dermal fillers address many beauty concerns and provide immediate results. Providing expert cosmetic care to those in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties, Westlake Laser and Aesthetics in Westlake Village, California, specializes in dermal fillers and uses many top brands to address a range of aesthetic needs. To schedule your dermal filler consultation with Afshin David Rahimi, MD, FAAD, and the team, contact the office by phone or online today.

Dermal Fillers Q&A

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are a cosmetic injection that adds volume under your skin to address many aesthetic concerns. Westlake Laser and Aesthetics uses dermal fillers to:

  • Smooth out lines and wrinkles
  • Plump up lips
  • Fill in shallow contours 

Dermal fillers have various uses, and combining them with Botox® can provide a liquid facelift effect.

What are the types of dermal fillers?

Westlake Laser and Aesthetics meets each patient’s unique skin needs and beauty goals and uses a variety of dermal fillers. The types of dermal fillers offered include:


Juvéderm is a gel-like hyaluronic acid dermal filler. Westlake Laser and Aesthetics uses Juvéderm dermal fillers to smooth away wrinkles around your mouth and nose. 

JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC injectable gel is for deep injection in the cheek area to correct age-related volume loss in adults over 21. 

JUVÉDERM VOLLURE XC injectable gel is for injection into the facial tissue for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds (such as nasolabial folds) in adults over 21. JUVÉDERM® XC injectable gel is for injection into the facial tissue for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds (such as nasolabial folds). 

JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC is for injection into the lips and perioral area for lip augmentation in adults over the age of 21. 

JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC injectable gel is for injection into the lips for lip augmentation and for correction of perioral lines in adults over the age of 21.


Restylane is a natural nonanimal-based hyaluronic acid dermal filler. It smooths out lines and wrinkles, adds volume to thin lips, and fills in deep acne scars. 

Restylane Kysse is injected into the lips and the lines around the upper lip to temporarily add fullness to the lips and help smooth the wrinkles around the upper lip (perioral lines) in patients

Restylane® Silk is the first FDA-approved product specifically designed for lip augmentation and the smoothing of wrinkles around the mouth in patients 21 years of age and older.

Restylane Lyft, is an injectable hyaluronic acid gel used to correct volume loss and treat wrinkles in the face and hands.

Restylane® can be used to add volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds). Restylane may also be used for lip enhancement in patients over 21 years.

Restylane® Refyne is designed with XpresHAn Technology™ to help soften laugh lines (nasolabial folds and marionette lines). This can help you restore a more natural look to your face while maintaining your facial expressions

Restylane® Defyne helps smooth out deep laugh lines (nasolabial folds and marionette lines). Using innovative cross-linking technology, Restylane Defyne is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler that is able to help restore a more youthful, natural-looking appearance, while helping you maintain your natural expressions.

Sculptra Aesthetic

Activate the skin’s natural regenerative process with Sculptra Aesthetic and help replenish lost collagen, the most common protein in the body that supports cells and tissue. This FDA-approved injectable subtly and gradually over time helps restore facial volume.


Bellafill is the only dermal filler that stimulates collagen growth long term to help maintain your youthful appearance for up to 5 years. Bellafill’s tiny, polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) microspheres are suspended within a base of smooth collagen gel. Once injected, the collagen gel immediately reduces the look of smile lines. Over time, your body uses the microspheres in Bellafill to create a “scaffold” onto which your own natural collagen can develop. This collagen forms a foundation that adds volume to wrinkles, reducing their appearance – and giving you natural-looking results that feel soft and smooth for up to 5 years.

Fat Transfer

What is it?

Fat transfers, or fat injections, involve removing fat from one part of the body and injecting it into another part of the same individual to provide possible natural-looking results. The fat injections can be used as a wrinkle treatment or to enhance areas such as the lips, cheeks and backs of hands.

What happens?

The area from where the fat is taken will be given a local anesthetic, and the fat harvested using small syringes. It is then prepared to be injected right away into the area to be treated. Excess fat can be kept and frozen for future fat transfer procedures; Forever Young has a licensed and State-approved tissue bank where your fat can safely be stored.

Patients do usually feel some discomfort during the harvesting and a slight stinging during the fat injection. There may be some swelling and bruising at the site afterwards but any pain can be controlled with oral medication. Individual results may very, you should discuss your specific case with your physician.

How long will it last?

Most patients do need to come in for additional treatments from time to time, but the results may last for several years.


Radiesse is a calcium-based dermal filler that not only immediately corrects your beauty concerns, but also stimulates the production of collagen to prolong the results.

In addition to the various brands of dermal fillers, Westlake Laser and Aesthetics can also smooth out lines and wrinkles and plump lips using your body fat. During a fat transfer dermal filler treatment, your provider harvests body fat from specific areas of your body using a small syringe and then prepares and injects it into the desired area. 

What can I expect during my dermal filler treatment?

The specifics of your dermal filler treatment depend on the type of dermal filler you choose as well as the treatment area. Your provider at Westlake Laser and Aesthetics reviews the details of your treatment plan prior to your dermal filler appointment, so you know what to expect and how to prepare.

Your dermal filler treatment may take 15-60 minutes. To ease discomfort during your injections, your provider may apply a local topical anesthetic to your skin prior to treatment. Though downtime isn’t usually needed for brand dermal fillers, Westlake Laser and Aesthetics may suggest you take it easy for a few days after a fat transfer.

No matter what type of dermal filler you choose, you can expect to see the results of your cosmetic treatment immediately.

With good skin care practices, your dermal filler treatments may last a year or more, and your fat transfer may last several years. 

To schedule your dermal filler consultation, call Westlake Laser and Aesthetics or make an appointment with the online booking tool.