Does the new Juvederm injectable product “Voluma” help with sagging cheekbones?

Yes. It is FDA approved specifically for this purpose. It increases volume lost due to age and plumps up the sagging skin along the cheekbones. A secondary benefit is that by pulling this skin up, it tends to diminish nasolabial fold lines (the lines between the nose and the corners of the mouth), as well as helps with jowls due to its lifting effect. Surveys done by the company that manufactures the product have indicated that most patients feel that once they have reached maximum correction with Voluma, they look 10 years younger. I highly recommend it for all my patients interested in the beneficial effects of fillers.

– Dr. Bussell

Beverly Hills Dermatology Consultants

433 N. Camden Drive, Suite 805   Beverly Hills, CA 90210 | 310-550-7661

Is Botox for men an option to diminish the signs of aging such as wrinkles on the forehead and between the eyebrows?

When people think of wrinkle reduction or the treatment of age lines on the face—frown lines, smile lines on the cheeks, extra lines around the eyes or crow’s feet—they tend to think of women. However, there is a forgotten male population that can also benefit from Botox treatments.

Aging in men frequently first manifests with furrows on the forehead or between the eyebrows. After even one Botox treatment, these visible signs of aging can be medically reduced and, in many cases, completely eliminated. Many men do not even realize that they, too, are excellent candidates for Botox or the similar injectable, Dysport. These nerve and muscle relaxants are becoming the standard for women in a wide age range to enhance a youthful appearance. Men sometimes feel that they are not supposed to express a desire to look more youthful. These treatments are subtle and effective on both men and women.

Injectable skin filler agents such as Restylane, Perlane, Juvederm and Radiesse also work great on men. In my office, I encourage men to take advantage of everything medicine has to offer to help them look and feel as good as possible. It is extremely rewarding to see the smile on my male patients’ faces after the Botox, Dysport or fillers have taken effect.

– Dr. Bussell

Beverly Hills Dermatology Consultants

433 N. Camden Drive, Suite 805   Beverly Hills, CA 90210 | 310-550-7661

What are cosmetic fillers?

Cosmetic fillers are youthful appearance enhancing  injections.  The agent is injected into areas such as the naso-labial fold (the lines between the sides of the nose and the corners of the mouth) mas well as the “marionette” lines (lines going downward from the corners of the mouth).  Sometimes fillers are also put in other facial areas.  This procedure results in the diminishing of unwanted changes in the facial skin, which is associated with aging thereby giving a more youthful appearance to the face.  It is a very popular procedure within my Beverly Hills practice.

The more common fillers include Perlane, Juvéderm, Restylane and Radiesse.

– Dr. Bussell

Beverly Hills Dermatology Consultants

433 N. Camden Drive, Suite 805   Beverly Hills, CA 90210 | 310-550-7661