When you look in the mirror do you wish you could erase the lines, wrinkles, and hollow cheeks that come with age? While these changes are completely normal, it doesn’t mean you have to live with them. Cosmetic injectables offer a wide range of options to help you look and feel your best.

Here at the Ventura Institute for Dermatologic Arts offices in Ventura and Camarillo, California, Dr. Peter Karlsberg and Michele Ayans combine state-of-the-art therapies and treatments for all your dermatological needs. We employ just the right mix of art and science to create a personalized plan for each patient. whether they are dealing with a health issue like skin cancer or seeking to refresh their look with Botox®, facial fillers, CoolSculpting®, and more.

Aging skin

Skin ages due to a variety of causes ranging from damage from the ultraviolet light of the sun and tanning beds to unhealthy habits like smoking, drinking too much alcohol, and eating a poor diet. These things, along with natural aging, can result in wrinkles, sagging skin, and more. Cosmetic injectables can help battle these imperfections and leave you with a smoother, firmer appearance.

Cosmetic injectables

There are a number of different types of cosmetic injectables designed to address wrinkles as well as restore lost volume to specific areas of the face. In many cases multiple injectables can be used to complement one another. Some examples include


Dynamic wrinkles develop from years of smiling, furrowing the brow or other repetitive facial expressions. Examples include wrinkles on the forehead, frown lines, and crow’s feet.

Botox and other similar neurotoxins like Dysport® and Xeomin® work by paralyzing the muscle under the wrinkle, which in turn smooths the skin.

The procedure is quick at just 30 to 60 minutes and requires no downtime afterward. Initial results are apparent immediately after treatment with more improvement occurring over several days. Benefits are typically seen for three to six months.

Facial fillers

Facial fillers are another option that can be used alone or in combination with Botox and/or each other. In addition to wrinkles, aging can also lead to the loss of facial volume, which causes everything from hollow cheeks and sagging jowls to deep nasolabial folds and lip lines.

Facial fillers are injected to create more volume in a certain area and restore a more youthful appearance. There are a number of different choices available including the Juvéderm® and Restylane® lines along with Belotero Balance®, Radiesse®, and more. Each product is specially formulated to treat a certain cosmetic issue.

The facial filler procedure typically takes an hour or less to perform and the effects frequently last for a year or more.

If you’re tired of looking older than you feel and want to rejuvenate your appearance, call us today at (805) 677-1600 to make an appointment to determine which cosmetic injectables are right for you.

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