Dermal Fillers Specialist

Mark A. Baskin, MD, FACS

Ophthalmologist located in Los Angeles, Encino, CA

Dermal Fillers are a popular way for Encino, CA residents to look younger and more refreshed. Fillers are a non-invasive way to plump up the skin, and ophthalmologist Dr. Mark Baskin can help patients get a beautiful and natural result.

Dermal Fillers Q & A

What Type of Dermal Fillers Are Best?

Juvederm Voluma XC is the leading dermal filler on the market today. It is FDA approved for the correction of facial lines and folds in adults. Juvederm XC is the evolution of the original Juvederm product, as the XC version has an anesthetic component. This anesthetic, lidocaine, allows for a much easier and more comfortable treatment process. Restylane is another popular hyaluronic acid filler, and Radiesse is an effective semi-permanent filler.

What is Juvederm Voluma XC Made From?

Juvederm Voluma XC is made from hyaluronic acid. This substance is a natural sugar that is already present in the human body. As time goes on, the amount of hyaluronic acid in the body decreases, which can result in loss of volume and changes in facial structure. Juvederm Voluma XC replaces that lost volume to make the face look more like it did when you were younger.

What Is The Best Area For Dermal Filler Treatment?

Dermal fillers are usually most effective in the nasolabial fold area. The nasolabial folds are the lines that go from the base of the nose down to the corners of the lips. These lines can become progressively more pronounced as a person ages. A dermal filler can be injected directly into the nasolabial folds to add the missing volume and bring the folds level with the rest of the face. Fillers are most commonly used to fill the cheeks, chin and temple areas as they aid in replacing the loss of volume that accompanies the aging process.

‰What Is The Procedure For Dermal Filler Treatment?

Dermal filler treatment is generally very fast, taking only around 15 minutes. Since lidocaine anesthetic is included in Juvederm Voluma XC, there is no need for a separate numbing shot before the treatment. A topical numbing cream may be used to enhance the effects of the lidocaine. The doctor will use an ultra-fine needle to distribute the dermal filler into the areas of the face that need volume.

Does Dermal Filler Treatment Require Any Downtime?

Dermal filler treatment rarely requires any downtime. Patients can go right back to their regular routine following treatment if desired. However, it is best to avoid sun exposure, strenuous physical activity and alcohol consumption for 24 hours post-treatment.

Accepted Insurance Providers

Our practice accepts most major insurance plans and most of the smaller insurance plans. If we do not participate with your insurance, and your plan allows out of network benefits, our office staff will assist you with the necessary paperwork so you can receive reimbursement directly from your insurance company. If you do not see your insurance listed below, please call the office to speak with one of our knowledgeable staff members about your individual coverage.

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program
Citizens Choice Healthplan
Health Net
L.A. Care Health Plan
Motion Picture Industry Health Plan
Oscar Health Insurance Co.
Providence Health Plans
SCAN Health Plan