Dermal Fillers Specialist

Anna Cheng, MD -  - Medical Aesthetics Specialist

Anna Cheng, MD

Medical Aesthetics Specialist located in Rowland Heights, CA

If you’re looking to treat wrinkles or add volume to shallow cheeks and thin lips, injectable dermal fillers may be right for you. Dr. Anna Cheng offers a variety of Juvederm® brand dermal fillers at her Rowland Heights office that can restore your face’s youthful smoothness and fullness. These minimally invasive injections can address early signs of aging as a stand-alone treatment or complement other cosmetic procedures. To learn more about dermal fillers, set up a free initial consultation by calling or using the online scheduling tool. Dr. Cheng is accepting patients from Diamond Bar, Walnut, West Covina, Hacienda Heights, Whittier, Alhambra, Yerba Linda, Pomona and Fullerton as well as from all of Los Angeles County.

Dermal Fillers Q & A

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are injectable gel fillers made from naturally produced active ingredients that help diminish facial lines and replete volume loss to your facial features. As you get older, your face loses fat underneath the skin, which makes your facial muscles and skin come in contact with each other more. This diminished volume causes wrinkles and facial lines in the face.

Dermal fillers can help treat early signs of aging, sun damage, and facial lines, or improve your facial features by adding volume to thin lips and shallow cheeks.

Fillers Before and After

How do dermal fillers work?

First, Dr. Cheng cleans your face with antiseptic solution, marks the injection sites, and numbs the treatment area with a topical or local anesthetic. The injection of the filler itself can be as short as 15 minutes or as long as an hour.

After Dr. Cheng injects the dermal fillers, she cleans the injection site thoroughly again and provides you an ice pack to relieve any swelling. It’s normal to feel mild tenderness for a day or two follow following the procedure.

What dermal fillers do you offer?

Dr. Cheng offers a selection of fillers to treat various facial areas, including:

  • Juvederm Ultra XC® and Juvederm Volbella®: plump your lips and improve lines around the mouth
  • Juvederm Voluma XC®: adds volume to your cheeks
  • Juvederm Vollure®: improves the appearance of facial wrinkles and folds
  • Radiesse®: reduces the appearance of wrinkles in hands and other body areas

 

Hyaluronic acid, a natural substance that provides your skin with moisture-retaining nutrients, is the active ingredient in the Juvederm fillers Dr. Cheng uses.

Radiesse fillers are made with calcium hydroxylapatite, which contains skin-healing minerals and proteins. Dr. Cheng sometimes uses these fillers for non-facial treatments on a case-by-case basis.

Are dermal fillers safe?

Yes, dermal fillers are safe. As is the case with any procedure, there is the potential for minimal side effects, such as:

  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Tiny bumps under your skin

 

Dr. Cheng is more than happy to answer any questions you may have. If you’re interested in dermal fillers, call or use the online scheduling tool to set up a free consultation.