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By Santa Monica Dermatology Group
March 15, 2019
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Fillers   Wrinkles  

How dermal fillers from Santa Monica office can help you look great

Dermal FillersIs your face betraying your age? Are you seeing the early signs of aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles at the corners of your eyes, forehead, and other areas of your face? Did you know that dermal fillers can help? Here at Santa Monica Dermatology Group, our dermatologists offer dermal fillers to smooth out your skin and help you look younger!


More about Fillers

So, what are dermal fillers? Dermal fillers are liquids or gels which are injected in small amounts into your skin so as to soften, fill in, and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. They add back the volume that was lost due to aging and thereby reduce sagging skin.

Dermal fillers may be short-acting or long-acting depending on the ingredients. Many dermal fillers provide an immediately visible benefit, giving you smoother, more youthful skin. Dermal fillers also help stimulate collagen production, giving you added skin restoring benefits over time.

Dermal fillers are used to fill in and smooth areas, including:

  • Wrinkles at the corners of your eyes, known as crow’s feet
  • Lines between your eyebrows, known as glabella
  • Lines across your forehead, known as furrows
  • Lines from the corners of your mouth, known as marionette lines
  • Smile and laugh lines from your nose to your mouth

Dermal filler treatment is easily tolerated, and your dermatologist can use a numbing cream or spray beforehand if you wish. The number of injections you need will vary depending on the areas being treated. For more detailed information about dermal fillers, please visit the Fillers page on the website at


Interested? Give Us a Call!

To learn more about dermal fillers and other cosmetic/medical services, call Santa Monica Dermatology Group today at (310) 829-4484 and get ready to look great!

By Santa Monica Dermatology Group
February 06, 2019
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Botox  

Would you like to look younger? Are lines and facial wrinkles changing your self-esteem? At Santa Monica Dermatology Group, your botoxboard-certified dermatologists provide a wide range of medical and cosmetic dermatology services. One of the most sought-after is BOTOX. Minimally invasive, quick and best of all effective, BOTOX injectables return you to that smooth, youthful look you're used to.

What is BOTOX?

BOTOX injectables provided by our Santa Monica dermatologists are a pharmaceutical-grade form of the botulism toxin. Purified and safe, BOTOX goes right under the skin, targeting facial areas most prone to dynamic wrinkles--areas such as:

  • The forehead
  • Around the mouth (Marionette lines)
  • At the corners of the eyes (Crow's feet)
  • Between the eyebrows
  • Around the lips (smoker's lines)

How does BOTOX work? Simply put, it blocks the neurotransmitter which makes certain muscles contract. If these muscles relax and stay that way, lines and wrinkles smooth out, leaving skin looking much more youthful. Your dermatologist uses a fine needle to place the BOTOX medication right where it's needed.

Who benefits from BOTOX?

People of all walks of life--both men and women--take advantage of the therapeutic effects of BOTOX. Additionally, BOTOX is used to alleviate migraine headaches, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), eyelid spasms and more.


They take just 30 minutes at Santa Monica Dermatology Group. The doctor will clear you medically before recommending BOTOX; so you know these FDA-approved treatments will be safe for you and your skin.

You may feel a mild stinging sensation with each needle prick, and afterwards, some patients notice some slight redness, puffiness and tenderness. These resolve rapidly, however, and you will return to your normal activities right away--no downtime whatsoever.

You should see a smoother appearance to your skin almost immediately. After 24 to 72 hours, you'll experience the full effect. It will last for a few months and gradually wear off. When it does, you can return to your skin doctor for follow-up treatment.

Interested in BOTOX?

The professional team at Santa Monica Dermatology Group can tell you more. For more information, please call our office to schedule a free consultation with our aesthetic nurse Tereasa North-Sweeney. She has great skill in administering Botox and can help you reach your aesthetic goals. Call (310) 829-4484.