Cosmetic Injections in Irvine, CA

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About Cosmetic Injections

While some people wear their wrinkles, lines, and other signs of aging with pride, others prefer a more youthful look. Botox® and fillers, offered by Robert Milanes, MD, at Luminary MD in Irvine, California, allow you to achieve smooth skin, plump lips, and full cheeks. If you’re interested in learning more about how Botox and fillers can make you appear younger without looking unnatural or robotic, call or schedule a consultation online today.


What are Neuromodulators like Botox®, Xeomin® or Dysport®?

Injectables such as Botox, Xeomin and dysport are injectable drugs that paralyzes your muscles. You can use it as a medical treatment for conditions like an overactive bladder or for migraines, but it’s most often used to relax the muscles in your face that cause wrinkles as you age.


Botox can fix:

  • Crow’s feet
  • Smile lines
  • Uncontrollable blinking
  • Forehead lines
  • Migraines


The results of these are temporary (about 3 months), so you need to come back for regular appointments to maintain the appearance you want.


What are Fillers?

Fillers, like Botox, are injected to alter the appearance of your face. You can use fillers to plump your lips and cheeks or add volume to other parts of your face to reduce lines and wrinkles.

As you age, your face tends to become more sunken due to bone loss and the effect of gravity on the fat pads.. Fillers can correct this, or they can give you plumper lips.


There are the most common places to inject fillers:

  • Lips
  • Temples
  • Checks
  • Chin
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Jaw Line
  • Hands
  • Fine Lines such as smoker’s lines


What is Kybella?

Kybella® is an injection that decreases the fat. Kybella® is the first FDA approved treatment that breaks down fat cells. This injection is best suited for small pockets of fat. The most common area to inject is under your chin (sub-mental fat).

We can also inject Kybella® in these following areas:

  • Under your cheeks to give the appearance of cheek bones
  • Small pockets of fat on your abdomen
  • Bra Roll Fat

Am I a good candidate for Botox, Fillers or Kybella?

Nearly anyone can be a good candidate for aesthetic injections like Botox, fillers, or Kybella. If your overall health is good, you likely can qualify for these treatments.

If you’re unsure which treatment would suit your needs the most, Dr. Milanes can talk you through the options and assess your needs to determine which one would yield your desired results.


Are Botox and Fillers Safe?

When used correctly by a trained physician, injectables such as Botox, fillers, and Kybella® are perfectly safe. Side effects are rare but possible, including:

  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Asymmetrical results
  • Bruising
  • Skin discoloration

Most side effects are temporary and only last about 1-2 days. If the treatment is injected incorrectly, you may experience much more severe symptoms or infection. Thankfully, this is extremely rare. If you experience severe or long-lasting side effects, call Dr. Milanes at your earliest convenience.

If you find yourself longing for a younger-looking face, call the office or schedule an appointment online with Dr. Milanes at Luminary MD today.

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*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.