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Dermal Fillers

Cosmetic Injectables: How Long Do Results Last?

One of the most common concerns that my patients express during one-on-one consultations is regional volume loss throughout the face. While in the past patients were more focused on a single line or crease, more and more patients are now seeking to restore lost volume across an entire region, such as the cheek mound. The injectables Sculptra® Aesthetic and Bellafill® are highly beneficial for improving both concerns due to their history of successful results. Although... Continue Reading

Sculptra Cheek Contouring

This is a nice example of what Sculptra cosmetic injections can do in terms of cheek enhancement. This pleasant lady consulted with me regarding possible augmentation of her cheek region. After discussion, we both decided that Sculptra would be a great choice for her. Sculptra cosmetic happens to be one of my favorite volumizing treatments for the face. The visible benefits of Sculptra happen somewhat gradually over the first few weeks after an office-based treatment... Continue Reading

How Long Will Sculptra® Aesthetic Results Last?

Injectables provide rejuvenating effects in different ways - dermal fillers add volume to targeted facial areas, while BOTOX® Cosmetic weakens overactive facial muscles that lead to lines and wrinkles. An alternative to these options, Sculptra® Aesthetic, actually targets the cause of many facial wrinkles by enhancing and reinforcing the deeper layers of skin by replacing lost collagen. Achieving this exceptionally natural-looking effect can take a little longer to manifest than other injectable alternatives. The good... Continue Reading

Immediate Effects of Lower Eyelid Restylane Injection

Patients ask me all the time what they might look like immediately following a Restylane treatment to the lower eyelid - cheek region. As they say - a picture is worth a thousand words. So here is a quick photo example of what you can expect to look like within minutes of having Restylane injected along the lower eyelid region. This gentleman was actually referred to me by another plastic surgeon for treatment of his... Continue Reading
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Facial Implants Offer Long-Term Solution to Volume Loss Says San Diego Facial Plastic Surgeon

San Diego, CA -- Dr. John Hilinski, a board-certified facial plastic surgeon in San Diego, says he has noticed a dramatic increase of patients interested in facial implants at his practice over the past few years. This trend is confirmed by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), which finds that the number of facial implants performed on women has risen by 50 percent in the past year. Designed to add volume... Continue Reading
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Injectable Filler for Deep Forehead Wrinkles in San Diego, CA

This case example is a great learning case to visually see what dermal fillers can do for excessively deep, unwanted facial lines and wrinkles. This male patient from San Diego, CA was unhappy with a deep horizontal line across the forehead region. Although Botox injections could help minimize worsening of the line by stopping the underlying muscle movement, Botox injections were not sufficient to fully erase the line in its resting state. Instead, he required... Continue Reading
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Facial Filler Facts

Facial dermal fillers, such as Restylane, Perlane, Juvederm and Artefill, are some of the most popular cosmetic office-based treatments I perform on a daily basis. These minimally invasive injection procedures involve careful placement of a gel-like filler substance to correct unwanted facial lines and creases. The results in most cases can be a significant improvement and enhancement of the facial appearance with essentially no downtime, which is why these fillers as so attractive to so... Continue Reading
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Injectable Silicone for Facial Enhancement of the Cheek

Many patients inquire about non-absorbable options for treating unwanted hollowing and volume deficiency of the face. These are patients that have tried temporary injectable fillers, such as Juvederm, Restylane, Perlane and Radiesse, but are unhappy with having to get repeated treatments every year. One alternative is to use liquid silicone injections to achieve a more long-lasting cosmetic enhancement. Silicone injections are considered off-label when used for this type of purpose. They are FDA approved for... Continue Reading
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Current Restylane, Perlane & Dysport Specials!

San Diego's The Hilinski Clinic of Facial Plastic Surgery is pleased to announce our current specials on the Medicis line of products - Restylane, Perlane and Dysport treatments! Restylane and Perlane now contain lidocaine (novacaine) within the gel preparation, making the injection process much more comfortable for everyone. These new products, now known as Restylane-L and Perlane-L, are a significant improvement over previous injectable fillers that did not contain the numbing medication. Dysport is the... Continue Reading
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Lip Enhancement Augmentation With Juvederm

In order to help let our potential patients know what it looks like immediately after lip enhancement with Juvederm (or Restylane), I have provided the following case example. This young female patient presented for augmentation of her lips using an injectable filler. On examination you can see that her lips were clearly asymmetric with the right upper lip being much smaller than her left upper lip. As is indicated by the white arrow, one can... Continue Reading
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Update On Dermal Fillers

Many patients ask whether or not fillers can be used in the more aged patient as an alternative to undergoing the knife. The reality is that many patients, including more elderly patients, are considered great candidates to undergo dermal filler treatment of their face. The following patient is a great example of exactly what I am referring to with dermal fillers. This female patient from San Diego is 77 years old and simply didn't want... Continue Reading
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Free Latisse! Get Longer, Fuller, Darker Lashes…

The Hilinski Clinic is now offering FREE LATISSE with purchase of either Botox or Juvederm! Latisse is the only prescription treatment available to help make your eyelashes longer, fuller and darker. Eligible patients can now receive a free box of Latisse (a $100 value) from the Hilinski Clinic with any concurrent purchase of Botox wrinkle treatment or Juvederm soft tissue filler treatment. Call us today to schedule your appointment. Visit us online at
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Fall Specials on Juvederm at the Hilinski Clinic

The Hilinski Clinic is now offering Juvederm XC for $425 per syringe! Juvederm XC is one of the most popular dermal fillers used to treat unwanted facial creases and wrinkles. This office-based, minimally invasive cosmetic treatment is now even better with Juvederm XC. This latest dermal filler product now comes prepackaged with lidocaine, which helps maximize comfort while minimizing discomfort. Our special is running from now until the end of November so call us today... Continue Reading

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