Introduction to Dermal Fillers

Everyone knows about the “bad fat” that a majority of the population works hard to shed, but there’s also “good fat” that we all possess. The older you get, you begin to notice more wrinkles and lines on your face, and that’s primarily because of the loss of the good fat, professionally known as subcutaneous fat. This fat gives your face the volume and tighter skin appearance that makes your face appear more youthful. At the Nikolov Center for Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, Dr. Nicholas Nikolov has a variety of top-of-the-line Dermal Fillers to help his patients regain their youthful appearance.

We strive to offer some of the best dermal filler results in Beverly Hills, while always practicing patient saftey. Below, we’ve included our guide to the treatment, but if you’d like to schedule a consultation, please contact us today!

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What are Dermal Fillers?

A dermal filler is a gel-like substance injected into the skin. This minimally invasive cosmetic procedure helps to restore volume, smooth lines, and enhance facial features. Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is a natural substance that promotes your cells to retain moisture. These fillers are soft and gel-like and are used to improve the skin’s contour. Additionally, they reduce depression in the skin from scars, injuries, or lines.

Dr. Nilolov will recommend the best filler possible for your particular case taking into account all of the factors included in making this important decision. Ask Dr. Nikolov which is right for you.

Types of Dermal Fillers We Offer

Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid (HA), also known as hyaluronan or hyaluronate, is a natural substance your body creates that can be found in your eyes and joints. It is gooey and slippery, acting like a cushion and lubricant for your joints and other tissues, as well as helping to decrease swelling after an injury.

When used as a Dermal Filler, it can help keep your skin plump and hydrated. The results are not permanent but can last between 6 and 12 months before your body gradually absorbs the filler.


MYOBLOC is a botulinum toxin type B therapy that can be injected into the muscle to treat abnormal head position and neck pain that occurs with cervical dystonia (CD). It can also be injected into salivary glands to treat chronic sialorrhea (long-lasting drooling).


The Restylane family of products includes Restylane®, Restylane-L®, Restylane® Silk, Perlane®, and Perlane-L®. Restylane, Restylane-L, Perlane, and Perlane-L can be used to add volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds). Restylane, Restylane-L, and Restylane Silk may also be used for lip enhancement in patients over 21 years. Restylane Silk can be used to treat lip lines in patients over 21 years.

What are the Benefits of Dermal Fillers?

So many of our patients in Dermal filler patients in Beverly Hills are beyond satisfied with the results and have reaped the following benefits from their treatment:

  • Almost immediate results
  • Can boost your confidence
  • Easily combined with other treatments
  • Increases collagen and elastin production
  • Long-lasting results
  • Minimal risk involved
  • Reduces the appearance of scars
  • Subtle but effective results
  • Zero recovery time
  • Improved volume in the lips (lip injections)
  • Adds Volume to the cheeks or chin
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What’s the First Step?

The first step in getting Dermal Fillers in Beverly Hills is to contact the Nikolov Center for Plastic Surgery and schedule your consultation with one of our technicians. During this appointment, you will be able to discuss your goals from the treatment, ask questions and address any concerns you may have, and receive an evaluation of the area you’re looking to treat. You will also need to discuss your Medical history to help prevent any unnecessary risks and achieve the most optimal results.

After the technician discusses their plan for you, you will be able to get your Dermal Fillers done right then or you can reschedule your session for a date and time that best works for you.

What to Expect on the Day of Dermal Fillers

When you come into our practice for your Dermal Fillers, it should be a very quick visit. We will begin by numbing the targeted area using a cooling ointment or numbing cream. Then they will select deliberate spots to inject the filler into with a very fine needle. We will then gently massage the area, assessing your appearance, and adding more if needed. It only takes a few moments per injection. Once complete, you will be asked to stick around for about 10 – 20 minutes to ensure that you aren’t going to have a negative reaction.

Who are the Best Candidates for Dermal Fillers?

Anyone interested in receiving Dermal FIllers should have the following characteristics:

  • Are physically healthy
  • Are committed to maintaining good skin health
  • Have a positive outlook and realistic goals in mind for the improvement of your appearance
  • Nonsmoker
  • Might have a receding chin
  • Deep nose-to-mouth lines
  • Lines around the mouth
  • Minor nose deformities
  • Sunken or thinning cheeks caused by volume loss
  • Thin or unevenly shaped lips

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Dermal Fillers Recovery

Once you are finished with your session, you will be able to return to your normal activities. You should avoid any intense activity during the first 24 – 48 hours to avoid swelling or bruising. Every patient will have a different experience during recovery, especially with the various types of filler. Regardless of the type of dermal filler, you can expect an initial “overfilled” appearance in the treated areas, but this will subside over the next few days as your body absorbs some of it and the remainder settles into place. We strongly recommend avoiding touching your face the first few days after your injection as it can cause the filler to migrate or dissipate. Other normal, but pretty rare reactions include lumps or hard areas at the injection sites, temporary numbness or redness, swelling or bruising ranging from mild to severe, and very rarely, a hypersensitive reaction which may include hives and/or swelling.

How Much Do Dermal Fillers Cost in Beverly Hills?

The cost of Dermal Fillers in Beverly Hills is determined by a variety of factors, such as which filler you are using and how much of it you will need to achieve your desired results. When you come in for your consultation and the technician can give you a personal evaluation, our Patient Coordinator will provide you with a breakdown detailing the price for your treatment.

Why Choose Dr. Nikolov?

Dr. Nicholas Nikolov has been an authority in the field of plastic surgery for more than 20 years. He is a widely trusted board-certified plastic surgeon in both Beverly Hills, California and Madrid, Spain, and is world-renowned for his keen aesthetic sense that emphasizes facial harmony and subtle changes that create a fresh appearance. Dr. Nikolov has been consulted for numerous television programs and publications, which include but are not limited to CNN, CBS, NBC, and the Discovery Health Channel. Located in the heart of Beverly Hills, our highly trained staff at the Nikolov Center for Plastic Surgery are happy to assist residents of the area as well as patients from out of town.

Get in Touch

Dermal Fillers can really boost your self-confidence and give you a natural-looking glow. If you are interested in the treatment, we encourage you to call the Nikolov Center for Plastic Surgery at (310) 247-1932. You may also request a consultation through our website and someone from our team will be in touch with you.

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