Adrienne O'Connell, DO -  - Aesthetics

Laguna Beach Aesthetics

Adrienne O'Connell, DO

Aesthetics & Wellness located in Laguna Beach, CA

Injections like fillers and wrinkle relievers can reinvigorate your appearance with no surgery or stitches required. At Laguna Beach Aesthetics in Laguna Beach, California, Adrienne O’Connell, DO, offers high quality hyaluronic acid fillers and botulinum toxin injectables to revamp your appearance. Request your consultation for fillers and injectables by phone or online today.

Fillers Q & A

What are fillers?

Fillers are an injectable treatment that restores the shape and plumpness of your facial features. At Laguna Beach Aesthetics, Dr. O’Connell uses hyaluronic acid fillers like Juvéderm® to place more volume beneath your skin carefully and counter the effects of aging. Hyaluronic acid is a substance that occurs naturally in your body to keep your skin hydrated. 

With dermal filler injections by Dr. O’Connell, you can get:

  • Fuller lips
  • Fuller cheeks
  • Fewer deep wrinkles and folds
  • Reduced eye bags

The dermal fillers that Dr. O’Connell uses for your treatment contain lidocaine to make the treatment painless. She may also offer you a topical numbing cream to improve your comfort. Results last for 6-12 months, but you should come in for a touch up after four to eight weeks.

Which other cosmetic injectables can I get?

In addition to fillers like Juvéderm, Dr. O’Connell provides injectable botulinum toxin products like Botox®, Jeuveau®, and Xeomin®. The aesthetic purpose of these products is to reduce the fine lines that appear on your face and deepen with age. 

Botulinum toxin stops your nerve signals from reaching your muscles and making them flex. It’s effective for treating many common fine lines like crow’s feet, forehead lines, and frown lines because they appear and become more apparent when you make facial expressions. Botox, Jeauveau, or Xeomin injections can smooth your movement-related lines for around four months at a time. 

How should I care for my skin after a treatment with fillers?

After getting dermal fillers or botulinum toxin injections, you’ll need to follow some post-care instructions from Dr. O’Connell. After fillers, you should:

  • Apply a cold pack to your skin
  • Take Arnica montana, an herbal supplement, to relieve swelling
  • Avoid putting pressure on your face

After Botox, Jeauveau, or Xeomin, Dr. O’Connell advises you to:

  • Avoid rubbing the injection areas
  • Avoid laying down for several hours
  • Avoid exercising for several hours
  • Wait at least 24 hours to get a massage

Your treatment with fillers or other cosmetic injectables is personalized to fit your needs. Dr. O’Connell might give you additional instructions to follow after your treatment.

To find out if you’re a candidate for fillers or other cosmetic injectables, call Laguna Beach Aesthetics or request an appointment online today.