Available at the Laguna Hills & Long Beach Location


Over time, hyaluronic acid and collagen begin to decrease dramatically in our skin causing unwanted fine lines and wrinkles. Evnironmental factors such as sun exposure and gravity affect the structure and volume of our skin.

This is where the experience of your physician is of critical importance. An experienced physician such as Dr. Stafford, knows the underlying structure of the face and how much filler and/or neuromodulator to inject in order to achieve natural looking results. 


Neuromodulators can improve the appearance of fine-lines and wrinkles. Botox® and Xeomin® are two medications that are used to improve the signs of wrinkles around the eyes, in between the brows and on the forehead.

Fillers, such as Juvederm®, Radiesse®, and Belotero®, can add volume where it has been lost to reduce the signs of aging. Fillers replace the lost fat, muscle, and bone and tighten the skin to reduce the wrinkles, folds, and creases.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Will Happen During A Consultation For Injectables?

Prior to undergoing an injectable cosmetic treatment, prospective patients will undergo a consultation with Dr. Stafford or one of our experienced nurse injectors. During your consultation, we will go over your cosmetic goals, and provide information on the facility and each type of injectable cosmetic we offer, including the potential risks and associated costs of the procedure. We’ll then decide together which filler is most appropriate for your needs.

Will I Receive Anesthesia For My Injectable Filler Procedure?

At the start of the procedure, patients will receive a topical anesthetic to minimize discomfort during the injection phase of treatment.

How Are Injectable Fillers Performed and How Long Does the Procedure Last?

The injection phase of the procedure is quick and relatively painless, often taking just a few minutes to complete. The injector inserts a fine needle just below the skin’s surface and injects the filler into the problem area. Patients can expect to be in and out of the office in as little as 45 minutes. However, some injectables require multiple appointments to experience optimal results.

What Should I Expect Of The Recovery After My Injectable Filler Procedure and How Much Downtime Should I Expect?

It’s normal for patients to experience mild redness and swelling at the injection site following the procedure. However, these side effects should clear up within two to three days, with most patients experiencing little to no downtime, unlike more invasive cosmetic procedures. Injectables are often referred to as “lunchtime procedures” because they require zero recovery time, and many patients resume their normal work or activity schedules immediately after treatment.

Will My Injectable Filler Procedure Be Covered By Insurance?

Injectable fillers are considered elective treatments by most health insurance providers, and they generally do not cover the cost of these procedures.

How Long Can I Expect The Results Of My Injectables Procedure To Last?

Injectable cosmetics are considered temporary anti-aging solutions because the results are not permanent, and most patients require periodic maintenance treatments to prolong the results of their initial injectable procedure. The longevity of the results largely depends on individual patient anatomy and the type of filler being used. The effects of Juvederm® Ultra XC and Plus can last up to eight months, where as Belotero® can last up to six months. Radiesse® can last up to 18 months before touch-up treatments are necessary. Products such as Juvederm Voluma™ are considered semi-permanent injectable treatments because the results can last for up to two years or more. The effects of Botox® and Xeomin® can last up to six months. *results may vary