Injectable Fillers

As we age, gravity, sun exposure and years of facial muscle movement inevitably take their toll on the way we look. However, many people from Santa Rosa to Marin County have discovered that Restylane® and other injectable fillers can help restore a more youthful-looking appearance. It is very important who is performing your injections and not just which product is used. Dr. Victor Lacombe applies his many years of facial plastic surgery experience to achieving natural-looking results for his patients. In fact, he has been so successful in using fillers that he has been selected as a national trainer for Juvederm, Restylane, Sculptra and soon Juvederm VOLUMA XC.

Dr. Lacombe is the only Allergan Diamond Level Plastic Surgeon in Sonoma County for Botox and Juvederm. He was chosen as one of the 15 clinical investigators in the United States for the Juvederm VOLUMA clinical study in 2011. He is only 1 of 4 clinical investigators in the state of California. Since then, he has injected over 500 syringes of Juvederm VOLUMA. Juvederm VOLUMA is expected to become available in the United States by the end of the year. Dr. Victor Lacombe will be one of the first, and most experienced Plastic Surgeon in the United States to offer this treatment.

In addition, he has reached the Medicis Valued Partner (MVP) Chairman’s Level with Medicis for Restylane and Sculptra. Chairman’s Level is given to the top aesthetic offices in the country and represents the highest level of distinction. These elite practice represent the top 1% of accounts in the nation and have shown to be experts in aesthetic medicine utilizing both Medicis Injectables and Obagi Medical skin care.

Juvederm XC

restylane

 

 

 

Juvederm® & Restylane®

Juvederm® and Restylane® injectable gels  are hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers used for the correction of moderate to severe facial folds and wrinkles.

Candidates for Juvederm® and Restylane®

You may be a candidate if you would like to:

  • Fill in hollows under your eyes
  • Restore lost volume to your cheeks
  • Restore fullness to your face and soften features
  • Add shape and fullness to your lips
  • Soften your smile lines

Areas Treated

  • Vertical Lip Lines
  • Cheeks
  • Nasal Labial Folds “Smile Lines”
  • Lips
  • Oral Commissure
  • Jaw line
  • Chin

The Procedure

Local anesthesia is used prior to injections to ease discomfort. Dr. Lacombe will then ease the injectable gel under your skin to fill wrinkles and folds, instantly increasing volume. Following the injection, he may gently massage the treated areas. The procedure is quick and easy. Depending on the number of areas treated, the injection itself usually takes only 15-30 minutes.

The Recovery and Results

There is minimal recovery or downtime. Some people may experience swelling, redness, bumps and bruises. Ice packs can be used to minimize the swelling. Patients can opt to have Dr. Lacombe give them a quick “zap” with a laser to reduce and eliminate bruising. Studies have shown that these possible side-effects are usually mild to moderate and will clear up on their own in 3-7 days.

You should see an immediate improvement in the treatment areas resulting in a smoother and natural looking appearance. Typically Juvederm® and Restylane® results last up to 12 months depending on the patient and the area being treated.

Sculptra Aesthetic

 

 

 

Sculptra Aesthetic®

Sculptra is an FDA approved volumizing dermal filler that has the ability to help stimulate collagen. It is created using a bi-product called poly-L-lactic-acid.

Candidates for Sculptra

You may be a candidate if you would like to:

  • Fill in hollows under your eyes, your temples, cheeks, jawline and chin.
  • Restore fullness and lost volume to your face

Areas Treated

  • Temples
  • Cheeks
  • Under eyes 
  • Jaw line
  • Chin

The Procedure

Local anesthesia is used prior to injections to ease discomfort. Dr. Lacombe will then ease the injectable gel under your skin.  The Sculptra filler is injected beneath the skin, under the dermis and subcutis layer.  Depending on the number of areas treated, the injection itself usually takes only 15-30 minutes.

The Recovery and Results

There is minimal recovery or downtime. Some people may experience swelling and bruising. Ice packs can be used to minimize the swelling. Patients can opt to have Dr. Lacombe give them a quick “zap” with a laser to reduce and eliminate bruising. Studies have shown that these possible side-effects are usually mild to moderate and will clear up on their own in 3-7 days.

You should see a gradual improvement in the treatment areas overtime resulting in a fuller, natural looking appearance as collagen is stimulated. Typically, Sculptra is injected in a series of 2 or 3 treatments two months apart. Sculptra typically lasts up to two years.

Dr. Lacombe has devoted his career to providing advanced techniques for improving the aging face. To learn more about injectable fillers, you can request your complimentary consultation with Dr. Lacombe or call his office at (707) 577-8292. His Santa Rosa office is conveniently located for men and women from Sonoma County, Marin County, and other areas of Northern California.