If you’re experiencing the early stages of aging and aren’t ready to undergo an extensive surgical procedure such as a facelift, injectables and fillers may be an excellent option for you. You can receive individualized treatment recommendations by speaking with Dr. Lee in person. Please call our office today to schedule a consultation. We serve patients in Newport Beach and throughout Orange County, California.

Wrinkle Relaxers Vs. Dermal Fillers

Dr. Lee offers two different categories of injectables:

  • Wrinkle relaxers
  • Dermal fillers

Wrinkle relaxers temporarily inhibit contractions by your facial muscles, causing the wrinkles formed by these muscle contractions to relax. As a result, you will experience a reduction in these wrinkles that can last approximately three to six months.

On the other hand, dermal fillers add volume to your face to soften wrinkles and restore a more youthful appearance. These injectables can also be used to plump up thin lips and add definition to facial features such as your cheeks or jawline.

Benefits of Injectable Treatments

The benefits of your treatment will vary based on if you receive a wrinkle relaxer or dermal filler treatment. Some of the benefits of treatments include: 

  • Add volume to areas including the lips, cheeks, and chin
  • Soften wrinkles 
  • Turn the clock back on aging 
  • “Fill in” wrinkles or folds 
  • Minimal downtime 
  • No incisions or anesthesia

Dr. Lee will evaluate your unique signs of facial aging in order to recommend the right option to achieve your aesthetic goals.

Types of Injectables Offered by Dr. Lee


With the Restylane® line of dermal fillers restoring volume to your skin, you get minimally invasive, clinically proven, natural-looking results. Restylane® is a transparent hyaluronic acid gel that provides natural-looking results by:

  • Smoothing away facial wrinkles and folds
  • Providing subtle lip enhancement
  • Reducing the appearance of lines around the mouth
  • Adding fullness and a lifting effect to the cheeks, midface, and back of hands
  • Reversing the signs of volume loss

For Restylane in Newport Beach, your options include the following:

  • Contour
  • Lyft
  • Defyne
  • Kysse
  • Restylane L

RHA Collection

Hyaluronic acid (HA) is naturally produced in the body and binds with water molecules for a plump, soft, smooth complexion. When HA production declines with age, HA can be injected with RHA® fillers to quickly and naturally revitalize your facial appearance.

RHA® fillers are designed for facial dynamics because they contain a flexible HA form that supports spontaneous facial movements and expressions. Options include:

  • Redensity
  • RHA 2
  • RHA 3
  • RHA 4


Sculptra® (injectable poly-L-lactic acid) by Galderma Aesthetics corrects shallow to deep nasolabial fold contour lines. This FDA-approved injectable subtly and gradually helps restore facial volume. By activating the skin's natural regenerative process, Sculptra® helps replenish lost facial collagen to support the skin's inner structure.

Rebuilding and replacing lost collagen for up to two years, Sculptra® reshapes the following concerns:

  • Smile lines
  • Marionette lines
  • Chin wrinkles

When you want to appear more youthful without looking like you’ve had work done, Sculptra® may be a good choice for you.

SELPHYL PRFM injectable treatments

SELPHYLPRFM is a non-surgical alternative to hair restoration and skin rejuvenation. Platelet-rich fibrin matrix, or PRFM, elevates traditional PRP by taking the same blood cells but spinning them at a lower speed. This causes less separation and increases white blood and stem cell retention.

For hair loss, PRFM works by naturally stimulating stem-cell development and extending the growth cycle. As a non-surgical method for rejuvenating the skin, PRFM restores volume and radiance while softening wrinkles and fine lines caused by aging.


Dysport® is a popular wrinkle relaxer. It can help to temporarily treat the appearance of:

  • Forehead lines
  • Glabella lines (lines between the eyebrows)
  • Crow’s feet (fine lines in the corners of the eyes)
  • Frown lines
  • Smile lines

Dysport treatments are quick, comfortable, and don’t require any downtime. Treatment sessions can usually be completed on your lunch break, and you can resume all regular activities, including work, immediately after the procedure. Results typically take about a week to become visible and often last three to six months. Repeated treatments are required for more long-lasting results.

Not sure where to start with your injectable treatment? Call and schedule a consultation with one of our two highly qualified nurse injectors!

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Injectables Recovery 

One of the primary benefits of injectable treatments is minimal recovery time. Once your treatment is complete, you are free to resume most normal activities. You may experience some slight bruising, swelling, redness, or pinprick bleeding in the area. This will resolve on its own within a few days.

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Dr. Richard H. Lee is a board-certified plastic surgeon who combines an artistic eye and attention to detail in order to deliver the best possible results for his patients. He is able to strategically place injectable treatments to help turn the clock back on aging and subtly enhance your natural features.

Please contact Dr. Richard H. Lee to schedule a consultation. We serve patients in Newport Beach, Irvine, Santa Ana, and throughout Orange County, California.

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