Dermal Fillers at Tri Valley Plastic Surgery

Tri Valley Plastic Surgery serving Walnut Creek, CA provides world-class medical refinement to patients throughout the Bay Area and around the globe. Founder Dr. Steven Williams brings experience and expertise to help you restore your youthful appearance.

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What is a dermal filler and what does it do?

Offered at Tri Valley Plastic Surgery serving Walnut Creek dermal fillers are medically formulated materials that can be injected into your face to smooth skin and add volume and contour. You may also have heard dermal fillers referred to as injectable implants or wrinkle fillers.

These fillers, however, are not neuromodulators made from neurotoxins that restrict muscle movement by interrupting the signals between nerves and muscles, causing them to relax. They are also not acids that break down fat. As the term implies, dermal fillers fill in lines and wrinkles, restore lost facial volume, and some also hydrate your skin from within or increase your body’s production of healthy connective tissue.

What are the benefits of dermal fillers?

Dermal filler treatment is:

  • Safe
  • Nonsurgical
  • Minimally invasive
  • Quick
  • Convenient
  • Less expensive than facial surgery

Plus, dermal filler injections require little to no downtime.

Specific areas and cosmetic concerns that can be treated with dermal fillers include:

  • Vertical lip lines
  • Acne scars
  • Lip augmentation
  • Your cheeks and midface
  • Nasolabial folds, which are the lines extending from your nose to your lips
  • Marionette lines, which go from your mouth to your chin

Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Fillers

Most modern dermal fillers include hyaluronic acid (HA), a substance produced naturally by your body that both hydrates and nourishes your skin. As we age, our natural production of HA declines. HA-based dermal filler injections literally become a “booster.” At Tri Valley, we primarily use three HA-based dermal fillers.


Juvederm is especially effective at diminishing fine lines and facial wrinkles and is also very effective at enhancing facial fullness. It is very useful in addressing your cheeks, lips, and the areas around your mouth.


Restylane is a “super hydrator” that attracts moisture to even the deepest layers of your skin. Because of its impressive structure, it is less likely to dissipate than other fillers.

RHA Collection

The RHA Collection of fillers mimics natural HA production to create notably durable and notably natural-looking results.

Which dermal filler is right for you?

When you come to us for dermal fillers Walnut Creek plastic surgeon Dr. Williams and his team will meticulously review your goals and concerns to design and recommend a customized treatment plan. Each of these fillers has particular strengths and applications. Ask lots of questions! We’ll provide direct and complete answers.

Am I a candidate for dermal fillers?

You must be at least 21 years of age and in good general health. Non-smokers are preferred. Disqualifying conditions may include:

  • Severe allergies
  • Inflammatory skin conditions
  • Bleeding disorders

Consultation and Preparation

It starts with a relaxed conversation about your needs, goals, and expectations. Dr. Williams and his team will then thoroughly review your medical history to ensure you will safely benefit from dermal filler injections.

If you proceed, you will be directed to pause the use of any supplement or medication, such as aspirin, that could promote excessive bleeding.

While dermal filler injections are an outpatient procedure, meaning you can go home after your treatment, make sure you have arranged for a driver until you are sure how or if the medication has affected you.


Your injections will be given in an office or treatment room environment. We’ll first apply a numbing agent to your face before giving you a series of injections into your targeted areas. The treatment is comfortable and quick, typically taking no more than 20 minutes.

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Results, Recovery, & Aftercare

We’ll watch you for approximately 15 minutes to ensure you have no adverse reaction to your treatment. After that, you can go right back to your regular activities.

You will likely have some swelling and redness for a few days. Stay out of the sun for a week, and after that, get into the habit of using high quality sunscreen daily.

You should see immediate results that will be fully realized in about two weeks. When you look in the mirror, you will see a face that is smoother and fuller than it was before your treatment.

Dr. Steven Williams with a female patient

Why Choose Tri Valley Plastic Surgery?

Under Dr. Williams’ guidance and vision, Tri Valley has become Oakland’s and the entire Bay Area’s premier aesthetic medicine and plastic surgery center. Dermal fillers are safe and highly effective, but only when directed by a trained, skilled, and experienced medical professional of Dr. Williams’ caliber.

Schedule Your Walnut Creek, CA Dermal Filler consultation at Tri Valley Plastic Surgery Today

We stand ready and committed to serving you. Schedule a Walnut Creek dermal filler consultation at Tri Valley Plastic Surgery.


Are dermal fillers painful? What does it feel like?

What are the risks associated with dermal fillers?

Are dermal fillers permanent? How often should I expect to schedule follow-up treatments?

How much do dermal fillers cost?

Are dermal fillers painful? What does it feel like?

We will apply a numbing agent to your face to alleviate any discomfort. Most patients report nothing more than a slight pinching sensation at their injection sites.

What are the risks associated with dermal fillers?

Risks include infection, bleeding, scarring, allergic reactions, and excessive bleeding. The most serious risk would be an unintentional injection into a blood vessel. The most common side effect is temporary swelling and bruising.

Are dermal fillers permanent? How often should I expect to schedule follow-up treatments?

While dermal filler results are not considered permanent, first treatment results can last up to two years. Remember that dermal filler results are always reversible if you choose.

How much do dermal fillers cost?

While costs will vary according to the extent and type of treatment performed, industry data place the average cost of a single treatment at $750. Discuss costs and financing options with us at the time of your consultation.

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