Cosmetic Fillers

Raymund J. Llaurado, MD

Plastic Surgeon & Reconstructive Surgeon located in Arroyo Grande, CA & Santa Maria, CA

Cosmetic fillers can refresh and renew your look by plumping your skin, reducing lines and wrinkles, and creating an overall younger-looking appearance. Dr. Raymund J. Llaurado is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon who personally provides and administers effective cosmetic fillers for men and women in his Arroyo Grande, California office. Dr. Llaurado offers the RADIESSE®, JUVÉDERM®, and Restylane® families of fillers. Call or book an appointment online to discover how to reset your appearance.

Cosmetic Fillers Q & A

What are cosmetic fillers?

Cosmetic fillers help reduce wrinkles and facial lines and restore fullness and volume in your face.

As it ages, your face loses subcutaneous fat and facial lines; wrinkles develop as your muscles work closer to your skin’s surface. Cosmetic fillers can help:

  • Plump and augment lips
  • Decrease the lower lid shadow
  • Improve the appearance of scarring
  • Soften facial creases and reduce wrinkles
  • Improve or reconstruct any shallow or deformed facial contours

Cosmetic fillers are often used in conjunction with other facial rejuvenation methods.

What can I expect when I get a cosmetic filler?

Dr. Llaurado will provide the cosmetic filler in-office in a single visit. First, Dr. Llaurado cleans the area. He might apply a topical anesthetic to numb the area for your comfort.

Dr. Llaurado then strategically administers a select amount of the filler. You should be able to notice results immediately, and you’ll be free to go home or resume your daily activities after.

You might experience mild bruising or swelling, but this is temporary and will subside over the few days following your treatment.

You should be careful of the treated area for the few days following, and avoid overstretching or moving the area around too much.

Dr. Llaurado provides three different types of cosmetic fillers:

  • RADIESSE: A wrinkle filler that contains tiny particles of calcium hydroxylapatite, a substance that naturally occurs in your body. It’s long-lasting, not easily broken down by your body, promotes the production of collagen, and takes effect immediately.
  • RESTYLANE: Also a hyaluronic acid wrinkle filler that’s used to diminish the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
  • JUVÉDERM: A hyaluronic acid wrinkle filler that’s especially effective at enhancing fullness and volume in various areas of the face.

What are the benefits of cosmetic fillers?

The results of cosmetic fillers can last from several months to a year or two. Many fillers stimulate your body’s natural collagen production, creating a plumper, smoother look.

Ongoing treatments are required for long-term results, but the non-surgical procedures are quick and effective.

If you’re interested in cosmetic fillers, call or book your appointment online to visit Dr. Llaurado and explore the benefits.


*Individual results may vary