Carson Liu, MD, FACS -  - Weight Loss Physician

SkyLex Health

Carson Liu, MD, FACS

Weight Loss Physician & General Surgeon located in Santa Monica, CA & Orange County, Tustin, CA

Injectables & Fillers Specialist

Dr. Liu is skilled in the use of injectables like BOTOX and cosmetic fillers to help patients in Santa Monica and throughout Orange County and Los Angeles reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles and tighten and tone loose, saggy skin so they can look more refreshed and youthful while still looking natural.

Facial Rejuvenation (Injectables and Fillers) Q & A

by Carson Liu, MD, FACS

What are injectables and fillers?

Injectables and fillers are products that can be administered beneath the skin using fine needles to achieve a more youthful, rejuvenated and refreshed appearance. When used in combination, injectables like BOTOX, Juvederm, Voluma and other products can help many patients achieve results similar to a “mini-facelift” without the need for invasive and costly surgery or prolonged recovery times. And because each area of the face can be treated individually, the look is natural and customized to each patient's individual needs.

How does BOTOX work?

BOTOX works by blocking the nerve signals between the brain and the facial muscles that cause crow's feet, glabellar lines (vertical lines above your nose) and forehead rhytids (horizontal forehead lines or “worry” lines). When the nerve signals are blocked, the muscles aren't “told” to contract, which means these dynamic wrinkles aren't able to form. Dr. Liu uses just the right amount of BOTOX to help decrease the appearance of dynamic wrinkles without making the face look “frozen.”

I've lost some weight, and now I have loose, saggy skin around my face. DO I have to have surgery?

Not necessarily. In fact, many patients respond beautifully to a combination of BOTOX and injectable fillers to help relax dynamic wrinkles and add volume to provide a gentle lift to cheeks, jowls and other areas that have lost volume after weight loss. Fillers don't make you look overweight; instead, they replace natural volume so tissues are subtly lifted, and your face appears less haggard or hollowed out and more youthful and refreshed. Dr. Liu is well known for his ability to analyze each patient's unique issues and prescribe a facial rejuvenation treatment plan that's ideally suited for optimal correction.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

Our office accepts all PPO insurance, and we will file the necessary medical claims for our patients. However, please note that we are considered an out-of-network provider with all insurance companies except for Blue Shield of California. We will verify insurance coverage and obtain necessary authorizations on behalf of our patients. Please call our office if you have further questions. We will be glad to answer your questions regarding using your insurance policy for treatment.

Testimonials

Words from our patients

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    "There are no words really...you are saving my life."

    Cher B.
  • Yelp

    “Dr. Liu has always been caring and very thorough in his explanations. He is never short or unwilling to listen to my concerns.”

    Bruce S.
  • Yelp

    “Dr. Liu is a phenomenal weight loss surgeon, who has helped me on my way to a healthy weight loss of 50 pounds and counting. Thank you Dr. Liu!”

    Glendora W.
  • Yelp

    “I can’t say enough wonderful things about Dr. Liu and his staff. Thank you for giving me a new beginning.”

    Corrina P.
  • "I want to say thank you very much to Dr. Carson Liu and his staff. You have changed my life."

    Kimberly
  • “Dr. Liu and his staff are nonjudgmental, kind, supportive and loving. Dr. Liu, thank you for everything.”

    Julie
  • Yelp

    “Dr. Carson Liu...Wow! The best comment I can give him is that I would let him work on my two daughters who I love extremely.”

    Chris H.
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