Tanya Kormeili, MD Dermatology
Medical, Surgical, Cosmetic

Dr. Kormeili MD of Santa Monica Dermatology Group Los Angeles, CA, dermatoligist offers services for cosmetic, surgical and medical dermatology devoted to healthy, beautiful skin for life.

1260 Fifteenth Street,
Suite 709
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Appt (310) 917-4433
Fax   (310) 917-4432

FACIAL VOLUME RESTORATION

We all age – that is just a fact of life!

During natural aging, the skin begins to get thinner and we have a slower turn-around in generating new skin. Also, as we get older the volume in our face decreases and wrinkles, lines and folds start to form. Think of the smooth roundness of a child’s face. We are all born with a natural volume of facial fat that we naturally lose over time. This loss of fullness can lead to sagging skin, wrinkles, and hollows in the face.

Volume is lost in many areas of the face as we get older. The areas that lose volume include; the cheeks, the brow, and the lips. As the cheeks sag and lose volume, they descend from their usual high position in the face near the eyes, to a lower position. This leads to the formation of nasolabial folds (the folds from the corners of the nose to the mouth), oral commissures (the folds just beneath the corners of the mouth), and then jowls ( the skin that sags beneath the jawline). This leads to a more square appearance to the face. Volume can also be lost in the brows, which exposes the upper orbital rim, giving the face of more skeletal appearance.

Conversely, a youthful face resembles the shape of an upside-down triangle, a line through the eyes forming a base, and the chin forming the point of the triangle.

Studies have demonstrated that volume loss of soft tissue and bone is at least equally important to facial aging.

There are two important substances that make up healthy and youthful looking skin: collagen and hyaluronic acid. Over time, collagen and hyaluronic acid diminish.  At around age 30, collagen begins to break down – we see this on our faces as our skin loses structure and volume, causing wrinkles, fine lines, deep folds and even a hollowed appearance.

There are many additional factors that contribute to the speed of this process such as heredity and sun exposure.

To restore facial volume, facial fillers can be used. Facial fillers may treat:

-deep wrinkles

-frown lines

-smile lines

-vertical lip lines

-marionette lines

-hollowed cheeks

-declining lip volume

-acne scars

Facial fillers such as Juvederm® , Radiesse®, Restylane®, Sculptra®, and Perlane® can replace lost structure and volume. These fillers are injected just below the surface of the skin to add volume, and in this, smoothing unwanted lines and wrinkles. The new thinking in facial rejuvenation focuses on using a combination of these procedures to address the multiple manifestation and the underlying reasons for aging.

All fillers are not the same! It is important to work with a Board-certified dermatologist to select the correct filler product for you, and to have it applied in the correct area of the face, using the precise and professional injection technique for that area.

Want to find out more about facial restoration? Contact Dr. Kormeili’s Santa Monica office for a thorough and discrete evaluation of your options and your body’s unique needs.

I had rosacea that caused redness and broken vessels on my face. Dr. Kormeili addressed all of my concerns and set about fixing the redness. I was super excited after my first laser treatment as the improvement was immediately noticeable. The second laser treatment made me look and feel amazing...

~N.F., La Habra

I had really bad psoriasis on my scalp that flaked all over my clothes, and it was so embarrassing to sit on board meetings in a black suite with white flakes. My entire attention was on my flakes, and worried what people were thinking when they looked at me, or got close to me at work...

~J.A. Los Angeles

Dr. Kormeili is the BEST!! I have a horrible phobia of needles and she calmed my nerves and had an extremely gentle touch. Painless office visit!

~C.E. Los Angeles

Whereever Dr. Kormeili goes, my mom and I follow her. I highly recommend her. My visits are always a great experience.

~M. I., Santa Monica

I started seeing the sad signs of aging. I come all the way from Italy, 3 times a year to get Botox, fillers… and of course my VI Peels. I have seen a huge difference. Dr. Kormeili is the best! I love her!!!

~M. I., Italy

I had multiple warts on my hands and legs for the past 5 years. It was just something I learned to live with. I moved so sunny Los Angeles and decided it was time to take care of this embarrassing problem. I had appt’s with a few dermatologists, but once I found Dr. Kormeili I knew I wanted her to treat me...

~M.L., Los Angeles

Excellent. Office staff are kind and barely any wait time. Easy to make appointments and amazing friendly/intelligent dermatologist!

~M. L., Santa Monica

Dr. Kormeili is a remarkable person and an amazing doctor. She’s exact, focused and thorough, and treats you like one of the family. The results of my treatments were beyond my expectations.

~C.S., Santa Monica

I had sun damaged skin with several sun spots on my face. My entire attention was on my face, and I worried what people were thinking when they looked at me. I’m a vice president in banking and image is very important especially in the leadership role I am in. I saw Dr. Kormeili 4 months ago...

~M.M., Torrence

I absolutely love this Dr. She is so honest. My skin looks great and I feel so happy with her service and recommendations.

~M.M. Santa Monica

I was working a lot and very stressed out. One day I looked up in the mirror and I had look like I had aged about 10 years and as a woman we like to stay looking young. So a friend referred me to Dr. Kormeili for a little Botox and fillers. She was great! She took care of everything that was bothering me and then some...

~D.E., Whittier

How can someone be sad around Dr. Kormeili? She is a burst of sunshine but most of all she cares about her patients. Dr. Kormeili knew and worked on my husband before he recently passed away. He would rave about her care and skill when he had work on his face done by her. I went to Dr. Kormeili after my husband passed away...

~S.L. Los Angeles

I started seeing the sad signs of aging. I come all the way from Italy, 3 times a year to get Botox, fillers… and of course my VI Peels. I have seen a huge difference. Dr. Kormeili is the best! I love her!!!

~M. I., Italy

I had been taking antibiotic medicines for over 2 years to help control my acne; once I was prescribed Accutane in less than 3 months my face was completely gone. Of course before taking Accutane I was constantly aware of my skin, always trying to find ways to hide it and sometimes it got so hard I didn’t even want to go to school....

~C.J., Los Angeles

SHE IS THE BEST! Considerate, compassionate and thoroughly professional.

~V.L. Santa Monica

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I started seeing the sad signs of aging. I come all the way from Italy, 3 times a year to get Botox, fillers… and of course my VI Peels. I have seen a huge difference. Dr. Kormeili is the best! I love her!!!

~M. I., Italy

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