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Injectables

Mozhgan Ashtari, MD -  - Internal Medicine

Enliven Medical Clinic

Mozhgan Ashtari, MD

Internal Medicine & Medical Aesthetic Clinic located in Laguna Hills, CA

When it comes to diminishing the signs of aging, Mozhgan Ashtari, MD, of Enliven Medical Clinic in Laguna Hills, California, offers a wide variety of cosmetic injectables to erase wrinkles, add volume, and improve your profile. Injectables such as Botox® and dermal fillers can revolutionize your look without invasive surgery. To learn more about injectables, call the office, or request an appointment online today.

Injectables Q & A

What are cosmetic injectables?

Cosmetic injectables are applications of the neuromodulator Botox® for wrinkle reduction and dermal fillers to plump and hydrate the skin. These products enhance your look and help you feel better from the outside in.

The type of cosmetic injectable that’s best for you depends on your ultimate beauty goals. Dr. Ashtari works with you to design a tailored plan to help you achieve your desired look. You may benefit from a combination of injectables, depending on your aesthetic needs. 

Cosmetic injectable formulas can be combined to give you a lifted, smooth look similar to a facelift without the surgery, blood loss, and substantial downtime. This liquid facelift takes years off your look and boosts your confidence. 

How do Botox injections work?

Botox is a neuromodulator, an injectable formulated from a purified neurotoxin that temporarily reduces the appearance of wrinkles and lines that make you look older and more serious than you actually are. The areas approved by the FDA for treatment with these injections include:

  • Frown lines between the eyebrows
  • Horizontal forehead lines
  • Crow’s feet around the eyes
  • Bunny lines on the nose
  • Down-turned corners of the mouth, known as “Marionette lines”
  • Pucker lines or smoker’s lines around lips


Botox temporarily blocks the nerve signals that cause contractions in your facial muscles. The constant movement of your face when you smile, squint, or frown, causes lines and wrinkles to be etched in your skin. When this muscle activity eases, wrinkles soften.

Botox application is quick and lasts three to four months. After this, you can opt for retreatments to maintain your look.

What aesthetic concerns do dermal filler injectables address?

Dermal fillers restore lost volume in hollowed areas of your face, smooth out lines and wrinkles, and improve your facial contours. Dermal filler application can address:

  • Smile lines
  • Smoker’s lines
  • Thinning lips
  • Crow’s feet
  • Marionette lines
  • Hollowed cheeks
  • Under-eye bag hollows
  • Jawline contouring
  • Non-surgical rhinoplasty (“nose job”)


Dermal fillers provide results that look natural, so your expression softens and looks younger, without appearing as if you’ve had “work” done. When applied to several areas, you get the result akin to a liquid facelift and contouring. Results last 6-18 months, depending on the formula used and the area treated.

How do dermal filler injectables work?

Dr. Ashtari offers some of the top dermal fillers on the market. These include the hyaluronic acid-based fillers of Juvederm®, Radiesse®, Volbella®, and Voluma®. Hyaluronic acid is a natural compound that plumps and hydrates your skin, but production diminishes with age. These fillers restore your levels of hyaluronic acid to bring back a youthful look.

Belotero® is another filler with hyaluronic acid that is specifically designed to treat moderate-to-severe etched-in lines and wrinkles.

Sculptra® stimulates your skin’s own natural collagen production. This dermal filler is known as a poly-L-lactic acid (PPLA) collagen stimulator. The injections of microparticles of PPLA are administered to the areas where they stimulate collagen production to help restore your skin’s inner structure and volume.

For more information about the effectiveness and ease of cosmetic injectables to reduce signs of aging, call the office, or schedule an appointment online.