Cosmetic Injectables Specialist

Del Rey Aesthetics Center

Monica Kieu, DO

Facial Plastic Surgeon located in Marina Del Rey, CA & Long Beach, CA

If you’re ready for a facial refresh, but you’re not quite ready to think about plastic surgery, cosmetic injectables at Del Rey Aesthetics Center in Marina Del Rey and Long Beach, California, can be the ideal treatment. Monica Kieu, DO, expertly injects Botox®, Juvéderm®, Belotero®, Radiesse®, and Restylane® to remove wrinkles, enhance lips, or contour your face beautifully. Click the online scheduler or call the office nearest you for an appointment today.

Cosmetic Injectables

Am I a good candidate for cosmetic injectables?

If you’re looking for temporary wrinkle reduction or facial volume enhancement, you could be a great candidate for cosmetic injectables. If you want long-term results, and you’re ready to consider surgery, Dr. Kieu may recommend procedures like facelift or lip lift instead. Overall, cosmetic injectables are ideal if you want instant results with no downtime.

Which cosmetic injectables erase wrinkles?

Del Rey Aesthetics Center offers several line and wrinkle-erasing cosmetic injectables that can take effect in as little as 24 hours and last up to four months.

  • Botox
  • Dysport®
  • Xeomin®

These products are typically injected in the lines between your eyebrows, on your forehead, and around your eyes (crow’s feet). All three products are derived from botulinum neurotoxin, which stops you from making the muscle motions that make lines and wrinkles. Each of these products is FDA approved as a wrinkle relaxer, and they’re all proven safe in clinical trials.

The differences between these products are subtle, but one of them might be more effective for your specific needs. Dr. Kieu will help you decide which works best for you.

What are my facial filler options?

It’s normal to lose some facial collagen and elastin as you age, which can leave your face wrinkled, sagging, or tired looking. Facial fillers can also enhance the areas that you’ve never been happy with, for example, plumping thin lips.


Belotero is a hyaluronic acid filler which duplicates your body’s own natural hyaluronic acid. It’s used in several areas, including the nasolabial folds (laugh lines around the mouth), the under-eye hollows, and smoker’s lines around the lips. Thanks to its thin and highly moldable consistency, Belotero gives you a natural look and subtle correction. Belotero lasts around six months.


Juvéderm is a hyaluronic acid filler with several distinct formulas for different areas of your face. Juvéderm Vollure® fills in nasolabial folds for up to 18 months, Juvéderm Voluma® lasts up to two years in the cheeks, and Juvéderm Volbella® enhances lips for up to a year. Dr. Kieu can also inject Juvéderm under your eyes to smooth out hollows.


Restylane is a hyaluronic acid filler with multiple formulas for different areas of your face. Restylane Lyft® fills in your mid-face and your hands for 6-12 months or longer. Restylane Silk® subtly enhances lips for over six months. Other Restylane formulas can help with under eye circles, sunken temples, and between-brow lines.


Radiesse is a calcium microsphere formula that works by enhancing volume while also stimulating your body to make its own new collagen for long-term support. Radiesse lasts for a year or more. Areas for Radiesse include nasolabial folds, hands, temples, and cheeks. It can also help define your chin and jawline.

Dr. Kieu will help you choose the cosmetic injectables best for your goals.

Use the online scheduler or call the Del Rey Aesthetics Center office to book now.