Juvederm® in Los Altos, CA
Are you noticing the youthful volume of your face deflating, sagging and causing unattractive facial contours? If so, then Juvederm® may be just the solution for you. Juvederm® is an injectable dermal filler containing hyaluronic acid, one of the skin’s natural plumping agents. Hyaluronic acid keeps skin soft and smooth by attracting and binding with moisture to increase hydration, increasing volume to diminish the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Residents in and around San Jose, Palo Alto and the surrounding communities of California can enhance their appearance with this effective procedure by board-certified facial plastic surgeon Harry Mittelman, MD, at Mittelman Plastic Surgery in Los Altos.
What Is Juvederm®?
Juvederm® is a minimally invasive dermal filler treatment designed to diminish the appearance of lines and wrinkles, to impart a more youthful and rested appearance. Juvederm® is an injectable dermal filler containing hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally found in human skin tissue. Hyaluronic acid delivers and locks in necessary hydration to restore youthful volume. When injected into deep folds and creases, Juvederm® acts as a structural support for the sunken skin tissue, giving it volume and smoothing its appearance.
Benefits of Juvederm®
Juvederm® is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that treats lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth. Our clients report a more youthful appearance and increased self-esteem as the ultimate result of Juvederm® treatments. This dermal filler is a popular choice because it offers the following benefits:
- Quick one-hour appointments
- Immediate visible results
- Natural-looking results
- No recovery period required
- Side effects are minimal and rare
Good Candidates for Juvederm®
Since Juvederm® is minimally invasive, it is a safe procedure for most adult individuals who are in general good health. Dr. Mittelman recommends that you set realistic expectations regarding your desired results before treatment. Many of our patients choose Juvederm® because it mimics the hyaluronic acid in your own skin, making it a safe and suitable treatment for most patients over the age of 18 with many different skin types. Dr. Mittelman uses Juvederm® injectable to achieve the following:
- Diminishing moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds
- Reducing the appearance of marionette lines
- Augmenting facial contouring and lip augmentation
- Diminishing nasolabial folds
What Happens During Juvederm® Treatment?
Prior to your Juvederm® treatment, Dr. Mittelman will meet with you for an initial consultation, discuss your specific concerns and goals, as well as your medical history. At this consultation, you will learn about the Juvederm® treatment, as well as payment options for your treatment, and what to expect during the procedure.
The Juvederm® procedure itself is fairly short and comfortable. No additional medication is usually required as Juvederm® contains lidocaine, preventing the need for an additional anesthetic. Dr. Mittelman uses special techniques during treatment to distribute the product evenly, carefully injecting specified amounts of Juvederm® beneath the skin’s surface. Dr. Mittelman may also apply a gentle hand massage at the injection site(s). Juvederm® takes effect immediately and results are visible upon completion of treatment.
There is no recovery period following a Juvederm® treatment and reported side effects are rare and minimal. The skin at the treatment site may initially feel taut, and you may experience some degree of redness or swelling at the injection site(s). Applying an ice pack should relieve any discomfort, and symptoms normally disappear within 24 hours.
Juvederm® results are immediately visible and may last up to one year before requiring a repeat treatment. As the Juvederm® begins to break down, you may return for touch-up treatments to keep the look fresh. During these maintenance visits, a smaller amount of Juvederm® is usually all that’s required to achieve results.
What Makes Juvederm® Injections Better?
Juvederm® is now the preferred choice over collagen as a dermal filler because it is smoother, easier to manipulate, produces more precise results and lasts more than three times longer than collagen injections. Every treatment plan is customized to each individual patient, targeting specific wrinkles, folds and loss of volume.
How Much Does Juvederm® Cost In San Jose?
The cost of Juvederm® treatments varies from patient to patient because each treatment follows an individual treatment plan that Dr. Mittelman develops during your consultation, where we will inform you of the total cost of treatment and explain your payment options, including cash, personal check, and major credit cards. You may also choose to finance your treatments with Juvederm®.
Harry Mittelman, MD, is recognized as a pioneer in facial plastic surgery. As a board-certified facial plastic surgeon, specializing in both surgical and non-surgical or non-invasive cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery procedures, Dr. Mittelman provides his patients with exceptional skills and results that last. For more information on Juvederm® or to schedule a private consultation at Dr. Mittelman’s office, please contact us today.We serve the entire Southbay and Bay Area including Los Altos, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Redwood City, Mountain View, San Mateo, San Jose, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale and the surrounding areas.