Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Associates
Vincent D. Lepore, MD
2581 Samaritan Drive #102
San Jose, CA 95124
Many people trust our practice for beautiful, natural-looking results from fillers such as Restylane®, RADIESSE®, JUVÉDERM®, and JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™. For San Jose women and men who want to soften forehead furrows, crow's feet, and smile lines without surgery, today's injectable fillers can be the perfect solution. Dr. Vincent Lepore offers a variety of modern injectable fillers and can help you determine which injectables will help you achieve your goals.
Injectable fillers can instantly restore a more youthful appearance to your face without surgery. Dr. Lepore offers the following fillers to temporarily rejuvenate your face and target a number of specific concerns:
These products use an active ingredient called hyaluronic acid to plump the skin from within. Hyaluronic acid is produced naturally by our bodies and serves many purposes, including keeping tissues hydrated and supple. When administered as a filler, hyaluronic acid works by both increasing volume and attracting water molecules to the skin in the treated area. This creates additional firmness and a generally more youthful texture and tone. While the most popular treatment areas for these fillers are the nasolabial folds and other lines around the mouth, Dr. Lepore can use them to selectively improve a variety of lines and areas of lost volume, such as the lips or under the eyes. The results of these products typically last between 6 and 9 months.
This is the first filler FDA-approved specifically to treat lost volume in the cheeks. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC also uses hyaluronic acid to achieve its purpose, but it is specially formulated for deeper injection. In addition to adding volume to the cheeks, VOLUMA can create a subtly lifted appearance for a more complete outcome. The results of VOLUMA can be appreciated instantly, and a single treatment can last up to 2 years.
A different kind of filler, RADIESSE can be used to treat more severe wrinkles and creases and even smooth over some recessed scars. Made with calcium-based microspheres, RADIESSE encourages the development of new collagen in the treatment areas. The results of RADIESSE can be seen immediately and also continue to improve for several weeks after the initial injections. Ultimate results can endure for more than 2 years.
Many patients achieve more complete, longer lasting results by combining one of our injectable fillers with BOTOX® Cosmetic. During your consultation, we will help you determine which treatment will give you the best results as they all have unique properties and benefits.
Many of these fillers are pre-mixed with anesthetic, so you should only feel a small pinch upon injection. Using a fine needle, our fillers are injected directly into the wrinkles, cheeks, or lips in a quick office procedure that takes less than an hour. You may experience some minor swelling and bruising immediately after your treatment, but it will usually disappear within 1 to 2 days. You can immediately resume your normal daily activities, although you should avoid exposure to heat, sun, and strenuous exercise for the first couple of days.
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Injectable fillers are so popular because they are quick, effective, and produce immediate results. You won't have to wait or recover to enjoy a renewed and refreshed look. Visit Dr. Lepore today to find out more about modern injectable fillers and other minimally invasive skin care treatments. If you are looking for longer-lasting improvements, you may also want to ask about facelift surgery.Plastic Surgery Info