Given today's busy lifestyles, convenience is at a premium for most women and men in the Bay Area, and our patients are no exception. Nonsurgical alternatives offer the most convenient options for facial rejuvenation with superior safety and efficacy. Triple board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Albert Chow offers popular dermal fillers such as JUVÉDERM® Ultra and Restylane® at his San Francisco center to quickly and effectively treat wrinkles, lost volume, and other signs of facial aging for a more youthful appearance.
JUVÉDERM Ultra contains hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring compound in the body. Dr. Chow uses JUVÉDERM Ultra to fill wrinkles, fine lines, and other skin imperfections, creating a smoother, more youthful complexion that lasts for months. This filler produces subtle results that look amazingly natural and can take years off a person's appearance. The improvements from JUVÉDERM Ultra are long lasting but temporary with no downtime, making it an ideal option for patients who want to avoid the time commitment required for cosmetic surgery.
As with other injectable treatments such as BOTOX® Cosmetic, JUVÉDERM Ultra treatments are quick and easy. The entire treatment process is performed in our office and takes no more than an hour. There is no recovery period; after treatment, patients are free to return to their normal daily activities immediately. The benefits of JUVÉDERM Ultra may last 6 months or more, depending on areas treated.
JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus
Like JUVÉDERM Ultra, JUVÉDERM Ultra Plus contains hyaluronic acid and no animal products. JUVÉDERM Ultra Plus is more highly concentrated, making it ideal for the treatment of deeper wrinkles and facial folds. The benefits of this filler last for about 6 to 9 months. Maintenance treatments can be administered as needed to preserve optimal results.
Restylane® is another popular dermal filler that contains non-animal stabilized hyaluronic acid. It effectively reduces the appearance of fine wrinkles in the forehead, cheeks, and chin, as well as around the lips and mouth. Safe, painless Restylane injections typically take less than 30 minutes to complete. Results are immediate, so patients leave our office looking refreshed. These results can last for months, and treatment can be repeated as necessary.
Often performed in combination with facial plastic surgery procedures such as a facelift or eyelid lift, fat transfer is a procedure Dr. Chow uses to naturally restore volume to the face. During this procedure he uses liposuction to gently remove excess fat from one area, such as the abdomen or under the chin. He then purifies the fat and carefully injects it into the desired areas of the face such as the lower eyelids, tear troughs, temples, cheeks, and nasolabial folds (smile lines).