Collagen is a naturally-occurring protein within the body that is responsible for the suppleness, firmness, and elasticity of the skin. As individuals age, collagen production is reduced and the skin becomes lax, showing wrinkles and lines. Sun damage and exposure to ultraviolet light can compound the effect. Studies show that, after the age of 30, individuals lose about a teaspoon of collagen each year.
Patients can be inundated with endless advertisements of products – over the counter or prescription – that claim to restore a youthful fullness and rejuvenated glow to the skin. At The Menkes Clinic & Surgery Center in Mountain View, our board certified dermatologic physicians understand the complexities and uniqueness of the human skin.
Because we understand that patients’ concerns about their skin can range from skin cancer to aesthetics, our clinical team is committed to providing a comprehensive array of medical, surgical, laser, and cosmetic dermatology. Dr. Andrew Menkes and Dr. Lillian Soohoo have extensive medical training in skin conditions and have selected safe and proven technologies and treatments to help our patients achieve their desired results.
Juvéderm Voluma XC is the top selling dermal filler in the United States for a reason. It is a safe and effective dermal filler that is made from hyaluronic acid, which is a substance found within the body. Juvéderm Voluma was the first dermal filler to be approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for treatment of lost volume and laugh lines.
Is Juvéderm Voluma XC right for me?
Dr. Menkes, Dr. Soohoo, and our professional skin care team conduct a thorough consultation to determine if a patient is an ideal candidate for treatment with Juvéderm Voluma XC. Juvéderm is an appropriate treatment for adults over the age of 21.
What is involved?
Treatment generally involves little discomfort because Juvéderm Voluma XC contains lidocaine for local numbing. Topical creams may also be used. Juvéderm is a smooth filler that is injected into the skin with a tiny needle, filling out smile lines, laugh lines, and marionette lines.
The benefits of Juvéderm Voluma XC treatment at The Menkes Clinic & Surgery Center include:
- Oversight by board-certified and fellowship-trained dermatology physicians
- No downtime or surgery
- FDA-approval since 2013
- Treatment in about a half an hour
- More youthful and rejuvenated appearance
For more information about Juvéderm Voluma XC, call our friendly and knowledgeable staff at (650) 962-4600.