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Our office was chosen as one of only a few medical practices in the Bay Area to participate in a trial of the injectable dermal filler, Juvéderm® XC prior to its introduction onto the market. Today, this product has been used in more than 65 countries for more than a decade smooth away wrinkles and lines, plump lips, or restore facial volume.

What is Juvéderm®?

Aging can cause skin to lose its youthful fullness. Our San Jose Juvéderm® treatment adds volume and fills lines and wrinkles by using high concentrations of hyaluronic acid, a synthetic form of a natural substance in the body. Hyaluronic acid depletes as we get older. HA, along with collagen form your skin’s complex connective tissues and make your face look full and youthful. It also maintains the water level in your skin, so it appears fresh and supple.

Juvéderm® XC (Juvéderm® with the addition of lidocaine) was the first hyaluronic acid filler in a gel formula, which causes less inflammation and results in a smoother and longer-lasting outcome.

The hyaluronic acid in Juvéderm® is non-animal sourced, and it does not require an allergy test, so it is safe to use on all skin types.

What is the general cost of Juvéderm?

The cost of Juvéderm varies based on the product used and the number of units required to accomplish your goals. Our Juvéderm treatments start at around $450 with an average price of $750, or as high as $1,750 for more comprehensive enhancements.

Where can Juvederm be used?

Juvederm products can be used all around the face. Each one is specially formulated to provide volumizing, rejuvenating in a specific area of the face, including:

  • Nasolabial folds and lips: Juvederm Ultra and Ultra Plus
  • Peri-oral lines: Juvederm Vollure
  • Lip lines and lip augmentation: Juvederm Volbella
  • Improve cheek volume: Juvederm Voluma
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Who is a candidate for Juvederm?

Anyone who wants to revitalize facial skin quality and have more youthful, full, healthy skin is a likely candidate for Juvéderm injections. Juvéderm is safe for all skin types and is not known to produce allergic reactions. As long as you are in good general health, Juvéderm is likely the right injectable for you.

Why Choose Dr. Cheng For Juvederm in San Jose?

At Cheng Plastic Surgery, Juvéderm® XC injections are administered personally by our double-board-certified facial plastic surgeons.

Our brother and sister doctor team have for 15 years of experience as National Allergan Trainers. With their training and knowledge of facial anatomy, they can evaluate your face to determine the best positioning for your injections allowing for more natural results.

We focus on ensuring our patients are 100 percent happy with the results of their procedure and will provide you with personalized and attentive care.

Elbert & Jacqueline Cheng MD A family of Surgeons

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Your Juvéderm® Treatment

We will ask you to avoid aspirin and blood thinners for about a week prior to your injections. We administer Juvéderm® XC in San Jose using a very thin needle and although it is not a painful treatment, topical anesthetic can be applied to numb the site of your injections. In addition, the formula itself includes Lidocaine to further numb the skin and make the treatment more comfortable for you.

The injections themselves usually take no more than 30 to 45 minutes, as Juvéderm® XC’s gel formula glides easily into the skin. An ice pack may be applied to the area to reduce any minor swelling and you will be allowed to go home immediately.

What is the Recovery Time After Juvéderm® Injections?

Juvéderm® XC injections require no downtime but it is advised to avoid exercise several days after the procedure. You might have some minor bruising, swelling, tenderness, and itching where the needle was inserted. These symptoms usually only last a few days to a week and will resolve on their own. You can use makeup to cover any minor bruising you are advised to use sunblock any time you are outdoors.

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Where is Juvéderm® most frequently used?

Our Palo Alto Juvéderm® XC injectables and other dermal fillers work on lines, wrinkles, and folds that are a result of lost volume in the face and neck. Juvéderm® is most effective on moderate to severe wrinkles such as:

  • Nasolabial folds that run from the nose to the corners of the mouth
  • Marionette lines that run from the corners of the mouth to the chin
  • Fine lines above the upper lip and at the corners of the mouth
  • Juvéderm® XC can also be used for lip augmentation. For lusher, plumper lips, this product creates a very soft, attractive enhancement.

Can Juvéderm® be used on frown lines?

For wrinkles caused by muscle activity, such as frown lines and crow’s feet, BOTOX® injections work best. Juvéderm® is generally used on areas such as the cheeks, lips and mouth to restore facial contours. After we examine you, we will be able to advise you which injectable product will provide you with the look you want. Sometimes, a combination of dermal fillers and BOTOX® is recommended.

How long will my Juvéderm® results last?

You will see immediate results following your treatment. Typically, your Juvéderm® XC results will become fully visible 2-3 weeks after your treatment. During this amount of time any swelling will have decreased, and you may opt for further injections of Juvéderm® XC. In a clinical study, patients reported looking 5 years younger up to six months after their treatment. For most people, Juvéderm® XC lasts about six to nine months, however, some patients have had it last as long as 18 months. Results have been shown to last up to two years for those that received injections in the cheek area.

If you wish to learn more, contact us today and schedule a consultation to receive arguably the best treatment of Juvederm San Jose has to offer. Be sure to ask us about the Allergan Brilliant Distinctions Patient Loyalty Program. You will earn points toward rebates on future treatments every time you have a BOTOX®, Juvéderm® Ultra XC, Juvederm Ultra Plus XC, Vollure XC, Volbella XC, Voluma XC, or Kybella® treatment or purchase Latisse® in our office!

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Practice Policy Update from Cheng Plastic Surgery Regarding COVID-19 View Update Virtual Consultation

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Monday, January 4, 2021:

We are open!

We cannot wait to see all of our amazing patients in our office! We are currently working with a more limited schedule than before, so please be patient as we navigate through this, together.

There are a few key changes we’ve made to our appointment protocol to ensure we are maintaining social distancing and following strict COVID-19 health and safety protocols - for you AND for us.

  1. Call our office from your car once you’ve arrived for your appointment. A staff member will come out to greet you, take your temperature and conduct a short COVID-19 health screening to make sure you are in good health prior to entering the building. Our doors will remain locked during normal business hours to ensure only those who have been screened can enter.
  2. Please arrive at your appointment wearing a mask or protective face covering. We will not be able to bring you inside the office without one.
  3. We will not have more than one patient in the lobby at a time.
  4. You will be greeted by Dr. Elbert or Dr. Jacqueline wearing their Personal Protective Equipment deemed necessary by your specific treatment. (N95 mask, gloves, face shield or protective eyewear, etc.) We ask that you leave your mask on during the procedure, and only take it off if necessary to complete the treatment.
  5. All necessary transactions will be done in the room your treatment is being performed. This will avoid unnecessary back ups in the lobby.
  6. You will then be walked out through the back door of the office. This is the best way to keep all staff and patients socially distanced while maintaining one steady flow of traffic throughout the building.

And of course, all rooms will be heavily disinfected immediately after you leave just as we have always done prior to the pandemic. Each room is equipped with an air filter as an added safety measure. We will place a major focus on high-contact areas such as chairs, doorknobs, counter tops, mirrors and more.

We are still continuing to conduct Virtual Consultations if you prefer a quicker and no-contact experience.

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For the safety of our patients and staff, we ask that you reschedule your appointment and do not enter our office with any of the following conditions:

  1. You have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
  2. You have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
  3. You traveled more than 150 miles or have been in close contact with someone who has traveled in the last 10 days.
  4. You are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
    • fever or chills
    • cough
    • shortness of breath
    • fatigue
    • muscle or body aches
    • headaches
    • sore throat
    • loss of taste or smell
    • nausea, diarrhea, or vomiting

Concerned about getting the Moderna vaccine after having recently received filler treatment? In some studies, it has been observed that a small percentage of the vaccinated groups experienced localized inflammation (swelling) after receiving the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine. In said cases, all studied reactions were temporary immune responses. It has been suggested that patients refrain from getting filler two weeks before and after the vaccine. If you have any questions, please feel free to call our office!

Thank you for your continued support and we can't wait to see you again!

Kindest Regards,,

Dr. Elbert, Dr. Jacqueline and staff at Cheng Plastic Surgery

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