Injectable Fillers Specialist

Zand Dermatology

Sarvenaz Zand, MD

Dermatologist located in Mill Valley, CA

Do you want fuller lips, but are afraid you might not like the results? When it comes to facial rejuvenation and dermal fillers like Juvederm® and Restylane®, Dr. Sarv Zand of Mill Valley, California, takes a natural, “less is more” approach. Through the conservative use of dermal fillers, Dr. Zand assures her patients that they'll never walk out of her practice with chipmunk cheeks or duck lips. If you’re looking for a conservative and compassionate doctor to be your partner in your beauty regimen, look no further than Zand Dermatology: Call or book an appointment online today.

Juvéderm and Restylane Q & A

What are dermal fillers?

As you age, your facial skin loses volume, wrinkles emerge, and laugh lines become apparent. Dermal fillers reduce these signs of aging, diminishing wrinkles and restoring fullness to your face. They can:

  • Plump thin lips
  • Enhance shallow contours
  • Soften or smooth facial creases and wrinkles (laugh lines)
  • Improve the appearance of scars
  • Reconstruct contour deformities in the face
  • Decrease the shadow of the lower lids

Dermal fillers function as temporary treatments for facial aging. Long-term results require continuous treatment.

Depending on your desired results, sometimes a facelift, brow lift, or eye lift are better options. Dr. Zand will work with you to choose the right course for your anti-aging treatment plan.

What are Juvederm®?

Juvederm and Restylane are injectable hyaluronic acid dermal fillers used in facial rejuvenation. Both of these products work to enhance your facial features, leaving you with long-lasting, natural results.

Restylane is typically used under the eyes or with sunken cheekbones where you want a fuller look, whereas Juvederm is better suited for mitigating smaller lines. The effects last for several months regardless of which filler you choose.

What is hyaluronic acid?

Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in your body and is the active ingredient in dermal fillers that makes the magic happen beneath your skin. Not only does it work to keep your skin full and elastic, but it also works as a moisturizer.

As an organic complex sugar that’s present in living cells, hyaluronic acid is an all-natural ingredient; the risk of an allergic reaction is extremely low. It’s also vegan-friendly since the acid is synthesized from bacteria.

How long does a dermal filler treatment take?

The actual treatment typically only takes about 10-20 minutes.

Dr. Zand will be happy to walk you through the treatment process and answer any questions you might have. Her priority is to help you age gracefully and maintain your skin’s youthful look without going under the knife.

What do I need to do before my appointment?

Click here for Dr. Zand's instructions as you prepare for your cosmetic procedure.