Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Carlos Mata, implements injectable Juvéderm to improve sullen areas on the face where additional contour and volume is desired. This popular derma filler is manufactured from hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body. Hyaluronic acid injections work to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, two proteins that contribute to healthy skin elasticity. While there are many hyaluronic acid-based fillers on the market today, Juvéderm has been proven to provide safe, effective results for up to a year. Dr. Mata, a.k.a. Dr. Scottsdale, offers his patients at our office, Juvéderm Ultra, which is used to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles around the lips, and Juvéderm Ultra Plus, which works great for deep wrinkles.
"I had two procedures done earlier this year by Dr. Mata. The tummy tuck was in January 2016 and following after in February, thigh lift. After working out so many years, it was the excess skin and fat I had removed. For all my future procedures and for friends and family, I definitely recommend Dr. Mata. Growing up with physicians in my family ( my mother was a Pediatrician), he has a wonderful disposition very reminiscent of the days when doctors cared and took all the time you needed to address concerns. Dr. Mata also made sure I was mentally prepared for the procedures and was 100% transparent with what I can expect. It's not a form of weight loss, but body sculpting. He has a very nurturing way about him as well. My healing experience has been the most positive under his care and the care of the staff. You are given written directions and the nurses will answer any questions you have. After the procedures, of course, new clothes feel great in smaller sizes, but it's not seeing the unwanted skin and fat, always getting larger sizes to disguise my trouble spots that brings me happiness. I have no regrets. I highly recommend Dr. Mata and I'm so grateful. My arms are next! :-)"- L.N. / Google / Jul 06, 2016
"Very good experience, was very good with answering all of my questions and making me feel very comfortable."- L.J. / Yellowpages / Feb 01, 2019
"El mejor cirujano. Gracias Dr. !!! 5 ?? The best surgeon. Thank you Dr.!!! 5 ??"- I.C. / Facebook / Jan 30, 2019
"Amazing, procedure was fast and easy. Everything was explained in detail and the results surpassed my expectations!"- M.H. / Healthgrades / Jan 30, 2019
"My husband and I see Dr. Mata for Botox to help with our migraines. I have horrible TMJ with migraines and my husband has migraines so bad he can’t get out of bed some days. He thought Botox was only for aesthetics until I forced him during a horrific migraine to see Dr. Mata. 2 days later the Botox kicked in and he had 4 months of zero pain. He didn’t even get a headache on days he was stressed. He said getting Botox saved him from having to take a bunch of migraine med...s and from missing work. I usually see Dr. Mata more for TMJ pain which is non existent if I keep up on my Botox 3-4 times a year. Not only do I get pain relief from headaches and TMJ but as an added benefit... no wrinkles!! Always nice, and since Dr. Mata isn’t just some neurologist doing Botox for headaches he can inject it so you can raise your brows and look more awake if desired. I would highly recommend seeing Dr. Mata!"- H.R. / Facebook / Jan 30, 2019
What to Expect
Juvéderm is a gel substance that is administered via a fine needle directly into the skin. There is no sedation needed, although a numbing cream is usually applied first to help with any discomfort. The injection sites will be sterilized and marked with ink. Once the filler is injected, results are immediately noticeable. The practitioner may massage the treated area so the filler spreads evenly. Other than temporary redness, the treatment has no after effect that will prevent a patient from going back to normal routine. Patients should avoid strenuous exercise for approximately 24 hours. After a Juvéderm injection, the face will look refreshed, softer and smoother.
This procedure is almost pain-free. This really is determined on a patient’s overall pain tolerance. The product is administered with a fine injection needle and a numbing cream is usually applied first to help with any discomfort. After the treatment, tingling sensations may occur, and there could be some swelling and bruising. These after effects are temporary and usually subside within a few hours.
Dermal fillers have an outstanding track record for successfully reducing signs of aging with less risk than surgical cosmetic treatments. Other nonsurgical options include wrinkle relaxers, such as BOTOX® and Dysport®. Severe cosmetic issues such as loose and sagging skin may be better resolved by a surgical facelift. The approach taken will be based on the patient’s cosmetic condition and aesthetic goals.
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It is important to set realistic expectations when undergoing any cosmetic enhancement procedure. While the treatment does take years off the face, it may only do so much for patients who have severe wrinkles and skin irregularities. Juvéderm will definitely help decrease fine wrinkles and creases, and the skin will appear smoother and softer.
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