Injectables Specialist

Anjali  Dhar, MD -  - Aesthetic Medicine

Luminance Aesthetics

Anjali Dhar, MD

Aesthetic Medicine located in San Jose, CA

Injectable medications have the potential to make you look younger, reduce excess facial fat, and help you overcome pain. At Luminance Aesthetics, Dr. Anjali Dhar offers a range of injections depending on your aesthetics and pain needs. Men and women in San Jose, California, should call her office to find out more about dermal fillers, Botox®, joint injections, and more.

Injectables Q & A

What injectables are available?

At Luminance Aesthetics, Dr. Dhar provides aesthetic injections. These include:

  • Juvederm Voluma® XC dermal filler
  • Restylane® dermal filler
  • Kybella® chin fat reducer
  • Botox wrinkle reducer

Dr. Dhar also provides joint injections to control pain and swelling in painful joints, such as your knee or shoulder.

What is Juvederm Voluma XC?

Sagging skin and flatter cheeks are signs of aging.

As a dermal filler containing hyaluronic acid, Juvederm Voluma XC plumps your cheeks to resolve the loss of volume that often occurs with age.  

Hyaluronic acid is a natural compound your skin produces, but your production slows down with age. When it is restored, you can look up to five years younger with contoured and lifted cheeks. The positive results of Juvederm Voluma last up to two years. At that point, you can receive additional injections to maintain your look.

Who is a candidate for Kybella?

Kybella is a nonsurgical treatment for excess chin fat or a double chin. If you’re bothered by fat under your chin that makes you look heavier or older than you are, Kybella might be right for you.

Injections of the prescription medication, which is a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, help your body absorb fat. The results are permanent, but you may need up to six sessions to achieve optimal results.

What is Restylane?

Restylane is a dermal filler that adds volume and fullness to your aging skin. It also uses hyaluronic acid to address moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. It addresses issues including:

  • Thinning lips
  • Nasolabial folds, the lines that run from your nose to the corners of your mouth
  • Marionette lines, the lines that run from the corners of your mouth toward the chin

The results of Restylane last up to 18 months. Dr. Dhar can put you on a regular treatment schedule to maintain your more youthful look.

What is Botox?

Botox is a well-known wrinkle reducer containing a purified toxin. Injections temporarily ease the wrinkles and lines on the forehead, vertical frown lines, and crow’s feet by slowing the nerves that cause muscles in the face to etch lines into your face.

Botox results last three to four months, but injections can be repeated regularly.

What are joint injections?

Joint injections involve directing pain-reducing medications directly into a painful area, such as your knee, shoulder, or hip. Dr. Dhar may recommend them if you have osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. The pain-reducing effects of joint injections are temporary, lasting several days to weeks.

To learn more about the various injectables offered at Luminance Aesthetics, call the office or book an appointment online.