James L. Pertsch, MD

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Those who experience signs of aging such as fine lines, wrinkle, creases, thinning lips, and a gaunt contour frequently seek treatments to achieve a rejuvenated appearance. As younger generations are taking more preventive measure to slow the aging process, many of these individuals are opting for non-surgical treatments.


At the Mountain View and San Mateo practices of Dr. Pertsch, patients may undergo Hylaform® injections, which are intended to add volume to wrinkles, lines, and creases on the face. During a consultation, the patient’s facial anatomy is examined, the procedure is explained, options are discussed, and questions/concerns are addressed.


Hylaform is a gel made from hyaluronan, a natural substance already found in your skin. No skin test is required, and the body biologically accepts the Hylaform gel, reducing any risk of allergic reaction or complications. When injected, the Hylaform gives support to the skin, and results in a smoother, softer look. This can help erase facial lines and wrinkles. Hylaform can also be used to lift and increase your lip border.


The procedure usually takes about half an hour and patients are able to return to their everyday activities immediately after treatment. The results are immediate and last approximately six months. At this time, additional injection sessions can be scheduled and patients can uphold their rejuvenated appearance. For an all-over facial enhancement, Dr. Pertsch may suggest combining other non-surgical treatments with Hylaform injections. Some of the most commonly paired treatments include Botox® injections, Restylane® injections, collagen/fat injections, laser resurfacing, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion.


Overactive facial muscles that cause lines and wrinkles on the forehead, between the brows, around the eyes, and in the nasolabial folds can be treated with Botox. Wrinkles, scars, lips, and cheeks can regain volume with Restylane and collagen/fat injections. In addition, sun spots, acne scars, and uneven pigmentation may be remedied with a skin resurfacing treatment such as chemical peels, microdermabrasion, or laser energy. By undergoing one or more of these procedures in combination with Hylaform injections, patients may achieve a more dramatic enhancement.


As no two patients are alike or desired the same outcome, Dr. Pertsch creates a personalized treatment plan to meet every patient’s goal. Patients can further discuss their options during an appointment at either facility – Mountain View or San Mateo.


Please feel free to contact Dr. Pertsch to schedule a consultation. You may gain further insight to potential results by viewing before and after photos of other patients who have undergone this procedure.


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