Dermal Fillers

Many people trust our practice for beautiful, natural-looking results from fillers such as Restylane®, JUVÉDERM®, and JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA®. For San Jose women and men who want to soften forehead furrows, crow’s feet, and smile lines without surgery, today’s injectable fillers can be the perfect solution. We offer a variety of modern injectable fillers and can help you determine which injectables will help you achieve your goals.

To learn more about injectable fillers or our other nonsurgical skincare treatments, request a free cosmetic consultation online or call our office at  (408) 356-4241.

Injectable Fillers
Before & After Photos

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Injectable Filler/ Lip Filler

Injection of Lip Filler with natural and noticeable results. This patient had 1 syringe of Restylane Kysse injected into her upper and lower lips.  A smooth, hydrated, and full result- adding up to lovely lips. She's very happy with the new look.  Read More
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Voluma-San JoseThis woman was concerned about what she considered a drawn appearance to her face, rather than concern about effects of aging. She wanted to add volume with injections of facial fillers.Dr. Lepore recommended Voluma in this case, an FDA-approved treatment for adding volume to the cheek.In addition to the... Read More
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Dr. Lepore uses injectable treatments such as BOTOX® Cosmetic to give his San Jose patients a wide range of enhancements, and not just wrinkle and crease relaxation.This young woman wanted to reduce the size of the masseter muscles (jaw muscles), which she felt were overly prominent, as well as uneven.Dr. Lepore injected BOT... Read More
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This woman is another patient interested in minimally invasive rejuvenating treatments, such as, injectable fillers to the face. In our San Jose Plastic Surgery office, she underwent treatment with injections of the filler, Radiesse.  She received a number of injections, in the cheeks and nasolabial folds, as well as around the mouth, an... Read More
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An example of Radiesse treatment in San Jose. This patient wanted to try the injectable filler, Radiesse, hoping for a natural-looking, non-surgical lift to her face.  Following application of a numbing cream, she had injections in her cheeks, nasolabial folds, around the corners of her mouth, and areas of her jawline.  The patient... Read More
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Liquid Facelift-San JoseThis is one of the many patients seeking injectable fillers in our San Jose Plastic Surgery office. This patient chose Radiesse, hoping for some rejuvenation without undergoing surgery. With a number of injections to the cheeks, nasolabial folds, oral commisures (corners of mouth), marionette lines, and pre-jowl... Read More
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Facial enhancement with Juvederm in San Jose. New JUVÉDERM® XC is the smooth gel filler that we use to smooth away wrinkles around your mouth and nose. With just one treatment, you’ll get smooth and natural-looking results that last up to a year.  JUVÉDERM® XC  is manufactured using HYLACROSS™ technology, creating a smooth-consisten... Read More

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

What Do Dermal Fillers Treat?

We use dermal fillers to help women and men look younger and enhance their facial features by treating a variety of cosmetic concerns, including:

  • Restoring volume on the cheeks, around the eyes, and at the temples
  • Smoothing out nasolabial folds (smile lines) and other creases around the mouth
  • Enhancing the lips
  • Improving the contours of the nose, chin, and jawline
  • Rejuvenating the backs of the hands

Our Injectable Filler Options

Injectable fillers can instantly restore a more youthful appearance to your face without surgery. We offer the following fillers to temporarily rejuvenate your face and target a number of specific concerns:

Restylane, Perlane® & JUVÉDERM

These products use an active ingredient called hyaluronic acid to plump the skin from within. Hyaluronic acid is produced naturally by our bodies and serves many purposes, including keeping tissues hydrated and supple. When administered as a filler, hyaluronic acid works by both increasing volume and attracting water molecules to the skin in the treated area. This creates additional firmness and a generally more youthful texture and tone. While the most popular treatment areas for these fillers are the nasolabial folds and other lines around the mouth, our providers can use them to selectively improve a variety of lines and areas of lost volume, such as the lips or under the eyes. The results of these products typically last between 6 and 9 months.


This is the first filler FDA-approved specifically to treat lost volume in the cheeks. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC also uses hyaluronic acid to achieve its purpose, but it is specially formulated for deeper injection. In addition to adding volume to the cheeks, VOLUMA can create a subtly lifted appearance for a more complete outcome. The results of VOLUMA can be appreciated instantly, and a single treatment can last up to 2 years.


This filler is formulated with enough firmness and density to add lasting definition and structure to the jawline and chin while reducing jowling. Results last up to a year.


Softer than VOLUMA and firmer than VOLBELLA, VOLLURE smooths away moderate to severe lines around the mouth and nose, such as smile lines, marionette lines, and downturned corners of the mouth. It provides a subtle, soft volume increase that can reduce laxity in the cheeks and plump up and define the lips. Results last up to 18 months.


VOLBELLA is an all-around lip enhancement filler for results that are softer and more subtle than with JUVÉDERM® Ultra. It’s great for adding fullness, balance, and definition to the lips and smoothing away vertical lip lines. Results last up to a year.


SKINVIVE is a hydrating injectable made with hyaluronic acid that renews the skin’s radiance and enhances the smoothness of the cheeks. We inject microdroplets within the dermal layer of the skin to generate a healthy glow without changing your face’s shape or volume. Results last 6 months.

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You have options when it comes to paying for your procedure. Patient financing makes it affordable and stress free.

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Sculptra is not a dermal filler; it is a different kind of cosmetic injectable. Instead of adding volume immediately, like hyaluronic acid fillers, it stimulates collagen production for gradual improvement over time. Sculptra improves volume and skin quality in the cheek area and smooths away smile lines and marionette lines. Improvements become noticeable after about a month, and final results last as long as 2 years.

Fat Transfer as an Alternative to Dermal Fillers

Fat transfer is a more natural alternative to synthetic fillers. Using fat taken from one part of your body through liposuction, our surgeons use it to selectively add volume to your face.

Combining Dermal Fillers With BOTOX® Cosmetic

Many patients achieve more complete, longer-lasting results by combining injectable fillers with BOTOX Cosmetic. This combination is sometimes called a liquid facelift. During your consultation, we will develop a treatment plan to give you the best results, as these injectables have unique properties and benefits.

Lip Fillers

Dermal fillers are an excellent option for nonsurgical lip augmentation and enhancement. Lip filler injections are popular with both the women and men we see from San Jose and surrounding areas.


Patients often have lip injections for one or more of the following improvements:

  • Plumping up naturally thin lips
  • Restoring fullness to lips that have lost volume due to the aging process
  • Defining lip borders and the cupid’s bow
  • Balancing the upper and lower lip
  • Correcting vertical lip lines

Lip Filler Options

We perform lip injections with a variety of dermal fillers, many formulated specifically for the lips. Options include:

  • JUVÉDERM® Ultra and Ultra Plus
  • Restylane® Kysse and Silk
  • Fat transfer

After Treatment

For optimal results, avoid the following for the first 48 hours after treatment:

  • Strenuous exercise
  • Passionate kissing (a quick peck is OK)
  • Drinking through a straw


Lip fillers take about 2 to 3 weeks to settle and fully integrate into the lips. Expect lip filler results to last up to 12 months before a maintenance treatment is needed. Actual treatment longevity varies with fillers and individual patient factors.

How Much Do Fillers Cost in San Jose, CA?

The cost for dermal filler treatments varies with the fillers used and the specifics of the treatment. During your personal consultation, you will be given a specific price quote before your treatment. We offer a variety of patient financing options for those who are interested.

What To Expect During Your Treatment

Many of these fillers are pre-mixed with an anesthetic, so you should only feel a small pinch upon injection. Using a fine needle, our provider injects the filler directly into the wrinkles, cheeks, or lips in a quick office procedure that takes less than an hour.

What To Expect After Your Treatment

Minor swelling and bruising may develop immediately after treatment, but they usually disappear within 1 to 2 days. You can immediately resume your normal daily activities, although you should avoid exposure to heat, sun, and strenuous exercise for the first couple of days.

Dermal Fillers FAQ

Are fillers like JUVÉDERM better than BOTOX?

While both are injectable cosmetic products, dermal fillers and BOTOX have different uses and work in different ways, so one is not better than the other. Fillers instantly add and replace volume under the skin. BOTOX relaxes facial muscles to allow lines and wrinkles to gradually smooth away. Many patients benefit from a combination of fillers and BOTOX.

Can dermal fillers be used to refine my nose?

Yes, slight alterations can be made to the tip and bridge of the nose with nonsurgical or liquid rhinoplasty. While results are temporary and not as significant as surgical rhinoplasty, liquid rhinoplasty can give patients an idea of possible results from surgery. Results are instant, and no downtime is needed with filler treatments.

What is a tear trough filler?

The tear troughs are depressions along the nose near the inside corners of the eyes. We can fill these in with dermal fillers to reduce under-eye circles and help patients look refreshed.

How much do lip fillers cost in the Bay Area?

Prices for lip filler treatments vary with specific fillers and patient needs, so you will need to come in for a consultation to receive a personalized quote.

How long will my lips be swollen after lip fillers?

Swelling is expected after lip injections because the lips are a very delicate area. Swelling typically peaks within the first day or two and then gradually subsides in about a week, although experiences may vary. Follow your injector’s aftercare instructions carefully to keep swelling to a minimum.

Are fillers worth the money?

With impressive, natural-looking, instant results and little to no downtime, filler injections are well worth the money for the majority of patients.

Your New Look

Injectable fillers are so popular because they are quick, effective, and produce immediate results. You won’t have to wait or recover to enjoy a renewed and refreshed look. Visit us today to find out more about modern injectable fillers and other minimally invasive skin care treatments. If you are looking for longer-lasting improvements, you may also want to ask about facelift surgery.

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