Our Personal Approach to Juvederm Treatment

Juvederm is used to rejuvenate the skin of the face by softening lines, wrinkles, and folds. Juvederm is a dermal filler that contains hyaluronic acid gel as the filling agent. Our office has performed thousands of procedures with hyaluronic acid gel dermal fillers since the FDA first approved them in 2003. This has allowed us to develop a very personal approach to the use of Juvederm.



The most important consideration with a Juvederm treatment is that the result looks natural. It should not look like anything was “done” to the face. Rather, the face should simply look younger, refreshed, and rejuvenated after the treatment.



In our office, Botox treatment is always individualized, and based upon what each person needs. It is not a “one size fits all” treatment. Botox treatment begins with a careful examination of the face, both at rest and with movement. Lines and wrinkles in the face are studied in order to understand how Botox would improve them. We think clearly about what areas should be treated, and equally importantly, about what areas should not be treated. Only after this planning is completed can the treatment be properly given.
A Juvederm treatment begins with a complete examination of the face. Areas containing wrinkles, lines, and folds are examined. Areas where increased fullness would improve the facial appearance are determined. Equally important, areas where Juvederm should not be placed are also determined. Once this planning is completed, the Juvederm treatment can begin.
The treatment consists of a series of injections of small quantities of Juvederm into the skin. It is preferable to put smaller amounts of Juvederm into a larger number of injection sites because the final result is more natural looking. Injecting the underlying lines, wrinkles, and folds in the face with Juvederm gives a more relaxed and rejuvenated appearance, with the facial skin also looking more lifted.



In some offices, Juvederm injection is limited to treatment of the nasolabial folds, which are the facial folds that extend from the nostrils to the corners of the mouth. Limiting the Juvederm treatment to these folds will often result in a very unnatural look. For this reason, we do not take that approach. Rather, we believe that Juvederm should be placed anywhere in the face where its placement will give an enhanced and more rejuvenated appearance. This can only be determined by a careful examination of each patient’s face, both at rest and with movement, by an experienced injector with a sense of facial proportion and aesthetics.



We regularly treat Juvederm patients from Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Malibu, Brentwood, and Beverly Hills. We welcome all patients to our office who would like a more personalized, individualized, and sophisticated approach to their Juvederm treatments.



Start Getting Ready for Summer! Have your CoolSculpting or TruSculpting in April to See Results Before the Summer Swim Season – And Receive a Free Botox Treatment!

By now, most of our patients have become familiar with the CoolSculpting procedure.  The CoolSculpting procedure reduces fat by freezing it for one hour.  However, many of our patients may not yet be familiar with the new TruSculpting procedure.  TruSculpting works by heating the fatty tissues for four minutes to temperatures that are high enough to result in the therapeutic reduction of fat, but not so high as to be uncomfortable or painful.  Heating the fat for four minutes induces the body’s natural systems to break down the fat cells in the treated areas.  The process of natural fat cell reduction takes about two months to complete.



Ideal candidates for the CoolSculpting and TruSculpting procedures have discrete and localized fat bulges on the abdomen, love handles, inner or outer thighs, and back. Both of these treatments result in noticeable and natural looking fat reduction in the treated areas. This in turn results in an improved and more attractive body contour. There is absolutely no downtime following either a CoolSculpting procedure or a TruSculpting procedure.



It takes two to three months for the final result to become visible after either of these procedures. For this reason, any of our patients who wish to reduce their fat bulges before the summer (without having surgery or liposuction) should have their CoolSculpting or TruSculpting procedures performed soon. That way, the results will be visible by the time we head into the summer months.



We invite any of our patients who may be interested in having a non-surgical fat reducing procedure to call our office at 310-829-9396 and make an appointment for a complementary consultation.  At the consultation, we will determine which of the two non-surgical non-invasive fat reducing procedures is most appropriate for a particular patient.



During the months of March and April, we will also give to our CoolSculpting and TruSculpting patients a free treatment with Botox to one area of the face, a $350 value. This special offer will remain in effect until April 30, 2012.



Dr. Anterasian Awarded 2013 Patients’ Choice Award

Dr. Anterasian is proud to announce that he has been selected as a recipient of the 2013 Patients’ Choice Award. This award is given based upon patient reviews of their physicians. Patients are asked to evaluate their physician based upon quality of care, bedside manner, courtesy of the staff, and overall professionalism. Only a select few physicians are chosen to receive this award.



I am greatly honored to receive this award. I am particularly touched by the fact that the award is given based upon the opinions of real patients. I look forward to serving your cosmetic and medical skin care needs for many more years to come.
-George Anterasian, MD