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Restylane, Perlane and Juvederm

Hyaluronic acid fillers in Stockton and Lodi, CA

Many people are looking for a slightly fuller shape for their chin or a more sensuous form for their lips; just a touch of additional volume can make an enormous difference in your appearance. Restylane, Perlane, and Juvéderm can smooth out folds and wrinkles, enhance lips, and shape facial contours. We now have developed techniques that make the injection of fillers an almost painless experience.


More than 27 million patients all over the world have been treated with various hyaluronic acid based products over the years. Restylane is extremely safe. Hundreds of thousands of men and women in all age groups around the world have been successfully treated with Restylane since 1996. Studies show that the vast majority of them were so happy with their results they would be willing to have the treatment again.


  • Wrinkle correction
  • Eliminate the bags on the lower eyelids
  • Correct wrinkles around lips, and also to enhance the lips
  • Restore the youthful contours and balance of the face, recreating the “glow” of youth


We also offer treatments using Sculptra and Radiesse.

Safety and Side Effects

Restylane, Perlane and Juvéderm contain only minimally modified hyaluronic acid, which is a natural constituent of human tissues. It is biocompatible and very safe. There are no contraindications to the use of these products and precautions are mainly those that should be observed for any filler injection.

Some injection related reactions may develop, such as transient redness, itching, swelling, pain, tenderness, or discoloration at the treatment site. Typically, resolution is spontaneous, occurring from one to two days after injections in the skin, or a week after injection in the lips.

Recovery Time

Usually there is no recovery time with the hyaluronic acid fillers. The exception is the lips, where the swelling may be noticeable for up to one week. If there is any bruising, it is usually gone within a week, but we have ways to make bruising disappear much more quickly, so you should call us if it occurs.

Questions and Answers

This product consist of stabilized hyaluronic acid 20mg/mL and physiologic sodium chloride solution, pH 7 q.s. They are clear viscous gels supplied in glass syringes. The hyaluronic acid is biosynthetically produced by bacterial fermentation.
In sensitive areas, such as the lips, we use nerve blocks to eliminate discomfort. We dilute our Restylane with lidocaine and use ice to make the procedure almost painless. This makes it a relatively comfortable procedure for many of our patients seeking a non-invasive solution for the skin.
You should tell Dr. Bock about all the medicines that you are taking. If possible, avoid aspirin, blood thinners, Vitamin E, and ibuprofen and related pain medications for about 10 days before the procedure.
If there is swelling, you can take Benadryl. If there is discomfort, you can use Advil or related products.
Only Dr. Bock injects fillers.
The next step is to call California Skin & Laser Center at 800-500-5842 and schedule a cosmetic consultation. At that time Dr. Bock will assess your specific situation and determine if you are an appropriate candidate for Restylane. If not, we will work with patients to help them understand what other solutions and possibilities may exist for improving their concerns.
At California Skin & Laser Center, we want our patients to have an excellent outcome with their procedures. We want to ensure that our patients’ needs and concerns are addressed in a way that makes them feel comfortable and at ease. Our team strives to exceed your expectations while providing comfort and privacy. Our services are provided or supervised by our Board-certified dermatologist in both medical and cosmetic procedures, and we offer a variety of modalities for improving the skin and body. Contact our facility today to learn more about the services we offer to patients in and around the area, including Galt, Tracy, Lodi, Manteca, Modesto, and the Central Valley.

Dr. Gerald Bock - California Skin & Laser Center

Dr. Gerald N. Bock
Dr. Gerald Bock is a board-certified general, cosmetic, and surgical dermatologist serving patients in the following California, United States communities: Lodi, CA; Stockton, CA; and Elk Grove, CA. He is a fellow with the American Academy of Dermatology and is a pioneer of cosmetic surgery in the Central Valley. Dr. Bock’s goal is to provide services that enhance an individual’s beauty without making them look like they have had anything done. He is committed to helping patients achieve their aesthetic goals with innovative treatments that deliver ageless results.


Professional, straight forward with skin care and questions from me. Have a second appointment set up to address additional issues. Glad I found Dr. Bock and his staff.
~ Denis L.
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