The signs of aging often start to sneak up on adults around the age of 30. This is because the skin naturally begins to lose its stores of collagen and elastin, resulting in the development of skin laxity. When this happens, fine lines and wrinkles begin to form on the facial area, making many of our patients look older than they feel. At Dermatology Associates of Northern Virginia, now a part of U.S. Dermatology Partners, we are dedicated to assisting patients in the Centreville area with their skin care concerns
What are cosmetic injectables?
Cosmetic injectables are any injections that are used in our practice specifically for aesthetic purposes. This includes Botox, Sculptra, and Belotero. These are all products used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Many of these work in separate ways. A neuromodulator such as Botox is an injectable that is used in the muscles of the face to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles that stem from muscle contractions, including:
• Glabellar lines
• Forehead folds
• Crow’s feet
A dermal filler is an injectable that is injected directly into wrinkles and folds to add volume and smooth the skin. They are typically formulated with hyaluronic acid and can last several months before reinjection is needed. The alternative that provides real volume restoration is collagen stimulators. They are injected into areas such as the hollows of the cheeks and stimulate the body’s natural production of collagen and elastin. This adds volume and improves the appearance of the facial area. All of these products are readily available at Dermatology Associates of Northern Virginia.
Which one is right for me?
Drs. Mattay and Talanin of Centreville, VA educate patients on the various restorative services available in our practice and are here to assist in guiding patients to the best possible products for the results they desire. During an initial consultation appointment, our team will evaluate the patient and determine what areas of concern they are struggling with. Then, we will make suggestions based on each patient’s unique needs. We may even suggest a combination of treatments. All of our cosmetic injectables work well together and can be used together, giving patients the option of having a “liquid facelift.” With the combination of products, patients can address many issues in one appointment and experience amazing results! Dermal fillers, neuromodulators, and collagen stimulators can work side-by-side to improve the overall appearance.
What are the advantages of using dermal fillers and other cosmetic solutions at our practice?
The primary benefits of dermal fillers include:
• Easy, comfortable injections
• Amazing results are seen immediately
• Long-lasting results
• Ability to reinject as needed
• Cost-effective solution
• Fewer risks than plastic surgery
• Temporary results versus permanent changes with surgical interventions
Who is a candidate for dermal fillers?
Adult patients who visit our practice and ask about dermal fillers and cosmetic injections are assessed during a consultation appointment to determine if they are appropriate candidates. Most patients are able to enjoy the advantages of these injections because they are affordable, fast, and effective at addressing mild to moderate signs of aging. Many patients consider injectables because their condition is not severe enough to warrant plastic surgery. They may also want to avoid permanent changes to their appearance or the cost and risks associated with a facelift or other means of addressing skin laxity. We talk to patients about all their options, so they can make an educated decision in regard to how to pursue a more youthful appearance.
If you are interested in learning more about the services and treatments we offer, contact Dermatology Associates of Northern Virginia Centreville. We assist patients of all ages in our state-of-the-art facility. We provide medical and cosmetic dermatology solutions to men and women at both our Centreville and Sterling locations. Our Centreville location can be reached at (703) 222-2773 and is conveniently located in Suite #301 at 13880 Braddock Road. We accept new patients who are ready for quality, comprehensive dermatological care.