Using Dermal Fillers as an Effective Treatment for Wrinkles

May 30, 2019

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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.Aging can do a number on the facial skin. Patients find that their appearance changes after the age of 30 when skin laxity occurs, and fine lines and wrinkles develop. Addressing these wrinkles with treatments such as dermal fillers is a great start to turning back the hands of time while avoiding costly plastic surgery procedures.

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are injectable cosmetic gels that are formulated with hyaluronic acid, which attracts water. When the dermatologist of Dermatology Associates of Northern Virginia, Inc. injects this gel into the fine lines and wrinkles, they are immediately reduced in depth and size. In some cases, the wrinkles are eliminated altogether, or reduced in overall appearance. This is done by using hyaluronic acid fillers right in the office.

What types of dermal fillers are available at the practice?

Dermatology Associates of Northern Virginia offers the following dermal fillers as part of our selection:

These products are readily available for patients who are ready to improve the skin’s texture and address those unwanted signs of aging.

What can I expect during my dermal filler consultation?

When patients visit for their consultation, they undergo an initial evaluation by our team. Dermal fillers are often the first choice for patients to consider for immediate results. Patients will find out if they are appropriate candidates for treatment during this evaluation, discussing their concerns and the options that they have available. Once patients have decided that dermal fillers are the best treatment solution for wrinkles, they relax in the treatment chair while the doctor determines the precise areas for injections. In just minutes, the procedure is done, and patients leave with aftercare instructions. Because cosmetic injectables such as dermal fillers are minimally-invasive, they do not require recovery or healing afterwards. Patients return to their regular routine without interruption and can enjoy the results of their services for many months before reinjection is required.

dermal fillersAre dermal fillers affordable?

Absolutely! The team at Dermatology Associates of Northern Virginia finds that this method of treatment is one of the most affordable solutions available in dermatology offices today. Juvéderm, Restylane, and Perlane are commonly used per vial, and the cost of treatment is determined based on the number of vials used during treatment. Treatment of wrinkles using dermal fillers is often a fraction of the cost of plastic surgery and is more desirable as it doesn’t increase one’s risk of infection or scarring. Patients do not experience any downtime with dermal fillers, either.

Can dermal fillers be used together in a treatment?

Each dermal filler has a different benefit. Thicker gels are best for deep wrinkles and folds while thinner gels are better for patients with more superficial wrinkles. Sometimes, a variety of injectables can be used to achieve a “liquid facelift” for optimum results.

What other options are used at the practice?

Dermal fillers are not the only way our team improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. In addition to dermal fillers, we offer cosmetic injectables called neuromodulators such as Botox. Botox works differently from dermal fillers. Instead of injecting gel into the wrinkles and folds, Botox is injected into the muscles of the face to reduce contractions. This is another way of smoothing the skin. Our practice also offers laser therapies that can be used specifically for skin rejuvenation. Skin rejuvenation via laser treatment is a wonderful way to improve both texture and tone when done regularly. When patients book a consultation appointment with our team of professionals, they can ask about the various services that can be used to obtain the results they desire.

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.

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