As you age, your skin loses elasticity; it loses the ability to “bounce back.” This is important because, whether you’re aware of it or not, gravity is constantly and consistently acting on your skin, pulling it down and stretching it out.
This happens so slowly, so incrementally, that you’re never really aware of it. But you probably notice it in the mirror when you see wrinkles, lines, skin that looks stretched out, and other signs of aging.
Patients who are interested in appearing more youthful have options for non-invasive and non-surgical treatment in the form of dermal fillers. These injectables are designed to restore volume to the face, removing wrinkles and restoring radiance.
In order to understand how dermal fillers work, it’s helpful to think about the face like a balloon. A face that appears youthful has a particular volume to surface area ratio.
As the skin stretches (due to aging), the ratio of surface area to volume increase, causing wrinkles and folds. Think about a deflated balloon.
By adding volume to the face in key areas, the cosmetic surgeons at Sanctuary Cosmetic Center are able to restore a more youthful-looking ratio—just like blowing up a deflated balloon.
Dermal fillers are one of the most popular treatment options in all of the Washington DC Metropolitan area, with many patients coming to see our dermal filler specialists in Northern Virginia.
Options for Dermal Fillers in Virginia
The term “dermal filler” is actually quite broad, encompassing a wide variety of products that are designed to help you look more youthful.
It should be mentioned that the ultra-popular Botox, Dysport and Xeomin are not dermal fillers. These neuromodulators are designed to mitigate a different wrinkle type.
Please visit our Botox and Dysportpage for more information on neuromodulators and neurotoxins.
As for dermal fillers, though there are many brands, the most frequently used are hyaluronic acid based. Hyaluronic acid is packed with benefits for all skin types showing signs of aging.
It is a naturally occurring substance in the body and similar to a substance injected into aching joints. When injected in the skin, it is not rejected since it is compatible with your body.
Two things usually define dermal filler options: the area of treatment and the longevity of the results.
Am I a Good Candidate for Dermal Fillers?
Because dermal fillers are incredibly popular procedures, it’s useful to know in which ways you might be a good candidate for a dermal filler injection.
We find that the best candidates for Dermal Filler injections at Sanctuary Cosmetic Center in Tysons Corner, VA generally exhibit the following characteristics:
You have deep facial folds around you nose and mouth and have lost facial volume
You have wrinkles and lines that are caused by excess skin
You are not interested in surgery
You are not a good candidate for surgical facelift procedures
You want to achieve a more subtle effect than surgery can provide
You want to be able to resume daily activities as quickly as possible
Your wrinkles and lines can be addressed by adding volume to your face
You have realistic expectations about what can be accomplished with dermal fillers
You are comfortable with temporary results or with maintenance injections
What Is a Liquid Facelift?
A Liquid Facelift is a term used when a combination of dermal fillers, such as the ones listed above, and neurotoxins such as Botox or Dysport are used to achieve the results of a non-surgical facelift.
At Sanctuary Cosmetic Center, our expert physicians, oculofacial and plastic surgeons, are most familiar with the human muscular-skeletal structure that they ensure our patients get the best possible care and results.
Our liquid face-lift is a combination of hyaluronic acid based dermal fillers and neuromodulators expertly injected in different parts of the face to give both a lifting effect and a more youthful appearance.
While dermal filler injections are generally considered to be an incredibly safe procedure, it’s worth noting that such a level of safety only exists while you are in the hands of experienced and expert medical professionals.
Sanctuary Cosmetic Center is incredibly popular in areas such as Tysons Corner and McLean, VA, because our dermal fillers patients know they’re in good hands.
Dermal Filler Procedure, Results, and Recovery
Dermal filler injections are performed right in our offices, located in Tysons Corner, VA. In this way, we serve a wide variety of patients from Tysons, McLean, and the Washington DC Metropolitan area.
One of the things that make dermal filler injections so convenient is that they can be performed in a short amount of time.
In most cases, our dermal filler patients are in and out in less than thirty minutes. Once the procedure is over, patients are usually instructed to avoid strenuous exercise for a day or two, but may otherwise return to normal activities.
There may be some slight bruising or redness following your dermal filler injection, but that should recede in two to three days.
Most patients see instant results, and generally those results mean a reduction in wrinkles and lines in the treated areas.
Dermal fillers also generally maintain the radiance and natural look of your face; this means that people won’t necessarily be able to tell you’ve had work done—they’ll just know you look great (this is one reason among many why dermal filler injections are so popular among Washington D.C. patients who must regularly appear in media).
Many of our patients have also reported a significant increase in self-esteem and self-confidence after dermal filler injections, largely because they love the more youthful face that greets them in the mirror every day.
So if you’re looking to get a more youthful look without having to undergo surgery and if you’re looking for dermal fillers in Virginia, contact us at Sanctuary Cosmetic Center to schedule a confidential consultation and begin your transformation right away.
For our Tysons Corner, VA dermal filler patients, we generally offer the following options: