Dermal Fillers

Dermatology located in Fairfax, VA

Do you have wrinkles or sagging skin that make you appear older than you feel? If so, the board-certified dermatologists at Integrated Dermatology of Fairfax in Fairfax, Virginia, can help. They provide dermal fillers, which can rejuvenate your appearance and help you look and feel younger. Call or book an appointment online today to learn what dermal fillers can do for you.

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are injectable substances used in cosmetic procedures to add volume and contour, diminishing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. 

These fillers are composed of various materials, including hyaluronic acid, calcium hydroxylapatite, poly-L-lactic acid, and polymethylmethacrylate microspheres. Fillers have unique characteristics, making each one suitable for specific applications.

What issues can dermal fillers address?

Dermal fillers can address a range of cosmetic concerns, making them a versatile option for facial rejuvenation. They’re commonly used to:

  • Enhance shallow contours
  • Plump thin lips
  • Soften lines and wrinkles
  • Reduce the appearance of recessed scars
  • Add volume to under-eye hollows

Dermal fillers can also restore facial volume in your cheeks, providing a more youthful and lifted appearance. 

How do dermal fillers work?

The way dermal fillers work can vary based on the type of filler used. For example, hyaluronic acid fillers attract and retain water, adding volume to the injected area. 

However, calcium hydroxylapatite stimulates collagen production, contributing to a natural and long-lasting volumizing effect, and poly-L-lactic acid stimulates collagen production over time, resulting in gradual improvements.

Your Integrated Dermatology of Fairfax dermatologist can discuss your options and help determine the right one for you.

Am I a candidate for dermal fillers?

Before undergoing dermal filler treatments, you’ll consult with your Integrated Dermatology of Fairfax dermatologist. They can assess your specific needs, recommend an appropriate filler type, and provide information on potential risks and benefits.

How long will my dermal filler results last?

The duration of dermal filler results depends on factors like the type of filler, the treated area, and your metabolism. 

Hyaluronic acid fillers typically provide results that last 6-18 months, while calcium hydroxylapatite may last longer, up to a year or more. Poly-L-lactic acid results can last even longer, with effects gradually becoming apparent over several months and persisting for up to two years.

While dermal fillers offer effective and immediate results, they’re not permanent. You may require maintenance treatments to sustain your desired effects over time. Factors like age, lifestyle, and the rate at which your body metabolizes the filler material can also play a role in the longevity of your results.

Call now to book a consultation or use the convenient online scheduler.