Injectable Fillers

Fairfax Plastic Surgery

Plastic Surgeon & Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgeon located in Fairfax, VA

If you’d like to achieve a more youthful appearance but aren’t ready for invasive plastic surgery, injectable fillers are definitely something to consider. Dr. Sandra Fearrington, MD, of Fairfax Plastic Surgery in Fairfax, Virginia, offers a wide range of dermal filler options that can restore lost facial volume and enhance facial contouring. Schedule an appointment today to give injectable fillers a try. You can book online at any time of day or night, or call during business hours to check appointment availability.

Injectable Fillers Q & A

What causes the visible signs of aging?

One of the primary factors in aging is lost facial volume. When you’re young, your skin is plumped and supported by a thick layer of collagen. As you age, you lose much of that thick padding. Without the same level of support, your skin is left to pool and sag into folds, lines, and wrinkles.

You might notice bags developing under your eyes, wrinkles at the corners of your mouth, or deepening lines from the sides of your nose to the corners of your mouth or from the corners of your mouth down to your chin. Jowls can develop along your jawline, and the middle portion of your face can appear gaunt.

How can injectable fillers help?

Injectable fillers work by restoring lost facial volume. These substances have a soft, gel-like consistency. When injected into the deeper layers of your skin, fillers smooth and plump the skin, helping you look years younger.

Many dermal fillers are formulated using a synthetic form of hyaluronic acid, a substance found naturally in your skin. Over time, your body is able to absorb and process the filler material. Injectable fillers prompt your body to create its own collagen, extending your results even after the original filler materials are no longer present.

What is the process for getting injectable fillers?

A wide range of dermal fillers is available, each designed to address a unique treatment goal. All are administered via injection.

Dr. Fearrington begins by assessing your skin and determining the areas where injectable fillers will be most effective. He also selects the type of filler best suited for your specific needs.

Next, your skin is cleaned with an antibacterial solution to prevent infection. A topical anesthetic can reduce sensation in the treatment area, or a local anesthetic may be administered, depending on your treatment plan.

Dr. Fearrington carefully injects the filler where needed, taking time to gently massage the area and evaluate the results. Years of experience with injectable fillers have helped him refine his technique to place fillers in the exact position and at the precise volume to achieve optimal effects.

The entire process takes very little time, and you’ll be back to your normal routines in no time. Expect a degree of tenderness for a couple of days and possibly some minor swelling, but there’s rarely a need for medication to control discomfort.

To find out what injectable fillers can do for you, call or schedule an appointment online at your earliest convenience.