5 Areas of the Face That Can Be Improved with Fillers

When you look in the mirror, the signs of aging you see on your face can be distressing. Beginning as early as your 30s or even late 20s, fine lines around the mouth and nose, dark circles under the eyes, and drooping upper eyelids, little by little, have started appearing.

Many contributing factors can be causing these irritating symptoms: smoking, stress, lack of sleep, excessive sun exposure, and genetics are all to blame for the early signs of aging.

Fortunately, the board-certified plastic surgeons at Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg in Virginia have several non-surgical options in the form of injectable dermal fillers that can rejuvenate your face and help turn back the clock on aging.

What Are Dermal Fillers?

Also known as injectable fillers, dermal fillers are a valuable tool in restoring fullness and volume to your face, ultimately reducing the appearance of age-related lines, wrinkles, and other flaws. Many patients experience facial fat and volume loss as a natural consequence of the aging process.

Fillers are gel-like substances that are injected beneath the skin with a blunt tip cannula. Many of the elements injected, such as hyaluronic acid and collagen, occur naturally in the skin, making them well-received by most patients. Even better, injections require no recovery time and provide immediate results!

We offer a comprehensive selection of hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers, specifically formulated for specific skin areas, to patients in the Fredericksburg, Virginia area. These include:

  • Juvéderm® Voluma
  • Juvéderm® Ultra
  • Juvéderm® Ultra Plus
  • Restylane®
  • Restylane® Lyft
  • Restylane® Silk

Dermal Fillers, A Noninvasive Alternative

Dermal fillers are highly effective and easily customized for each patient, addressing specific problem areas. For long-lasting results, patients can maintain their results by following a customized treatment plan with routine scheduled treatments.

Curious about how your face could benefit from filler injections? Check out this list of five common areas where dermal fillers can be used!

1. Cheeks and Temples: Added Contour, Curve, and Lift

The rich formula of Juvéderm® Voluma can create more structured-looking cheekbones and add plumpness to your temples, adding a more youthful look to your mid-face.

2. Smile Lines: Smoothed Nasolabial Folds

Filler applied to the mid-face fills in the smile lines and wrinkles known as nasolabial folds, providing a perfect balance of flexibility and smoothness. It’s an ideal treatment for an area that constantly moves as you talk and smile.

3. Lips: Volumized, Smoothed Vertical lines, Improved Symmetry

Not only can we use dermal fillers to achieve natural-looking volume in our lips, but they can also smooth vertical lip lines and wrinkles that form around the lips.

4. Chin: Balanced Proportions, Added Definition

By adding definition to the chin, fillers can create an improved, balanced, and better-defined profile. Many patients are surprised at how much more youthful they look with artfully placed filler injections creating a slimmer chin, together with filled-in lines and wrinkles.

5. Jawline and Neck: Smoothed, Confident, Youthful

The highly cohesive Juvéderm® Voluma formula can be applied along the bony jawline area, strengthening the natural contours, smoothing horizontal wrinkles and lines in the neck.

Take the Next Step, Refresh Your Appearance!

Are you tired of fine lines and wrinkles on your face? Then dermal fillers or other non-invasive facial rejuvenation may be your best move towards refreshing your appearance.

Since no surgery is involved, the recovery time associated with injectable fillers is virtually nonexistent. Patients can quickly complete a filler treatment and then continue with their daily routine, even returning to work the same day.

For more information, schedule a consultation at Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg, conveniently located near downtown Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Call us today at (540) 371-7730 to start your path towards a more youthful appearance!

What Are Some Non-Invasive Options for Facial Rejuvenation?

Do you want to shed a few years off your face or remove unwanted acne or scars? Thanks to advancements in cosmetic treatments, it’s no longer necessary to go under the knife to achieve an ageless look. While removing excess skin will always be through plastic surgery procedures, you can look to other non-invasive measures before booking an appointment for that surgery.

What is Non-Invasive Facial Rejuvenation?

Non-invasive facial rejuvenation is a type of cosmetic treatment that can restore a person’s face to a more youthful appearance through non-surgical methods.

You can undergo several procedures to get the face you want without going under the knife. There are many non-invasive, quick, and affordable alternatives to plastic surgery. Outlined here are just a few of our most popular procedures.

Non-Surgical Facelift

For a non-surgical facelift, you could consider either a liquid facelift or PRP Facelift as your first option to rejuvenate your face’s overall appearance. Either option will give you a facelift everyone will notice, but no one will think you’ve had “work” done.

A liquid facelift is specifically tailored to your exact preferences using non-invasive medically prescribed dermal fillers. The end goal is to soften and even eliminate unwanted wrinkles, facial creases, and age lines. With a precise mix of dermal fillers such as JUVEDERM® and Restylane®, as well as neuromodulators like BOTOX®, you will take on a younger, rejuvenated appearance.

A PRP Facelift is a non-invasive and safe rejuvenation treatment that uses blood plasma from your own body to rejuvenate the skin. Sometimes referred to as a “vampire facelift,” the PRP facelift is a minimally invasive procedure wherein the plasma is enriched with platelets – blood cells that promote faster healing with less bruising or swelling.

Laser Skin Resurfacing

Another non-invasive alternative to getting a more youthful, fuller look is laser skin resurfacing. Here, layers of skin damaged by the sun, acne, and the wear and tear of aging are removed.

Fraxel Laser, recognized as one of the most popular skin resurfacing tools, is designed to penetrate the thickest layer of the skin known as the dermis. Without burning or damaging the skin and applying gentle heat, this medical laser selectively dissolves aged and damaged cells affected by hyperpigmentation, sun damage, wrinkles, or acne scarring.

While the medical procedure doesn’t take much time, recovery can take up to two weeks. The skin may appear bronzed and darkened as the dead cells start to flake off, leaving behind a layer of younger, healthier skin. Patients can also expect a mild sunburn look for three to four days.

Chemical Peels

While the outer surface of our skin sheds naturally, this doesn’t happen evenly. The result is uneven skin tone and texture, discoloration, and dryness. Chemical Peels loosen and remove dead skin cells, allowing healthier skin to grow back and be visible on the surface while also stimulating collagen growth to achieve a more youthful, healthier skin complexion.

Chemical peels can be performed alone or in combination with other cosmetic procedures and applied at different depths, from light to deep. Light peels are perfect for exfoliating and unclogging pores as well as for increasing new skin production.

At Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg, we offer an Obagi Radiance Peel and various Vi Peels, which can be customized to your exact requirements.

Take Your Next Step

Your next step in planning your facial rejuvenation is to schedule a consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons at Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg in Virginia. Call us today at (540) 371-7730 to start your path towards beautiful skin.