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!

Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg is Now Performing DermaSculpt!

As the field of cosmetic medicine advances, the lines between surgical procedures and noninvasive treatments are becoming increasingly blurred. Today, injectable compounds (such as neuromodulators and dermal fillers) can cause profound positive changes in a person’s appearance, and all without the pain or downtime associated with surgery. At the same time, however, dermal filler injections have been associated with some mild but unpleasant side effects, such as bruising, swelling, and soreness around the injection site. DermaSculpt promises to change all of that.

What is DermaSculpt?

DermaSculpt provides a revolutionary new way for cosmetic professionals to safely and accurately inject dermal fillers. Rather than using a stiff, sharp needle to perform injections, the DermaSculpt system makes use of a flexible, blunt cannula. This cannula is less invasive than a conventional needle and does very little damage to the tissues it comes in contact with.

How Does DermaSculpt Reduce Patient Discomfort?

When a conventional needle punctures the skin, it invariably goes straight down below the dermis. Along the way, it usually punctures one or more blood vessels. When these blood vessels are punctured, the patient will sometimes experience a sudden “pinch” of pain. Moreover, even if the patient does not experience any pain (owing to the effects of local anesthetic), these damaged blood vessels cause blood to pool near the surface of the skin. This results in the formation of visible bruises around the patient’s injection sites. Other complications, like swelling and bleeding, sometimes also occur.

A flexible DermaSculpt cannula, on the other hand, has the option of traveling around the blood vessels located beneath the skin rather than puncturing straight through them. Furthermore, its blunt tip prevents it from slicing through any veins or capillaries it does encounter. As such, local anesthetic is not required when dermal fillers are injected via a DermaSculpt cannula, and patients will not experience any pain, bruising, or swelling.

Thanks to DermaSculpt, we’re getting closer than ever to truly risk-free and pain-free cosmetic medicine. That’s why here at Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg, we’re pleased to offer DermaSculpt to all our dermal filler patients. If you’re interested in learning more about how DermaSculpt can help you enjoy a completely comfortable injection experience, feel free to contact us.