Dermal Fillers & Injectables in Virginia Beach, VA
Also serving Chesapeake & Norfolk
The fine lines and wrinkles that appear over time don’t necessarily mean that a facelift is in your future. A wide variety of injectable treatments to smooth and soften facial lines are available today which are long-lasting, cost-effective and most of all – safe for regular use. Plastic Surgery of Virginia Beach offers fillers and injectables to the residents of Norfolk, Chesapeake, Newport News and surrounding communities in Virginia.
What are Dermal Fillers and How Do They Benefit Me?
Dermal fillers allow the cosmetic surgeon to create natural, subtle changes in your appearance by adding or restoring volume to facial features without the need for invasive surgery.
Cosmetic fillers can be used for a number of purposes including softening wrinkles around the lips and eyes, creating more prominent cheekbones or adding fullness to thin lips.
Simply stated, dermal fillers fill in lines and wrinkles from the inside which results in smoother skin and a rejuvenated appearance.
Can I benefit from Dermal Fillers or do I need surgery?
Of course, you can! For many patients, dermal fillers are the perfect solution to restore fullness and smoothen the fine lines and wrinkles that don’t warrant facelift surgery.
Where can dermal fillers be used?
Dermal fillers can be used on nearly every facial feature to shape, fill, sculpt or hide minor imperfections avoiding invasive surgery techniques.
The cheeks, lips, and chin can be gently filled to eliminate any sunken areas or restore or add fullness in places to make facial features more prominent.
Another area that is becoming increasingly popular to treat with dermal fillers is the nose. Bumps or asymmetry can be easily disguised in a short office visit without invasive surgery and at a cost that is significantly below that of rhinoplasty.
Minor loose or sagging skin along the jawline can often be treated with dermal fillers to increase fullness and gently tighten the skin.
Dermal fillers combined with treatments such as Botox can soften frown lines, eliminate crow’s feet around the eyes and smooth wrinkles around the mouth.
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How are Dermal Fillers Different from Botox and Similar Injectables?
Dermal fillers and neuromodulator injectables both address lines and wrinkles in the face, but how they accomplish these anti-aging benefits varies. Dermal fillers focus on restoring volume or “filling in” areas of the face, such as lines around the nose and mouth. They typically contain hyaluronic acid, a substance found in your natural tissues that retains moisture and lubricates your joints.
Neuromodulator injectables, including Botox, Dysport and Jeuveau, target the reason particular wrinkles form. They are made with botulinum toxin, which paralyzes the underlying muscle temporarily for smoother skin. They are often used for forehead lines, “11’s” or vertical lines between the eyebrows, and crow’s feet around the outer edges of the eyes.
How Long Do Dermal Filler Treatments Take?
The treatment process with dermal fillers is a quick, in-office appointment that takes around 30 minutes or less. Dr. Bounds can often administer dermal fillers right after your consultation.
With dermal fillers, you may experience a slight burning or stinging sensation at the time of injection. However, the fillers have lidocaine in them to effectively minimize any discomfort.
Do Dermal Fillers Require Downtime?
Dermal fillers are a minimally-invasive, non-surgical cosmetic treatment, which typically does not require downtime. Most of Dr. Bounds’ patients can resume their daily activities right after their injectable session at Plastic Surgery of Virginia Beach. However, women may need to avoid applying makeup for the first 6-12 hours. You may experience minimal redness and swelling.
When Will I See My Results with Dermal Fillers?
These injectables add volume to the cheeks, nose, mouth and eye areas and offer fast results. You will notice a difference right after your dermal filler is administered, with your results improving for several weeks. Most dermal fillers stimulate the natural production of collagen, the “fountain of youth” protein that provides supple, taut skin.
How Long Will My Dermal Filler Results Last?
The longevity of your results with dermal fillers depends on the type of injectable and its main ingredient. Products that contain hyaluronic acid, such as Juvéderm, Restylane and Revance may last up to a full year and dissipate as your body absorbs the substance.
One of the benefits of dermal fillers is that you can maintain your results with touch-up appointments to retain that youthful glow.
How Do I Choose the Right Dermal Filler for My Needs?
During your consultation, Dr. Bounds will listen to your cosmetic concerns with your appearance and recommend the dermal filler he feels will help accomplish your desired results. Depending on the type of injectable, Dr. Bounds may order an allergy test to ensure patient safety. Dermal fillers are FDA-approved for adults over 21, and each type is designed to target specific signs of aging, as follows:
- Juvéderm indications include moderate to severe creases and wrinkles in the forehead, between the brows and around the nose and mouth and can also be used to augment the lips.
- Restylane Kysse can be used to add volume to the lips and to reduce lip lines.
- Revance is a European Hyaluronic acid filler that provides structural lift to creases in the skin.
Can I Combine Dermal Fillers with Facial Plastic Surgery?
Dermal fillers can complement the results of facial procedures such as blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), facelift or browlift. Injectables can add volume to areas of the face that were not treated with plastic surgery or add to your results over time.
Schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kevin Bounds and learn more about how dermal fillers and injectables can help you. Plastic Surgery of Virginia Beach offers a variety of fillers and injectables to the residents of Norfolk, Chesapeake, Newport News and surrounding communities in Virginia. Contact us today!