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What are dermal fillers?

Dermal Fillers restore lost volume and reduce the appearance of the signs of aging. Loss of volume leads to a sunken or sagging appearance of the face, fine lines, wrinkles, folds, and thin lips.
 
Fillers can be used to rejuvenate facial contours and restore volume to the cheeks, hollows under the eyes, deep fold, reduce the appearance of scars, eliminate fine lines, and add fullness the lips.

Common treatment areas

  • Lips
  • Under the eyes
  • Cheeks
  • Temples
  • Jawline
 

Are dermal fillers safe and what should I expect?

We use hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers. Hyaluronic acid is made naturally throughout the body, with the highest concentrations in the joints, eyes, and skin.
 
In the skin, hyaluronic acid attracts water, and allows the skin to become more hydrated. If you have a history of severe allergic reactions to lidocaine or hyaluronic acid (HA), you cannot use this product.
 
Discomfort is minimal and we offer numbing cream as needed. Results are immediate and can last anywhere between 6-24 months in the cheeks and 6 months in the lips. Dermal fillers are a great option for both women and men! They can be used as a part of a complete facial rejuvenation along with other anti-aging treatments such as Botox, microneedling, facials, peels, Latisse®, and quality at home skincare products.
 
 
Leesburg, Virginia Dermal Fillers

To Prepare for Treatment

 

Avoid anti-inflammatory/blood thinning medications 5 days prior and 2 days post treatment. Medications such as: Vitamin E, Gingko Biloba, Ginseng, Garlic, St. John's Wort, Omega 3/fish oil supplements, ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil), Naproxen (Aleve), and other NSAIDS have blood thinning effects and can increase the risk of bruising and swelling after injections. No aspirin unless prescribed by your provider. Please let us know if you are taking prescribed blood thinners such as Coumadin (Warfain), Plavix, and Eliquis.

Avoid dental procedures at least 2 weeks prior to and after receiving filler injections.

Do not drink alcoholic beverages for 24 hours before and after treatment to avoid increased bruising.

Allow 2 weeks for healing for special events. Minor swelling and bruising is possible. 

Notify the office if you have a history of cold sores to receive advice on antiviral therapy prior to your treatment.

You cannot have this treatment if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, have an allergy to its ingredients or have a history of neurologic disorders.  

 
Dermal Fillers Aftercare at Leesburg, Virginia

Aftercare

It is common to experience minor bruising, redness, and swelling after having filler injections.

Avoid strenuous activity for 24 hours after your injections.

No pressure on the injection areas for 48 hours. Do not massage treated areas for 2 weeks after your procedure 

Avoid makeup until 24 hours after your procedure.

Avoid dental procedures/cleaning 2 weeks after receiving filler.

No travel for 48-72 hours after your procedure 

No laser treatments, saunas, chemical peels, facials, tanning/tanning beds, or microneedling for 2 weeks after your procedure