Cosmetic Facial Fillers
As we age, the effects of time appear on our face in the form of wrinkles, creases, folds, loss of volume, and sagging skin. Facial fillers are an effective way to counteract the influence of aging by restoring lost volume and bringing back a youthful appearance to your face. At The Virginia Institute, located in Chantilly Virginia, Dr. Trang Vo-Nguyen (Dr. V) uses facial fillers as a minimally invasive option for facial rejuvenation. During your consultation, Dr. V will evaluate you to determine the individual needs of your specific skin before selecting the best facial filler for you. She will thoroughly explain the differences between the facial fillers offered at The Virginia Institute and let you know what to expect during and following your treatment. Dr. V is known for her compassion and she always encourages her patients to ask any questions and discuss any concerns you might have. There are many facial filler options available at The Virginia Institute and these fillers can be used on your hands as well as your face.
The facial fillers available at The Virginia Institute include:
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Aging causes the descent of all tissues including muscle, skin, and fat. This breakdown produces wrinkles that can be classified into two main types: fine and deep. Fine wrinkles are the result of aging or excessive sun damage while deeper wrinkles are a result of gravity, reduced skin elasticity, and dynamic forces from underlying muscles. When muscles contract, they shorten in length and because they are attached to your outer skin layer, wrinkles occur. The naso-labial fold is a natural fold extending from the sides of your nose to the corners of your mouth and this is accentuated when you smile. When you are young, these folds are not noticeable but as you age they get deeper and more prominent due to years of muscle contraction. Other areas that exhibit progressive wrinkling are your brow and the outer corners of your eyes known as “crow’s feet”. Jowling and neck sagging are also a result of gravity effects.
Facial fillers are used to augment the deeper layers of your facial skin to address contour defects and to instantly fill in and smooth out wrinkles and folds. While these products will not stop the natural aging process, they are used to restore volume in your face to create a more youthful look. Since facial fillers do not affect or improve your skin tone nor do they improve age spots, Dr. V may advise that you undergo laser skin resurfacing or have a chemical peel instead. Because the goal is to return your dermis to its original youthful state, facial fillers will give you a more natural appearance. If you are ready to restore youthful fullness to your face, enjoy plump lips, enhance shallow contours or soften those facial creases and wrinkles, facial fillers may be the answer for you. Facial fillers have been called “liquid facelifts” because they offer many of the benefits of a surgical facelift without the downtime. It is important to note that facial fillers are not permanent and for optimal results they must be repeated and maintained.
Thanks to advances in science and technology, there are a multitude of solutions to meet your cosmetic goals. Today, more and more patients are seeking non-surgical solutions and Dr. V is an expert in this field. At The Virginia Institute, Dr. V is constantly evaluating new fillers that become available on the market. We welcome patients from all over Virginia and around the globe so please call today if you are interested in any of the facial fillers listed below or any other cosmetic procedure we offer.
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