Skin Rejuvenation through Injectable Fillers
Injectable fillers that we offer:
- Autologous Fat
Injectable Fillers Washington, DC
In youth, skin is smooth and elastic with a healthy glow. With aging, the ability to maintain that youthful texture and elasticity diminishes, resulting in skin that becomes drier, thinner, and less able to replenish and regenerate. The body’s natural collagen levels decrease, and skin becomes loose, resulting in wrinkling and deepening of the folds from the nose to corner of the mouth, or nasolabial folds, and from the corner of the mouth to the chin, or marionette lines.
Typically, there is also a loss of volume in the lips and cheeks. In conjunction with a comprehensive skincare regimen, our Washington DC dermal fillers can help to rejuvenate the face, enhancing your complexion through extra moisture retention and filling out your features.
Radiesse® Washington, DC
Radiesse® consists of very small, smooth calcium hydroxyapatite microspheres (CaHA). These microspheres form a scaffold through which your body’s own collagen grows, producing a long-term effect which lasts at least 12 months. It is a good alternative for both nasolabial folds and marionette lines and can also be used to correct volume loss in the cheeks.
Sculptra™ Washington, DC
Sculptra™ is an excellent option for people with significant volume loss in the face, especially in the cheek region. Microparticles of Poly-L-lactic acid provide a gradual increase in dermal thickness. More than one treatment may be required to fully correct the contour deficiency, but the effects have been shown to last up to two years.
Autologous Fat Grafting Washington, DC
Autologous fat grafting involves removing the patient’s own fat cells from one area of the body and injecting that fat into another to increase volume. This can be performed as a separate procedure or in conjunction with liposuction elsewhere in the body.
The amount of fat that stays where it is grafted is less predictable than with commercial products, so patients are typically overcorrected to compensate for the initial reabsorption. Autologous fat can not only be used to improve volume loss in the nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and lips, but also in the hands and buttocks. Additionally, it can be used to correct contour defects from previous surgery. Fat is the only injectable filler which has the potential to last many years and does not pose any risk of rejection – it is your own fat, recognized by your body.
Before Filler Injections…
Prior to treatment with any Bethesda injectable fillers, patients should take a few precautions to minimize bruising and bleeding. These include avoidance of aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications such as Advil or Motrin for two weeks prior, and avoidance of St. John’s Wort or high doses of vitamin E for one week.
Which Filler is Right for Me?
Depending on your specific cosmetic goals, the right filler for you could be one of any of the array of advanced dermal fillers we offer at Plastic Surgery Institute of Washington. The best way to understand your options is a private consultation with us. We will answer all of your questions and help you find the right fillers to achieve your cosmetic goals.