Dermal Fillers

Dermal Fillers

If you’re lacking volume in your lips, cheeks, or other areas of your face and need a boost of confidence, advanced aesthetics and skin care specialist Waseem Garbia, PA-C can help. He enhances the appearance of thin lips and sunken-in cheekbones using facial dermal fillers at Dontage, located in Falls Church, Virginia. Call his office today, or schedule an appointment online.

What are facial dermal fillers?

During the aging process, your face naturally loses some fat. Add in the sagging of skin as it loses collagen and you get more visible fine lines and wrinkles. Heredity also plays a role in the loss of volume in certain areas of your face.

More than 1 million men and women annually choose dermal fillers to rejuvenate their skin and get a more youthful appearance. Facial dermal fillers are FDA-approved injections of gel-like substances, made from acids that enhance collagen production in your body and:

  • Restore lost volume in cheeks or lips
  • Enhance facial contours
  • Soften creases
  • Smooth fine lines, wrinkles, and skin folds
  • Correct areas of your chin, jawline, or nose
  • Lessen the appearance of recessed scars
  • Remove or decrease shadows on lower lids

Facial dermal fillers correct the areas of your face that bother you. There are numerous dermal fillers that Waseem may recommend for you, including:

  • Restylane®
  • Juvéderm®
  • Juvéderm Voluma®
  • Juvéderm® Ultra XC
  • Juvéderm Vollure™
  • Juvéderm Volbella XC®

He helps determine which facial filler best matches your individualized needs. Waseem educates patients as to why certain products or procedures optimize antiaging results.

What should I expect during a treatment session?

During your dermal filler procedure, Waseem cleans and may numb the area to reduce discomfort associated with injections. He then injects the filler beneath your skin to improve its appearance. Injections take just minutes, and you’ll notice results immediately afterward.

Receiving dermal filler injections is a quick procedure, and you can resume day-to-day activities right away with little to no downtime. These fillers should last from six months to two years.

Are there any side effects from dermal fillers?

You may notice some side effects after dermal filler injections, such as:

  • Swelling
  • Mild bruising
  • Redness
  • Tenderness
  • Itchiness

Side effects from facial fillers should subside within a few days. If you notice draining or open wounds, call Dontage to speak with Waseem.

When you’re ready to take years off the appearance of your skin and rejuvenate it with dermal fillers, call Dontage to book a consultation or schedule an appointment online with Waseem.