Fillers and injectables work quickly to smooth out lines and wrinkles, enhance skin volume, and rejuvenate your appearance. Dr. Anna Le and the team at Annandale Ob-Gyn have the training and experience to perform cosmetic injections safely for beautiful, youthful skin. To discover how cosmetic injectables can improve your look and confidence, call one of the offices in Annandale or Alexandria, Virginia, or make an appointment online.
What are cosmetic injections?
Cosmetic injections are prescription medications that are injected into your skin by a medical professional to enhance your skin’s appearance and reduce visible signs of aging and other concerns.
The team at Annandale Ob-Gyn uses FDA-approved injectables to relax facial muscles, smoothing out wrinkles and creases.
Some of the most popular cosmetic injectable brands include Botox®, Dysport®, and Restylane®. Injectables can improve the appearance of:
- Crow’s feet
- Forehead lines
- Crow’s feet
- Lip lines
To address a double chin, your expert provider at Annandale Ob-Gyn may recommend Kybella®, an injectable medication that’s FDA-approved to target submental chin fat.
For sagging skin, hollow cheeks, and some types of wrinkles and creases, your provider may recommend dermal fillers.
What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are a type of injection used to add volume to your skin. Fillers can minimize the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, scars, and folds.
Many dermal fillers are made of hyaluronic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in your body, and present abundantly in younger skin. Popular brands of dermal fillers include Juvederm®, Restylane®, and Belotero®.
As you age, your body produces less hyaluronic acid, but dermal fillers can restore the plumpness and volume that you experienced in your younger years.
Which areas can be enhanced with dermal fillers?
The team at Annandale Ob-Gyn most frequently uses dermal fillers to smooth and plump skin in these areas:
- Beneath the eyes and around the brows
- Smile lines
- Backs of the hands
You will see your results immediately after your treatment. Depending on the type of filler, your results will last 6-18 months.
Do fillers or injectables hurt?
The team at Annandale Ob-Gyn has specialized training and extensive experience performing injections, so they can administer your treatment safely, with minimal discomfort.
However, if you’re concerned about pain, you can request that your provider use a topical numbing gel on the skin around the target area before your treatment to make you more comfortable during the procedure.
To discover your options for anti-aging injectables and fillers, schedule a consultation at Annandale Ob-Gyn today by calling the office, or making an appointment online.