Dermal Fillers and Injectables in Fredericksburg, VA

Just a few decades ago, anti-aging meant extensive surgery to look younger. Dermal fillers and injectables now give patients more options and may delay the need for cosmetic surgery. At Surgical Arts of Virginia, we offer dermal fillers and injectables for men and women living in Washington DC, Fredericksburg, Stafford, Richmond, Charlottesville, and the surrounding areas of Virginia.

What Are Dermal Fillers and Injectables?

Facial fillers and injectables are products that contain ingredients to reduce signs of aging, such as sagging skin, lines, and wrinkles. The treatments take very little time and require no recovery. Results may last several months or longer before you need maintenance treatments, and the anti-aging benefits look completely natural.

How Long Do Dermal Fillers Last?

While dermal fillers are not permanent, they do last an exceptionally long time. Depending on the brand you get and the condition you are treating, you could have results for anywhere between six months and five years.

If you have a treatment on the lower end of that time range, you can extend your results by having regular injections performed to maintain optimal results. Patients often find that this provides the most significant improvement in the long run. This also allows your practitioner to adjust your treatments based on new signs of aging.

What Is the Cost of Dermal Fillers in Fredericksburg, VA?

We offer several financing options, including CareCredit®, United Medical Credit and Prosper™ Healthcare Lending to help make dermal filler and injectables more affordable for our patients.

What Are the Benefits of Dermal Fillers and Injectables?

  • No surgery or scarring
  • No downtime or recovery
  • Long-lasting results
  • Treatments take 15 to 60 minutes
  • Recommended for lines, wrinkles and other concerns
  • Facial fillers may delay the need for cosmetic surgery

Are Dermal Fillers Better Than Botox?

If your goal is to restore volume loss and fill in wrinkles throughout the lower half of the face, dermal fillers are better at achieving that goal than Botox. But if your targets are wrinkles on the upper third of the face, Botox is probably the better option.

The two injections work very differently; fillers aim to increase volume, while Botox stops specific muscles in the face from contracting, preventing the creation and appearance of wrinkles during conversation and expression. Both are considered highly successful, effective methods of facial improvement that have their merits and strong suits.

Do Dermal Fillers Ruin Your Face?

Dermal fillers are made mostly from hyaluronic acid, a substance that is not harmful or toxic to your body. In fact, these injectables have become so popular because they actually work toward putting back some of the volume that has been lost in your face through aging and environmental impact.

For the most part, they are working toward restoring the previous appearance of your face, which means there is very little room for ruining your appearance. In some cases, like lip enhancement, the patient or practitioner could take the injection too far and create an overly done aesthetic.

Sometimes, this is the preference of the patient. But at our practice, we strive to create a naturally improved look in all of our procedures so that you don’t have to worry about having your facial appearance ruined or thrown off balance.

Are Dermal Fillers Safe?

Dermal fillers are considered one of the safest ways to treat aging signs like fine lines, wrinkles, and volume loss. They are minimally invasive injectable procedures, which means your likelihood of infection or complications is drastically reduced compared to alternatives like facelifts.

All the fillers we use have gone through strict FDA-approval processes, ensuring their short- and long-term safety. All of our staff is extensively trained in the most cutting-edge and safe techniques for administering these treatments as well.

Complications from dermal fillers are increasingly rare, but some side effects like redness, soreness or discomfort at the injection may be present for a day or two after the procedure, depending on your body’s reaction.

Why Choose Surgical Arts of Virginia for Your Dermal Fillers and Injectables?

Dr. Palmer and our master aesthetician are experienced with today’s best dermal fillers and injectables. The popularity of these treatments means that they are available at medical spas and almost every type of medical practice. Offering facial fillers does not necessarily represent experience and expertise, so you should choose our practice because we understand how to achieve optimum results from the products.

Dermal fillers and injectables have changed the landscape of cosmetic surgery and aesthetic procedures. To learn more about these treatments that we offer for men and women in Washington DC, Fredericksburg, Stafford, Richmond, Charlottesville and the nearby communities in Virginia, contact us to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. R. Shane Palmer.

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