Our injectable treatments at the Virginia Center for Plastic Surgery are designed to help you combat the signs of aging, skin damage, and sun damage. With our full suite of luxury dermal fillers and cosmetic injectables, we can expertly treat wrinkles, fine lines, and expression lines on the face, especially around the mouth and eyes. We can also enhance your facial features through non-surgical methods, including adding volume and definition to your cheeks, tear-trough area, lips, chin, and jawline.
Our clinic offers many of the leading cosmetic injectables in Northern Virginia for our patients, including Botox®, Dysport, Kybella®, Juvéderm®, RHA fillers, Volbella®, Voluma®, and Vollure XC, Volux, Refyne, Defyne. Consult our expert team today to learn how we can beautifully transform the look and health of your skin.
What Do Injectables Treat?
Injectables offer a variety of benefits for our patients in Alexandria and throughout Northern Virginia. These treatments can address signs of aging, including wrinkles, skin folds, and fine lines. Many people use injectables to add volume, fullness, and definition to the cheeks, chin, lips, and jawline, improving overall facial symmetry. For instance, lip augmentation through injectables is a popular method of enhancing the size and shape of the lips.
Our Alexandria clinic offers treatments using the leading dermal filler and cosmetic injectable brands worldwide. Here is some of what our treatments can do:
- Eliminate your double chin by permanently removing under-chin fat with Kybella®
- Treat dynamic wrinkles with Dysport® or Botox Cosmetic®
- Fill hollow areas in the face, including the under-eye area, nasolabial folds, and acne scars with Juvéderm®
- Treat fine lines on the face–especially around the lips–caused by age, smoking, and sun damage with Refyne, Defyne, or Volbella®
- Restore volume in the cheek area with Voluma®
- Treat moderate to deep wrinkles in the face with Vollure XC®
- Improve your jawline definition with Volux®
During a consultation with our clinicians in Northern Virginia, we can discuss your skin concerns and create a tailored treatment plan with our dermal fillers and cosmetic injectables.
What to Expect from Your Injectable Procedure
Your injectable treatment will only take a few minutes at our Alexandria clinic. First, our clinician will cleanse your skin and may apply a topical anesthetic to the treatment area if necessary. Our fillers actually contain numbing medicine to help with any discomfort. The injection procedure will involve the insertion of a small syringe or cannula into the target area. While some treatments only require one or two injections, some require this procedure to be repeated a few times for best results.
After your treatment, we will thoroughly cleanse your skin again, and you will be free to leave after a brief monitoring period. While most injectable treatments can be completed in one appointment, some (particularly Kybella®) may require more than one treatment session to achieve your desired results.
Are Cosmetic Injectables Painful?
For most of our patients, the injectable procedure is virtually painless. The treatment generally takes a few minutes to an hour, depending on the nature of the procedure and how many areas you are treating during the session. Our Alexandria clinic uses a fine syringe or cannula and expert application methods to ensure a comfortable experience. Some of our injectable treatments are given with lidocaine or topical anesthetic.
Downtime and Recovery from Your Injectable Procedure
Recovery time for injectable treatments is minimal, typically requiring a week or less for full results. Most patients can return to their daily activities almost immediately following treatment. However, your clinician may recommend abstaining from excessive movement in the targeted area to allow the injectable to settle.
Your individual recovery time will depend on various factors, including the treatment areas, the type of filler, your age, and your overall health. Dr. Desman and the experienced team at the Virginia Center for Plastic Surgery will provide a tailored injectable treatment plan and recovery instructions to ensure the best possible results.
When Will I See My Results?
With most injectable procedures, results are apparent immediately after treatment or within the first 48 hours. However, some procedures may require multiple sessions to achieve the desired results. For most injectables, you can enjoy your results for at least six months or longer. Many of our treatments offer results that can last up to two years.
Although some procedures can achieve long-lasting results with proper care, injectables are not permanent. Eventually, your body will break down the injectable, absorb it, and naturally excrete it. To maintain your injectable results, we recommend regular touch-up procedures at our Northern Virginia clinic every three months, six months, year, or two years, depending on the procedure and your needs.
How Can I Take Care of My Results?
There are some guidelines that you can follow to achieve the most from your injectable treatment results, including:
- Not touching the injectable treatment area for the period recommended by our medical team
- Wearing SPF and sun protection
- Practicing good skin care with high-quality products
- Engaging in a healthy and active lifestyle with good eating, sleeping, and exercise habits
Reverse the Signs of Aging with Cosmetic Injectables in Northern Virginia
At the Virginia Center for Plastic Surgery, you can expect outstanding service from our skilled surgeon, Dr. Desman, and the rest of our experienced team. We have years of experience performing these procedures and putting our clients’ safety and aesthetic goals at the forefront of our practice.
We offer many injectables in Northern Virginia from the highest-rated brands in the world, including Botox®, Dysport®, Kybella®, Juvéderm®, RHA fillers, Refyne®, Defyne®, Volbella®, Voluma®, Volux® and Vollure XC®. To learn more about our treatments and how we can help you look and feel your best, call today for a consultation.