Dermal Fillers for Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation

Facial volume loss causes many of the age-related changes our patients experience including hollowing and sagging of the face. We can restore youthful volume to the face using injectable dermal fillers. Treatment with dermal fillers for the face is quick and easy, often requiring no downtime. They can be used to treat the entire face, from brow to chin.

At Capital Facial Plastic Surgery, we offer many of the top-name fillers for our dermal filler procedure, including Restylane® Lyft, Restylane®, Restylane® Refyne, Restylane® Kysse and Restylane® Defyne. Dr. Singleton is an experienced injector and performs all filler treatments himself. Our patients love the results they can obtain from this non-surgical cosmetic treatment. Our office provides filler treatments to patients throughout the D.C. area. Call us to schedule your treatment with Dr. Singleton.

What are dermal fillers?

In a nutshell, dermal fillers are injectable solutions in gel form used to treat one of the most common signs of aging: loss of facial volume. Volume loss is a natural part of the aging process, and is generally triggered by the loss of subcutaneous fats. With volume loss, hollowing of the cheeks, and the formation of wrinkles and fine lines occur. Some patients may also notice their skin has become dull and dry.

Dermal fillers provide a temporary solution to volume loss, giving patients a more supple and healthier skin. Apart from adding volume to the face, a dermal filler procedure is also undertaken for the following reasons:

  • Add volume to the lips
  • Enhance recessed scars

  • Enhance facial contours
  • Improve lower eyelids

Results from a dermal filler procedure can last between six and 9 months, sometimes longer, depending on the type and brand of filler used.

What Can Dermal Fillers Treat?

Injectable dermal fillers for the face are versatile and can address a variety of facial aging concerns. At Capital Facial Plastic Surgery, we use face fillers to treat the following:

  • Lines, wrinkles, and creases including nasolabial folds
  • Thinning or downturned lips
  • Hollows below the eyes
  • Volume loss in the mid-face
  • Lip lines

Each of the dermal fillers we offer is designed to work in specific facial areas. For example, Restylane® Defyne works best on the cheeks and mid-face, while Restylane® Refyne can beautifully enhance the lips. Dr. Singleton will recommend a single filler or combination, depending on your treatment needs.

What are Dermal Fillers? How Do Hyaluronic Acid Fillers Work?

At Capital Facial Plastic Surgery, many of our fillers contain hyaluronic acid (HA). This is a substance that is naturally occurring in the body. It helps to keep the skin moist, hydrated, and supple. HA fillers contain hyaluronic acid in a smooth, injectable gel. These dermal fillers for face treatment can be used to fill in wrinkles and smooth hollows by replenishing volume in the treated area.

Hyaluronic acid fillers provide a smooth and natural looking result. We’re certain you’ll love your results, but if you don’t, HA dermal fillers are easily reversible with a brief, in-office treatment.

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What Happens During a Face Filler Treatment?

All dermal filler treatments are performed in our beautiful office, conveniently located in Chevy Chase. Before we administer facial fillers, each patient meets briefly with Dr. Singleton for consultation on their specific dermal filler procedure. He will discuss treatment goals and will choose the ideal fillers for your desired results.

The actual treatment may take about 10-30 minutes, depending on the number of injections needed. You’ll receive multiple tiny injections in each treatment area. Some patients receive fillers in many areas of the face, while others may only treat a singular area, like the nasolabial folds or the lips. It all depends on the treatment plan you discussed with Dr. Singleton, based on the results you wish to achieve.

One of the primary benefits of a dermal filler treatment is the minimal disruption to your daily life. After your injections are completed, you’ll be able to resume your regular activities without the need for downtime. Bandaging is not needed after hyaluronic acid filler treatment. You may have some minor swelling or redness following your dermal filler procedure, but these are side effects that usually fade in a couple of days.

What are Dermal Fillers? Are Dermal Filler Treatments Painful?

A facial filler treatment will require a series of injections. Most of the dermal fillers we offer contain lidocaine. This minimizes patient discomfort during and after the treatment. Most patients for our dermal fillers for face treatment tolerate the injections well and find that the discomfort is manageable, especially since the treatment is over quickly. We can apply a topical numbing cream before administering the injections if necessary, but most patients do not need it.

After treatment, you may experience some tenderness, bruising, or swelling. These resolve quickly and do not typically interfere with work or personal activities.

How Long Until I See Results from My Filler Treatment?

Patients see changes in their appearance immediately after a facial filler treatment. You’ll see fewer lines and wrinkles, smoother skin, and less sagging. At first, there may also be some post-procedure side effects like redness and swelling. These fade quickly, allowing your beautifully rejuvenated skin to shine.

We recommend scheduling dermal filler treatments at least two weeks before a big event. Since results last for several months, you can plan ahead to ensure that you always look your best.

How Long Do Results Last After a Face Filler Treatment?

Our D.C. area patients enjoy long-lasting results from their dermal filler treatments. Longevity varies, depending on the filler used, the area treated, and each patient’s reaction to the treatment. Plan on at least 4-9 months of results from a single dermal fillers for face treatment.

Are Dermal Fillers Right for Me?

If you’re uncertain about dermal fillers, particularly whether or not a dermal filler procedure is the right fit for you, the best recommendation we can offer is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Singleton. Learn more about your options for non-surgical facial rejuvenation by contacting our office. Most patients are good candidates for dermal fillers. We’ll discuss your medical history before your treatment to make sure this treatment is a good fit.

Can Dermal Fillers Provide a “Liquid Facelift”?

Many plastic surgery offices offer a “liquid facelift” treatment, a type of non-surgical facelift that uses dermal fillers and Botox® to smooth wrinkles and rejuvenate the face. We often use fillers and Botox® together but dislike the term liquid facelift. Dr. Singleton believes that this term misrepresents the results that can be achieved through non-surgical methods. Fillers can provide dramatic rejuvenation, but they don’t replace a surgical facelift.

Schedule a Consultation

If you have any questions about a procedure or wish to schedule a consultation with Dr. Singleton, please contact our office.

Schedule a Consultation

If you have any questions about a procedure or wish to schedule a consultation with Dr. Singleton, please contact our office.

Choosing Capital Facial Plastic Surgery for Your Dermal Filler Treatment in Washington, D.C.

Capital Facial Plastic Surgery offers injectable dermal filler treatments to patients throughout the Washington, D.C. area. Our office is located in Chevy Chase, just above the Friendship Heights metro station and is easy to access by foot, car, and public transportation. Let us welcome you into our beautiful office for your non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatment.

At Capital Facial Plastic Surgery, our aim is to provide the best service and experience to all our patients, which is why we only offer the best dermal fillers available today. Included in the top dermal filler lines we offer are world-class products like Restylane®. Unlike many plastic surgery practices, all our injectable treatments are performed by our fellowship-trained facial plastic surgeon to ensure each of our patients will be satisfied with their results.

Dr. Singleton enjoys being involved in every aspect of patient care and performs all post-op checks and filler treatments himself. He is a trained injector and has experience using each product we offer. He will use his deep understanding of facial anatomy to create natural-looking facial enhancement. When you come in for a dermal filler procedure, you can rest assured you are in good hands.

Smooth wrinkles away with injectable fillers in the Washington, D.C. area. Dr. Adam Singleton is a trained injector and is ready to help you look your best. Call to schedule your face filler treatment.

Schedule your consultation today

When you’re ready to regain your youthful appearance and have healthier-looking skin, please feel free to call Capital Facial Plastic Surgery at (240) 630-8175 to schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Adam Singleton. If you have questions about our dermal fillers for face treatments, a one-one consultation is the perfect opportunity to find out everything you need to know about a dermal filler procedure specific to your goals and needs.</p