Northern Virginia Injectables Overview
“Baby Boomers” are looking for a more youthful appearance without the downtime of surgery. This is accomplished in a plastic surgeon’s office with simple, affordable treatments to give a younger, more rested appearance in just a few minutes.
Botox® injections, the most popular physician administered procedure in the US, are used to temporarily improve the appearance of wrinkles around the eyes, forehead, and between the brows. Its effect generally lasts 4-6 months. Dr. Bitar also injects Botox® Cosmetic in the upper lip for a gummy smile reduction and under the arms to decrease severe sweating, with great results.
Fillers, such as Restylane®, Juvederm®, Perlane® and Radiesse® which was FDA approved as of December 28, 2006, are used to smooth wrinkles by adding volume. Restylane® and Juvederm® are gels, made from hyaluronic acid, a natural sugar that binds to water. Perlane® is also a hyaluronic acid filler which can give more volume and lifting power than Restylane® for moderate to severe facial folds and wrinkles. These fillers correct the hollowness under the eyes and plump the lips. Results last between 6-12 months. Radiesse®, a thicker filler, is made from tiny calcium particles in a viscous solution and works well for the smile lines, cheeks and jowls, lasting up to 18 months. Radiesse® is also used at our institute for a non-surgical rhinoplasty (nose-job) and chin augmentation.
Call 703-206-0506 to schedule your appointment and discuss your options for non-surgical facial contouring to create a more youthful you.
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