Facial Filler Questions

What are facial fillers

Facial fillers, or dermal fillers, are minimally invasive, non-surgical solutions used to address visible aging signs. The procedure involves the injection of a dermal filler below the skin in specifically selected areas. Each injection site is carefully chosen in order to achieve your desired cosmetic goals.

What can dermal fillers correct?

While it is impossible to halt the aging process, dermal fillers are an ideal solution for people seeking to reverse or slow down facial aging signs such as:

  • Wrinkle formation
  • Decreased lip volume
  • Facial scarring from acne or other sources
  • Prominent nasolabial folds (cheek-lip lines)
  • Undesirable skin sagging

Am I a candidate for facial fillers?

If you desire a more youthful looking face but are hesitant about committing to surgery, then facial fillers may be the non-invasive solution you have been seeking. However, it is important that you enter the procedure with realistic expectations for your treatment. Unrealistic expectations about the procedure’s capabilities may result in dissatisfaction.

What risks are associated with dermal fillers?

The side effects associated with dermal fillers are generally mild. However, some of the risks include:

  • Infection
  • Bruising and swelling
  • Allergic reaction
  • Irregularities of skin (bumps)
  • Temporary discoloration

What types of dermal fillers exist?

Currently, Dr. Hamrah provides his patients with the option of four types of facial fillers:

  • Juvederm
  • Elevess
  • Restylane
  • Radiesse

During your consultation, Dr. Hamrah will discuss your cosmetic goals with you and examine your current skin condition before recommending the best facial filler for your needs.

For men and women in the Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia area seeking a non-surgical solution to rejuvenate their face, facial fillers are an ideal solution. Please contact our facial cosmetic surgery office today to schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Hamrah.