There have never been more treatments available to minimize the signs of aging. From loss of volume in your cheeks and lips to crow’s feet and frown lines, fillers are a minimally invasive, nonsurgical approach to help you look and feel your best when the signs of aging start to leave their mark.

At Ashburn Laser & Skincare Clinic, our master esthetician, Massie Zekri, and medical director, Dr. Nasrin Ejtemaee, offer a range of cosmetic and body contouring services. We have two convenient locations in McLean and Ashburn, Virginia.

Popular uses for fillers

Fillers work by tackling the most common side effects of aging: restoring volume to sagging and hollow cheeks and filling in lines and crevices around your mouth, eyes, and forehead.

Four of the most popular uses for facial dermal fillers include:

  • Fill in lines and deep creases around your mouth, lips, and eyes
  • Plump up thinning lips
  • Restore volume in your cheeks
  • Add definition to your chin and jawline

As you age, your body produces less collagen, which causes your skin to become thinner and more brittle. This leads to the familiar signs of aging: loose, sagging, crepey skin and fine lines and wrinkles.

Genetics and lifestyle also factor into how well you age, so if you smoke, have sun damage, and don’t eat a healthy diet, the effects may show up on your skin sooner than you would like. Fillers help to restore lost volume so your skin looks smoother and more youthful.

Fillers are also commonly used to smooth acne and other types of scars.

Types of fillers

You probably recognize popular fillers by their brand names like Juvéderm®. Juvéderm consists of hyaluronic acid, which is FDA-approved as an injectable for anti-aging treatments.

Some people experience slight redness or mild irritation at the injection site, but they don’t require any healing or downtime.

A Juvéderm treatment typically lasts about nine months to a year, so it’s a long-lasting solution that won’t disrupt your routine or require multiple injections within a year.

When is a good time to get fillers?

Your skin is unique and everyone ages differently, so there is no set age or perfect time to get fillers.

You may start to notice the first signs of aging earlier or later than other people your age, and everyone has different and very personal reasons for investing in fillers and other cosmetic treatments.

Many people start to get cosmetic treatments like fillers and Botox® in their 30s and 40s, but it really depends on what works best for you.

To avoid complications and ensure that you get the best results, always have a licensed esthetician with extensive experience apply even minimally invasive and nonsurgical treatments like fillers.

For more information about fillers and other cosmetic treatments available at Ashburn Laser & Skincare Clinic, contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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