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How Can Fillers Enhance my Appearance?

When you were younger, you may have been frustrated by the fullness of your cheeks and face. However, aging tends to reduce fullness in your face, leaving you to miss the youthful appearance you remember. Expert dermatologist Allen A. Flood, MD uses fillers to subtly transform the faces of his patients in Washington, DC. With Dr. Flood’s experienced touch, you can achieve natural-looking, anti-aging results without needing to go under the knife.

How fillers can enhance your look

As you age, your face tends to naturally thin and hollow out. Partly, this can relate to changes in subdermal fat deposits. Additionally, your skin loses elasticity with age, so it no longer clings as closely to the bones of your cheeks and face. Looser skin can leave you with sunken areas, contributing to a prematurely aged appearance.

Most commonly, Dr. Flood uses dermal fillers to restore lost fullness to targeted areas of your face. Fillers like Juvéderm® can be injected under your skin. Juvéderm fillers are composed of hyaluronic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in your body. Adding additional hyaluronic acid to a targeted treatment area increases facial volume, but leaves your skin still feeling soft and natural to the touch.

Dr. Flood offers multiple types of fillers, so you have plenty of options to choose from. The best filler for you depends on your unique aesthetic goals, and the area of your face where you’d like to restore fullness. You may be interested in fillers for your cheekbones, upper lip, or forehead area.

Quick, minimally invasive treatment

With injectable dermal fillers, you can attain transformative results without the pain and hassle of cosmetic surgery. There is typically some discomfort during your injection appointment, but only the small pinch you’d feel from any injection procedure. Juvéderm filler gels also contain a lidocaine compound, so you’ll receive immediate pain relief as soon as the injection is done.

You won’t need to take a lot of downtime after your treatment. You can go back to most daily activities right away. We recommend that you wait for a day or two to go back to intense physical activity, to give any swelling and bruising a chance to fully heal.

An appointment for dermal fillers typically takes under an hour, and your results can be long-lasting, as well as great-looking. Depending on the product you select, your fillers may last for 12 months to two years, or more. Your fillers eventually dissolve harmlessly into your skin. Dr. Flood also offers refresher treatments to maintain your best results.

To find out what fillers could do for you, contact Allen A. Flood, MD at his Capitol Hill, Washington, DC offices today. You can schedule your appointment over the phone, or with the online tool.

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