Lines, wrinkles, and volume loss can appear as we age. Dermal fillers can enhance and smooth your features for a more youthful appearance. These biocompatible materials come in wide varieties to treat different signs of aging in different areas of the face. 

How Do Dermal Fillers Work?

Capital Laser & Skin Care typically uses dermal fillers made of hyaluronic acid. This molecule occurs naturally in the skin. It can attract and bind moisture to plump and hydrate your skin. Hyaluronic acid molecules can link together in a variety of ways to produce dermal fillers with different properties. Your injector will choose the fillers to help you achieve the desired results. 

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What to Expect After Dermal Fillers

The process of injecting dermal fillers takes as little as 15 minutes. You will notice some immediate volume enhancement. This will increase over the next day or two as the hyaluronic acid continues to plump your skin. You might see some swelling or soreness in the injection area that goes away after a few hours or days. 

Your dermal filler results will usually last between six and eighteen months. Soft, flexible fillers use smaller hyaluronic acid particles that are cleared away by the body more quickly. Dense, resilient fillers use larger hyaluronic acid chains that can last longer. When you notice your filler results start to fade, you can schedule an appointment to rejuvenate them. 

Types of Dermal Fillers

Restylane® Refyne and Defyne 

These dermal fillers combine flexibility and firmness, making them useful for lines in areas with frequent motion. They can also be used to enhance and shape facial features. 

Belotero Balance®

This filler is excellent for smoothing lines and wrinkles in many facial areas. It gives natural-looking results that move with your expressions. 

Juvederm® Voluma

We use this filler to shape and restore volume to the cheek area. Soft, plump cheeks give you a more youthful, healthy appearance. 

Juvederm® Volbella

This smooth, flexible filler provides natural-looking lip enhancement and smooth fine lines around the mouth. 

Juvederm® Vollure

This filler treats one of the most common problem areas: nasolabial creases that form from your nose to the corners of your mouth. 

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Am I a Good Candidate for Dermal Fillers?

Since dermal fillers use biocompatible materials, almost anyone makes a good candidate. Good candidates want to restore facial volume or smooth lines and wrinkles. You may not be a good candidate if you have had a reaction to a dermal filler in the past. 

Is There Any Downtime With Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers do not require any downtime. Dermal filler injections only take a few minutes, and you can return to your usual activities immediately. Some people experience minor swelling and soreness in the area that lasts a day or two. 

Capital laser and skin care is the best dermatology practice I’ve ever been to. I’ve seen both Dr. Peters and Dr. Tanzi, who are both extremely intelligent, caring, highly skilled, practical – and gorgeous! The staff is excellent – very caring, skilled, excellent training, professional, and easy to talk to. I highly recommend Capital Laser to anyone seeking to take fabulous care of their skin. You will be in the best hands here.


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Interested in learning more about dermal fillers? We would love to speak with you. Please fill out the form on this page to request a consultation or call our Chevy Chase, MD office today at (301) 388-8817 to schedule your private consultation at our laser and cosmetic dermatology center, located just blocks away from Washington, D.C.

*Individual results may vary.