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There are a lot of things that make you look prematurely older. One of the major things that can do this is a loss of facial volume. Thankfully, dermal fillers exist, and they may be perfect for you. Facial volume loss can come from a lot of reasons, but it primarily happens as we age. The reason why your face loses volume has to do with the interaction of muscle tissue, the composition of fat, and how elastic your skin becomes as you get older. As all of these things change with time, your skin starts to become hollow, and unflattering features become present. One of the biggest challenges when addressing facial volume loss is that there are not a lot of procedures available that can restore loss volume and do it well. For example, one of the popular options in times past for addressing facial volume loss was a combination of liposuction and fat transfers. There are a few problems with this. Liposuction can be a potentially dangerous surgical procedure. Fat transfers do not always produce the results that you want because sometimes your body just reabsorbs the fat that’s transferred, and so after the procedure you still look the same way as you did prior to the procedure. This is where dermal fillers come into the picture. Dermal fillers are a relatively predictable way to address facial volume loss. They have been proven to be effective in restoring volume to a person’s face. Dermal fillers are non-surgical, so they are minimally-invasive. They are simple to use, they produce only the most minimal amount of discomfort, if any, and they produce immediate results. These fillers are an excellent way to quickly restore your facial volume. So, what are dermal fillers? They are treatments that are specifically created to address volume loss. These gels are injected underneath your skin. Depending on the formulation of the dermal filler, they have the possibility of doing things ranging from encouraging your body to produce more collagen to reversing the appearance of wrinkles. If you want to restore lost facial volume without the downtime of facial surgery, dermal fillers may be your perfect option. Here at Chevy Chase Facial Plastic Surgery in Bethesda, we can help determine the right filler to meet your aesthetic needs. Whether you live in Washington, DC or the surrounding area, our team can help you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.