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If your facial contours have begun changing due to weight fluctuations or aging, you owe it to yourself to look into dermal fillers. This treatment involves the injection of various substances into the skin to promote facial fullness, diminish wrinkles, and subtly soften your facial contours. Minimally-Invasive One of the most popular aspects of treatment with dermal fillers is the ability of the procedure to produce significant results without the need to resort to surgery. Surgical techniques, while offering dramatic results, aren’t the right choice for everyone. Dermal fillers can offer much of the same results without the same risks and downtime. Skin Aging As you grow older, your body begins producing less of various substances, and they also begin breaking down more readily. Some of these substances are involved with the production of youthful, healthy skin. Collagen and hyaluronic acid are two such substances. Their decline leads directly to skin that loses moisture, volume and radiance. The good news is that we can replace these important substances by injecting them directly into your skin. They can then go to work fulfilling their tasks. Dermal Fillers Dermal fillers are a safe and effective way to restore facial volume and contours in a soft, natural way. Since we are only replacing your natural skin components, your results will appear very natural and subtle. You will simply appear to be a younger version of yourself. The most common ingredient in dermal fillers is hyaluronic acid. This beneficial substance has very low allergic potential, since they are recognized as part of your own body. Side effects from the treatment are rare and tend to be minor. Your results are immediate, and your downtime will be minimal to non-existent. Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid Many people have never heard of hyaluronic acid, although it is growing in popularity both as a dermal filler ingredient and topical skincare component. This substance attracts and binds water molecules, holding them within skin cells. As you grow older, hyaluronic acid depletion leads to dry, cracked skin. We can reverse the process by injecting hyaluronic acid into your skin where needed. Additional Treatments Treatment with dermal fillers is an effective solution that can last as long as two years, depending on the injectable you choose. The product will be gradually broken down and absorbed by your body. Thankfully, you can safely return for touch-up treatments whenever your initial results begin to wear off. Proudly serving the Washington, DC and surrounding areas, the experts at Chevy Chase Facial Plastic Surgery provide personalized treatments such as dermal fillers to interested patients. Contact our office today to schedule your first appointment!

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