Injectable and Filler FAQs
How do I know which injectable is right for me?
The choice of injectable agent is critical to the successful treatment of wrinkles, folds, and facial depressions. An individual consultation with one of our specialists will give you an accurate assessment of what will be best suited for your face. Often, a combination of agents may be used to achieve optimal results in different portions of your face.
How long do injectables last?
Longevity neuromodulators and dermal Fillers can vary from person to person. However, in general, BOTOX Cosmetic lasts 3 to 4 months, Dysport 4 to 5 months, Restylane and Juvéderm Injectable Gel last 6 to 8 months in facial folds, Radiesse lasts 9 to 12 months, Sculptra more than 24 months and Voluma up to 18 months. These ranges are on the conservative side, and are often underestimates.
Who performs the injectables at your practice?
All of our injectables are administered by our aesthetic specialist, Shohreh. Shohreh is a recognized national trainer for Valeant pharmaceuticals and teaches Doctors and nurses how to inject using advanced techniques. She is well known to have the skill and aesthetic training required to provide three dimensional volumetric enhancement and facial muscle relaxation.
Do injectables hurt?
Any injection will cause mild pain. However, we use a variety of measures to minimize this discomfort. Ice, topical anesthetic creams, and/or nerve blocks with lidocaine are all techniques used to reduce pain, bruising, and swelling.
Will I bruise?
This varies from person to person. In general, BOTOX or Dysport rarely causes bruising. However, facial fillers, especially near the corners of the mouth, often result in mild bruising. Avoidance of blood thinners can help reduce bruising, as long as you are cleared to stop these by your medical doctor. Make-up can be applied the same day for camouflage, if necessary.
How much do each of these cost?
Please call us at 703-992-0226 for a price list of all of our injectables. BOTOX cosmetic, Dysport and xeomin are priced by the units, while the facial fillers are priced by the syringe. Keep in mind that only one of our aesthetic specialists can give you an accurate assessment of the number of syringes that are needed to accomplish your goals.
I am only 25 years old. Am I too young to start?
Many lines, folds, and depressions are hereditary. It is not too early to address these. In fact, many facial fillers are made up of natural constituents of the skin, such as hyaluronic acid or collagen. Therefore, it makes sense to restore these to the skin at an early age.
Can BOTOX® Cosmetic or Facial Injectable Fillers be performed on the same day as my consultation?
Absolutely. When you call to make your appointment with one of our specialists, just specify whether you are planning on having a consultation with or without actual injectable treatment on the same day.