Cosmetic Injectables

Injectable and Filler FAQs

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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 family of Injectable Gel last 6 to 18 months in facial folds, Radiesse lasts 9 to 18 months, and Sculptra more than 24 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 has been a Nurse Practitioner for over 26 years. She has expertise in all cosmetic procedures (injectables and lasers), integrative medicine, family medicine and Emergency  medicine.

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. Shohreh uses micro cannula  instead of needles which reduces chances of 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.
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