Filling In The Details How Injectables Can Give Your Face A Boost

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Many people are unhappy with lines or loose skin on their faces, but many don’t opt for cosmetic surgery. Most surgical procedures can have extended recovery times and frequently require an individual to wait for weeks to appreciate the final result. So some people will opt for a more subtle and faster facial aesthetic solution with less downtime.

Injectable facial fillers have made great strides since they first hit the market in the 1980s. Newer fillers use hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring sugar in our bodies that has a low risk of side effects. The results generally last 9–12 months, and you can use the product on many areas of your face.

Marionette lines occur at the corners of the mouth, extending downward, making someone look chronically upset or sad. Fillers can soften and neutralize that appearance. Similarly, some people are displeased with the lines leading from their noses to the corners of their mouths. We can smooth these nasolabial folds by injecting a small amount of filler into the cheek region, lifting the creased skin or directly injecting along the folds to soften the trough.

Fillers are also very popular in the pre-jowl area. Our face loses volume as we age, and the skin begins to sink and hang down in the lower portions of our face along the jawline. Fillers can smooth the transition between jowl and chin, creating a more youthful look. We can also use fillers to reduce indents or dimples in an irregular chin.

Injectables can also help with areas around the eyes. Fillers in the lateral brow can give a lift to heavy eyelids. Injections along the tear trough area under the eye can camouflage shadowing that occurs as we age. Botox remains the best injectable treatment for crow’s feet and frown lines between the eyes.

Finally, lip fillers are popular, but patients should know they involve a modest recovery period. Most people will have a slight “bee sting” look for about a week after the treatment. So, it’s not a treatment to undergo a few days before an important event!

Most people can think of a celebrity or two whom they believe went “too far” with fillers, but Dr. Scott is careful to use these products to provide subtle changes that will alter how you see yourself. If you want to look your best without undergoing facial surgery, schedule a consultation to learn more!


Meet Dr. Scott - Your Dedicated Oculoplastic Surgeon

Renowned for his commitment to enhancing your eyelid and facial appearance while prioritizing your safety. Dr. Scott is board-certified in Ophthalmology and has specialized fellowship training in Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  With extensive training at prestigious institutions, including the Medical College of Virginia, Manhattan Eye, Ear, & Throat Hospital, and the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Dr. Scott brings a wealth of expertise to his craft. His accolades, including recognition as a Top Plastic Surgeon by Northern Virginia Magazine, underscore his dedication to excellence. Dr. Scott's passion lies in helping you achieve the best aesthetic results while safeguarding your eyesight.

Location: Fairfax - Northern Virginia

Areas of Expertise: Cosmetic laser eyelid surgery ( blepharoplasty ), ptosis surgery, treatment of benign and malignant eyelid cancers, correction of eyelid malposition – ectropion, entropion repair, and Botox and filler treatment.