Dermal Fillers

Sanctuary Cosmetic Center

Plastic Surgery located in McLean, VA

With aging often comes reduced facial volume, fine lines, and wrinkles. If signs of aging make you feel self-conscious, the board-certified plastic surgeons at Sanctuary Cosmetic Center in McLean, Virginia, offer simple solutions. They use dermal fillers to restore youthful beauty without any downtime. Schedule an appointment by phone or online today to learn more.

Dermal Fillers Q&A

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are natural substances your provider at Sanctuary Cosmetic Center injects just beneath your skin to restore a youthful appearance, without the downtime associated with plastic surgery. 

Fillers are often made of hyaluronic acid, poly-l-lactic acid, calcium hydroxylapatite, polymethyl methacrylate, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) from your blood, or autologous fat from other areas of your body.

What are the benefits of dermal fillers?

Some of the many benefits of dermal filler treatment include:

  • Younger-looking skin
  • Fewer lines and wrinkles
  • Improved facial volume
  • Better facial symmetry 
  • More self-confidence
  • Plumper lips

Your provider might combine dermal fillers with other aesthetic treatments, such as Botox®, Dysport®, or facials, to give you the best possible outcome.

What are the different types of dermal fillers?

To find out which dermal fillers best match your needs, your provider at Sanctuary Cosmetic Center reviews your medical history, discusses your desired outcome, and examines your skin. The practice offers various types of dermal fillers, including:

Hyaluronic acid fillers

Hyaluronic acid is a substance naturally present in your skin. Hyaluronic acid fillers available at Sanctuary Cosmetic Center include Juvéderm® Ultra™, Juvéderm® Ultra Plus™, Juvéderm® Voluma™, Juvéderm® Volbella™, Juvéderm® Vollure™, Restylane® Refyne, Restylane® Defyne, Restylane® Lyft, Restylane® Kysse, and Restylane® Silk.

Poly-l-lactic acid filers

Poly-l-lactic acid helps stimulate collagen production in addition to boosting facial volume. Sculptra® is an example of an FDA-approved poly-l-lactic acid filler.

Polymethyl methacrylate fillers

Polymethyl methacrylate is a biocompatible substance containing collagen that remains beneath your skin for long-lasting support. Bellafill® is an FDA-approved polymethyl methacrylate dermal filler available at Sanctuary Cosmetic Center.

Calcium hydroxylapatite fillers

Calcium hydroxylapatite is a naturally occurring substance present in your bones. It’s used in long-lasting dermal fillers and helps stimulate collagen production. Radiesse® is an example of an FDA-approved calcium hydroxylapatite filler.


PRP contains plasma from your own blood. It adds volume to skin and stimulates collagen and elastin production naturally. Sanctuary Cosmetic Center offers PRP injections, vampire facials with PRP, and vampire facelifts.

Autologous fat injections 

Autologous fat injections contain fat from other areas of your body. Sanctuary Cosmetic Center offers numerous fat-transfer procedures, including nano fat transfer and micro fat transfer.

What should I expect before my dermal filler injections?

Your provider can numb the treatment area before injecting fillers just beneath your skin. They take a sample of your blood prior to PRP procedures and isolate fat from other parts of your body using liposuction before autologous fat injections.

What should I expect after dermal filler injections?

After dermal filler procedures, expect swelling or bruising at the injection site or the liposuction treatment area. Dermal fillers often last 6-18 months and can last up to several years or longer, depending on the type of fillers you receive.

Don’t live with signs of aging that make you feel self-conscious when simple treatments are available at Sanctuary Cosmetic Center. Schedule an appointment by phone or online today to find out which dermal fillers are right for you.

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