Minimally Invasive, Dramatically Effective
Injectable Treatments Northern Virginia
Injectable treatments provide a minimally invasive way to achieve smoother, younger-looking skin—with no incisions and no downtime. Our Virginia offices offer Restylane®, Perlane®, Dysport®, Radiesse®, Xeomin® and BOTOX® Cosmetic to help patients reduce wrinkles and restore facial volume. To learn more about achieving a rejuvenated appearance with injectable treatments, contact Dr. Timothy Mountcastle in any of our Northern Virginia offices located in Ashburn or Reston today.
Restore Volume and Fullness with Restylane®, Radiesse®, and Perlane®
Youthful skin has an abundance of hyaluronic acid, a sugar compound that acts as a sponge to bind water, giving skin volume and fullness. As we age, the hyaluronic acid in our skin diminishes, leading to facial lines, wrinkles, and a hollow appearance around the cheeks. Restylane® and Perlane® are dermal fillers that add volume and fullness to the skin by replacing lost hyaluronic acid, restoring a youthful appearance. These injectable treatments:
- Add fullness to the face by treating nasolabial folds, laugh lines and marionette lines
- Sculpt the lips, plumping thin areas and eliminating fine lines on the lips’ surface and at the corner of the mouth
Both Restylane® and Perlane® are clear gel formulas designed to simulate the hyaluronic acid naturally produced by the body, for facial fullness and volume lasting up to six months. However, the larger particles that make up the Perlane® formula contain a higher concentration of hyaluronic acid, making it better suited to treat deeper wrinkles, plump brows, enhance lips and smooth hollow areas beneath the eye.
Radiesse® is a calcium-based injectable which needs to be injected deeper below the skin but allows filling for up to a year and half. By restoring skin’s collagen, Radiesse® provides youthful volume to the skin’s face, reducing wrinkles and other signs of aging. The calcium microspheres that comprise the product’s gel formula provide structural support to the skin, so results achieved with Radiesse® are long-lasting. While Radiesse® provides excellent results in various areas of the face, it should not be used on areas where the skin is thin, such as around the eyes.
After the area being treated has been numbed with a local anesthetic, a highly trained RN or PA will administer a series of injections using an ultrafine needle, under Dr. Mountcastle's supervision. His mid-level providers inject thousands of patients each year, and they are Platinm Plus-certified by Allergan®, the makers of BOTOX® Cosmetic. The length of the procedure ranges from several minutes to a half hour, depending on the size and area being treated. Results are immediately noticeable, and will reach full effect when swelling diminishes after two to three days. Because there is no post-procedural downtime, patients are free to return immediately to work.
To learn more about injectable treatments, contact Mountcastle Plastic Surgery in Ashburn, Leesburg, or Reston today.
Eliminate Wrinkles with Dysport®, Xeomin® and BOTOX® Cosmetic
If “frown lines” between your eyebrows, known as glabellar lines, are cause for concern, Dysport® may be the ideal injectable treatment for you. By making a small injection in five strategically placed points between and above the eyebrows, Dysport®’s formula blocks the nerve impulses that cause muscles to contract, temporarily relaxing moderate to severe wrinkles. Results are evident immediately following treatment, and reach their full wrinkle-reducing potential within one week. After receiving injections of Dysport®, most patients enjoy younger-looking skin for two to four months.
Have you ever looked into the mirror and wish that you could turn back the clock? Well, no need for that with the wide array of products offered in facial aesthetics. Every day, as you perform repeated motions such as squinting or frowning, the muscles between your brows contract, causing the skin to furrow and fold. Over time, as your skin ages and loses some of its elasticity, these repeated contractions can cause persistent frown lines. Although introduced to the US market in 2010, Xeomin® has been successfully used in other countries since 2005. Xeomin® can temporarily reduce the frown lines on your forehead between your eyes, crow's feet, and/or forehead lines. The typical duration of effect for Xeomin® is between three to four months.
When aging, damage from the sun’s UV rays, and environmental pollutants cause skin to lose its youthful tightness and elasticity, repeated muscle contractions lead to wrinkles, forehead furrows, crow’s feet and frown lines. Injections of BOTOX® Cosmetic temporarily prevent muscles in treated areas from contracting, relaxing the appearance of fine lines and facial folds for smoother, younger-looking skin. Because the procedure is performed gently, using a tiny needle, discomfort is minimal. No anesthesia is necessary, and there is no post-procedural recovery time. Results become apparent within three to seven days, and last two to four months.
Combining Injectable Treatments with Cosmetic Surgery
In addition to providing dramatic results on their own, injectable treatments may be used in conjunction with more comprehensive facial procedures in order to better achieve patients’ aesthetic goals. BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport®, Perlane® and Restylane® may be performed with a face lift, or as part of a total Mommy Makeover.
Learn More about Injectable Treatments
Reducing wrinkles and restoring facial volume is easier than ever, thanks to injectables that restore skin’s hyaluronic acid and prevent wrinkle-causing muscle contractions. To determine which of our injectable treatments is best for you, contact Dr. Mountcastle in Ashburn, Leesburg, or Reston today to schedule a consultation.