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Cosmetic Injectables in Washington, DC

Over the past 30 years an entirely new branch of cosmetic medicine has developed involving the use of injectable substances for cosmetic use. Since the release of Botox for cosmetic use in 1995 over 50 different injectable products have become available in the United States. The Center for Laser Surgery has been at the forefront of both the development and usage of cosmetic injectables since their introduction, and continues to be one of the leading cosmetic injectables practices in the nation.

As the popularity of these procedures has expanded, so has the variety of expertise of those offering them. In order to sell more product, injectables manufacturers have made it possible for someone with absolutely no relevant training, experience, or knowledge of facial anatomy to take a weekend course and brand themselves as ‘expert’ injectors on various social media channels. This has resulted in a vast field of novice ‘injectors’ populating most med-spas and salons. When choosing an injector, we strongly encourage seeking out the practices of trained professionals such as Board Certified Dermatologists or Facial Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Adrian, a Board Certified and Fellowship Trained Dermatologist, directs the cosmetic injectables program at the Center for Laser Surgery, ensuring that all patients receive the latest and most advanced treatment techniques, ensuring consistent, safe, and natural results.

Wrinkle Relaxers (Botox & Dysport)

Botox and Dysport (neuromodulators) are used for both the prevention and reduction of wrinkles of the upper face as well as more advanced uses in the lower face. When injected into muscles of the upper face, neuromodulators temporarily reduce the activity of those muscles allowing them to relax, both reducing and preventing frown lines, forehead lines, and crows feet. When used in the lower face, neuromodulators allow for selective relaxation of specific muscles, providing temporary improvement of common complaints such as gummy smile, downturned mouth, vertical upper lip lines, and for facial slimming/TMJ treatment. Learn more about specific uses of wrinkle relaxers in the upper face, lower face, and for facial slimming and the treatment of TMJ.

Fillers

Injectable fillers have been used for the treatments of wrinkles and folds as well as soft-tissue augmentation since the 1980’s. Early filler substances such as collagen have been replaced by natural hyaluronic gel fillers as well as advanced bio-stimulatory fillers. Simultaneously, treatment techniques and treatment philosophies have evolved leading to longer lasting, more natural results. Popular procedures utilizing hyaluronic acid fillers include reduction of facial lines and folds, non-surgical liquid facelift, lip augmentation, undereye filler, and chin & jawline augmentation. The use of biostimulatory fillers such as Sculptra Aesthetic for for facial revolumization has gained in popularity as a natural way to slow the structural aging process of facial skin without surgery or downtime.

Along with filler technology, techniques have also evolved. The skilled injectors at our center utilize both traditional needle based as well as microcannula based filler techniques. Microcannulas utilize a blunt tipped cannula which reduces pain & minimizes the risk of bruising associated with filler injection, resulting in comfortable, zero-downtime treatments.

To schedule a complimentary cosmetic injectables consultation please call 202-966-8814 or request a consultation online.

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