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 discovery of wrinkle relaxers in 1995 over 50 different injectable products have become available in the United States. These products have become the single most popular cosmetic treatments in the world, accounting for nearly 80% of all cosmetic treatments performed in Cosmetic Dermatologist offices.
We are not your local med-spa. As a Fellowship Trained Cosmetic Dermatologist Dr. Adrian and his nurse injectors are some of the most sought after cosmetic injectable professionals in the Washington, DC Region. 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.
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.
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wrinkles and folds as well as soft-tissue augmentation since the 1980’s. Early filler substances such as collagen have been replaced by natural hyaluronic gel fillers as well as advanced bio-stimulatory fillers.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 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.