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Dermal Fillers

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Dermal Fillers

Injectablefillers–sometimes referred to as liquid facelifts, nonsurgical nose jobs, and facelifts in a syringe– are one of the most significant breakthroughs in cosmetic enhancement in the past decade. They provide a safe, non-surgical way of maintaining youthfulness by successfully stimulating the production of your own collagen, thereby providing long lasting effects.

Injectable Fillers are best for treating premature wrinkles and replacing volume loss in the face. Many patients prefer to use their own autologous fat, taken from another part of the body, to naturally restore what they have lost in their face. This procedure is easily and safely accomplished in our Center under local anesthesia.

Some injectable fillers are injected into the nose to fill depressions, change the shape of the tip or smooth out bumps. This nonsurgical nose reshaping is an in-office procedure. It is a safe, non-invasive alternative to traditional surgical nose surgery (rhinoplasty).

With a nonsurgical 360-facelift performed by Dr. Hopping, you can enjoy the rejuvenating effects of an enhancing facelift with little to no downtime. This procedure includes a threading, Botox, and chemical peel combination to smooth wrinkles, revolumize facial skin, and completely revitalize your appearance for a radiant, youthful glow.

Lip Fillers in Washington DC

Typically made with hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in your body, dermal fillers for lips are an excellent treatment for restoring volume loss, plumping and hydrating your lips, and minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth.

Why Choose Lip Fillers?

Lip fillers such as Restylane are safe and easily customized to your specific needs, capable of solving a variety of issues like lack of volume or lipstick lines. Lip injections are also minimally invasive and require no downtime, nor do they pose significant risk when injected by a professional.

What Do Lip Filler Injections Feel Like?

Appointments are quick and easy, rarely taking longer than an hour. You’ll be surprised to see how painless lip injections are as well, thanks to the numbing cream used prior to your injections. Most patients only feel a quick pinch, if anything at all.

When Will I See Lip Filler Results?

Patients sometimes experience swelling or bruising, but this is usually temporary and resolves itself within 24 hours, so don’t judge your results too quickly. Your lips will immediately look fuller, healthier, and smoother after your appointment, so you won’t have to wait long to enjoy your fillers.

Am I a Good Candidate for Lip Fillers?

Ideal candidates are healthy non-smokers looking to address common concerns such as asymmetry, wrinkles, and lack or loss of volume. Whether you’re seeking a natural-looking pout or dramatic plumpness, lip fillers are a powerful cosmetic treatment easily personalized to your needs.

Injectable Filler Products

RHA Designer Injectable – Come experience this new, long-lasting injectable. This dermal filler is the latest advancement in hyaluronic acid filler science. RHA Designer Injectable is the first of its kind to treat dynamic facial lines that adapt to your facial movements.

Restylane Contour® – FDA-approved, this new dermal filler provides natural-looking shape and contour to the cheeks. It has the added benefit of being especially flexible and moving with you for natural-looking results. 


Restylane Lyft® – FDA-approved, this disolvable HA filler specifically designed to add lift and create structure in the cheek area or add volume to the backs of the hands. Restylane Lyft results last up to 1 year in the cheeks and up to 6 months in the hands.

Fat Transfer – Facial rejuvenation with a patient’s own fat (harvested with a small needle from another part of the body) is perhaps the most effective, long-term facial filler. Fat is ideal for restoring volume and rejuvenation to the face and lips. It is the only “natural” filler available.

Restylane Kysse® – Lips lose volume, color and elasticity with age. This lip filler adds volume, smooths upper lip lines for up to one year, and enhances lip color. Designed specifically for the movement of lips and precise, natural-looking results.

Sculptra® – A safe, synthetic, injectable material that provides a gradual and significant increase in facial volume, and improves the appearance of folds and sunken areas. No skin test required.

Radiesse® – A dermal filler injected into the skin through a simple and minimally invasive procedure that provides immediate, visible improvement of folds and wrinkles. Radiesse can also be used for nonsurgical nose reshaping and hand rejuvenation.

Restylane®/Perlane® – A dermal filler that provides structural support and lift to smooth away moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. This filler is ideal for improving vertical lip lines (lipstick lines). No skin test required.

Restylane® Silk – Silk provides precise lip enhancement, resulting in silkier, smoother lips and natural-looking results.

Juvéderm® – A gel injected under the skin to restore the skin’s volume and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds such as smile lines. This is also excellent for lipstick lines. No skin test required.

Kybella® – This injectable improves the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also called “double chin.” When injected into the fat beneath your chin, Kybella® causes the destruction of fat cells. Once these cells are destroyed, they cannot store or accumulate fat.

Bellafill® – This is a smooth, collagen-based filler that provides correction of “smile lines” for a youthful, natural look that lasts for years.

Refyne & Defyne® – These are next-generation hyaluronic acid dermal fillers that support your skin while keeping you looking like you. So, whether you’re smiling, frowning, or wrinkling your face, the result looks soft and natural. Refyne & Defyne restores your skin to a more natural look while maintaining your facial expressions. Refyne & Defyne facial fillers contain lidocaine, which numbs the areas once injected.