Injectables

Heron Med Spa -  - Cosmetic Surgeon

Heron Med Spa

Cosmetic Surgeons & Medical Aesthetics Specialists located in Alexandria, VA

Gain a more youthful look with fewer lines and wrinkles and greater hydration and lift with cosmetic injectables. At Heron Med Spa in Alexandria, Virginia, Roy Heron, MD, and his team offer Botox®, Dysport®, Xeomin® and a variety of dermal fillers to enhance your look by smoothing creases and filling in hollow contours. Call the office or book an appointment online to learn how these minimally invasive treatments offer quick, effective results.

Injectables Q & A

How do injectable wrinkle reducers work?

Botox, Xeomin, and Dysport are injectable medications that contain purified botulinum toxin, and they all work similarly. These injectables block the nerve signals from reaching underlying facial muscles that contract when you make expressions, such as a smile or frown.

As a result, the muscles relax, which softens wrinkles and lines to smooth out your skin and help you achieve a more youthful look. You’ll still be able to make natural-looking facial expressions, but your look softens with the expert application by Dr. Heron.

Botox, Xeomin, and Dysport are all manufactured slightly differently. Dysport results, for example, may last a little longer than Botox. Xeomin is a slightly purer formulation. All of these wrinkle reducers are best used for forehead lines, lines between the eyebrows, and crow’s feet around the eyes.

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers plump up your skin and add structure to areas that are wrinkled or sunken due to aging. Dermal fillers contain ingredients, such as hyaluronic acid, to increase your skin’s hydration and lift.

Dermal fillers can also help restore the effect that subcutaneous fat, which sits just under the skin, has on your appearance. As you get older, this fat recedes, leaving muscles closer to the surface of the skin, so wrinkles appear more distinct.

The dermal fillers offered at Heron Med Spa include:

  • Juvederm® products: contain hyaluronic acid to reduce lines around the mouth, nose, and lips and to fill in thinning lips and hollowed cheeks
  • Restylane-L®, Restylane Lyft®, and Restylane Silk®: also contain hyaluronic acid, which adds volume, defines the lips, and erases lines around the nose and mouth
  • Sculptra®: a poly-L-lactic acid collagen stimulator which works deep in your skin to revitalize production of collagen, a protein that adds structure and volume to your skin

Dr. Heron evaluates your facial structure and aesthetic goals to determine which fillers are best for you.

What are buttocks injections?

Your face isn’t the only area that benefits from cosmetic injections. If you desire smooth, cellulite-free buttocks that are rounded and lifted, Sculptra injections are also an option.

The compound adds immediate volume following injection, and as Sculptra is absorbed it stimulates collagen production to improve your buttock’s shape and skin texture. Buttocks injections are a valid alternative to surgical butt enhancements without a long recovery or risk of infection.

To learn about the array of cosmetic injectables and their potential to enhance your appearance, call the office or book an appointment online.