Dermal Fillers in Washington, DC

While you may not want other areas of your body to be plump, a little plumping may be just what you need to make your face look younger and more attractive. It might be time for you to try dermal facial fillers in Washington, DC, at Potomac Plastic Surgery. These simple injections offer patients from Arlington, Bethesda, Chevy Chase, and other nearby communities a nonsurgical way to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and add volume to thin or hollow facial features.

Dermal Fillers
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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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Dermal Fillers used to improve the appearance of the under-eye area in a younger woman

Looking fresh and one's best is our approach here at Potomac Plastic Surgery. Subtle, gradual changes that make one appear as if they had a good night's rest or just came back from a  great vacation is one goal in our cosmetic surgery office.Nonsurgical liquid facelift treatments with relaxers and fillers can achiev... Read More
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Lip enhancement with filler to augment the lips of a younger woman

As a universal sign of femininity and fertility, lip enhancement is primarily performed with facial fillers (i.e.. hyaluronic acid gels). Lip enhancement with facial fillers is a very popular treatment for Washington DC women who want temporary improvement of their lips. Some women refer to these fillers as "lips... Read More
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Facial sculpting to slim and elevate the structure of the face of a younger woman

Nonsurgical treatments in Washington DC continue to increase in facial plastic surgery offices, with liquid facelift treatments such as Botox® Cosmetic and facial fillers as the most popular. Restylane® and Juvederm® are some of several facial fillers that are commonly used to enhance the face. People know that Botox... Read More
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Septoplasty and cosmetic rhinoplasty to correct and slim the nasal profile and ease breathing in an older woman

A northern Virginia woman was having chronic sinus problems with nasal congestion, pressure, and post-nasal drip. She was scheduled to have sinus surgery and asked facial plastic surgeon Dr. Chaboki if rhinoplasty could be performed at the same time. She had wanted a smaller, more refined nose for a long time and this was the perfect opportun... Read More
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Dermal Filler injection used to enhance the lips of an older woman

Thin lips develop to various degrees with the aging process, while some women have always naturally had thin lips all their lives. Lips become flatter and lose some of their youthful shape. Washington DC office lip enhancement with facial fillers (Restylane®, Juvederm®, Belotero®) are popular options to replenish lip volume or reduce wrinkles... Read More
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Dermal FIller injection used to soften the appearance of nasolabial folds of a middle-aged woman

The smile lines are some of the first wrinkles to appear with age. Natural volume loss with age continues to deepen these wrinkles & folds. As a result, women commonly ask plastic surgeons and dermatologists to treat this area early. Office treatments with facial filler injections can help soften and reduce these wrinkles and are some of... Read More
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Dermal Fillers used to strengthen the appearance of the chin of a younger man

Advanced cosmetic treatments with relaxers and fillers are routinely performed in our plastic surgery office. Relaxers include Botox Cosmetic®, Jeuveau®, Dysport®, and Xeomin®, while fillers include many brands such as Restylane®, Juvederm®.Nips and tucks with surgery are still required for those with excess skin. Howeve... Read More
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Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty to correct a bump in the nose of a younger woman

Worth it!Liquid rhinoplasty enhances the appearance of the nose without surgery. This quick in-office procedure with fillers and relaxers can help both the bridge and tip for both primary and revision rhinoplasty patients. It's also a great option for those patients who are hesitant to commit to surgery but would like to see possible c... Read More

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Dermal Filler Options

Women and men visit us for dermal fillers to restore a more youthful look. Facial plastic surgeon Dr. Houtan Chaboki has spent his career providing his patients with the best options for facial rejuvenation. He uses a variety of facial fillers to reduce the signs of aging, including:

A Commitment to Personalized Results

Dr. Chaboki and his staff recognize that each patient is unique — and their procedures should be, too. Beginning with your initial consultation, we get to know you as an individual, evaluating the structure of your face and the way it’s changed over the years. During your consultation and subsequent treatment, we never want you to feel rushed. Instead, we spend time with you, ensuring you understand the products we’re using and the results you can expect.

Are Dermal Fillers Right for You?

Thanks to their incredible versatility, dermal fillers are appropriate for a variety of people, especially those bothered by lines or wrinkles around the nose and mouth. Hyaluronic acid‐based fillers, such as JUVÉDERM, are well tolerated since hyaluronic acid is a substance that occurs naturally in the body. If you’re looking for a simple, straightforward solution to many types of wrinkles but aren’t yet ready to undergo surgery, or you’d like to complement or maintain the results of your surgery, fillers are likely right for you.

Dr. Chaboki

Houtan Chaboki, MD

Double Board-Certified
Facial Plastic Surgeon

Houtan Chaboki, MD

Certified by both the American Board of Otolaryngology and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Chaboki has extensive knowledge of the intricacies of the face and neck. When you choose him for your procedure, you’re choosing one of the most reputable facial plastic surgeons in DC, as well as a nationwide leader in preservation rhinoplasty.

JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel

As we age, our skin changes. The natural volume of youthful skin begins to diminish over time as wrinkles and folds form. But, with JUVÉDERM Injectable Gel (from the makers of BOTOX® Cosmetic), you don’t have to just sit back and let it happen. Recently approved by the FDA, JUVÉDERM Injectable Gel is a “next‐generation” dermal filler that, like Restylane, is made with hyaluronic acid. The smooth consistency gel helps to instantly restore your skin’s volume and hydration to smooth away facial wrinkles and folds, such as “smile lines” or “parentheses.”


Restylane is a popular nonsurgical option for those in Maryland and Northern Virginia who desire facial rejuvenation. The human body maintains healthy skin and firm underlying tissues by producing hyaluronic acid, which bonds with water in the body to maintain the volume and smoothness we associate with youth. Hyaluronic acid is the active ingredient in Restylane, which is injected into the skin with a very fine needle.

Restylane bonds with the body’s own moisture to smooth the skin and replenish volume. It helps reduce the lines and folds that develop around the mouth, eyes, nose and forehead. By returning lost volume to tissues beneath the skin, Restylane can also strengthen the chin, sharpen the cheeks, and, as some Maryland patients have discovered, enhance the lips.

Your beautiful new look will appear immediately and last longer than collagen. A maintenance procedure can retain your more youthful‐looking results.

Completely biocompatible with the human body, Restylane requires no allergy test. The most common side effects are temporary redness and swelling, which usually subside in just a few days.


BELOTERO BALANCE is another dermal filler made of hyaluronic acid. It provides immediate improvement of facial lines, folds, and wrinkles, with results that last several months. BELOTERO BALANCE was developed to better integrate with your skin and adapt to your unique facial contours. Patients love the smooth results.


Young, healthy skin contains plenty of collagen to maintain its volume, strength, and elasticity. The face gradually loses volume over time with the natural aging process. RADIESSE wrinkle filler stimulates collagen production. Results are immediate and potentially last up to one year in some patients. RADIESSE has also been approved to be mixed with lidocaine anesthetic for enhanced patient comfort.

Sculptra® Aesthetic

Sunken cheeks and facial volume loss caused by facial aging and sun damage can now be gradually improved with Sculptra Aesthetic, a safe, synthetic injectable material known as “poly‐L‐lactic acid.” This injectable filler stimulates collagen production gradually for long‐lasting results.

Similar to other facial fillers, Sculptra Aesthetic is quickly administered in the office using local anesthesia. Improvements appear gradually as you naturally produce facial collagen, which takes approximately 6 weeks. Optimal cosmetic results usually require at least 2 treatments or more, each spaced at least 6 weeks apart.

While the cosmetic improvements can last up to 2 years, Sculptra Aesthetic is not permanent. Many patients return periodically for maintenance treatments.

These fillers can be used alone or in conjunction with other facial cosmetic treatments, such as BOTOX Cosmetic, other dermal fillers, or facelift surgery.


Versa is one of the newest hyaluronic acid fillers available to improve one’s appearance. We can use Versa in multiple areas, such as the under-eye area and lips.

Dermal Fillers vs. Facial Implants

Dermal fillers such as Restylane Lyft® and JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA® can be used for cheek and chin augmentation instead of facial implant surgery. Here is a comparison of these procedure options:

Dermal fillers:

  • Procedure time: minutes
  • Anesthetic: none or topical
  • Downtime: none, minimal swelling
  • Results: instant, temporary, restore and add volume

Cheek or chin implants:

  • Procedure time: less than an hour
  • Anesthetic: local with sedation or general
  • Downtime: a few days
  • Results: instant, permanent, add volume and natural 3D shape, support facial tissue

Learn more about facial implants by visiting our Chin Augmentation and Cheek Augmentation pages.

Your Dermal Filler Treatment Experience

Although each product is unique, their treatment experiences are relatively similar. Administered right here in our office, you can expect to be done with your treatment in less than an hour. Your practitioner starts by cleansing your skin. You may then be asked to make certain facial expressions to help your injector visualize exactly where your treatment will be most effective. Finally, you’ll feel a brief stinging sensation as your practitioner makes the injections. Most patients compare the sensation to that of an insect bite.

Immediately following your visit, you can safely return to your regular daily activities, although you may experience swelling, bleeding, bruising, or itching around your injection sites. These symptoms usually go away on their own within a day or so.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can injectables be “mixed and matched”?

Absolutely. It’s not uncommon to undergo treatment with more than one type of injectable product at once. In fact, this approach even has its own name — the nonsurgical facelift. BOTOX Cosmetic is also a popular complement to injectable fillers. During your consultation, you and Dr. Chaboki discuss your specific concerns as well as good solutions for each.

How much do dermal fillers cost in Washington, DC?

We price our dermal fillers by the unit, so the cost of your own treatment depends on the areas you’d like treated as well as the products we determine are the best fit for you. During your initial consultation, we discuss pricing to help you make an informed decision.

How long after lip injections can you kiss?

Wait 1 to 2 days for any passionate kissing. It’s likely your lips will be tender for a few days anyway. A quick peck and air kissing are OK right away.

How often can I have dermal filler touch‐ups?

There’s no evidence that having repeat procedures is harmful, so it’s safe to come in for touch‐ups when you begin to notice your results fading. The results of hyaluronic acid‐based fillers typically last between 6 months and over a year, depending on the specific product and its placement. We discuss the likely longevity of your results during your consultation.

How long do dermal fillers last?

The longevity of dermal filler results typically ranges from 6 months to 2 years depending on the specific filler and area treated.

Are dermal fillers safe?

Dermal fillers are considered very safe when injected by an experienced, qualified provider into a carefully screened patient. The fillers Dr. Chaboki uses are FDA approved for optimal safety and to minimize the risk of complications or allergic reactions. He will review your health history before treatment to determine if you are a good candidate.

Only after a comprehensive evaluation can Dr. Chaboki determine the appropriate option for you. To learn more about facial fillers and other med spa services, request a cosmetic consultation with Dr. Chaboki online or call his office at (202) 800-2085.

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