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Fillers Specialist

West End Facial Plastic Surgery

Facial Plastic Surgery & Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons located in Richmond, VA

Fillers are a non-surgical cosmetic treatment that enhances your natural features and restores a more youthful look. Robert Schmidt, MD, a double board-certified plastic surgeon at West End Facial Plastic Surgery in Richmond, Virginia, offers many non-surgical aesthetic treatments to help his patients meet their beauty goals, including fillers. With his surgical training, he knows where and how to place filler injections to get the most natural results. To schedule an appointment, call The West End office or book online today.

Fillers Q & A

What are fillers?

Fillers are non-surgical cosmetic injections that correct deep facial wrinkles and folds. Made from a variety of materials, fillers replace age-related volume loss to restore a more youthful look.

As you get older, the layer of fat under your skin diminishes. Without the fat, your skin loosens and sags, creating the deep lines and folds around your mouth and chin. Loss of fat also allows the muscles to work closer to your skin, making your expression lines (crow’s feet, frown lines, forehead wrinkles) more noticeable. 

West End Facial Plastic Surgery uses many types of fillers that vary in thickness, composition, and longevity to design a treatment plan that matches your beauty goals and provides the most natural results.

The experts at West End Facial Plastic Surgery want to restore your natural youthful look, not make you look different. 

How can fillers improve my appearance?

West End Facial Plastic Surgery uses fillers on different areas of the face to get the desired results. With fillers, your facial plastic surgeon can:

  • Smooth out lines around the nose and mouth
  • Fill in vertical lip lines
  • Restore lost volume to cheeks and temples
  • Plump up thin lips
  • Improve facial symmetry

West End Facial Plastic Surgery may combine your fillers with Botox® injections to perform a liquid facelift. During a liquid facelift, your facial plastic surgeon uses Botox on the upper face to smooth out expression lines and fillers on the lower face to add volume underneath deep wrinkles.

What happens during treatment with fillers?

West End Facial Plastic Surgery administers fillers at the office. Your provider first applies a topical numbing cream to minimize discomfort during your injections. Fillers often include a numbing medicine in their mix as well for a more comfortable experience.

Your facial plastic surgeon carefully and expertly injects the filler into specific areas of your skin to get the desired results. Filler injections take less than an hour.

Though you may notice some swelling and redness after your filler treatment, there’s no need for downtime, and you can resume your usual activities after your session. 

However, West End Facial Plastic Surgery recommends you skip strenuous physical activity for one to two days after your filler injections to reduce the risk of bruising. 

How long do fillers last?

The longevity of your non-surgical cosmetic treatment depends on the type of filler used and the location. Fillers may last anywhere from six months to a year or more. 

To schedule your fillers consultation at West End Facial Plastic Surgery, call the office or book an appointment online today. 


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