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Fillers Specialist

Nelson Dermatology

Dermatologist & Cosmetic Specialist located in Gainesville, VA

Dermal fillers are one of the most in-demand aesthetic treatments available. Since fillers are effective for smoothing out deep grooves, softening the appearance of scars, and volumizing your skin, the best way to find out how fillers can benefit you is to book a consultation with Jennell Nelson, MD, at Nelson Dermatology in Manassas, Virginia. Click on the online booking feature to schedule your filler session, or call to book a visit by phone today.

Fillers Q & A

How do fillers work?

Fillers have two primary functions: restore age-related volume loss and add plumpness in areas where you never had enough volume. But each type of filler accomplishes these goals a little differently. Below are short descriptions of some of the most popular types of dermal fillers. 


As a collagen stimulator, Radiesse tightens your skin as it plumps. Radiesse fillers are made up of a solution of calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres that fill in gaps and grooves between tissue layers. But as it dissolves over time, Radiesse helps your body produce new collagen fibers, which ultimately leaves your skin tighter and firmer.


Juvéderm is the leading collection of dermal fillers in the world. This in-demand line of fillers contains hyaluronic acid in a synthetic form. As this hyaluronic gel quickly fills in gaps and adds volume, it attracts water molecules. This effect keeps cells hydrated and plump, so you have entirely natural-looking and feeling results. 

Which areas can a dermatologist treat with fillers?

Nelson Dermatology provides personalized dermal filler treatment packages that are tailored to your unique facial features. In general, fillers can:

  • Resolve nasolabial folds, smoker’s lines, and other age-related wrinkles
  • Add volume to the backs of your hands and smooth out lumps
  • Smooth out all types of scars, including acne scars
  • Volumize and contour your cheeks
  • Lift and plump your lips

Because Nelson Dermatology is always expanding its line of available fillers, your dermatologist is able to select a type of filler that’s going to be most effective for your targeted area. 

How long do fillers last?

Fillers are very long-lasting, although how long your filler service lasts depends on the targeted area and your level of volume loss. Typically, filler treatments from Nelson Dermatology provide optimal results for at least 9-12 months. 

However, in some cases, fillers can provide lasting benefits for as long as two years. In any case, once your filler starts to wear down, it’s perfectly safe to have retreatment. Nelson Dermatology offers flexible scheduling and lunchtime filler services, so you can quickly have a session during your busy workday. 

If you’d like to find out how fillers can enhance your appearance, contact Nelson Dermatology for a consultation. Schedule your appointment through the website or over the phone today. 

Individual results may vary. 

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