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Rejuvenate Your Face

Facial Rejuvenation with Injectable Fillers and Fat Transfer

Injectable Fillers and Fat Transfer for Facial RejuvenationFacial aging is a natural process that occurs as we get older. While many people spend a lot of money on things like creams and at-home treatments to maintain a youthful face, plastic surgery still provides the most effective results. However, some people simply do not have time to set aside to recover from procedures like facelifts, brow lifts, and neck lifts. Fortunately, there are other procedures that can give patients the rejuvenating facial appearance without the downtime of invasive surgical procedures.

Injectable Fillers

Injectable fillers restore fullness to areas of the face that exhibit a loss of volume. There is a variety of injectable fillers that are available in cosmetic treatment, but fat transfer is often highly desired because it uses the patient’s cellular tissue and eliminates the risk of an allergic reaction.

Fat Transfer

Each fat transfer procedure is performed on an outpatient basis. Once the targeted areas are cleaned, fat that was previously harvested from another area of the patient’s body is injected into the face. Patients are usually able to enjoy a refreshed and more youthful appearance immediately after the procedure, and the results are expected to be long lasting.

Fat transfer can improve your facial appearance by:

  • Restoring volume around the eyes
  • Adding fullness to the cheeks
  • Filling in folds around the mouth
  • Plumping the lips
  • Filling in deeper lines, wrinkles, and creases

If you would like to rejuvenate your appearance with a fat transfer procedure, we welcome you to schedule your consultation with Dr. Carlton H. Scroggins. Simply call (301) 220-0400 or fill out our online contact form to get started today. Dr. Scroggins and his highly qualified staff look forward to meeting you at your initial consultation.

A New Year for a New You

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With 2015 already upon us, you’ve likely already began your New Year’s resolution(s). If you’re like most people, your aspirations include improving yourself by losing weight or eating healthier. However, there are a lot of little things that you can do that also benefit your long-term physical and mental health.

In an effort to ensure that you enjoy a fulfilled 2015, consider doing the following:

Wear a Pedometer

Walking is the easiest form of exercise, and it helps to lower blood pressure and balance cholesterol levels. Various studies have shown that wearing a pedometer encourages you to walk more than you regularly would.

Don’t Overindulge on Vitamin Supplements

Many people are very enthused about taking all kinds of vitamin supplements these days. However, getting your vitamins from food and drinks is still the best way to get the nutrients your body needs. Taking a multivitamin on a daily basis is fine, but don’t completely rely on it to make up for nutrition that you don’t consume naturally.

Decrease Sugar Intake

Collagen is the connective tissue in the skin responsible for keeping it tight and elastic. Sugar can have a negative effect on collagen through a process known as glycation. This process occurs when sugar enters the bloodstream and attaches to proteins, which forms new molecules that permanently damage collagen in the skin.

Consider Cosmetic Treatment

Whether you’re looking for subtle improvements or a more dramatic transformation, there are a variety of cosmetic procedures available to give you the confidence you deserve. For example, skin resurfacing can improve imperfections such as dark spots and fine lines, fat transfer can eliminate stubborn fat and use it to enhance other areas of the body, and tummy tuck surgery can improve the abdominal region. Click here to see all of the cosmetic procedures we offer.

We hope you have a fantastic 2015 and look forward to seeing you soon! To schedule a consultation with Dr. Carlton Scroggins, please call (301) 220-0400 or fill out our online contact form today.

Restore a Youthful Appearance with BOTOX® Cosmetic and Fillers

Is your face making you appear tired or angry, even though you don’t feel that way? The natural aging process, combined with other factors like gravity, sun exposure, and the daily stresses of life, can have a dramatic effect on the overall appearance of the face. To restore a youthful facial appearance, individuals all over Washington D.C. seek effective treatments like BOTOX® Cosmetic and injectable fillers.

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BOTOX® Cosmetic is an FDA-approved substance produced from a toxin that is derived from bacterium Clostridium. This injectable diminishes fine lines and wrinkles by temporarily relaxing the muscles of the face.

BOTOX® Cosmetic can effectively improve the following:

  • Forehead wrinkles

  • Crow’s feet

  • Frown lines

BOTOX® Cosmetic injections are performed on an outpatient basis and require no anesthesia. After the targeted areas are cleaned, BOTOX® Cosmetic is administered directly into the muscles of the face through a fine needle. The results will not be immediately apparent but will become noticeable over the next few days. Although every patient is different, BOTOX® Cosmetic injections usually last between three and six months.

Injectable Fillers

Injectable fillers restore fullness to areas of the face that experienced loss of volume. There is a variety of fillers that are available in cosmetic treatment, but a fat transfer is often highly desired because it eliminates the risk of an allergic reaction.

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A fat transfer can improve the facial appearance by:

  • Restoring fullness to the eye area

  • Adding volume to the cheeks

  • Filling in folds around the mouth

  • Plumping the lips

  • Filling in deeper lines, wrinkles, and creases

Fat transfer is performed on an outpatient basis. Once the targeted areas are cleaned, fat that was previously harvested from another area of the patient’s body is injected into the face. Patients are usually able to enjoy a refreshed and more youthful appearance immediately after the procedure, and the results can last anywhere from a few months to a few years.

If the signs of aging are starting to make you look older, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Plastic Surgery of Greater Washington today. Our experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Carlton Scroggins, and his staff look forward to meeting with you to discuss how you can quickly achieve a more youthful appearance. Call (301) 220-0400 or fill out our online contact form today to schedule your free consultation.

Call Us Today For A Consultation(301) 220-0400

Carlton H. Scroggins, M.D.
7525 Greenway Center Dr.
Suite 113
Greenbelt, MD 20770
1010 Wayne Ave # 410
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 220-0400
Fax: 301-220-1719

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