Figuring Out Which Dermal Filler is Right For You

Facial dermal fillers are injectable fillers that can restore lost volume and other age-related skin issues. They’re becoming the gold standard for facial rejuvenation, with more than one million men and women receiving them annually.

At Dontage, located in Falls Church, Virginia, Waseem Garbia, PA-C helps patients restore youth and volume to their face with dermal fillers. He’s one of three aesthetic professionals in VA with the ACE Injector Award, so you can rely on him to give you top-quality treatment with outstanding results.

Why choose dermal fillers?

Unfortunately, aging causes your face to lose some fat, which often results in losing volume in your lips or cheeks. Fine lines and wrinkles start forming as well because you produce less collagen. 

With dermal fillers, you can reduce the signs of skin aging and maintain a more youthful appearance.

Dermal fillers are popular for skin rejuvenation because they’re noninvasive and can correct a range of aging skin concerns. Many patients choose dermal fillers because they can:

Different types of dermal fillers can treat more severe wrinkles or lines, and treat specific parts of your face. 

Types of dermal fillers

There are several types of dermal fillers, and each one contains different substances that target certain problems.

Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid (HA) is found naturally in your body, usually in skin tissue and the fluid around your eyes. It helps keep your skin elastic and moist while also giving it volume. Dermal fillers made with HA are the most popular option.

With HA-based fillers, you can improve skin concerns like acne scars, cheek depressions, marionette lines, and nasolabial furrows. 

These fillers may even boost your body’s natural collagen production too. In a study focused on HA fillers, 30 patients who received these fillers not only got a more youthful appearance, but all of them agreed the results looked natural.

If your goal is to restore volume and improve scars without it being obvious, HA dermal fillers are for you. At Dontage, we offer the following dermal fillers containing HA:



When you see Waseem, he discusses which type works best for your needs and area of the face.

Polyalkylimide fillers

These dermal fillers are semipermanent and give long-lasting results. Waseem may recommend polyalkylimide fillers for deeper wrinkles, plumping lips, and improving depressed scars.


You may have some minor side effects with this filler, like redness, tenderness, or mild bruising, but they typically go away in a few days.

Polylactic acid

Polylactic dermal fillers are synthetic. They’re designed to stimulate collagen production. It’s safe and nontoxic, and medical professionals have been using polylactic acid for sutures for over 40 years.

If you’re experiencing signs of aging in your lower face, polylactic dermal fillers can help. They work great for filling laugh lines and treating deep nasolabial folds.

Unlike other types of dermal fillers, polylactic acid requires multiple treatments, as it slowly boosts your collagen production over time.

Which dermal filler is right for you?

Every patient has different aesthetic goals. One patient may benefit from Juvéderm while your skin may respond better to Restylane products.

Another factor to consider is what part of your face you want to improve and how deep or severe the issue is.

Our team of anti-aging specialists at Dontage can help figure out which dermal filler is right for you. Give our office a call or use our online booking tool to set up your appointment.

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