Anti-Aging Products & Procedures Specialist

FoxHall Dermatology

Susan Tillman Elliott, MD

Dermatology located in Washington, DC

No longer do you have to go through a face-lift or other invasive surgery to turn back the clock on your appearance. Foxhall Dermatology in Washington, DC, offers highly effective anti-aging products and procedures including neuromodulators, dermal fillers, chemical peels, and skin tightening. Susan Elliott, MD, can help you find the right products and procedures to recapture a youthful look. Book online or by phone now.

Anti-Aging Products & Procedures Q & A

Why is my skin sagging and wrinkled?

If your skin is sagging and wrinkled, it’s because your body has less elastin, collagen, and hyaluronic acid than it did years ago. Sun damage can also play a significant role.

Elastin is the natural substance that helps your skin spring back, but it decreases over time. Collagen and hyaluronic acid both support your skin by adding volume, and they deplete over the years as well. Decreasing collagen and hyaluronic acid is the reason that you might notice deep facial folds or grooves starting to form.

What can I do about sagging skin?

Foxhall Dermatology offers effective anti-aging products and procedures for sagging skin. Ultherapy® is an ultrasound treatment that stimulates your body to start making new collagen. Ultherapy treatment takes around 30 minutes to two hours, and it can treat sagging in both the face and neck. This treatment helps you generate new collagen for up to six months after treatment, and this translates into firmer skin. Most patients still have improved skin tightness after a year*.

Dermal fillers like Juvéderm®, Restylane®, Radiesse®, and Sculptra® can restore volume to correct skin sagging. Two popular choices for skin sagging are Juvéderm Voluma® and  Restylane Lyft®, both of which are specially formulated for the midface area where volume loss tends to be especially pronounced. Dermal filler effects are instant and can last for up to two years.

Both of these treatments can help restore youthful volume, and you can also opt for wrinkle treatments if you need them.

What can I do about lines and wrinkles?

There are several options when it comes to wrinkle treatment. For fine lines and wrinkles, Botox®, Dysport®, and Xeomin® can all be excellent choices. They relax your muscles. This, in turn, can smooth out wrinkles for 3-4 months on average.

For deep wrinkles, those related to volume loss, dermal fillers are a great choice. Fillers add the needed volume instantly, bringing your deep wrinkles up to an even level with the rest of your face. Dermal fillers can last anywhere from a year to two years, depending on type and injection area.

Chemical peel skin rejuvenation can help you slough off the top layers of dead and damaged skin to uncover your younger looking skin below it. Chemical peels can’t add volume, but they can work well with dermal fillers.

Book your appointment online or by phone now.

*Individual results may vary.