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Injectables services offered in Richmond and Sommerville Court, Midlothian, VA

Cosmetic injectables offer you a chance to achieve a refreshing, youthful makeover without surgery. Offered at the offices of Stephen M. Chen, MD, in Midlothian and Richmond, Virginia, injectables like Botox® and dermal fillers quickly restore time on your face, smoothing wrinkles and enhancing thinning features. Call today or schedule an appointment online to find out how injectables can help you look and feel younger.

Injectables Q & A

What types of cosmetic injectables do you offer?

Dr. Chen offers Botox and dermal fillers for an overall rejuvenated look. 



Botox, derived from a purified toxin, smooths wrinkles created by expressions like smiling and frowning. 


When injected into key areas around your eyes and forehead, Botox eliminates lines and wrinkles in your upper face. 

Dermal fillers


Dermal fillers plump up your skin to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles in your lower face and boost the look of hollowed contours or thinning features (like your lips).

What are the types of filler injectables available?


Dr. Chen offers many types of dermal fillers and all work in slightly different ways. He’ll recommend the best ones for you. 

Hyaluronic acid fillers


These include collections from brands like Juvéderm® and Restylane® and Revance. They contain a synthetic version of hyaluronic acid (HA), a naturally occurring substance found in the body. 


Hyaluronic acid is plentiful in your youth but production slows as you age, revealing wrinkles, lines, and thinning tissue. Hyaluronic fillers fill tiny vertical lip lines, smooth deep folds, or even enhance the cheeks or lips. 


Results last from 6 months to two years* with proper skin care. 

Calcium hydroxylapatite fillers


Radiesse® is a type of calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) filler that restores lost volume immediately. The filler contains small particles that stimulate your body’s collagen production so you get naturally fuller features and plumped skin. Radiesse is best for smoothing wrinkles around the nose, mouth, and chin, as well as rejuvenating the hands.


With a healthy skin care routine, the results can last for one year or longer*. 

Poly-L-lactic acid fillers


Poly-L-lactic acid (PLA) fillers, like the Sculptra Aesthetic®, stimulate your natural collagen production to get gradual results over 2-3 months. Dr. Chen recommends Sculptra to add volume to your skin by filling in wrinkles, lines, and hollowed areas. 


Your results may last two years* before you’ll need another filler injection. You can extend the results by maintaining good skin care habits.

What cosmetic concerns can injectables address?


Cosmetic injectables are a minimally invasive way to boost your appearance. Dr. Chen performs the injections in the office, and you see results quickly. There’s no recovery time or anesthesia. 


Cosmetic injectables effectively treat:


  • Lines and wrinkles between your eyebrows, around your eyes, and across your forehead
  • Deep creases and folds
  • Lost volume in the chin, cheeks, temples, and lips
  • The appearance of marionette lines, smoker’s lines, and smile lines


Dr. Chen may also use dermal fillers and Botox to relax vertical neck cords, brighten your expression, and reduce the look of hollows under your eyes. 


To learn more about your dermal filler options, call one of the offices of Stephen M. Chen, MD, or schedule an appointment online today. 

*Individual results may vary