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Absolute Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center -  - Dermatologist

Absolute Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center

Dermatologists & Mohs Surgeons located in Glen Allen, VA & Chesterfield, VA

If you want to rejuvenate your appearance by minimizing facial wrinkles and fine lines, then injectables may be right for you.  Patricia O'Connor, MD, and Eliza Hester PA-C at Absolute Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center provide high-quality injectables and customized plans for their patients in Glen Allen and Chesterfield, Virginia. Schedule an injectables consultation today by calling either Richmond-area office, or send us a message to book an appointment on our contact page.

Injectables Q & A


What are injectables?

Injectables are a cosmetic treatment that your doctor can administer for a variety of intended purposes, like:

  • Reducing fine lines and wrinkles
  • Restoring the volume of your skin
  • Rejuvenating your appearance
  • Increasing collagen production

Your doctor administers these treatments by injecting products directly into your treatment area, hence the name “injectables.”

Injectable products work best when used in conjunction with a personalized skin care routine that addresses your skin's specific health and your specific concerns. 

Injectables are an incredibly popular procedure due to their ease and effectiveness. They can radically transform your appearance with a process that only takes a few minutes and requires minimal to no recovery or downtime. According to estimates, providers performed more than 2.5 million injectable procedures in 2018 alone. 

What injectables do you offer?

Absolute Dermatology & Skin Care offers several high-quality injectables, including:


Neurotoxins, like Botox®, have a variety of applications, but they’re most commonly used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, including: 

  • Frown lines (wrinkles between your eyebrows)
  • Crow’s feet (wrinkles around your eyes)
  • Forehead creases
  • A “gummy” smile 
  • A “cobblestoned” chin

These neurotoxins work by blocking nerve impulses in muscles that contract and over time, lead to wrinkles. When you reduce that muscle activity with the neurotoxin, you give your skin a chance to relax, leading to smoother skin and a more youthful appearance.


Fillers are injectables that add volume to particular areas of your face. Unlike neurotoxins, which treat fine lines and wrinkles by preventing your skin from contracting and folding in on itself, fillers work by plumping up and filling in the wrinkled areas of your skin. If your skin is like curtains, fillers help to strengthen the underlying hardware to smooth out the fabric. 

Absolute Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center offers the line of JUVÉDERM® products from Allergan, which is one of the best and most popular hyaluronic acid fillers. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in your body, and injecting it into your skin is effective at improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

What is the process for receiving injectables?

Receiving injectables is a quick, easy, and relatively painless process––it doesn’t involve surgery, and your doctor can perform the procedure in a single office visit.

Your doctor simply marks off the area that you’re treating, then uses a syringe with a tiny needle to inject the product. Most patients describe the injection as feeling similar to a pinch.

Depending on what you’re treating, your doctor might administer multiple injections. There’s minimal recovery or downtime, and most patients can go back to work immediately after their treatment. After a few days, you’ll notice more beautiful, healthy, and youthful-looking skin.

Schedule your injectables treatment with Absolute Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center today by calling the nearest office or send us a message to book an appointment on our contact page.

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