Fillers

Norman Gonzales, MD -  - Aesthetic Physician

Epitome Medical Aesthetics

Norman Gonzales, MD

Aesthetic Physician located in Virginia Beach, VA

If age has left you with hollowed, sagging skin and increasingly bony-looking hands, dermal fillers go a long way toward bringing a youthful plumpness back. At Epitome Medical Aesthetics LLC, Norman Gonzales, MD, offers cosmetic injectables that restore vibrancy and fullness to your face and hands. Located in Virginia Beach, Virginia, the practice offers same-day appointments that will have you looking younger in mere minutes. To learn more, call or use the online scheduler to book an appointment.

Fillers Q & A

What are dermal fillers?

Although most people associate aging with wrinkling skin, there are other forces at play that may cause you to look older than you feel. Underneath the skin on your face, you have a thin layer of fat that’s held in place by collagen. This fat is behind those cute, cherub cheeks you once had, as well as the full mouth that spoke of youth.

When your collagen production begins to slow down, that thin layer of fat succumbs to gravity and starts to migrate downward, leaving sunken skin and deep lines in its wake.

The same process happens in your hands, which is why your bones start to become more pronounced as the fat disappears.

With dermal fillers, Dr. Gonzales can restore volume in these areas, filling in the deep lines and valleys to create a smoother, more youthful appearance.

What areas can dermal fillers treat?

Dermal fillers work well on the following areas:

  • The deep parentheses lines on either side of your mouth
  • The small vertical lines around the edges of your lips
  • Thinning lips
  • Sunken cheeks
  • Craggy hands


Dermal fillers lift, plump, and smooth out aging skin in natural-looking ways, all while avoiding more invasive anti-aging procedures.

What dermal fillers are available?

At Epitome Medical Aesthetics, Dr. Gonzales offers several different types of dermal fillers, including the entire Juvéderm® line and Restylane® products.

The fillers contain hyaluronic acid, which is a natural substance that’s already found in your body. This means that your body readily accepts the filler and eventually processes it naturally.

When will I see results from the filler?

One of the greatest benefits of dermal fillers is that the results are immediate. When you leave Epitome Medical Aesthetic, you will look like a younger version of the person who walked in only moments before.

How long will the filler last?

Results vary depending upon how your body processes the hyaluronic acid, but most patients enjoy one to two years of plumper, fuller skin on their face and hands.

As your body begins to process and flush the filler out, you can make another appointment with Dr. Gonzales for a refill.

For a consultation or same-day appointment, call Epitome Medical Aesthetics, or use the online scheduling tool.

*Individual results may vary