Wrinkles, lines and creases are all signs of aging. Look as young as you feel with dermal fillers! Dermal fillers are excellent solutions for patients with busy lifestyles who do not want the lengthy recovery period an invasive surgery requires. Dermal fillers are minimally invasive and are quickly administered to provide patients with a convenient solution to their aging concerns.

As convenient as dermal fillers are, swelling is a common symptom patients experience after their treatment. Although down time is not required, patients often choose to schedule dermal filler appointments during the weekend or choose not to go out after treatment. However, in 2018, there was a new dermal filler put out on the market.

The Cosmetic Plastic Surgery and Laser Center of Maryland is excited to offer Versa, the newest formulation breakthrough in dermal fillers.

What is Versa?

Dermal fillers are growing in popularity because of their non-intrusive nature. People can augment their face without dealing with scars, medications or the costs of a surgical procedure. One of the most popular dermal fillers today is Revanesse Versa. Versa is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler proven to contour your facial features and decrease signs of aging.

How does Versa stand apart from all other dermal fillers? It promotes minimal swelling!

Decreased swelling means less downtime for the patient. Regular dermal injections will cause temporary swelling for the first few days after injection. This swelling often causes patients to avoid social events or regular activities for the first forty-eight hours after injection. With Versa, however, you can return to your regular activities even sooner.

Versa was approved by the FDA in 2017 and uses advanced wet milling technology.

This unique formula is created by pressing the gel through screens that help to create consistent particles and a smooth formula. With a smoother gel and a natural substance, your body will have a harder time recognizing it as a foreign substance. This results in less swelling and a decreased swelling period.

Versa significantly decreases swelling, letting you enjoy your day and not feel self-conscious about going out with friends right away. If you receive a minimally-invasive improvement from a dermal filler like Versa, you deserve the option to show it off right away!


There are many benefits to a Versa injection, specifically the recovery time. However, this treatment also boasts an excellent formula that increases the glow of your skin. Hyaluronic acid-based fillers like Versa are widely used because this acid is naturally found in the connective tissues and skin of our body. Hyaluronic acid will help the skin stay firm and hydrated, with a natural glow.

Versa will greatly improve imperfections like moderate to severe lines and wrinkles.

On their own, hyaluronic acid-based fillers are known to lift, augment and plump the face, enhancing your natural beauty. When combined with a dermal filler like Versa, your face can be transformed.

This includes nasolabial folds, marionette lines and other facial wrinkles. You can quickly improve your appearance with barely any recovery time!

Is Versa Right For Me?

Versa is great for men and women who are bothered by the effects aging and gravity is having on their face. This procedure is perfect for people who have a busy lifestyle, such as a demanding job or busy family life. This treatment has a short treatment and a quick recovery period. If you are looking for a quick pick-me-up, consider Versa injections. They are convenient and expertly applied by Dr. Ashruf.

Personal Consultation

In your personal meeting with Dr. Ashruf, you will get the opportunity to share your concerns and discuss your interest in Versa injections. Dr. Ashruf will listen attentively and examine the areas that are concerning you. He will walk you through the injection procedure, where he will inject Versa to effectively treat your concerns. Based on your goals and unique presenting issues, he may suggest alternative or additional solutions to provide your best results.

Dr. Ashruf will inquire as to your medication regimen, allergies and past procedures to get a better understanding of your general health. Dr. Ashruf will also walk you through the potential risks and expected outcome of Versa injections. Throughout the consultation, we encourage our patients to ask lots of questions and voice any concerns. We strive to educate our patients so they understand every aspect of their treatment and the impact their customized procedure will have on them.

You should leave your consultation feeling confident and excited for your upcoming appointment.


A few days before your procedure, you will want to stop taking antihistamines and drinking alcohol. Pausing the consumption of these products will improve your treatment and decrease chances of bruising.

When you arrive for your appointment, the injection sites will be cleaned. A topical agent may be applied to reduce discomfort. Once the anesthetic has taken effect, Dr. Ashruf will administer the Versa injections.

With his medical background and scientific understanding of the face, Dr. Ashruf will be able to pinpoint the areas that will be greatly improved by the filler.

Once your Versa treatment is complete, you will be able to return to your regular daily schedule without experiencing excessive swelling.

Recovery & Results

You should immediately notice your artfully applied results. The injection sites may be red but any discoloration should fade after a day or two. The most significant result from the procedure will be the small amount of swelling that occurs. This swelling should decrease within a couple hours and should be completely gone after a day or two. Your results will last for a few months after which you will need maintenance appointments to keep your results consistent.

Complementary Procedures

Versa injections are simple and convenient, allowing you to combine many other treatments with your appointment. Minimally-invasive procedures to complement your Versa injections include:

Lip Fillers

Reducing your wrinkles can greatly improve your facial skin and return a fresh look to your face. However, lips are also affected by age.

As our skin decreases its production of building blocks like collagen and elastin, it becomes droopy and less firm. The lips may become thin and wrinkled. Lip injections can help improve the shape and volume of your lips. Lip Augmentation and a decrease in lip wrinkles are just a few of the benefits you will experience with lip filler injections.

At Cosmetic Plastic Surgery and Laser Center of Maryland, we offer an array of natural lip fillers to help our patients achieve alluring, full lips.

Juvederm is a family of fillers that are hyaluronic acid-based like Versa.

Dr. Ashruf is well experienced in applying different Juvederm formulas such as Juvederm Ultra, Juvederm Ultra Plus and Juvederm Voluma. These fillers may be used to augment the size of your lips or be used as a lip line filler, improving the shape of your mouth.

Lip fillers are applied in a similar fashion to Versa injections. A topical anesthetic will be applied to your mouth and Dr. Ashruf will strategically apply the preferred filler to achieve your desired outcome. Your lips may be swollen afterwards but will be greatly improved in the next few days. Dermal lip fillers can improve your smile and help return your young, attractive appearance.


Botox is another minimally-invasive procedure that will dramatically improve your appearance.

Botox is a neurotoxin that temporarily pauses the communication between specific muscles and nerves. This pause will relax the muscle and greatly decrease deep folds and creases in the face. Patients who experience deep brow furrows or are bothered by how their face constantly expresses anger, worry or exhaustion will greatly benefit from this treatment.

Dr. Ashruf will apply a numbing agent to your face before administering the Botox injections. He will then apply the Botox strategically, focusing on the muscles that cause the lines and wrinkles that bother you most.

Once the treatment is complete, you can return to your regular schedule. After a few days you will notice your wrinkles have decreasedand your skin is smoother. These injections will last a few months but will prevent the development of new wrinkles.

Botox injections and lip fillers can help improve upon your Versa injections and provide a comprehensive improvement in your face.

These minimally-invasive treatments can transform your face without extensive downtime!


If you are looking for a quality, anti-aging filler that has almost a non-existent recovery period, Versa injections are perfect for you! The cost of these fillers will vary between patients because of our customized approach.

We recognize that each of our patients has a specific aesthetic goal and unique features. We strive to personalize each of our patient’s treatments so they receive quality care and results. Due to our hand-tailored approach, the cost of each treatment will vary between patients. If you would like a cost analysis and learn more about this revolutionary filler, schedule a consultation with Dr. Ashruf today at (410) 590-4313.