Treatment with dermal fillers can rejuvenate the features of your face in a natural-looking, subtle, and attractive way. Dr. Gocke’s practice provides an array of non-surgical aesthetic solutions to address signs of aging and to restore fullness and youthfulness to your appearance.

As a specialist with years of experience in treating the face, head, and neck, Dr. Gocke offers patients a high level of experience in facial cosmetics and advanced methods of care. He is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Patients receive personal attention and can feel confident they will receive excellent treatment focused on their comfort, safety, and satisfaction.

An Overview of Dermal Fillers With Virginia Oral, Facial & Implant Surgery

When you visit the practice for the first time, you will have the opportunity to speak at length with Dr. Gocke about your concerns and the changes you would like to make. If you are a good candidate for dermal fillers, Dr. Gocke will recommend the products and sites for treatment.

Most of our patients receive dermal fillers on the same day as their consultation. Typically, icing the area before treatment provides a comfortable experience, but Dr. Gocke can also offer a local anesthetic.

Dr. Gocke will inject the filler in the areas you and he have chosen to target. He will use an amount and consistency that should provide natural-looking, subtle, and attractive results, and the effects should be immediate.

You can return to normal daily activities right after your treatment. The practice advises you to wait about 24 hours before participating in rigorous exercise. Any residual swelling should be gone within a day.

The duration of your improvement will depend on your individual metabolism as well as the amount and types of dermal fillers you have received. When you are ready for a touch-up, feel free to schedule a follow-up visit with Dr. Gocke.

Why Dermal Fillers and Why Our Practice?

Dermal fillers are injectable solutions that can treat a range of aesthetic concerns. Some of the most common include:

  • Loss of fullness in the midface and cheeks
  • Fine lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth
  • Lips that appear flatter, thinner, or less pouty than patients desire

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Dr. Gocke uses the full line of JUVÉDERM products in his practice to help McLean patients achieve their aesthetic goals. These products make use of a modified form of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance in the skin that promotes softness and fullness.

JUVÉDERM has formulated its products for different areas of need, with each offering a different duration of effect and consistency. This ensures that dermal fillers for your lips feel like your natural lip tissue, that added volume in the cheeks matches their natural fullness, and so on.

Patients choose our practice for their care in part because Dr. Gocke conducts all of the injectable treatments. This is different from many other providers, where a patient might receive treatment from a technician or a nurse. Those in Dr. Gocke’s care benefit from his experience and specialization in aesthetics.

Options With Dermal Fillers

Dr. Gocke’s practice in McLean offers patients a variety of medspa treatments, including…

Ultra XC and Ultra Plus XC

Dr. Gocke uses Ultra XC to add natural-looking fullness and projection to the lips and to treat lines and wrinkles around the mouth. Whether you have always wanted a more noticeable pout or your lips have become less defined over time, treatment can help you get the look you want.

The Ultra Plus XC formulation can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and folds around the nose and mouth. The product adds fullness to these sites for up to about a year, creating a smoother, more youthful aesthetic.


Like with other dermal fillers such as Ultra XC, Dr. Gocke can introduce VOLBELLA to give the lips soft and subtle fullness and reduce the appearance of vertical lip lines. The effects of VOLBELLA typically last up to one year.

VOLBELLA, like its sister products VOLLURE and VOLUMA, is formulated with VYCROSS. This technology allows the Allergan company to tailor dermal fillers of different thicknesses and consistencies and to offer patients long-lasting results.


Over time, you may notice wrinkles deepening around your nose and mouth. In particular, the nasolabial folds — lines running from the nose to the corners of your lips — may appear more prominent, aging your features. These lines may become visible even when you are not actively smiling or using your facial muscles.

Dr. Gocke treats his patients with VOLLURE to fill in wrinkles and rejuvenate the area around the nose and lips. Results are subtle and long-lasting, with an effect of up to 18 months.


When you picture the features of a youthful face, you likely think of someone who has full, high, well-defined cheeks. Our practice offers dermal fillers as a way of restoring this aesthetic to patients who have experienced the loss of volume or whose cheeks have begun to sag and flatten.

By injecting the mid-face and cheeks with VOLUMA, Dr. Gocke returns the patient’s features to their younger, higher state. The effects of VOLUMA can last up to two years, after which time patients can return for retreatment. Typically, Dr. Gocke’s patients require less VOLUMA in subsequent visits to maintain the improvement they received originally.

Dermal Fillers Frequently Asked Questions

  • What Areas of the Face Can Dermal Fillers Treat?

    Dermal fillers are an excellent tool to provide plumpness and fullness to faces that have lost volume over time. They can be used in nearly every part of the face to provide patients with the age-reducing results they desire. In particular, Dr. Gocke can inject dermal fillers in the:

    • Cheeks to reduce the appearance of sunken skin.
    • Lips to provide natural plumpness and smooth out wrinkles.
    • Mouth and nasolabial folds to reduce the appearance of lines and creases.

    Each of these areas requires a specific type of dermal filler, so if patients are interested, they will need to schedule a consultation.

  • How Soon Will I See the Results of Dermal Fillers?

    Since dermal fillers are injected directly into the skin, most patients will see immediate changes after their procedures at our McLean office. However, these changes might not be the final results, as the fillers often need time to settle. There will usually also be some initial swelling as the body gets used to the fillers, which can mask the appearance of results. Most patients can expect to see their final results about two weeks after the initial injection, though this will vary from person to person. Dr. Gocke can provide more guidance at the consultation.

  • How Long Do Dermal Fillers Last?

    How long dermal fillers last all depends on the type of product being used. Dr. Gocke proudly uses the full line of Juvéderm products on his patients, which are top-of-the-line fillers on the market that produce some of the longest-lasting results. Here is a comparison of the projected longevity of each of Juvéderm’s most popular fillers:

    • Ultra XC/Ultra Plus XC – can last up to a year
    • Volbella – can last up to a year
    • Vollure – can last up to 18 months
    • Voluma – can last up to two years

    Of course, results will vary for each patient, but Dr. Gocke can provide tips for helping results last longer.

  • How Will I Know Which Dermal Filler Is Right for Me?

    Each dermal filler has a slightly different purpose, which can make it hard to choose between them. Luckily, Dr. Gocke will provide his knowledgeable experience during the patient’s initial consultation at his McLean office. During the consultation, he will examine the patient’s face, take a look at their medical history, and ask them about what they would like to achieve. After hearing their goals, he can make a personalized recommendation that is perfectly suited to their needs. Patients can put their trust in Dr. Gocke, as he has years of experience providing patients with cosmetic improvements.

  • How Long Is the Recovery Time After Having Dermal Fillers?

    Dermal fillers are a very minor procedure, so there really is no recovery time afterward. In fact, because the procedure is so minimal, Dr. Gocke often administers fillers right after a patient’s initial consultation at his McLean office. Patients can get back to their normal routine right away. That being said, patients may want to avoid intense exercise for the first couple of days after the injections, as this can lead to bruising or swelling. Patients may experience some slight soreness at the site, but this can usually be controlled with over-the-counter pain medication.

Restore youthful fullness and definition to your features and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with dermal fillers. Contact Virginia Oral, Facial & Implant Surgery at (703) 388-2805 or online to schedule a consultation in McLean, VA.