What are Injectable Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are gel-like substances that are injected beneath the skin to restore lost volume, smooth lines and soften creases, or enhance facial contours. They are composed of hyaluronic acid, a carbohydrate occurring naturally throughout the human body.Book Consultation
Dermal fillers are gel-like substances that are injected beneath the skin to restore lost volume, smooth lines and soften creases, or enhance facial contours. They are composed of hyaluronic acid, a carbohydrate occurring naturally throughout the human body
How can Dermal Fillers enhance my appearance?
Here are a few of the common issues dermal fillers can help address
- Smooth out lines around nose and mouth
- Enhance & restore volume to sunken cheeks or temples
- Diminish vertical lip lines
- Plump & enhance the lips
- Smooth out a chin crease
- Improve symmetry among facial features
- Lines and creases between the eyebrows
- Tear Troughs
- Cheek Volume
- Lip Volume
- Chin Wrinkles
What to expect during treatment?
Your initial treatment will begin with a consultation during which you will meet with a physician to discuss your concerns and goals and review your medical history. While the risks associated with dermal fillers are minimal, you need to fully disclose your medical history prior to treatment, as certain allergies, skin and neurological conditions, or medications can jeopardize your safety or results. For instance, you need to tell your physician if you have been taking NSAIDs (e.g., aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen) or blood thinners.
Prior to the treatment we will take a picture of your face or the area to be treated. It can be used when discussing your goals with the physician and also as a reference for the future.
Just before the actual treatment, the area will be cleaned, and you may be given a topical anesthetic to numb the area prior to injection. Many filler products contain lidocaine, a mild anesthetic, which is intended to help minimize discomfort during and after your treatment. Your physician will then inject a precise amount of filler beneath the skin using a needle or cannula. The number of syringes needed will vary based on the surface and depth of the treated areas.
Depending on the product and the areas treated, you should be able to notice results immediately after receiving filler injections. Some patients experience mild redness, bruising and swelling at the injection site, although, these are temporary and should subside over the days following treatment. You will be able to go back to your normal activities right after the treatment. In some instances, you may be asked to take a day off from exercise or other strenuous activity.
How long the effects of dermal fillers will last depends on the product, the area of treatment and the patient. The results will typically last for ten to twelve months. To maintain the achieved result, your physician will simply repeat the treatment, adjusting the amount and procedure as necessary.
We use only Dermal Fillers approved by Health Canada.