$700-$900 per syringe
No recovery time
Varies depending on treatment area
What are dermal fillers?
Facial fillers are an effective non-surgical solution to aging. They represent a range of products that can be injected into the skin by a medical professional to treat skin wrinkles, enhance soft tissues, restore lost volume, and rejuvenate the whole face. Facial fillers can be used as an alternative to rejuvenating the face or enhance the result of a previous operation.
The most commonly used facial fillers are made from Hyaluronic Acid (HA). This is a naturally occurring sugar molecule that exists naturally in our skin. The job of HA in the body is to hydrate, lubricate and protect. Injectable Hyaluronic Acid is also thickened or “cross-linked” to give it strength and lifting power. Skin can naturally lose volume or fullness as we age. Facial fillers can delay the need for surgery, enhance a surgical outcome, or provide a non-invasive alternative for facial rejuvenation.
Highly cross-linked fillers can be used as a first step to improve the facial structure, restoring the natural volume from bone loss over time. Restoring this volume also supports the overlying fat and skin, lifting it up to its natural position. This can improve the thick creases around the nose and mouth. Less cross-linked fillers can be used in the skin itself, in order to restore volume from atrophy and add back the natural hydration present in youthful, healthy looking skin.
What are my dermal filler options?
Fillers can be used in the following areas:
- Nasolabial folds
- Marionette lines below the mouth corners
- Tear trough deformity in the cheek-lower eyelid junction
- Temporal area
- Around the eyes
We use a number of different facial fillers tailored specifically to desired results. All the fillers used are made from Hyaluronic Acid, a naturally occurring sugar molecule. Juvéderm® fillers such as Voluma and Volux have excellent lifting and shaping properties and are ideally used for lifting the cheeks, filling the temples and adding structure and definition to the chin and jaw. Other Juvederm fillers such as Volift and Volbella are “thinner” and excellent for fine contouring, filling of creases and adding volume to sensitive areas such as the lips. Finally, a whole new category of hydrating fillers such as Volite can be used to erase fine lines of the cheek and the area around the mouth by adding long lasting moisture and improving the quality of the skin itself.
In addition to these Juvéderm® products, we use Teosyal® hyaluronic acid fillers where specifically indicated. Redensity II, for example, is a favourite for filling and rejuvenating the delicate crease between the lower eyelid and cheek. This treatment can help with the dark circles and creases that make patients look tired and worn.
What are the risks of dermal fillers?
Patient satisfaction from facial filler treatments are exceedingly high and the risk profile is very low. Risks such as over or under correction, bruising, swelling and skin damage are rare but will be reviewed in detail during the consultation process.
How long will the results of dermal fillers last?
Results from facial fillers last from 9-18 months depending on the type of filler used.
Dermal Filler Treatment
All facial filler treatments begin with a comprehensive consultation. During this consultation, a complete assessment of volume, structure, contour and quality will be performed and discussed. The team will then make recommendations, considering every aspect of facial rejuvenation. These recommendations may include not only the use of facial fillers, but also the potential role of BOTOX® Cosmetic, medical grade skin care, and other non-surgical or surgical treatments. Once a plan is established, the team will review short and long term goals as well as realistic expectations for each plan and each budget. Through this unique process, you will understand your face in a way you never did before and together with our team you will have a plan to reach your goals in a way that you are completely comfortable with.
In the case of facial fillers, treatments can start on the day of consultation or booked on a separate day as appropriate. A numbing cream is often applied to the skin to make the treatment completely comfortable and a treatment can last anywhere from 20-60 minutes.
Patients can return to normal activity right away with a few restrictions that apply to the first 48 hours.
When it comes to skin rejuvenation and positive aging, in-office treatments are one piece of the puzzle. To achieve the best possible result, we highly recommend pairing your treatments with complementary skincare that can be used at home before, between, and after your treatments to first prepare your canvas, then boost and maintain your results.
In combination with your injectable treatments, we recommend Skinbetter Science InterFuse® Intensive Treatment LINES, applied to the skin every morning and evening after cleansing. Often called “filler in a bottle”, its formula contains neuro-peptides and five different molecular weights of hyaluronic acid to plump out the skin and fill in the appearance of expression lines.
To boost the results of tear trough filler treatments, we recommend Skinbetter Science InterFuse® Treatment Cream EYE, a powerful eye recharger to reduce puffiness, smooth lines, and brighten under-eyes.
Following your injectable treatment, we recommend waiting one hour before applying any products to the treated areas.
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