During the natural aging process, the skin begins to lose volume and elasticity, resulting in unwanted lines and sagging. This loss of volume, combined with the effects of gravity, contributes to a less youthful appearance. Volume enhancement with dermal fillers can help counteract this process and restore a more youthful-looking overall appearance.
The most popular dermal fillers are considered to be hyaluronic acid-based injectable fillers. Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally occurring substance found within your skin for moisture, flexibility and elasticity. Hyaluronic acid-based fillers have the ability to absorb water from surrounding tissues to help plump up facial areas. They also promote collagen production and retention to help decrease visible lines and wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers are considered non-allergenic and their effects are reversible.
Choosing the Best Type of Filler
There are many different types of injectable fillers available to ensure the best results possible. Each has unique characteristics that make it ideal for use in certain areas of the face to achieve specific results.
Since each individual case is unique, we consider a number of factors when choosing the ideal filler for you, depending upon which part of the face is receiving the filler, what look you wish to achieve and how long you would like the filler to last.
At Vita Cosmetic and Laser Clinic, we use only the highest quality Health Canada-approved products and the safest techniques to achieve natural-looking results.
We are a team of highly trained medical specialists with vast experience using dermal fillers to achieve beautiful, natural results.
Areas for Treatment with Fillers
Dermal fillers are used in many areas of the face to fill in and smooth out lines and wrinkles and add volume to restore a more youthful appearance. There are different formulas available to achieve various results. The JUVÉDERM™ family of hyaluronic acid-based products can be used to lift and contour the cheeks to restore lost volume and fullness. Facial lines can inhibit your desire to smile. With JUVÉDERM™, these lines can be smoothed out and plumped up for a youthful appearance.
For those who have naturally thin lips or an irregular lip line, or have noticed the thinning of the lips due to age, a lip enhancement using a JUVÉDERM™ fill brings new life to the lips, either filling in or plumping them by adding slight volume, while also smoothing vertical lip lines, depending on the product used.
How Are Dermal Fillers Injected?
Dermal fillers are administered through an injection using a fine needle. The procedure can be done during a short visit to our office, often during a lunch hour. JUVÉDERM™ fillers contain lidocaine, a numbing agent that helps alleviate pain or discomfort during the injection.
Who is a Candidate for Dermal Filler Treatment?
Individuals who are experiencing moderate to severe folds and lines, wrinkles or volume loss due to age or who have undesirable facial traits can all benefit from a dermal filler.
If you are concerned about any of the following, then you may be a candidate for an injectable filler treatment:
- Deep lines in your forehead (worry lines)
- Deep lines between your eyebrows (frown lines)
- Wrinkles and lines around your eyes (crow’s-feet)
- Hollow and depressed areas around your eyes (tear troughs)
- Deep lines around your mouth and the corners of your lips (Marionette lines)
- Deep nasolabial folds and lines
- Jowls or irregular jaw contour
- Poor Lip Definition
- Small or deflated lips (Lip Enhancement and Volume Augmentation)
- A loss of cheek volume (Malar Enhancement)
- Small chin (Chin Augmentation)
- Aged appearance to your hands (prominent veins and tendons)
The safety of the procedure for those who are under 18, pregnant or breastfeeding has not been established, and research has not been done on those who have pigmentation disorders and excessive scaring.
How Long Do Dermal Fillers Results Last?
When patients receive optimal treatment for wrinkles and folds, they can expect results that are instantaneous and last from 6 months to a year.
What to Expect with Injectable Dermal Filler Treatment?
You may experience a small amount of swelling and/or bruising for a few days. Many individuals go back to work immediately after having their soft tissue filler procedure. If you do experience some minor bruising, it can almost always be concealed with makeup.
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