What are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are small injections of gel, typically made up of hylauronic acid, that fill in wrinkles and add volume to soft tissue. You can have dermal fillers in different parts of your face: around the eye, cheeks, mouth and jawline, as well as the lips administered directly into the lip tissue. Fillers have been used for decades to restore lost volume or add lift.

Function

Dermal fillers can be used to smooth away facial lines and wrinkles, create fuller lips and shape facial contours, such as cheeks and chin, and revitalise the skin.

Dermal Fillers work by restoring lost volume to your face and plump areas, so that deep set lines are smoothed. Why is this needed? Well, as we get older our bodies stop producing collagen and elastin, both of which contribute to the youthful look. Your collagen and elastin levels then decline at a rate of about 2% per year, and your body will have stopped producing it altogether by your late twenties. Dermal fillers are gels that consist of a substance that mimics what is naturally found under the skin and also promotes natural collagen and elastin production.

Uses

Dermal fillers can be used to smooth away facial lines and wrinkles, create fuller lips and shape facial contours, such as cheeks and chin, and revitalise the skin.

The most common areas treated are:

  • Nose to mouth lines (nasolabial folds)
  • Between the eyebrows (the glabella lines)
  • Lips (adding volume and shape)

 

Procedure

Dermal Fillers are administered by our Complexion Registered Medical Nurse by injecting it directly into the targeted tissues. It takes 2-10 days for fillers to take effect.

Risks and side effects

Dermal Fillers are generally well tolerated and there are few side effects. Health Canada considers dermal fillers to be a safe procedure, and 2.4 million procedures were performed in 2014. Along with its intended effects, dermal fillers can cause some unwanted effects. Talk to our nurse about the potential side effects of using dermal fillers.

Dermal Fillers should not be used in pregnant or lactating women, or by people who have had a previous allergic reaction to  any of its ingredients.

Thin lips, saggy skin, and forehead wrinkles don’t have to be a fact of life.  If you are looking for a more youthful and refreshed look, Call our clinic to set up a no cost, one on one, confidential appointment with our Complexion Registered Cosmetic Nurse TODAY!

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