What are Fillers
Facial dermal fillers for age management is more concerned with wrinkles and specific volume loss. As we get older, the collagen in our skin starts to break down. This breakdown contributes to wrinkles, fine lines, hollowed cheeks, and sagging jowls. Facial fillers are used to simply restore one’s youthful appearance. After decades in the cosmetic industry, our practitioners understand how volume loss affects each aspect of the face. This gives us the knowledge necessary to apply dermal fillers to restore youth without drastically altering your appearance without surgery. Facial fillers are a non-surgical way to improve these imperfections. Filler products smooth wrinkles fill in folds, enchance features and add volume to skin that looks sunken-in or shallow. Successful filler treatment will make your face look younger, fuller, and more rested. Dermal Filler results can last between 6 and 18 months as the product is slowly broken down and absorbed by the body.
Dermal fillers for cosmetic enhancement is done when a patient wishes to enhance, correct, or add to some aspect of their facial appearance such as:
- Crow’s feet
- Loss of volume in the cheeks
- Sagging jowls
- Lack of definition in the jawline
- Nasolabial folds (smile lines)
- Thin lips
- Bags under the eyes
- Vertical lines on the upper lip, also known as smoker’s lines
- Fine lines and wrinkles throughout the face
Types of Dermal Fillers and Injectables**
JUVÉDERM® VOLIFT® with Lidocaine is the latest addition to the JUVÉDERM® family of hyaluronic acid (HA) facial fillers. HA is derived from a naturally-occurring sugar in the body which helps maintain volume and elasticity in the skin. Specially designed with the innovative VYCROSS® technology, JUVÉDERM® VOLIFT® with Lidocaine is a tailored treatment indicated for nasolabial folds (smile lines) – the lines that run vertically from the bottom of the nose to the corners of the mouth. It delivers smooth, long-lasting results that may last for up to one year. With the addition of the mild local anesthetic, lidocaine (0.3%), patients can enjoy a gentler injection experience.
Juvéderm has launched a new filler created specifically for the lips called Juvéderm Volbella. As with other Juvéderm fillers, Volbella is a hyaluronic acid-based gel enhanced with painkilling Lidocaine. What makes this filler unique is its patented Vycross technology which, through more efficient crosslinking, produces greater lift capacity and longer-lasting results. A company-led study found that over 90% of test patients reported natural looking lips with more than 80% of them still satisfied with their results after one year. Previous lip fillers typically last up to 6 months, before your body breaks it up, leaving you with a deflated pout. Additionally, Volbella is a softer, smoother gel that allows for easier injection. Its lower HA concentration also means that it is less hydrophilic (less likely to absorb water) resulting in reduced swelling and a more natural result. Translation: Goodbye fish lips.
Sculptra is an injectable that uses poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) microparticles. Sculptra fills in the areas where people lose volume in their faces for example if their cheeks are sunken in. It’s great for people who are developing jowls and for marionette lines. It’s very safe and has no side effects. It stimulates new collagen where people become hollow. You can use it all over the face and chin and neck. One advantage is its longevity; it can last up to two years once an optimal result is achieved, while alternative fillers including Restylane and Juvéderm generally last a year or less. Another advantage is Sculptra’s ability to address broader depressions like sunken cheeks.
Used in more than 15 million treatments worldwide, Restylane delivers lasting treatment for wrinkles throughout the face. Injectable or dermal fillers like Resytlane®, Restylane Fine Lines®, and Perlane® add volume to facial contours and are used to accentuate eyebrows, smooth under-eye hollows, enhance lips, increase volume in the upper cheek and naso-labial region, and define contours of your cheek, chin, and jawline. They are also used to fill acne scars, camouflage early jowls, and to make changes in shape or symmetry of your face by softening a bulbous nose tip or removing a ski jump depression on the nose. Depending on what you are looking for, there is a filler designed specifically for you. Restylane is the most common and widely used. It has a medium thickness and works extremely well for medium lines in the cheeks, around the mouth, frown areas, and lip enhancement. Restylane Fine Lines is the thinnest and is reserved for fine lines around the eyes, while Perlane is thicker and best used for deeper grooves in the nasolabial and cheek areas. Restylane can be used on all skin types and does not contain animal proteins, which limits the risk of contracting animal-based diseases and experiencing allergic reactions. In addition, the products have never been tested on animals.
Revanesse® is a line of cross-linked hyaluronic acid dermal fillers. Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is a sugar naturally produced by your body. As a water-binding molecule, it has the ability to hold 1000 x its weight in water. A large amount of the naturally occurring HA is found within the body and present within the skin.
As we age, the amount of HA within the skin decreases causing the skin to lose volume and develop fine lines and wrinkles. By injecting HA dermal fillers into the skin, you can restore volume loss for a more youthful appearance. The Revanesse® line of dermal fillers is made from the highest quality HA, and then modified to last 6-12 months once injected.
Generally, most people who have this procedure are happy – Injectable fillers have a 94% “Worth It” rating on RealSelf.
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Locations this procedure is offered
Burlington, ON, L7R 2K8
Kerr Village Oakville
Oakville, ON, L6K 2Z8
Olde Oakville Dermatology
Oakville, ON L6J 3J5
North York – Rice Cosmetic Surgery
North York, ON M2J 1V1