What are Dermal Fillers?

dermal fillers

Dermal Fillers are a very natural way to restore youthfulness to the face.  They help to soften deep lines, contour the cheeks and jaw line as well as enhance the lip area.  The filler is injected into the deeper layers of the skin in order to fill areas of lost volume.  This can smooth out creases and give the skin a rejuvenated look.

There are many types of fillers in the cosmetic market. The most widely used type of filler in Canada is the Hyaluronic Acid.  This substance is already naturally found in the human body.  High concentrations of Hyaluronic Acid can be found in soft connective tissue and the fluid surrounding the eyes.  Since Hyaluronic Acid is not derived from animal sources such as its competing filler products, there is limited chance of an allergic reaction.  This makes Hyaluronic Acid the most popular dermal filler.

Popular Brand Names Include: Juvederm, Restylane, Teosyal, Prevelle, Hylaform, etc.

How Often Should You Be Treated with Dermal Fillers? – Fillers can last from 6-18 months depending on the area injected and the brand of Hyaluronic Acid used.  For more clients, after your initial session of fillers, small “touchups” are performed every 6 months to keep the full effect.

When Will You Notice Results? – Immediately after your treatment, you will see a visible difference.  The full effect of the dermal fillers will be seen approximately 1 week after your appointment.

Are There Any Side Effects? – Hyaluronic Acid based dermal fillers are great for leaving you with limited down time.  Normally, you will see some pinkness in the injection site. Some clients see slight pinpoint bruising and minor swelling that lasts for only a couple of days and can be successfully covered with makeup until then.

How Long Does the Appointment Take? – Dermal fillers take approximately 15-30 minutes to inject, depending on the number of syringes used.

What is the Price of Hyaluric Acid Dermal Fillers? – Fillers range in price according to clinic and brand.  Most often they are quoted per syringe.  The number of syringes needed is based upon the desired result.  The most accurate way to receive a quote is to book for a consultation with the physician injector.

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