What are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are gel like substances that are injected beneath
Dermal fillers are gel like substances that are injected beneath the skin in order to replace lost volume and help smooth deep wrinkles, deeper lines and scars. They can help with facial symmetry, facial contouring, and the jaw line. Most commonly treated areas of the body are lips, cheeks, forehead and nose.
Next to Botox, dermal filler treatment is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in Canada for those who want to restore a more youthful appearance and do not want to turn to facial plastic surgery. In this article, we will take a closer look at what they are, what they do and who is likely to benefit from them most. We will also explore the risks and side effects associated with their use, as well as how much they tend to cost.
What are dermal fillers or soft tissue fillers
Dermal fillers are a cosmetic procedure that are used to replace volume lost through the aging process. As we age, our faces naturally lose subcutaneous fat. The facial muscles are then working closer to the skin surface, so lines and dynamic wrinkles become more apparent.Facial aging can also lead to retraction of the jawline, descent of the nose, and loss of high cheekbones. Dermal fillers help restore volume and fullness in the face and improve the natural appearance of the commonly treated areas.Fillers are sometimes used in younger patients to improve the appearance of recessed scars.
Facial fillers are injected at different depths to accentuate facial features while restoring a smoother appearance.Dermal fillers can be composed of a variety of substances, some naturally occurring and some synthetic. One of the most common compounds is hyaluronic acid (HA), a naturally occurring substance found in the skin, that plays a major role in keeping skin hydrated and volumized. Most HA fillers, depending on the chemical makeup, can last from six months to much longer, before being gradually absorbed by the body.
Some people may need more than one injection to achieve the wrinkle-smoothing effect. Some research shows that repeated injections may help stimulate the body's own natural production of the collagen.
How do dermal fillers work?
Dermal filler treatments are commonly using hyaluronic acid that is absorbing up to a 1000times its weight in water. This creates volume, plump, desired fullness and helps to lift sagging skin. It helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, and generate a more youthful overall appearance. Dermal fillers can also be used to improve the look of scars or other imperfections on the skin.
How long does dermal filler last?
Injectable facial filler also called semipermanent filler or soft tissue filler, typically lasts around 6 to 12 months.
After this point, it will gradually breakdown and be absorbed by the body, after which time you may choose to have another treatment to maintain your results.
What are the different types of injectable dermal fillers?
Soft tissue fillers differ in longevity, chemical composition, and have varying degrees of softness. Softer fillers are used in the lips, while sturdier fillers might be used to enhance cheekbones and jawlines.
Calcium hydroxylapatite better known for its brand name Radiesse
Calcium hydroxylapatite is often used to restore lost volume of facial features, enhance fullness of the cheeks and other facial contours. Calcium hydroxylapatite is known to produce a verynatural result, doesn't migrate and side effects are rare. It was first used in dentistry and reconstructive surgery and has a long safety record. And is also the only dermal filler approved to treat hands by Health Canada .
Hyaluronic acid fillers
Hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers are better known for their brand names: Juvederm, Perlane, Prevelle, Puragen, Restylane.
As we age our skin cells lose their ability to produce hyaluronic acid. As a result, facial features suffer loss of volume. That's when volume-building injections of synthesized hyaluronic acid come in handy. HA can be used to improve the skin's contour, restore lost volume and reduce depressions in the skin. Injected under the skin, hyaluronic acid binds to water, capable of holding more than thousand times its weight, which makes it ideal to hydrate the skin and to maintain tissue volume. You can see improvements for: acne scars, cheek depressions, deep smile lines, frown lines between the eyebrows and more.
Polyalkylimide better known for its brand name: Aquamid
Polyalkylimide is often used by plastic surgeons to plump thin lips, enhance cheekbones and the jawline, and to replace facial volume loss.
Poly-l-lacticacid better known for its brand name: Sculptra
Poly-l-lacticacid is a synthetic dermal filler that is causing the body's own natural collagen production. This non-toxic, biodegradable naturally occurring substance has been used for more than 40 years. This type of dermal filler is known as a stimulator.
Are there any fillers that last forever?
Some dermal filler procedures have been studied to last close to two years. The fillers that tend to last the longe stare Restylane Lyft, Restylane Defyne, Restylane Refyne, Juvederm, Voluma, Radiesse, and Sculptra. Restylane Defyne is built for balance and used in the nasolabial folds and marionette lines.
What happens when dermal fillers wear off?
If the filler is not permanent, the body part will return to its original shape unless the filler is permanent, such as silicon.
What is the difference between dermal fillers and Botox?
The big difference between Botox (botulinum toxin) and dermal fillers is that Botox helps with wrinkles on your skin's surface and dermal fillers help with volume loss. Fillers can be used in combination with Botox and other treatments
Who is a good candidate for dermal fillers injections
Filler treatments are suitable for both men and women who are looking to improve their appearance without plastic surgery. In terms of who is not a good candidate for dermal filler, there are certain people who should avoid them altogether. These include pregnant or breastfeeding women, as well as those who suffer from chronic skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis.
It is also important to note that wrinkle fillers should not be used if you have an active infection or inflammation in the treatment area.
How long do the results last for, and what is the recovery time like after treatment
As we mentioned earlier, dermal fillers last for anywhere from six months to two years. The exact length of time that you can expect the results to last will depend on a number of factors, including the type of filler used, the area being treated and your own natural metabolism.
When it comes to recovery there is little to no downtime. The recovery involves no direct sun exposure, sauna, sport session for 48 hours.
Are there any side effects associated with dermal fillers?
The most common side effects associated with filler treatments include bruising, swelling, redness and pain at the injection site. These side effects are usually mild and tend to resolve within a few days. In rare cases, dermal fillers can also cause allergic reactions or skin necrosis. It is important to note that dermal fillers should only be administered by experienced and qualified practitioners in order to minimize these risks. and that an emergency protocol is always available on location.
What are the risks and side effects associated with dermal filler, and how can they be minimized or avoided altogether?
Dermal fillers are generally considered to be safe, with serious side effects being very rare. In order to minimize the risks and side effects associated, it is important to choose a qualified practitioner who has experience in this type of treatment. It is also important to make sure that the needles used are sterile and that the fillers themselves are from a reputable source.
How much do dermal fillers cost on average, and how can you find a qualified practitioner who offers them at areas on able price point without compromising on quality or safety standards?
Dermal filler injections typically cost between $500 and $1500 per treatment, depending on the type of filler used and the area being treated. However, it is important to note that the price can vary quite significantly from practitioner to practitioner.
Dermal fillers Montreal
When it comes to aesthetic medicine, next to Botox (Botulinum Toxin), a dermal filler is the most popular cosmetic nonsurgical procedure in Canada.
Injectable fillers procedures are delicate. Choosing the right type of filler requires the guidance of a board-certified practitioner or cosmetic surgeon with a solid understanding of facial anatomy
If you are looking for a qualified practitioner who offers injectable treatments or any other facial enhancement procedures at a reasonable price point, without compromising on quality or safety standards, call our office to schedule a consultation at (514) 982-0000and we will come up with the optimal treatment plan.
We are located in downtown Montreal and serve areas such as Westmount, Ville Mount Royal, Griffintown, Old Montreal,West Island, St-Henri, Plateau Mont Royal, Verdun and many more.