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and Combat the Signs of Aging
A dermal filler is a non-surgical, minimally invasive, medical treatment that is injected into the skin to correct creases, wrinkles and folds associated with aging. They also add volume and definition by altering contours to regain a more youthful appearance.
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Types of Dermal Fillers
- Permanent Dermal Fillers
These are made from substances that are not absorbed by the body, which is why they last longer. However, results from permanent fillers often look artificial. Some common permanent dermal fillers include Sculptra, Artecoll /ArteFill, Silicone, and Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), many of which are not available in Canada, and none of which are available at TCC.
- Temporary Dermal Fillers
These usually contain hyaluronic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in the human body. The hyaluronic acid breaks down over time, and is absorbed by the body. This eventual breakdown is what makes them temporary. Some common temporary dermal fillers include Restylane®, Teosyal®, Esthélis®, and Perlane®, none of which are available at TCC.
The only filler we offer at TCC is JUVÉDERM®, a temporary filler made from hyaluronic gel and infused with lidocaine (a numbing agent). It comes sealed in pre-filled syringes that are only sold to licensed physicians in medical practices. We chose this brand because of the variety of products, and because we feel they provide patients with the most natural, smoothest, least painful, and safest results possible.
We carry the following JUVÉDERM® products:
- JUVÉDERM® Ultra™
- JUVÉDERM® UltraPlus™
- JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA®
- JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA®
- JUVÉDERM® VOLIFT®
Your injectionist will discuss what is best for you when you come in for your complimentary consultation.
Common Dermal Filler Injection Areas
The first place we usually experience loss is around the eyes, followed by the middle of the upper cheek below the eye, and the cheekbones. Fat from the areas on the sides of the mouth and nasolabial lines go next, followed by the forehead. Last, but not least, are the sides of the face.
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Forehead Wrinkles: Whether dynamic (caused by facial movement) or non-dynamic, permanent horizontal creases on the forehead and permanent vertical frown lines can be filled out so that the forehead regains a smoother, more youthful appearance.
Under Eyes:Sunken and dark areas under your eyes can make you look tired and older than you actually are.
Fillers can camouflage dark circles, which are sometimes created by fat loss in the under-eye area.
Cheeks, Jawline and Chin: Pockets of fat evenly distributed in the face create a smooth facial contour.
However, age causes those fat pockets to diminish, and the skin to lose its suppleness, leaving the face sunken and gaunt with lax skin drooping past the jawline.
Dermal fillers can add volume to the cheeks and chin to replace lost volume, eliminating jowls and sunken areas.
They may also be used to correct “marionette lines,” creases that extend from the corners of the mouth downward toward the chin.
Scars Including Acne Scarring:If you suffer from acne scarring, injectable fillers can help fill in depressions and smooth out the texture of your skin.
Surgical scars that are sunken and depressed can also be treated.
Nasolabial Folds: When you smile, creases form at the corners of your mouth, extending upward to the outer edges of your nose. Known as nasolabial folds, these deep creases can be quite prominent.
An injectable filler can plump the fold, making it less pronounced without sacrificing the beauty of your natural smile.
Nose: Dermal fillers can address bumps or unevenness on the nose. This is often referred to as a non-surgical nose job.
It will not make the nose smaller, but it can camouflage bumps on the bridge of the nose.
Lips: Injectable fillers can plump up thin, flat lips.
Lip injections can reclaim volume lost due to aging, fill out vertical lines that run upwards toward the nose (smoker’s wrinkles), and achieve a more aesthetically pleasing lip contour.
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How are Dermal Filler Injections Performed?
We'll apply a numbing gel to the areas to be treated, to help minimize discomfort. Once this has taken effect, the treatment will begin. The filler is injected through a fine needle into the outer layer of your skin. At regular intervals, your injectionist will massage the treatment area until the desired effect is achieved. Your dermal filler treatment should take less than 30 minutes.
The newly injected hyaluronic acid will begin to bind water molecules to increase volume below the skin. You may have a tiny bit of bleeding, and you'll see some redness in the area, which will go away within the hour. You'll also see some swelling, but majority of it will be gone within three days.
You'll be able to return to your daily routine right away, and our injectionist will call you within a week to make sure you're not experiencing any negative effects.
What if I Don’t Like the Results?
If your treatment was done with a temporary, hyaluronic acid-based filler, we can help! By injecting a substance called hyaluronidase, fillers made from hyaluronic acid can be dissolved, thereby reducing volume and smoothing out the treatment sites. Hyaluronidase is a natural enzyme that breaks down hyaluronic acid.
We recommend waiting at least two weeks before seeking corrective treatment to make sure all the swelling has subsided, and that’s not a factor in your results.
If, by chance, you’re unhappy with the results you get from a treatment here at TCC, we’ll gladly provide you with a complimentary hyaluronidase injection to adjust your results. However, if your treatment was performed by another clinic or injectionist, the hyaluronidase injection starts at $100.
What is Hyaluronic Acid?
Dermal fillers made from hyaluronic acid help to achieve a more youthful appearance by replacing your own hyaluronic acid that has broken down over time. Because this substance is already present in our bodies, it is very rare to have an allergic reaction to a hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler. However, you will still probably experience swelling, slight bruising, and mild redness.
Weight Loss and Facial Fat
As the fat pockets in your face decrease in size, the shape and contours of your face are altered. You may find that your jawline becomes more defined or angular, your chin more distinguishable from your neck, and your cheeks more hollowed. Some amount of weight loss may help improve the aesthetic appearance of your features.
However, for some, it can leave the face looking gaunt and aged. If this has been your experience, injectable fillers can fill out your face again, and help you look younger and healthier.
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Question & Answer
When will I see results?
Immediately! You will notice increased volume in the treated area right away. Bear in mind that swelling may interfere with results at first. You can ice the area, and keep your head elevated to help reduce swelling. You should see final results in about two weeks.
Is there any downtime after a dermal filler treatment?
It’s very short. You should be able to resume your regular activities right after the procedure is complete.
When is the best time to get an injectable filler?
If you have a special event or important social engagement coming up, we highly recommend not having a treatment the day before. Because you may experience some swelling and bruising, it’s best to have your treatment several days or a week prior to your event.
Will I look like I “had work done”?
The goal of dermal fillers is to subtly enhance your beauty while reducing the signs of aging. The best results are those that harmonize with your facial features, and balance out volume. Discuss the look and cosmetic result you want with your injectionist.
What are the benefits of hyaluronic acid fillers, compared to permanent fillers?
Because hyaluronic acid fillers are made from a substance that naturally occurs in our bodies, the chance of having an adverse reaction to the product is very low. Permanent fillers are usually man-made products that are not smooth, but rather lumpy, so the results over time with permanent fillers can also be lumpy and bumpy.
What are some injectable filler side effects?
Potential side effects of dermal fillers include mild bruising, redness, swelling, tenderness, and itching. You may also experience some mild discomfort around the treated area.