About Dermal Fillers
Imagine skin free of noticeable wrinkles and folds, enhanced contours or full sensuous lips, and a fresh appearance! Toronto Cosmetic Clinic offers the solution with hyaluronic acid injectable fillers. In under 30 minutes, our Injectable Fillers Specialist will minimize and eliminate the signs of aging, using dermal fillers which is the most advanced method in non-invasive cosmetic/plastic surgery today!
A dermal filler is a non-surgical and minimally invasive treatment that is intended to correct skin creases, wrinkles and folds associated with aging as well as add volume and definition to enhance other facial features.Soft tissue fillers, dermal fillers and injectable fillers are names that can be used interchangeably. Dermal fillers are injectable fillers, and vice versa. In fact, they're just two ways of saying the same thing in the cosmetic/plastic surgery industry- a medical product that is injected into the skin to add volume, alter contours and achieve a more youthful appearance.
The Best Candidates
Injectable fillers are intended for both men and women who want to either enhance facial features such as their lips, cheeks or chin; or for adults who want to reduce the signs of aging on their face such as fat loss, collagen & elastin depletion and sagging skin. For those adults who want to smooth out the appearance of aging, dermal fillers are a great solution for those who are not quite ready to undergo plastic surgery.
What is the cost of Dermal Fillers?
The cost of Dermal Filler at Toronto Cosmetic Clinic is based on the type of JUVEDERM® and how many syringes you need. The price per syringe ranges from $400 ~ $750. If you have a few syringes injected in the same treatment there will be a price adjustment (discount). To find out how much product you will need , please book a free consultation.
Types of Dermal Fillers
There are many types of dermal and injectable fillers available in North America. . There are two main types; permanent and temporary.
- Permanent Fillers - Many permanent fillers are not available in Canada. These products are not absorbed by the body, which is why they are much more long lasting. Some common permanent dermal fillers include Sculptra, Artecoll /ArteFill, Silicone, and Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) .
- Temporary - These fillers will not last forever but also it is unpredictable to determine how long it will last in each patient. Temporary fillers are usually hyaluronic acid based. Hyaluronic acid fillers naturally breakdown over time so the results will fade, lasting up to fifteen months. JUVEDERM®, Restylane®, Teosyal®, Esthélis and Perlane® are some examples.
At Toronto Cosmetic Clinic we only use temporary dermal fillers that are made of hyaluronic acid gel, to ensure our patients receive the most natural, smooth, youthful and safest results possible!
At Toronto Cosmetic Clinic, we have the full range of JUVEDERM® products. JUVEDERM is comprised of a cross-linked hyaluronic acid gel, infused with lidocaine (numbing agent) to help with discomfort. It comes sealed in a pre-filled syringe, that is only sold to licensed physicians in medical practices. At Toronto Cosmetic Clinic, we carry the following JUVEDERM® products:
Ultra™ & UltraPlus™ , VOLUMA®, VOLBELLA® and VOLIFT®. Your injectionist will let you know what is best for you in a complimentary consultation.
Common Injection Areas
As we age, the fat on our face gradually reduces. Although this may sound like a good thing for some of us, this fat is what usually makes us look more youthful, because it smoothens out facial contours.
In a study performed last year in the US, researchers found that there is a pattern of fat loss most of us follow. The first place we experience loss is from 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. Then last, but not least, are the sides of the face.
If you’re looking to replace lost facial fat, contact us to find out more about Injectable Fillers.
Cheeks, Jawline and Chin Area: Pockets of fat evenly distributed in the face and supple skin create a smooth facial contour. However, age causes fat pockets to disintegrate and the skin to lose its suppleness, leaving the face sunken and gaunt with lax skin drooping past the jawline. Injectable fillers can add volume to the cheeks and chin area 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).
Forehead Wrinkles: Whether dynamic or non-dynamic, these permanent horizontal creases on the forehead and permanent vertical frown lines can be filled out so that the forehead reclaims a smoother and more youthful appearance.
Nasolabial Folds: When you smile, creases form at the corners of the mouth, extending upward to the outer edges of the nose. Known as nasolabial folds, these deep creases can be quite prominent. Using a product such as JUVEDERM® can fill out the fold, making it less pronounced without sacrificing the beauty of your natural smile.
Lips: Injectable fillers are an excellent way to boost the volume of the lips. Non-surgical lip augmentation can reclaim volume lost due to aging, fill out vertical lines that run upwards toward the nose (aka smoker's wrinkles) and achieve a more aesthetically pleasing lip contour.
Nose: Also referred to as a non-surgical nose job, dermal fillers can camouflage and bumps or unevenness on the nose. It will not make the nose smaller in size, but it will allow for a more projection and can hide bumps on the bridge of the nose.
Scars including Acne Scarring: If you suffer from acne scarring injectable fillers may be of help as they can “fill in” depressions and smooth out the texture of your skin. Surgical scars that are sunken and depressed can also be filled with dermal fillers.
Under Eyes: Sunken and dark under eyes can make you look tired, even when you feel full of energy. Fillers can camouflage dark under circles which can be created by fat loss in the under-eye area.
Weight Loss & Facial Fat
Fat contributes a lot to determining the unique contours of your face, primarily in the areas in and around the cheeks and chin. Pockets of fat distributed in these areas contribute greatly to the curves and lines of our facial features. They can help define the jawline, mold the chin, and create the overall shape of the face.
That’s why when we experience weight loss, it can be most apparent on the face. Fat pockets in the face decrease in size, altering the shape of our facial features. You may find that your jawline becomes more defined or angular, your chin more distinguishable from your neck, and/or your cheeks more hollowed.
Some amount of weight loss may help improve the aesthetic appearance of your facial features. However, for some, it can leave the face looking gaunt and aged.
If you like you’re at a healthier weight and have a flatter stomach and smaller butt, but aren’t happy with what weight loss has done to your face, we may be able to help with Injectable Fillers at Toronto Cosmetic Clinic. Call us for more information at 416-221-5554.
Dermal Filler Procedure at Toronto Cosmetic Clinic
Performed within the accredited facility of Toronto Cosmetic Clinic, your dermal filler treatment will take less than 30 minutes. After discussing in the mirror as to what areas are bothersome, and the type of result you want to achieve, the injection process will begin.
To prevent discomfort, a numbing cream can be applied to the treatment area. This will take several minutes to take effect. Soon after, the filler is injected through a fine needle into the dermal layer of your skin. After regular intervals of injection your injectionist will rub the treatment area until the desired degree of effect is achieved. The newly injected hyaluronic acid will begin to bind water molecules to increase volume below the skin.
There will be a bit of redness in the area and you may or may not have a tiny bit of bleeding. This will go away within the hour. Swelling will occur, but majority of it will be gone within 3 days. You are able to return to your daily routine, and our injectionist will call you within the week to make sure you are loving the results!
What if I don’t like the Results?
This is the beauty of why we use non-permanent fillers! If for instance you had an injection elsewhere at Toronto Cosmetic Clinic and you find the results to be unsatisfactory- either too much volume or too uneven (lumpy) then a simple injection can reduce and smooth out the effects. By injecting a substance called hyaluronidase, fillers that are comprised of hyaluronic acid can be dissolved.
Hyaluronidase is an enzyme that breaks down hyaluronic acid. It is advised to wait at least 2 weeks since your injection to make sure that all the swelling has subsided. It takes an experienced injector such as Lori, as in some cases hyaluronic acid in your own natural tissue may be dissolved as well. Pricing is complimentary if your dermal filler injection was done at Toronto Cosmetic Clinic, however if performed by an outside injectionist, hyaluronidase injection starts from $100.
Who injects Dermal Fillers?
It is very important that before you have a product injected to check the qualifications of the injector, ensure you are getting safe product, and that the clinic is accredited. At Toronto Cosmetic Clinic we have a medical injection professional (Lori Pollock) who has had years of training, education and experience injecting dermal fillers.
She will customize your treatment to suit your needs and expectations, so you can have radiant, youthful results!
Book a Consult
To determine which injectable filler at Toronto Cosmetic Clinic is best for you, we invite you to visit our clinic and meet with one of our injectionists.
Contact us 416-221-5554 or book a consultation for dermal fillers. With professional expertise and the ability to consider factors regarding your situation and lifestyle, you can make the choice to become happy with your appearance.
What is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a sugar molecule that occurs naturally in connective tissue. It can be found most commonly in your joints,skin and tendons. This acid functions to absorb and bind water molecules to achieve volume in the face. Hyaluronic acid fillers achieve a more youthful appearance by replacing preexistent hyaluronic acid that has broken down over time with an injected hyaluronic acid filler to restore volume in the skin.
Hyaluronic acid injections at Toronto Cosmetic Clinic are found as non-animal derived. Since Hyaluronic acid is a substance that it already present in our bodies, it is very rare to have an allergic reaction to the product in the form of a dermal filler. Therefore hyaluronic acid side effects are very minimal, but can include swelling, slight bruising and mild redness. In most cases the hyaluronic acid that makes up a dermal filler is in a gel consistency that is crossed linked to allow for it to fill and hold structure. The amount of hyaluronic acid will vary between products.
BOTOX® vs Fillers - What is the Difference?
BOTOX COSMETIC® is a muscle relaxant that will help to smooth out fine lines associated with aging in the upper half of the face. Dermal fillers are used to create contours, fill in deep wrinkles and depressions, as well as enhance facial features.
BOTOX COSMETIC® and fillers can be used in the same treatment, all depending on the type of results that you want to achieve. It is best to communicate to your injectionist on what bothers you the most and what type of results you are looking for.
Injectable Fillers Q & A
When do I see the results?
The results are immediate and you will notice volume in the treated area right away. Swelling does interfere a bit with the results at first. It takes a full 2 weeks see the final results, of when the swelling disappears, but usually after 3 days you can have a more realistic result when the majority of swelling goes down.
Swelling? How much will I have?
Swelling is caused by 2 things: 1) the trauma from the needle , and 2) the high affinity that hyaluronic acid fillers have for water. The treated area will swell, however this will vary from patient to patient and also depends on what area of the face was injected; usually the lips swell the most. Icing the area and keeping your head elevated will help to reduce swelling.
Is there a recovery time?
Recovery time is quick and you may continue regular activities right after the procedure is complete.
When is the best time to inject a filler?
We suggest that if you have a major social engagement, or special event coming up that it is not best to have an injection the day before. Since there may be some swelling and possible bruising, it is best to wait either after the event or have the injection several days before.
Will I look like I “had work done”?
The goal of dermal fillers is to subtly enhance your beauty as well reduce the signs of aging. The best results are those that harmonize your facial features and balance out volume Some patients may want more volume than others. It is best to describe in detail the look and cosmetic result that you want to your injector.
What are the benefits of hyaluronic acid fillers, compared to permanent fillers?
Since hyaluronic acid fillers are comprised of a substance that is naturally already occurring almost everything living thing, there is a very low chance of having an adverse reaction or allergy to the product. Permanent fillers are often completely man-made products that are not smooth and rather lumpy, so the results over time with permanent fillers can also be lumpy and bumpy.
What are some side effects to injectable fillers?
Potential side effects include mild bruising, redness, swelling, tenderness and itching. There may also be some mild discomfort around the area treated. However, a great deal can depend upon the individual's condition.
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