What Are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are gel-like substances that are injected beneath the skin, at different depths, to restore lost volume, smooth lines and soften creases, or enhance facial contours. As we age, the structures of the face (fat, bone, muscle and skin) begin to thin resulting in sagging or sunken appearance. Dermal fillers provide a non-surgical and cost-effective alternative to minimize the effects of aging on your face.
Hyaluronic Acid Fillers
The body naturally produces Hyaluronic Acid (HA), a hydrating substance that keeps the skin plump and youthful. As we age, HA is gradually broken down and its production decreases resulting in duller skin appearance. Because hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in your body, overtime, the same enzyme that naturally break it down, will gradually dissolve the HA filler.
Hyaluronic Acid (HA) fillers are by far the most commonly used dermal fillers for facial rejuvenation. They can be used most effectively and naturally to restore areas of lost volume in the face that occurs with aging. Strategic and skilful placement of filler can lift and support the face without the need for a surgical procedure.
Dermal fillers can smooth fine lines on the forehead and the lower face. Moderate lines occurring in the mouth to chin area can be softened. Cheeks and chins can be remodelled and given more definition. Scars can be minimized, while lips can be defined or enhanced, subtly and naturally.
Sculptra is a biostimulator and a collagen-stimulating face injection solution that works from within the deeper layers of the skin to enhance collagen production and restore your skin’s health and glow. Sculptra is a composed of a bio-degradable poly-L-lactic acid(PLLA) substance which, when injected under the skin, gradually build new collagen strands to provide a fuller look. Sculptra can be used to treat deep lines, creases, and folds to give a more youthful appearance.
Radiesse is a non-surgical cosmetic treatment that is composed of calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHa). This composition resembles the composition of the naturally occurring calcium found in your teeth and bones that is suspended in a water-based gel carrier. Once Radiesse is injected into your skin, it immediately adds volume and give definition to areas of the face that have lost volume or wrinkled. Moreover, Radiesse helps stimulate the healthy production of collagen to keep the skin firm, and young.
Radiesse treatments can help provide volume to the chin, cheeks and jaw, to give a more structured effect to your face. It also decreases the appearance of deep acne scars and rejuvenate areas with loss of elasticity like the back of hands, decolletmaking prominent veins and wrinkles instantly disappear. Prior to your treatment, we will conduct a thorough consultation to determine whether you are a candidate for Radiesse.
Radiesse should not be used in areas where the skin is delicately thin such as under the eyes or on the lips.
- A more youthful look with short recovery times
- Subtly increased volume
- Thicker skin
- Natural contour highlights
Side effects include:
- Some swelling and bruising at the injection site. Redness