As we age, our skin loses its volume, hydration, and elasticity, all of which we need in order to promote a youthful, healthy-looking appearance. Injectable Filler is used to give volume and create contours on the face where they are needed or where the volume has disappeared with age. Often called Dermal Fillers or Facial Fillers, these products are temporary and non-surgical and can result in a younger, refreshed, and revitalized appearance. Our doctors use only the top-rated and best hyaluronic products available in Canada today，such as Juvederm, Teosyal Ultimate, Teosyal RHA line，and Teosyal redensity II. All of these dermal fillers have an excellent safety record and are approved by Health Canada.
Most injectable dermal filler treatments, including hyaluronic acid facial fillers, can be quickly and easily done within 15 minutes to 1 hour, depending on clients’ needs. Before your treatment, our doctors recommend avoiding anti-inflammatory drugs (Motrin, Advil, Ibuprofen, etc.), Aspirin, vitamin E, ginseng, and gingko biloba for 1 week to help prevent possible bruising. The dermal filler treatments at our clinic will involve topical freezing to make the procedure comfortable and simple. Most injectable filler products on the market today also contain lidocaine, which is a freezing agent that adds additional comfort during the procedure. With this dual approach, our patients can enjoy a comfortable experience. The results with dermal fillers are visible immediately. Dermal fillers can involve minor swelling and sometimes minimal bruising. The swelling usually peaks within the first 24 hours. Some patients don’t mind the swelling and continue on with their day as per normal. Some patients will experience mild swelling for up to 7 to 10 days. Both of these effects are considered absolutely normal and will subside and resolve shortly.
Facial Injectable fillers typically last anywhere from 6 months to 18 months, depending on where the vials are injected. Lip injection typically lasts only 6 months since we are eating and talking and constantly moving our mouths; therefore, the hyaluronic acid is metabolized at a much faster rate. Dermal filler will last longer in other areas of the face that do not move so often，such as temple, forehead and nose. Another wonderful feature of HA dermal filler is that it is reversible and biodegradable. If any patient is unsatisfied with their final results, a product called hyaluronidaise can be used to quickly melt the injectable filler, and the patient will return to their pre-injection appearance within an hour. The use of this is very rare and usually stems from a patient needing to correct what an inexperienced injector has done.