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Dermal Fillers

Are you looking for a way to enhance facial volume, define facial features or plump thin lips? If you said yes, dermal fillers are an excellent treatment for you! Dermal fillers are exceptionally effective in treating areas like the jawline, chin, cheeks, lips, nose,under-eye area and more.

Dermal fillers are a popular cosmetic procedure used to enhance the appearance of the face by adding more volume, definition and structure. Dermal fillers such as Restylane®, Teosyal®, Juvederm®, Stylage®, and Prollenium® are produced with hyaluronic acid, which gives the skin and the injected areas plumpness, smoothness, youthfulness, and a healthy glow. At MD Skin Lab, we help our patients achieve their unique aesthetic goals using dermal fillers. Let’s get into the specifics!

Dermal Fillers Explained

What are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers represent a non-invasive injectable treatment that can restore volume the face may have lost over time, thereby recreating its former structural appearance. Fillers can effectively provide additional volume to specific facial regions, such as the jawline and lips, and reduce the visibility of fine lines, sagging features, and deepening wrinkles and folds. Additionally, dermal fillers can activate the natural collagen production within the body, promoting firmer skin and a more rejuvenated appearance.

There are many different dermal fillers on the market; however, at MD Skin Lab, we treat our patients with temporary fillers, including Restylane®, Teosyal®, Juvederm®, Stylage®, and Prollenium®, which are all hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar molecule in the body. The molecules can attract and retain upto 1000 times their weight in water. When injected under the skin the product will fill in hollow areas, lift sagging skin, brighten areas of shadowing and plump desired areas.

As people age, they experience a decline of natural hyaluronic acid, so dermal fillers can help them create more definition in facial structures. Additionally, dermal fillers boost hydration, stimulate collagen production, and improve the look of the skin. You can achieve your desired results with an experienced physician injector at MD Skin Lab.

Who Are Dermal Fillers For And Am I A Candidate?

Dermal fillers are for anyone looking to give their skin and facial structure a simple and youthful boost by adding volume to their face or reducing the appearance of aging. The best dermal filler for your desired result depends on your goals and the advice of your physician injector.

If you are uncertain and have any questions, you are always welcome to book a personalized consultation with our experienced physician injectors at MD Skin Lab. Our physician injectors can assess whether dermal filler treatment is right for you during this appointment.

If you are looking for a method to smooth the appearance of fine lines, enhance facial volume and refine facial features, then you are a candidate. However, we always recommend a consultation with our physicians to provide a personalized assessment and provide you with the best treatment plan to help you achieve your desired result.

How Do Dermal Fillers Work?

As we know, dermal fillers effectively contour and create volume while revitalizing the skin. Dermal fillers are based on hyaluronic acid, which naturally exists in your body. As people age, they experience a decline of natural hyaluronic acid making dermal fillers a popular alternative to help patients create more definition or replace a loss of volume in facial structures. When hyaluronic acid is injected under the skin, the dermal filler will smooth lines, fill in hollow areas, lift sagging skin and plump desired areas. It also boosts hydration, stimulates collagen production, and improves the look of the skin. Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are long-lasting but not permanent.

What Areas Can You Treat With Dermal Fillers?

At MD Skin Lab, we offer dermal filler injections for the following areas:

  • Lips
  • Cheeks
  • Tear Troughs / Under Eyes
  • Nose
  • Nasolabial Folds (laugh lines)
  • Mid-face
  • Marionette Lines
  • Jaw Line
  • Chin
  • Horizontal Neck Lines
  • Acne Scars
  • Temples
  • Plump Skin Texture

Are Dermal Fillers Safe?

Dermal fillers are a safe, non-surgical procedure. At MD Skin Lab, we pride ourselves on only using dermal fillers with Health Canada's approval and a proven safety record.

Hyaluronic acid naturally occurs in your body, making it very safe. The chances of developing an allergic reaction are very slim. Individuals with sensitive skin can also have hyaluronic acid injections.

In the unlikely event that a patient would like to have their filler reversed, it is easily dissolved by your physician using the enzyme hyaluronidase.

What Will Occur During My Appointment?

As our injector physicians, Dr. Dhanji or Dr. Govan are excited to be a part of this journey with you, either one will greet you. From there, you will be brought into the consultation room, and photos of the treatment area will be taken, followed by mapping out the sections where the fillers are to be injected. At MD Skin Lab, we move step by step and will make sure you are on board with the details before the procedure begins.

Additionally, your medical history is an essential factor in taking part in the procedure, so any relevant information must be discussed with your physician so that the treatment is carried out seamlessly.

Once your physician thoroughly assesses your aesthetic goals, your physician injector will proceed with the dermal filler injections. Results can be seen almost immediately. Achieving the full effect can take up to 2-4 weeks due to hyaluronic acid drawing in water. Areas such as lips could experience considerable swelling, so it may take up to 2 weeks to see the complete outcome, which is when our physician will see you in a follow-up to ensure your results are optimal.

How Long Will My Treatment Take?

You can expect anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes for the procedure.

What Does The Treatment Feel Like?

Dermal filler injections are well tolerated by most people. The filler contains lidocaine, a numbing agent, so it aids in reducing discomfort. Your physician will also apply a topical anesthetic to the area of treatment. This would ensure your comfort and help minimize pain, specifically in performing lip injections.

What Is the Downtime After Dermal Fillers?

Minor side effects may be experienced, but they will subside quickly. Redness, swelling and bruising may occur. For the complete healing effect, please allow two to three weeks.

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How Many Appointments Will I Need, And When Will I See The Results?

Since each individual has different aesthetic goals, this varies. The good news is that our results are long-lasting, which means you are looking at 6 to 12 months. Our physicians recommend repeating treatments incrementally every 6 to 12 months depending on the area treated in order to maintain your aesthetic goals.

You will be pleased to know that results are often immediate. It is best to wait two to four weeks to see the full effect once the swelling subsides and the hyaluronic acid integrates with our natural tissue. Every patient has different skin and body types and aesthetic goals so results can last anywhere between 6 to 12 months.

Will I Experience Any Side Effects?

There are side effects that could occasionally occur, such as redness at the injection site, bruising, infection/inflammation, vascular occlusion/necrosis (extremley rare and can be reversed with Hyaluronidase). Your physician will discuss any potential side effects with you so that you can go into this treatment with clarity.

How Much Do Dermal Fillers Cost?

The cost for an appointment to undergo dermal fillers depends on the type and amount of filler used. We also consider which area of the face you would like to have treated (e.g. cheeks, tear troughs, lips or entire face). During the initial consultation, your physician injector will create a bespoke treatment plan specifically for you, and the exact cost of your treatments will be provided ahead of time.

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