Essentially a non-surgical face lift, dermal fillers are a highly popular procedure for improving the skin’s resilience and producing fullness that is lost with age. The result is a fresher, more youthful facial appearance.
Dermal filler injections, a great alternative to collagen injections, are the ideal way to supplement your skin’s collagen supply and smooth wrinkles. Based on hyaluronic acid – a substance that naturally occurs in the body – a dermal filler is a clear gel that is injected into the facial area for the purpose of smoothing the appearance of marionette lines and other wrinkles around the eyes and mouth.
Since 1996, dermal fillers have been administered in more than 10 million procedures around the world. They are commonly used to erase marionette lines (lines from sides of mouth onto chin) and other wrinkles around the eyes and mouth as well as alter the shape and size of the lips, cheeks, chin and jawline. One session of our Ottawa facial fillers lasts just 30 minutes delivering immediately visible results. Effects generally last six to twelve months.
Many people are taking advantage of what modern aesthetics can do in facial rejuvenation, rather than undergoing invasive facial surgery. The concept behind a “non-surgical facelift” is the use of carefully selected dermal fillers, injected into specific facial areas to lift, plump, restore, and rejuvenate.
The results can be a dramatic improvement that looks completely natural and fresh. If you have certain facial flaws you want to address, such as thinning lips, sagging cheeks, undereye bags, lines, wrinkles, and creases, dermal fillers could be the perfect answer. Treatment is fast, results immediate, and there is little to no recovery time required compared to surgery.
At Dermaworks Medical Aesthetics Clinic, we utilize only the most effective, hypoallergenic dermal fillers available today. Common product options include Restylane, Juvederm, Revanesse, Belotero, and Teosyal – the subtle differences will be explained and chosen by Dr. Demetra Vassiliou based on your individual skin rejuvenation needs.
If you notice your lips are losing volume, or are developing fine lines around your mouth, the latest generation of dermal fillers can help smooth lip lines and restore volume. Our Ottawa lip injections can create lip volume, better shape and overall confidence. Some of our clients want to improve the appearance of the lips by adding volume to the lower lip, upper lip, or both, or to create an appealing “cupid’s bow,” a particularly youthful and attractive feature. Talk to us about lip enhancement – you can trust Dr. Vassiliou to be conservative in treatment, and to produce a look that is very attractive for your facial structure and looks natural and fresh.
No. Dermal fillers not only fill wrinkles and folds but they can also non-surgically lift the brows, fill the hollows under the eyes, and augment the cheeks and chin.* It is also a popular treatment to boost the volume in the lips.* The dermal filler Juvederm may be used in combination with BOTOX Cosmetic during a Soft Lift makeover, which you can read about on our website or discuss with Dr. Vassiliou.*
Collagen is the primary component of your skin, made up of a network of fibers that contribute to the skin’s elasticity and overall structure. As your skin ages, its collagen support weakens and your skin begins developing fine lines and wrinkles – particularly in the facial area.*
The entire skin tightening and rejuvenation procedure lasts approximately 30 minutes, delivering immediately visible results. Unless additional facial fillers are required for the desired effect, you will be in and out of our office within one hour or less.
Yes, dermal fillers are very safe: The gel injected into your skin is biodegradable, allowing it to break down and become absorbed into the skin naturally. Like everything, although complications can arise, these are very rare and will be discussed with you prior to the procedure. Physician training is very important to avoid complications and that is why you should make sure a qualified physician who knows facial anatomy well performs treatments with dermal fillers.
Dermal fillers last approximately 6 to 12 months and some products last even longer. Results vary patient to patient as well.
Although dermal fillers are hypoallergenic, every patient is different and thus you may experience bruising, tenderness, redness or minor swelling in the injection area. It is crucial to speak to your doctor about these side effects and how to avoid them, as well your health history and any skin allergies you may have prior to dermal filler injections.
If the treatment proceeds as planned, you can resume your regular daily activities immediately, including washing your face and applying skin creams and/or cosmetics. Because dermal fillers are made from a natural substance, they can also be a periodic part of your skin care routine – at your doctor’s discretion.
Dermal filler injections give more immediate and significantly more effective results than anti-aging creams, as a cream cannot augment facial structures or fill in deep folds and creases, or add volume in facial areas that have begun to wrinkle, droop, or sag.
Dermal fillers produce significant results with the added benefit of being a minimally invasive procedure and results that can be adjusted at will, whereas cosmetic surgery produces results that will be visible for decades or longer.
In your initial consultation, Dr. Demetra Vassiliou will assess your needs and determine if this treatment is suitable for you. Please note that dermal fillers are not advisable for individuals who are pregnant, nursing, or have a history of severe allergies.
A typical treatment will cost approximately $640.00 or more, depending on the quantity and type of dermal filler injected. When you contact or visit us for a detailed consultation, Dr. Vassiliou will be able to provide you with a more accurate estimate.
*Please note - Results are not guaranteed and individual experiences may vary. We pride ourselves in delivering among the best facial fillers Ottawa has to offer, and as always our staff welcome questions and will ensure that all patient concerns are thoroughly addressed.
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