Dermal fillers are injections made of a variety of safe materials that work as a non-invasive method of plumping sagging lips and skin, as well as producing minor alterations to your complexion. While dermal fillers have a wide range of uses, there are limitations and qualifications to be met before the treatment can be administered. At Canada MedLaser, we work with the latest in high-quality injectables to offer our clients the best and safest possible results. Here, we’ll discuss the best uses of fillers along with considerations before choosing them as your method for facial contouring and modification.
What are Dermal Fillers and What are They Made Of?
Dermal fillers, like the ones used at Canada MedLaser, are made from Hyaluronic Acid. These fillers are most notably used to plump naturally thin lips or to give volume back to aging lips. However, they can also aid in filling out areas of the face such as the cheeks and forehead which can sag or form wrinkles with age; or altering certain areas of your complexion to appear slimmer.
Hyaluronic acid, which has high concentrations in the eyes and joints, has a variety of functions in the body including helping your skin look youthful and moisturized. But, with age and other environmental factors, our body’s natural ability to produce hyaluronic acid decreases. By creating injections with this natural substance dermal fillers not only give your skin the opportunity to add volume where it’s needed, but they do so with a substance that is natural and can be used in the body without adverse effects.
What are the Best Uses and Limitations of Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are extremely versatile- when properly administered, fillers can produce a natural and volumized look in key areas of the face- changing parts of your complexion to what you desire it to be. Also, fillers can help smooth out fine lines by injecting the fillers into unwanted lines. The hyaluronic acid will plump the area and remove the line. They can also be used for facial contouring, improving the appearance of some scars, and helping to eliminate the look of certain facial deformities.
Though dermal fillers are versatile, there are limitations to what they can do. For clients with more extreme wrinkles and sagging, minimally invasive procedures like fillers won’t achieve a great enough effect in most cases. Surgical intervention is more likely to be needed. However, fillers may prolong the time before more drastic measures are required.
When Will I See Results from Dermal Fillers?
With hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, clients will see results immediately. However, there may be some swelling and bruising that may make the area appear “over-filled.” In this case, it is recommended that you wait at least a few days to determine if you like the final appearance.
If, after these few days, you decide that your fillers are not to your liking, they can be easily metabolized. Hyaluronic acid will naturally be metabolized by your system over the course of several months, however; you can also return to the clinic and get an injection to metabolize the filler immediately if the appearance is not what you want.
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Am I a Candidate for Dermal Fillers?
To determine whether dermal fillers for you, you have to first consult with registered cosmetic nurses or surgeons in regards to any allergies or medical conditions that may affect your eligibility to get cosmetic injections. While fillers can correct certain damage, they are not permanent fixes and will work best when a patient leads an overall healthy lifestyle that does not include smoking but does include proper nutrition and skincare. Minimizing sun exposure, wearing sunscreen, eating a vitamin-rich diet and maintaining a positive attitude about your skin are all beneficial in optimizing the results and long-term benefits.
Regardless of your current skin condition or other factors, it is important to discuss all concerns and medical history with your Canada MedLaser Clinics team. Our professional medical aestheticians, registered cosmetic nurses and consultants will be able to give you recommendations for the best course of treatment based on your goals, skincare regimen and health.
Dermal Fillers Conclusion and Summary
Dermal fillers are a minimally invasive procedure ideal for a wide range of uses including wrinkle reduction, plumping thin lips and increasing volume in key areas of the face like cheeks and forehead to give a more youthful look. Because they use a naturally occurring substance called hyaluronic acid, there is little chance for adverse reactions and the body will easily metabolize the fillers over the course of several months. Aftercare and maintenance are also minimal though an overall healthy skin regimen, smoking cessation and protection from UV rays will all help in optimizing the effects of the procedure.