Injectable Dermal Fillers in Toronto and Thornhill
Dermal fillers are made from various natural and synthetic materials that are injected into the skin to help restore both the skin and the contours of the face to their former youthful appearance. This is a very popular procedure in Toronto and can give you a more young-looking face.
Also known as soft tissue fillers they differ from Botox because they are injected into wrinkled or furrowed skin to fill it out and smooth away the lines, whereas Botox works by relaxing the underlying muscles so that the skin will smooth itself out.
The two techniques are in fact often used together, complementing each other.
We use two main types of dermal fillers commonly used in Toronto and Thornhill
Sugar gels, the popular name for hyaluronic acid gels, are the world’s best-known dermal fillers. They are very popular because their structure of small sugar molecules forms a natural part of the body’s cells and consequently are easily absorbed. Once injected the gels absorb normal soft tissue fluid and expand to fill in the lines and furrows.
There are a number of different types of sugar gels, each having its own properties and brand name. A combination of these can be used under expert guidance to achieve the desired aesthetic.
Bio-stimulatory fillers are polymers that create a minor reaction after injection that results in the production of collagen. This in turn supports the increase in volume of soft tissue, smoothing away lines and wrinkles.
Again, the natural content of these gels allows them to be easily accepted by the body, and there is a range of types and brand names for specific functions.
Skill and artistry are indispensible for achieving the desired results, as the process can be a complex one. We begin with an individual consultation to ascertain your objectives before any treatment begins, and to estimate what products will be needed, in what quantity, and therefore the cost.
Patients coming to us are often looking for more than wrinkle and line removal, for dermal fillers are also used for removing imperfections such as scars, for filling out thin or wrinkled lips, plumping out cheeks, and contouring the lines of the jaw, nose and face.
This treatment is suitable too for the smoothing out of the backs of hands, removing the wrinkles and filling out the skin to smooth away the veins and bones that become more visible as we age.
Dermal fillers are injected under the skin, a process that will cause little or no discomfort as the skin is numbed with a cream containing a local anaesthetic.
Side effects will generally consist only of mild localized discomfort and some swelling, and this will disappear within a few days.In the meantime, as soon as you have received the injections, you will be able to continue with your usual daily activities.
The effects of the dermal filler injections are not permanent, and further treatment will usually be required after about six months or a year. This does however add to the natural quality of the results, as your treatment can be modified over the years to take account of the aging process.