At a fraction of the cost of a facelift, and with a much higher safety profile, dermal fillers have revolutionized facial rejuvenation. As one of top non-surgical cosmetic treatments in the world, the precise and artistic injection of dermal fillers results in instant enhancement of natural facial features as well as the correction of facial aging concerns, quickly and comfortably.Fillers are gently eased into the skin to enhance and restore volume, shape facial features, and address various common aging concerns including:
Dermal fillers are a gel form of hyaluronic acid (HA), an organically-sourced sugar molecule that is naturally produced by the body in abundance. It is present in the highest quantity in areas demanding moisture, such as the joints and fluids of the eyes.
Fillers are injected into the skin in small amounts similar to applying a layer or a film. The HA in the filler draws moisture to the area to cause a soft and natural “plumping” that continues to improve over the following 2 weeks.
Our aesthetic physician, Dr. Amanda Maloney, will discuss your personal concerns and let you know if you might benefit from dermal fillers. She will then determine your treatment plan and let you know the total cost. The treatment itself takes anywhere from a few minutes to half an hour, depending on the treated area. In some instances, where treatment is extensive, your treatment may be done over more than one visit.
Dr. Maloney is a very experienced aesthetic injector and will assure you are comfortable throughout your entire appointment. In some cases, she may apply a topical numbing cream, but many dermal fillers are pre-mixed with an anaesthetic.
Dermal fillers are most often used to restore the fat volume that is lost with age in areas such as the lips, cheeks, temples, teartroughs and hands. It is also effectively used to fill lines and folds, such as nasolabial folds (the lines between the nose and corners of the mouth) and forehead lines. Dermal Filler is used to correct depressed areas, such as acne scars, or to sculpt, shape and define the bridge of the nose, jawline or chin.
The effects of dermal fillers can be seen immediately but will continue to improve and soften over the first few weeks.
As with any type of injection, bruising is always a possibility, but you will most likely experience a little swelling and soreness for a few days.
The benefits of temporary dermal fillers last an average of a year, although semi-permanent dermal fillers can last for several years.