What are Dermal Fillers?

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Cosmetic dermal fillers such as JUVÉDERM® are used to restore your face’s youthful contours by padding folds and wrinkles and replacing lost volume. Fillers like JUVÉDERM® are often confused with other age combating procedures such as BOTOX®, but they deal with different aging problems. BOTOX® blocks muscle contractions in your face, smoothing and preventing the lines created by repetitive facial expressions such as smiling or frowning. Fillers are used to restore lost volume, and combat wrinkles by gently padding your face, gently stretching the skin out and smoothing wrinkles. Fillers are commonly used in the face and neck to create a fuller, smoother and more youthful appearance.

When to consider dermal fillers

You may consider dermal fillers if:

  • You have deep lines around your eyes, brow or mouth
  • You wish to change the contours of your lips or jaw

There are many factors to consider when contemplating injectable procedures like dermal fillers. Filler injections are quick, and generally do not require anesthetic. If anesthetic is required it is typically only a topical anesthetic. The results of a filler procedure are immediate, and you will experience little or no downtime. Fillers are also versatile, providing a subtle look that can be adjusted to meet your aesthetic needs and desires. However, dermal fillers are only temporary and you may require repeat injections in order to meet your aesthetic goals. Also, depending on the sensitivity of the area being injected some individuals may experience minor bruising and swelling. The results are also heavily dependent on the experience and qualifications of your injector, so you should only allow a doctor or Registered Nurse to perform injections on you.

Am I a good candidate?

You might consider undergoing a filler procedure if you have lines or wrinkles around your mouth, eyes or forehead, or wish to subtly increase the volume of your cheeks, jawline or lips. Fillers are also useful for minimizing the look of scars or depressions in the skin that are the result of acne, injury or congenital imperfections.

Injectable dermal fillers are able to diminish the appearance of deep nasolabial lines, which are the lines that begin at the edges of your nose and proceed downward to the corners of your mouth. It can also be added to areas like the cheekbones to create a more defined contour.

For more information on dermal dermal fillers, or to book a no obligation consultation appointment, contact Perfexion Skin Care at 403.686.2403 and visit perfexionskin.ca.


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