Facial Dermal Fillers

Facial dermal fillers in Toronto accomplish what only surgery could just a short while ago. Today, we can add volume and youthful contouring, soften lines and turn back the clock with entirely non-surgical injectable cosmetic treatments.

Dermal Fillers

Verso Surgery Centre is home to facial cosmetic surgeons and aesthetic medical experts who excel in delivering flawless results with facial fillers. Are you wondering if this treatment is right for you? We’ll explain why facial surgeons in Toronto love dermal fillers, and how your face could be quickly and beautifully refreshed with natural, injectable treatments.

Toronto facial dermal filler: What is hyaluronic acid?

Hyaluronic acid is a natural sugar-derived molecule found all over the human body, wherever hydration and lubrication are needed. It’s abundant in your skin, joints and even your brain! As we age, the production of hyaluronic acid (HA) begins to wane, along with collagen and elastin. These elements are responsible for youthful-looking, plump skin, so the loss will naturally translate to sagging, wrinkles and skin dehydration.

We also lose fat and muscle mass on the face over time. When fat pads in the cheeks or under eyes begin to shrink, hollows and facial tissue sagging may result, making you appear aged.

The range of available dermal filler products is always expanding, and biointegration of hyaluronic acid with human tissue is safer and more effective than ever. Read on to learn more.

Facial Dermal Fillers in Toronto

What does HA filler do?

HA is hydrophilic- meaning it loves water and can bind with water molecules in the skin. There are a variety of dermal filler materials available today, and some contain a mixture of HA with other materials, but a standard fan favourite for patients and injectors alike are the temporary, 100% natural HA dermal gels. Their molecules are crosslinked using different methods depending on manufacturer. Cross-linking technologies can impart specific characteristic of visco-elasticity and change how a filler is integrated into the tissue.

There are thick, firm gels used to build up large, foundational facial structure like cheeks. Alternately, thinner, more liquid fillers work well just under the skin surface and in delicate areas like the under eye and oral region.

Here’s what fillers are NOT: Dermal fillers are not the same as Botox or other neuromodulators. It’s common for our patients to be confused about facial filling versus injectable medication used to relax muscle movement. These two products work very well in harmony, especially to create dramatic changes as with a non-surgical “soft Lift.” Also, most facial fillers used widely today are not made from collagen as they once were, simply because newly designed materials work better and deliver safe, consistent results.

You’ll likely recognize HA listed as an ingredient in many skin care products today. There are even some HA beauty products in the form of consumable drinks which aim to hydrate your tissue from the inside out! Only injectable hyaluronic acid can visibly plump and restore volume to the face, minimize wrinkles and help restore your body’s natural supply.

What are the most common uses for facial dermal fillers in Toronto?

At Verso Surgery Centre in Toronto, dermal filler is a popular tool for our plastic surgeons who augment lips, cheeks and other areas alone, or use it in conjunction with facial cosmetic surgery for a harmonious result. One reason why our patients love this treatment is that in a single visit, dramatic changes can be made.

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Injectable facial fillers

The following facial features can be improved using injectable facial fillers:

  • The cheeks and cheekbones
  • The chin
  • Jaw definition
  • The lips and surrounding fine lines
  • The nasolabial folds (laugh lines)
  • The tear troughs (under eye hollows)
  • The nose (injectable nose job)

Does facial dermal filler appear fake?

This is a critical question for many people who visit a plastic surgeon- whether they’re seeking a facelift procedure or non-surgical, injectable facial rejuvenation. Everyone wants to look younger, healthy and attractive, but few people want to appear fake. The worry about unnatural looking results can prevent some people from taking the next step and scheduling their treatment. We’ll explain how filler results can be made beautifully realistic and subtle, as well as a few tips you need to know.

Methods for creating soft and transformative results are improving all the time. A decade ago, directly filling wrinkles was the primary purpose for filler. Today, our advanced products are used to lift facial tissue and rebuild structure which has an overall anti-ageing effect. We’ll devise a wholly customized plan and treatment strategy that reveals your best look.

Correcting your features

The specialists at Verso in Toronto, use dermal facial filler to highlight your best features and carefully minimize those you’d like to downplay. We can straighten the look of your nose, make the lips sultrier, restore flattened, aged cheeks, or soften deep wrinkles. The signs of an “overdone” face may look like unrealistically large cheeks, ‘fish lips’, and a general puffiness to the face. Rest assured that when done correctly, filler shouldn’t look like filler at all. Think of it as a precision tool used to accent and correct the features you have, not to change your face entirely.

The celebrity trends are thankfully pulling father away from blown up lips and pulled faces. The advanced medical cosmetic products we use Restylane, Emmerval, Prollenium, Teosyal, and Versa, to deliver soft, flexible, down-to-earth results.

Essential to know

If you’re unhappy for any reason with how your filler looks, it can be dissolved. We have an enzyme called hyaluronidase which, when injected, dissolves the product rapidly and safely. Typically, after a few days of mild swelling, the product settles, and the patient adjusts to their new look, but it’s a comfort to know that this treatment is not permanent, and thankfully, you can correct it if you want to.

When you visit Verso for your private consultation, you’ll be able to explain precisely what you want and share your questions and concerns. We’ll listen to you and offer treatment options in line with your taste and preferences.

Dermal filler using microcannula delivers exceptional results

Microcannula dermal fillers have become more widespread in recent years, with good reason. Application of filler gels through a needle is still common and useful, but for some facial areas, a blunt-tip, soft cannula delivers superior aesthetic outcomes, patient comfort and safety. Your injector may choose to use the soft tip microcannula approach. When expertly done, the risk of bruising, discomfort or tissue trauma will be reduced.

Microcannula Dermal Fillers

Here are a few of the possible indications for this advanced technique:

Temporal hollows: The superficial artery, nerves and other vessels are easier to navigate using the microcannula.

Zygomaticomalar (cheekbone region) region: One small puncture in front of the tragus allows the cannula to deliver product which can be fanned throughout the zygoma and submalar zone.

Anteromedial malar region: The central check area contains important vessels and nerves to be avoided by using a deep injection of firm HA gels. A cannula can allow direction of the product under the tissue layers and create soft effects with less bruising or swelling.

Pre-jowl sulcus: To sculpt the jawline, a small puncture allows the cannula to be threaded in and filler deposited alone the jawbone seamlessly.

Tear troughs- This area is often treated using microcannulas to gently feed in just the right amount of specialized filler under thin skin, with minimal punctures or skin trauma.

Select leading experts for your facial cosmetic procedures

The caring and experienced team at Verso are pleased to offer our patients elite service. Whether you visit us for a minor concern, medical treatment or facial cosmetic surgery, we treat you like family and thoroughly look out for your comfort and satisfaction. We’re available before and after your treatment to ensure all your questions are answered and that you feel supported. We want all our clients to be stress-free and comfortable, while we help them feel beautiful.

Our board-certified facial plastic surgeons are leaders and innovators in their fields. Having in-depth head and neck surgery training means understanding the complexities of anatomy and the insight to innovate with modern approaches and products. Although facial cosmetic fillers in Toronto are widely accepted as a safe, normal part of beauty care, the risks and satisfaction associated with your treatments have much to do with practitioners you choose. When it comes to your health and your face, always select a certified expert. We believe in the importance of hiring fully licensed, trained physicians and surgeons so that each guest experiences the very best in aesthetic medicine.

What will my consultation for facial filler be like?

If you’ve scheduled a consultation with the intention to proceed with treatment on the same day, we’ll book the two appointments back-to-back for your convenience. We’ll greet you with a beverage and sweet treat when you arrive and ask you to fill out some brief forms.

You’ll be welcomed into a private lounge to discuss your personal treatment plan. Our consultant will ensure you know what to expect, plus provide you with all related post-procedure information. We’ll explain products and related costs, then you’ll be free to decide how to proceed.

How long will my treatment take and what can I expect from recovery?

Your filler treatment may take anywhere from 15-45 minutes, depending on how many areas you’ll be improving. We apply topical numbing cream to diminish sensation, but HA gel products have a potent anaesthetic in them which very rapidly numbs treatment areas during administration. You may feel a pinprick, but in most cases, patients describe the procedure as tolerable.

After you’ve finished, you’ll be given a small ice pack if desired, or you can apply a cold compress at home if swelling develops. It’s very common and natural to have some swelling in the area you’ve treated, especially for sensitive zones like the lips. That may cause you to feel a little self-conscious, and it sometimes leads to worry that the lips are too big. You’ll need to be patient for a day or two as the inflammation resolves and you see your real results take shape. You may observe mild bruising which can be reduced with arnica gel.

How long can I expect results to last?

After roughly 1 week, bruising and all swelling should be gone. We’ll follow up with you in the days following your appointment to answer questions and check on your progress. We’ll ask you to avoid pressing on the injected areas or exposing yourself to intense heat such as saunas, for 48 hours. If you have other facial cosmetic procedures scheduled, wait a week or two to avoid shifting the product before it’s well-integrated in your tissue.

You can expect results to last between 6-9 months on average, with some products remaining over a year. Each person metabolizes the crosslinked gel differently, so after your first session, you’ll have an idea of how long filler lasts for you. The product will be safely and naturally reabsorbed over time and results gradually fade.

A beautiful side effect

There are some encouraging indications that injecting HA repeatedly can stimulate natural increases of it, meaning you may need less product to achieve desired effects over time.If you have further questions or would like to discuss your facial injectable filler treatment in person, we’d love to book your appointment and talk about next steps. Just call, write, or come in and visit us at Verso today. We look forward to meeting you.