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.
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.
Are you a candidate?
People of all ages and backgrounds are looking to facial dermal fillers in Toronto for surgery-free rejuvenation. To address fine lines, hollows, loss of volume and thinning areas, both men and women stand to benefit from this temporary but effective cosmetic approach. Below is an outline of factors that make people good candidates for dermal fillers.
Toronto facial dermal fillers- what are they for?
Many people think of anti-ageing when considering facial injectables. They’re not wrong- facial fillers are designed to add volume where fat, muscle and skin have thinned due to age. Fine lines and wrinkles can smooth almost instantly after the strategic placement of filler underneath. As lips lose volume with age, lip filler is a popular antidote. However, temporarily combatting the effects of ageing is not the only use for facial dermal fillers in Toronto.
Dermal fillers, especially hyaluronic acid gel, are used to build up a facial structure such as jawline definition, or a more prominent chin. In recent years, the advent of a non-surgical nose job made it possible for a much higher number of people to see the subtle changes they want in their nose, without undergoing rhinoplasty. Though the effects last between 6 to 9 months in most cases, dermal fillers deliver instant results and a high satisfaction rate.
Who makes an ideal candidate for filler?
Men or women of nearly any age could choose fillers for numerous reasons. There are few restrictions; however, healthy, non-smoking adults with realistic expectations make the best filler recipients. The treatment is designed to enhance, soften, and make subtle changes. It cannot permanently or drastically alter one’s appearance.
Suitable candidates will have moderate folds or wrinkles, or other signs of facial volume loss that they don’t wish to treat with surgery. These may include: under eye circles, flattened cheeks, depressed temples, thin lips, smoker’s lines, or laugh lines. Those who have targeted issues to address, rather than the whole face, will often prefer facial dermal fillers, but Toronto clients may also revitalize their look comprehensively with a “liquid facelift.” Ask your surgeon what they recommend for you during your personal consultation.
Is hyaluronic acid dermal filler safe?
Hyaluronic acid ( HA) is a biocompatible ingredient, which is naturally found in your body wherever hydration is needed. You make less of it as you age, so adding more is not detrimental to health. Instead, it will be slowly reabsorbed over time. Allergy tests aren’t typically advised for the use of HA fillers, but those who are pregnant or nursing will be encouraged to wait. Likewise, patients who have an auto-immune disease should consult with their doctor before choosing dermal fillers.
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.
Facial dermal fillers in Toronto have quickly cornered the market on minimally invasive, natural-looking rejuvenation. The most popular and versatile dermal fillers offered by doctors today are known as HA ( hyaluronic acid.)
All dermal fillers are gel-like substances which are designed to be injected under the skin for lifting, smoothing and recontouring effects. HA is unique in that it’s entirely absorbable containing a completely natural ingredient that your skin loves. Contrary to popular misconceptions, fillers don’t “freeze” the face or impair your sexpressions in any way. They work by adding soft, realistic volume where you need it most.
Toronto HA facial dermal fillers are surgery-free and natural
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring “sugar” molecule, containing glucuronic acid and N-acetylglucosamine. Your skin, your joints, brain and other tissues are rich with HA, which is hydrophilic and lubricating. It draws moisture into itself, while also helping to reduce inflammation, and providing the scaffolding your tissue needs to heal and rebuild.
About ½ of your body’s total HA is found in your skin, lending to it’s subtle, firm and moisturized qualities. It’s also crucial to protect the skin from UVA and UVB rays. HA is metabolized quickly in your body each day, and unfortunately, you’ll make less of it as you age.
To make hyaluronic acid an injectable, lasting cosmetic enhancement tool, it must be stabilized with cross-linking proteins in the lab to produce a gel-like substance that holds together. Without crosslinking molecules (forming chains/bonds), the HA would stay as a liquid and disappear into your body very quickly after treatment.
Various strategies for crosslinking have resulted in different gel consistencies and helped manufacturers to create longer-lasting facial dermal fillers in Toronto. Most brands offer fillers that last between 6 to 9 months depending on where they’re injected, and on individual metabolisms. Some HA products last up to 2 years where they’re placed.
What do facial fillers feel like?
HA fillers come with a potent numbing agent, lidocaine, infused within the pre-filled syringe. After a quick, minor needle punture, the rest of the treatment is typically described as comfortable. Popular FDA-approved HA dermal filler brands include:
- Juvéderm XC, Voluma, Volbella, Vollure
- Restylane, Restylane Silk, Restylane Lyft, Restylane Refyne, and Restylane Defyne
- Belotero Balance
The best feature of facial dermal filler injection with HA gel is that it can be entirely customized for each patient. Whether you want just a little, or dramatic effects, your practitioner can slowly build on a pleasing enhancement you love, without you ever appearing overdone. There is no downtime, no stitches or scars, and the results are instant in most cases.
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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.
Additional Possible Improvements using Dermal Fillers
Have you heard the buzz about Toronto’s facial dermal fillers for lips, cheeks and noses? As impressive as these non-surgical cosmetic enhancements are there’s more doctors are achieving with dermal fillers in areas of the body you might not expect! Here’s where temporary volume with fillers has practical or aesthetic benefits.
Correction of earlobe issues isn’t something everyone has thought of, but if heavy earrings or age has changed your lobes, you may sculpt their contours, add soft volume and reshape them with injectable dermal fillers. The effect is temporary, and cost varies depending on the type of filler used. Averages for earlobes are typically between $700 and $1,000+ HST.
2. Toronto facial dermal fillers for hollow temples
A common sign of ageing, the temple area hollows due to muscle atrophy, fat loss and even bone shrinkage. Indents in the temple area may make you appear older than you wish. Dermal fillers injected by a skilled facial surgeon in this area last over 9 months on average and instantly transform the space around the eyes.
3. Chin augmentation
A stronger chin or jaw can do wonders for your face. People who are considering facial plastic surgery often overlook the less expensive and much less invasive option of HA filler. For men and women, the techniques and products will vary, depending on goals.
Chin implants are still a practical option for permanent, transformative facial structure improvement. However, facial dermal filler can now offer an excellent “trial run” of chin enhancement with minimal risk.
Prices for enlarging the chin and jaw may range between $2,000 to $6,000 + HST. Treatment is fast, and there is minimal, if any, downtime for recovery.
Rings or neck wrinkles make some people self-conscious. Facial dermal filler allows Toronto doctors to target just the lines with HA gel, smoothing them away for roughly 6 months at a time.
5. Acne scars
Atrophic acne scars are indented, 3D scars often remaining years after a person has struggled with acne breakouts. There are few topical treatments or products that can smooth them because they tend to be deep. Facial fillers are excellent tools to add volume under a scar and lift the indent.
Filler injections tend to stimulate natural collagen production as well, which is a bonus for lasting diminishment of scars.
6. Hand rejuvenation with facial dermal fillers in Toronto
Did you know fillers work for the hands too? After all, your hands are exposed to just as much wear and tear as your face. Loss of fat and thinning of skin reveal veins, bones and tendons over time. A qualified cosmetic injector can place thick gel filler in the back of the hands, under the skin. This provides a smoothing cushion and instantly youthful look. On average, each hand may cost between $700 to $1,000+ HST.
7. Foot fillers
A less common but practical filler use is in the heels. The idea is to reduce the need for shoe inserts, by padding the feet from within. HA can be injected between metatarsal and phalangeal bones of the big toe. Any other areas of the foot subject to consistent, painful pressure could also be padded.
8. Butt lift injections
Sculptra filler is sometimes used to enhance the buttocks. This lesser-known procedure is ideal for the client who doesn’t want fat-grafting surgery and wants minimal risk with minimal downtime.
This versatile poly-L-lactic acid filler stimulates the body to produce collagen and gradually adds lasting volume.
Sculptra has also come in handy recently as an over-the-knee filler, injected to plump and smooth skin which is wrinkled.
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.
If you’ve discovered the incredible results facial dermal fillers in Toronto can achieve without surgery, you may be excited to schedule your consultation. The meeting with your Verso facial specialist is free of charge and offers a no-obligation way to ask questions and learn more. The next step is to contact your specialist and make your appointment. During your facial filler consultation, you may be asked about:
Medical conditions, allergies, and medical prescriptions or treatments you are undergoing. Any drugs or supplements you take are essential to mention, as some may lead to unwanted bruising. Your doctor will also ask you about past facial surgery or treatments, including cosmetic injections. They’ll examine your areas of concern, and you’ll have an opportunity to talk about what you’d like to improve.
The doctor will explain how facial dermal fillers in Toronto work, what to expect from your procedure, and risks to consider. They’ll likely work with multiple, FDA-approved facial fillers, and they’ll discuss properties of each as they relate to your needs.
You can ask questions too
It’s essential to ensure that your Toronto facial dermal filler injectors are certified in facial plastic or cosmetic surgery, and highly experienced performing the particular treatment you want. Though fillers may appear “easy” and are minimally invasive, there is an in-depth degree of facial anatomy understanding your injector should have to ensure safety and optimal results.
You may ask to see before and after photos of the procedure that interests you. You can also ask how often they perform this treatment and how they manage complications, if any. If you’d like to proceed with treatment, you may be able to during the same appointment. Hyaluronic acid injections can be carried out relatively quickly in most cases. Though some patients will choose a comprehensive facial rejuvenation, known as a “liquid facelift,” which requires more time, some facial injections can be done in mere minutes.
You may choose dermal filler to improve:
- Acne scars
- Sagging cheeks
- A weak chin
- A narrow jaw
- Thin lips
- Asymmetric lips
- Crow’s feet
- Smoker’s lines
- Downturned nose tip
- Low nose bridge
- Deep smile lines
- Marionette lines
- Aged hands
Also, so much more! Hyaluronic acid is a popular facial dermal filler in Toronto. It’s a doctor-favourite as well because it’s comprised of a natural substance found in the body. This super-hydrating gel is crosslinked to hold together and form soft padding where injected. It lasts between 6 – 9 months before gradually dissolving in most cases. Dermal filler injection is a quick, extremely satisfying way to sculpt away imperfections and improve how you look and feel. Contact us for your free appointment and find out if filler is right for you.
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.