Dermal fillers are injectable treatments used to smooth lines and wrinkles, restore lost volume, hydrate your skin, and enhance and shape facial features. Dermal fillers are a lasting, natural-looking solution that provide an instant improvement non-surgically and with little recovery required.
Dermal filler is comprised of hyaluronic acid (HA), a sugar molecule that is naturally produced by your body. When gently injected into target areas using a small needle, dermal filler works to address common signs of aging, enhance and restore lost volume, and shape facial features. Over time, the substance slowly dissolves and is absorbed by the body.
Dermal fillers are approved by Health Canada and the FDA, and considered very safe when injected by highly trained and experienced practitioners. Potential side effects include mild redness, swelling, tenderness, itching and bruising at the injection site. The risk of allergic reaction in properly screened patients is low. Patients at Skin Science Dermatology report very little discomfort during treatment. Some fillers contain lidocaine, and Dr. Yadav will administer additional local anesthetic as necessary for added comfort.
Desired outcomes may be achieved with just one treatment, though we may choose a more gradual approach when appropriate; we will work with you to ensure you love the way you look. The results of your dermal filler treatment can last 6-18 months depending on the treated area and the rate at which your body metabolizes the filler. The procedure can be repeated as desired to maintain your results.
Dermal fillers are not all the same – they have varying properties that make them particularly suited to certain applications or areas of the face and body. During your consultation, we’ll work with you to determine the best type of filler for you depending on your needs and desired outcomes.
Dermal filler is an effective solution for both men and women looking to smooth lines and wrinkles, restore lost volume, refresh their appearance, or enhance their natural features. You may not receive treatment if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.