Dermal Fillers and Injectable Fillers

Factors such as aging, facial expressions, and genetics can lead to a loss of facial volume and definition. While makeup can temporarily enhance appearance, dermal fillers and injectables provide longer-lasting volume and contour for a fuller, more youthful look.

What are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are gel-like substances injected beneath the skin to restore lost volume, smooth lines, and soften creases. These treatments work by filling in areas that have lost volume due to aging, providing a more youthful and refreshed appearance. The procedure is relatively quick and minimally invasive, making it a popular choice for those looking to enhance their facial features without undergoing surgery.
In addition to their effectiveness, dermal fillers can be a cost-effective way to achieve a younger look without the need for surgery or extensive downtime. This makes them an appealing option for individuals seeking noticeable improvements in their appearance with minimal disruption to their daily lives. With proper care and maintenance, the results of dermal fillers can last for several months to a year, offering a convenient solution for long-lasting beauty.

How Do Dermal Fillers Work?

Dermal fillers can help address various issues, including wrinkles, fine lines, and lost volume. By injecting gel-like substances beneath the skin, these treatments smooth out creases and restore the plumpness that diminishes with age, providing a rejuvenated look.

In addition to reducing the signs of aging, dermal fillers can enhance facial contours and restore a more youthful appearance. They can be used to accentuate cheekbones, define jawlines, and add volume to the lips, resulting in a more balanced and refreshed overall appearance.

Choosing the Right Filler?

Types of Soft Tissue Fillers

  • Hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers, calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) fillers, poly-L-lactic acid fillers, and polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) fillers are common types of soft tissue fillers.

  • Each type of filler has its own unique characteristics, such as longevity, softness, and biocompatibility

Selecting the Best Filler for Your Skin Concerns

  • The best type of dermal filler for a particular individual will depend on their specific needs and concerns.

  • A cosmetic surgeon can help determine the most suitable filler for your skin concerns, such as facial wrinkles, thin lips, or lost facial volume.

Preparing for Treatment?

Finding a Qualified Provider for Injectable Dermal Fillers

  • When selecting a provider for injectable treatments, choose someone with extensive knowledge of facial anatomy and a well-developed aesthetic eye.
  • Ensure that your provider has a proven background in cosmetic medicine and substantial experience performing filler injections.

Pre-Treatment Consultation and Preparation

  • During your consultation, your cosmetic surgeon will evaluate your area of concern and review your medical history.
  • You need to fully disclose your medical history prior to treatment, as certain allergies, skin and neurological conditions, or medications can jeopardize your safety or results.

What happens during the procedure?

  • Dermal filler injections are non-surgical and typically completed during an office visit.

  • Your initial treatment will begin with a consultation, during which you will meet with your cosmetic surgeon to discuss your concerns and goals.

Post-Treatment Care and Instructions

  • After the procedure, your healthcare provider will cleanse your skin and may provide an ice pack to ease pain and swelling.
  • You may experience mild side effects like bruises, swelling, or discomfort, which usually resolve within a few days.

Important Considerations

Dermal Filler Risks and Side Effects

  • Dermal fillers are considered to be safe, but side effects can occur, such as swelling, redness, and bruising.
  • A licensed healthcare professional should perform all dermal filler procedures using only FDA-approved fillers injected with a syringe.

Dr. Ali Izadpanah, 
Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Ali Izadpanah, a renowned triple board-certified plastic surgeon based in Montreal, is celebrated for his unparalleled expertise and unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional patient care.
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