Dermal Fillers with Hyaluronic Acid or Calcium Hydroxylapatite
Aging is a natural part of life. But not all of the visible signs of aging have to be too. As we get older, our skin begins to lose elasticity. As a result, we develop more fine lines and wrinkles, while seeing less fullness, volume, and tone. Our lips may appear less full, our cheeks less smooth, and our jawlines less tight. You may have thought of surgical procedures and facelifts, but there are much easier, more painless and less invasive solutions, such as dermal filler injections (hyaluronic acid and calcium hydroxylapatite cosmetic fillers).*
At Ottawa Skin Clinic, we are proud to offer premium brands of cosmetic filler injections to help rejuvenate your skin. One of the most popular types of filler injections, hyaluronic acid is a substance naturally produced in the human body that has many uses, from treating osteoarthritis to lip injections. We use hyaluronic acid injections to help restore volume to your face and lips, often reversing the effects of aging while preserving a natural, more refreshed look.*
A hyaluronic acid injection may also be beneficial for reducing the appearance of acne scars, burn scars, and smoker’s lines.*
COSMETIC FILLERS OTTAWA
We use the Juvéderm® Family of Fillers from Allergan, STYLAGE® dermal fillers by Vivacy Laboratories and BELOTERO® dermal fillers. Our selection of hyaluronic acid fillers can offer instant, natural-looking results to smooth moderate to severe wrinkles. Our standard filler product lasts between 9-12 months, while our premium product will last between 18-24 months. For improved comfort during the treatment and to help minimize pain, our syringes contain the numbing medication lidocaine.*
We are also proud to use RADIESSE® Volumizing Filler from Merz Aesthetics. RADIESSE is formulated with calcium-based microspheres (calcium hydroxylapatite) and gel. This premium filler targets moderate to severe wrinkles. This treatment can provide structure and lift, in addition to stimulating your own body’s natural collagen production to tighten and smooth facial skin. The gel helps to immediately replenish lost volume, while the stimulation of healthy collagen by the calcium hydroxylapatite will continue to provide correction in the weeks and months after treatment.*
How does RADIESSE Volumizing Filler differ from other cosmetic fillers? It can immediately restore lost volume and can also stimulate the production of your body’s own natural collagen. Additionally, results are show to last for 12 months or longer in many patients. RADIESSE can provide a smoother, fuller, more youthful appearance in the cheeks, smile lines, corners of the mouth, marionette lines, chin wrinkles, pre-jowl folds, and hands.*
Discover a new you with wrinkle filler, facial filler, lip filler, or cheek filler injections in Ottawa.*
Help reduce the visible signs of aging with cosmetic filler injections!*
Dermal fillers, also known as cosmetic fillers, are injectable substances made from natural and/or synthetic material. Dermal fillers may help to improve the look of facial skin by restoring volume, contouring or smoothing out moderate to severe wrinkles, fine lines, and folds. Ottawa Skin Clinic uses only high-quality fillers from Allergan’s Juvéderm® family of fillers, Vivacy’s Stylage line and Prollenium’s Revanesse line.*
What is hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a complex sugar that naturally occurs in the human body to add volume and hydrate the skin. Natural hyaluronic must be continually replenished by the body, but the speed of replacement slows as we age. As a result, our body loses the ability to moisturize and hydrate the skin in the same way. Hyaluronic acid injections consist of a stabilized, soft gel that is injected to help restore smooth, supple skin.*
How do dermal fillers work?
Dermal fillers reintroduce hyaluronic acid under the skin. The hyaluronic immediately draws hydration to the area, often resulting in a fresh, revitalized appearance. The injections also help to restore volume.*
What areas can be treated?
Dermal filler injections are most commonly used to help treat wrinkles and fine lines on the face, and to help restore lip fullness, and contour the face. Commonly treated areas include the nose to mouth lines (nasolabial folds), smile lines (perioral lines), marionettes lines, enhancement of lips, and cheek augmentation. Speak with our physician about other treatment options, such as scar correction and restoration of volume loss.*
Who is suitable for dermal filler injections?
Any adult who would like to experience the benefits of cosmetic filler injections should consult with our physicians or medical aestheticians to discuss whether this treatment is appropriate. This treatment is not advised for pregnant/breastfeeding women, anyone with an allergic reaction to dermal fillers, and anyone with allergies to numbing agents.
Who can administer dermal filler injections?
Dermal filler injections should be administered by a trained and qualified practitioner such as a physician or nurse injector under the supervision of a physician.
What is the treatment process?
Before any treatment begins, you will meet with our physician during a consultation to answer any questions, discuss your objectives, and determine if you are a suitable candidate for treatment If so, we can proceed with treatment. In the comfort of our clinic, we will prepare the skin and administer the dermal filler to the designated areas. We will advise you of after-care recommendations and what to expect following the procedure. You are then free to resume your normal activities.*
How long does treatment take?
After your consultation, treatment typically takes less than an hour.*
Is treatment painful?
Some patients experience slight discomfort, however our dermal fillers contain the numbing medication lidocaine, to help minimize pain and improve comfort during treatment.*
What should I do following treatment?
You are free to resume normal daily activities after treatment. Exercise should be upheld for 24 hours, and prolonged exposure to cold, heat or sun should be kept to a minimum for two weeks after injections in order to maintain the integrity of the filler, for longer lasting results.*
When will I see results?
Results are typically instantaneous!*
How long do the results last?
Our standard fillers provide results that typically last between 6-9 months. Our premium fillers typically yield results lasting between 12-24 months.*
Should I return for follow-up injections?
As noted above, results typically endure for up to two years following treatment, however clients are welcome to return for a touch-up treatment to maintain the effects or add more dermal filler until optimal results are achieved.*
Are there any side effects?
Some patients may experience slight pain, swelling, bruising or tenderness at the injection site, but these conditions are generally minor and fade after a day or two in typical cases. Speak with your doctor about after-care pain relief options, such as applying a cold compress or taking pain-relieving medication.*
Are dermal fillers safe?
We use only the highest quality dermal fillers from the most reputable brands in medical aesthetics; Juvéderm®, Stylage and Revanesse. We conduct our treatments in a comfortable, clean, sterile environment and take the utmost precaution to minimize the risk of infection. Allergic reactions to dermal fillers are possible but extremely rare.
*Results are not guaranteed and individual experiences may vary.