Wrinkles may appear anywhere on the face, and the majority of them can be reduced or eliminated with the use of facial dermal fillers or a variety of other cosmetic procedures.
The process of growing older is unfortunately unavoidable. The emergence of fine lines and wrinkles on the skin, as well as drooping and creases that occur in the sensitive regions around the eyes and lips, are the first indicators of ageing that most people notice. Wrinkles, on the other hand, are not usually the result of age. Everyday actions like chatting, laughing, or squinting when reading or looking at your phone may all contribute to the production of wrinkles on your face.
Over the years, cosmetic procedures have been more efficient in reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, revealing a more youthful and rejuvenated complexion of skin. When you come to Visage Medical Spa, our estheticians will collaborate with you to achieve attractive results that will revitalize your skin. As a result, we’ve created this guide to address all of the frequently asked questions about fillers and the advantages they may provide. Continue reading to find out more about this popular cosmetic treatment option.
What is Dermal Filler?
Dermal fillers are our clients’ favorite non-surgical treatment available at the Visage Medical Spa in Toronto because the benefits are immediate and the procedure is quick and safe. The filler comprises hyaluronic acid gel elements that are similar to those found naturally in the body. Injectable dermal fillers are utilized to rejuvenate the appearance of the whole face, giving it a more youthful appearance. Results may be observed immediately and can last for up to a year after application. Visage Medical Spa consistently puts the client’s needs first and tailors its services to meet those needs.
What can Dermal Filler Do for You?
Using fillers or increasing the amount of volume in the face, patients can achieve a younger-looking face by correcting and filling parts of the face, such as smile lines and tear lines, as well as forming the chin, cheeks, and nose. By doing so, users can achieve a chin that appears more sharp, resulting in the face appearing oval, and a nose that is more pointed.
Fillers function under the skin’s surface to enhance the elasticity of drooping skin, as opposed to older procedures that tend to just tighten and flatten the skin of the cheeks and chin. A variety of fillers are available, including hyaluronic acid, which may be utilized in specific regions such as the right or left corner of the mouth, to plump up the lips, and to fill the basin under the eyes, among others.
How Does It Work?
The epidermis, dermis, and subcutaneous layers of the skin are the three primary layers that make up the skin:
The epidermis is the outermost layer of the skin, which contains skin cells that are continually being replaced.
The dermis is the middle layer of the skin, and it is responsible for the production of collagen and elastin. In the skin, collagen acts as a structural support, while elastin acts as a strength and flexibility factor.
Finally, the subcutaneous layer, which is the deepest layer, is found underneath the dermis. This layer provides support for the two layers above it.
HA may be present in all layers of the skin and is responsible for retaining moisture and keeping the skin moisturized. Cell renewal occurs quite fast in younger skin, but this process slows down dramatically as the body ages. As a result of the slowing down, the skin has less HA, collagen, and elastin to sustain it, leading the skin to become thinner and more fragile. If the skin is subjected to the effects of external factors such as sun exposure and food, it will sag and wrinkle as well as lose its volume with time. Repeated motion and gravity, on the other hand, may also add to the appearance of aging skin.
Dermal fillers are used to temporarily increase the amount of HA in the skin, hence restoring volume and filling in creases and wrinkles on the face and body. It takes time for the gels to integrate organically into the tissue, allowing essential elements such as oxygen and hormones to continue to travel through the skin. Once the HA has been naturally broken down and absorbed by the body, it will no longer be needed.
What you Should know Before Getting Filler in Toronto
Understanding how your filler treatment works is the first step toward a successful outcome and experience at our clinic. Before you receive your filler injections in Toronto, here are some things you should know.
Before The Treatment
Makeup and any other cosmetics should be removed from the face before receiving a treatment to ensure that the skin is clean. This may be accomplished with the help of an astringent or a face washing lotion. Using cold water will help to prevent pores from being dilated. For at least 3 days before treatment, it is highly suggested that you do not take any anti-inflammatory medications (such as aspirin, Advil, or ibuprofen) since they may exacerbate swelling or bleeding at the injection site. It is also suggested to refrain from consuming alcohol, fish oil, ginkgo, and omega-3 fatty acids before therapy.
After The Treatment
For the first few days after treatment, attempt to keep the face as calm as possible by refraining from making any highly expressive facial movements and refraining from engaging in any vigorous activity. For a few days after the treatment, it is also vital to avoid being exposed to high temperatures (such as those found in a sauna or tanning bed). This will help to ensure that your effects last longer! Do not massage the injected region unless specifically told to do so. Makeup may be reapplied as soon as the treatment is completed.
Things To Avoid After The Treatment
The following substances should be avoided immediately before and after the treatment:
- Advil, aspirin or other anti-inflammatory medications
- Fish oil and omega-3 fatty acids
- Excessive physical activity
- Exposure to extreme heat or cold
- Additional Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Fillers in Toronto
Can Fillers be Used Without Considering their Safety?
Fillers are quite safe to use. Fillers containing hyaluronic acid are the most common form of filler utilized in our practice. The product is simply broken down by our bodies after a few months of consumption. Even though Fillers are not suggested for women who are pregnant or lactating.
Which Filler Product is Most Suitable for my Needs?
Fillers are available in a variety of forms on the market. Despite the fact that they all do the same task, certain fillers perform better than others depending on the region being treated. When you come in for your appointment, our cosmetic injector will examine your face and prescribe the kind of filler that would provide the greatest results for your situation.
What is the Timeline for Completing the Procedure?
The treatment might take up to 40 minutes in most cases once a consultation has taken place.
When Can I Expect to See Results from My Experience?
The advantage of fillers is that they may be seen almost immediately after injection. However, the skin must settle after fillers are used, and after any swelling has subsided, you will be able to notice the genuine benefits around a week following the procedure.
How is the Treatment Administered?
Fillers are injected into the soft tissue using a syringe to give it volume and shape. The syringe contains a local anesthetic, which helps to make the procedure more pleasant for the patient. Our cosmetic injector strives to make their patients as comfortable as possible. A topical anesthetic is used before the injection and ice is applied as needed to increase the level of pain relief. The likelihood of bruising is also reduced as a result.
What is the Duration of the Results?
Generally speaking, fillers may last between 6 and 12 months on average; however, outcomes can vary from person to person. For your fillers to last as long as possible, it is essential that you maintain them and come in for “touch ups.” The typical individual will have a filler treatment done 1-2 times per year on their face.
Are Fillers a Painful Experience?
The majority of patients report feeling a pinch-like sensation during the first injection. It also depends on who is administering the injection. Our Doctors and Nurses are well-known for having light hands, which patients like since it makes the therapy much more pleasant for them.
What Happens if I Decide not to Continue Using Fillers for the Time Being? Can I Expect to Look Worse?
No. When you stop using fillers or when the filler fades out, your face will never deteriorate. Fillers also do not cause the skin to stretch. Fillers, on the other hand, have the opposite effect of delaying and slowing the aging process. When you stop receiving treatments, the “aging clock” resumes its regular operation, and you will simply return to the point where you were before you began.
What will my Appearance be like After the Filler Injections?
Patients may have mild edema and redness immediately after the treatment. In most cases, it will lessen within a few hours to a few days. Each individual differs from the other and effects can vary per patient. Following a filler treatment, the following results may be expected in particular regions, to give you a sense of what to expect:
- Lips will appear larger
- Cheeks will appear fuller, raised and contoured
- Nasal labial folds will appear softer and less heavy looking
- The appearance of marionette lines will be softer and less saggy
Are There any Side Effects Associated with the Treatment With Filler?
Little difficulties may develop, but they are usually simple to deal with since they are minor. Side effects of fillers might include minor swelling, redness, bruising, and pain. They can also involve some slight discomfort. These are just transitory and do not generally endure for very long. Following a filler treatment, a person might anticipate being able to return to their regular schedule. After your treatment you will be given the appropriate timeline to follow in order to ensure to achieve the best results possible.
Will my Results Look Natural?
It is possible to get a beautiful, natural, and young appearance by using the proper quantity of fillers and placing them in the ideal locations. Fillers are not intended to provide completely distinct characteristics. When performed by a skilled professional with considerable understanding of face anatomy, the result is a natural-looking enhancement of the patient’s own facial characteristics.
How Much do Fillers in Toronto Cost?
The face filler treatment regimens that we develop for our patients are completely tailored to their specific requirements. As a result, no two plans are priced in the same way. You may find out more by contacting us for a free first consultation, during which we can address any queries you may have about price.
The Consultation Process at Visage Medical Spa Toronto
The consultation process will determine which treatment plan to follow to ensure we are able to achieve the exact results that you’re wanting. The esthetician will go through the risks and consequences, as well as provide you with an idea of what to anticipate in terms of outcomes and recovery timeframes.
Despite the fact that the first consultation is extremely in-depth, the subsequent treatment sessions may be completed in as little as 5 minutes. For this reason, many patients come in during their lunch periods for injectable dermal filler treatments in order to optimize efficiency. In order to suit your time limits and hectic schedule, our Visage Medical Spa Team will do all in their power to accommodate you.
Contact Us to make an appointment with our Visage Medical Spa specialists. Hopefully, we will be able to meet in person soon and help you create your beautiful results.