Dermal Fillers

Dermal Fillers

Unlock the secret to a refreshed, youthful appearance with the miracle of Dermal Fillers – the non-invasive solution to enhancing your natural beauty. With their ability to instantly smooth away fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging, dermal fillers have become one of the most popular cosmetic treatments available today.

Treatment Length

45 + minutes

Treatment Downtime

Possible bruising and swelling

Treatment Sessions

Consultation required

What we Treat

Dermal fillers are injectable gels used to restore lost volume, enhance facial features, and smooth wrinkles. Made from hyaluronic acid, they offer a safe and effective way to achieve a more youthful and sculpted appearance.

Wrinkles & Folds

Soften fine lines/wrinkles for a more youthful appearance.

Lip Enhancement

Plump lips, define borders and add fullness.

Cheek Augmentation

Enhance contours, provide lift.

Under-Eye Hollows

Reduce hollowness for smoother and brighter appearance.

and more…

Before & After Pictures

Dermal Fillers: Chin + Jawline

Dermal Fillers: Full Face

Dermal Fillers: Lips

Dermal Fillers: Tear Troughs

Individual results may vary. The images presented are for illustrative purposes only and do not guarantee specific outcomes. It’s essential to consult with a qualified professional to determine your suitability for any treatment.

Contents

About Dermal Fillers

The natural aging process can take quite a toll on your skin in many different ways. This process can cause volume loss, wrinkle formation, and overall sagging skin. This happens due to collagen and elastin fibers breaking down over time, as well as a reduction in the size and location of fat pads. Fat pads are responsible for the plump and youthful appearance we have when we are younger.

With the help of dermal fillers, facial appearance can be rejuvenated to past youthfulness. We are always focusing on making you look more refreshed, and NEVER overdone.

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What Are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are injectable products that are used to add volume to the skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. They also can be used to enhance the shape and volume of many areas including the lips and cheeks. Dermal fillers are made from a jelly like substance called hyaluronic acid, which is naturally occuring in the body. The specific product used will depend on the area being treated and the desired outcome.

The procedure typically takes on average 30 minutes to complete and results can last for anywhere from several months to 2 plus years, depending on the specific product used and where it is placed. We use Restylane and Teosyal Hyaluronic Acid dermal fillers at Worthy Skin and Beauty Bar. They are extremely high quality, and look and feel like natural tissue when injected allowing for very natural results. 

What Happens During Your Dermal Filler Procedure?

Your treating clinician will review your medical history to ensure you are healthy enough to undergo the procedure. They will then review the areas being treated and take photos. During a dermal filler injection procedure, the clinician will clean the area to be treated and then administer a small amount of dermal filler into the skin using a fine needle or cannula.

The filler is then distributed beneath the skin’s surface to add volume, smooth out wrinkles and lines, or enhance facial features such as the lips or cheeks. The procedure usually takes between 45 and 60 minutes, depending on the area being treated and the amount of filler used. After the procedure, the healthcare professional may massage the treated area to ensure the filler is evenly distributed and there may be some mild swelling/redness or bruising for a short period of time.

What Is The Best Facial Filler?

Here are several types of dermal fillers that are commonly used to enhance and improve the appearance of the face. Some of the best or more effective facial fillers include:

  • Hyaluronic Acid Fillers such as Restylane & Teosyal: These fillers are made from a naturally occurring substance in the body (hyaluronic acid), and they can add volume and hydration to the skin, smooth out wrinkles and fine lines, and plump up thin lips. They have various types and formulations which vary in texture/density and thickness depending on the area treated  and the depth of wrinkles and fine lines. The clinician will choose which filler is appropriate depending on the location of the injections and your desired results.

  • Calcium Hydroxylapatite Fillers such as Radiesse: This is a thicker filler suitable for deeper wrinkles and more volumization. It will also stimulate natural collagen/elastin and for this reason, lasts much longer than Hyaluronic Acid dermal fillers. It is best used for cheeks & the jawline/chin area. We can also dilute the product with normal saline (called hyperdilute Radiesse), and use it to restore volume to soft tissue and improve the look and texture of the skin.

How Long Do Dermal Fillers Last?

The duration of results from dermal fillers can vary depending on the type of filler used, the area of the body being treated, and the individual’s underlying skin type and condition.

Hyaluronic acid fillers such as Restylane, and Teosyal have a wide range of duration from 9 months to 24 months, depending on the product used, the area treated and the individual’s physiology and metabolism.

It’s important to keep in mind that the duration of results will also depend on factors such as the amount of product used, the skill level of the healthcare professional performing the procedure and the individual’s metabolism and lifestyle. Results can be seen immediately post treatment, but do continue to improve over the first few weeks.

What Dermal Filler Brands Does Our Team Use?

The team at Worthy Skin & Beauty Bar use state of the art techniques to minimize discomfort, and to give the most natural looking AND feeling results. In addition, we use proven and trustworthy brands like Restylane® and Teosyal®.

All products are considered safe and effective when they are administered by a qualified professional. The final decision on which product is best will depend on various factors such as the individual’s specific needs and goals, as well as the underlying skin type and condition. 

Which Dermal Filler Is The Best Option For You?

The best dermal filler option for a given patient will depend on a variety of factors, including the individual’s specific aesthetic goals, their underlying skin type and condition, and any other medical considerations. Some of the most popular dermal filler options include:

  • Hyaluronic acid fillers, such as Teosyal and Restylane, which can add volume to the skin and smooth out wrinkles and fine lines.

  • Calcium hydroxylapatite fillers, such as Radiesse, which can stimulate collagen production and add volume to the skin.

You will always have a complimentary consultation before undergoing any dermal filler treatment to ensure the appropriate product and technique are used. We offer complimentary consultations at Worthy Skin & Beauty Bar where you will have the opportunity to sit down with your injector. This is a great time to discuss your goals, and answer any questions you may have regarding your treatment. Your injector will create a custom treatment plan for you, and explain which products/areas will be treated and why.

How Are Dermal Fillers Injected?

Dermal fillers are made from hyaluronic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in the skin and helps to add volume and hydration. The procedure for injecting typically involves the following steps:

  1. The clinician will review your medical history, take photos and explain the consent forms and aftercare prior to beginning the treatment.

  2. The clinician will clean and numb the area to be treated, using the strongest prescription local anesthetic.

  3. Using a fine needle or cannula, the clinician will inject the filler into the targeted area in small amounts. Depending on the area of treatment and the desired results, the clinician may inject the filler into multiple layers of the skin.

  4. The clinician will then massage the treated area to ensure the filler is distributed evenly.

  5. The procedure is completed after that, and the clinician will take photos and review aftercare with you. 

The injection itself can take anywhere from 15 to 60 minutes, depending on the number of areas being treated and the desired results.

What Treatment Areas Can Dermal Fillers Be Used For?

Dermal fillers can be used to treat a variety of areas on the face and body. Some of the most common areas treated with dermal fillers include:

  • Lips: Fillers can be used to add volume/definition & hydration to the lips, as well as to smooth out wrinkles and fine lines around the mouth.

  • Cheeks: Fillers can be used to add volume to the cheeks and to create a more youthful, lifted appearance to the face. Cheeks are often injected when treating other areas of the face (like nasolabial folds) to add structure and support.

  • Nasolabial folds: Fillers can be used to smooth out wrinkles and lines that run from the nose to the corners of the mouth, also known as laugh lines.

  • Under-eye area: Fillers can be used to replaced volume to the under-eye area and to smooth out wrinkles and fine lines.

  • Jawline and chin: Fillers can be used to enhance the jawline and chin and to create a more defined and balanced facial profile. It can also help to reduce the appearance of jowls, giving a more lifted appearance to the lower face.

  • Hands: Fillers can be used to add volume to the hands and smooth out wrinkles and age-related volume loss.

  • Necklace Lines: Fillers can be injected into the horizontal neck lines to smooth out area and give a more refreshed appearance.

Keep in mind that not every dermal filler product is recommended to be used in every area mentioned, during your initial consultation our team will determine what product should be used to capture the desired effect. We also advise our clients that not everyone is a candidate for each area listed above. This is why we always start each treatment with a complimentary consultation to ensure you are the perfect candidate and can get the results you are looking for.

What Results can You Expect From Dermal Fillers?

The results that can be achieved with dermal fillers can vary depending on the type of filler used, the area of the body being treated, and the individual’s underlying skin type and condition. Generally, dermal fillers can be used to achieve a variety of aesthetic goals, including:

  • Adding volume and fullness to the skin: Fillers can be used to add volume to areas of the face and body that have become thin or hollow due to aging or weight loss. This can help to create a more youthful, lifted appearance to the face, enhance the lips and cheekbones and smooth out wrinkles and fine lines.

  • Smooth out wrinkles and fine lines: Fillers can be used to smooth out wrinkles and fine lines on the face, such as crow’s feet, smile lines, and wrinkles around the mouth.

  • Improve facial symmetry: Fillers can be used to balance out asymmetrical features of the face, such as uneven lips.

  • Enhance facial contours: Fillers can be used to enhance and contour facial features such as the cheeks, jawline and chin.

  • Plumping thinning lips: Fillers can be used to add volume to the lips, making them look fuller and more defined.

  • Reduce the appearance of scars: In some cases, fillers can be used to reduce the appearance of acne scars and other types of scars.

It’s important to keep in mind that the results of dermal fillers are not permanent and typically require touch-up treatments to maintain the desired effects.

How Long Does It Take To See Results?

The speed at which results from dermal fillers become visible can vary depending on the type of filler used, the area that’s being treated, and the individual’s underlying skin type and condition. Some people may see results immediately after the treatment, while others may need a few days or even a week or two for the effects to become fully visible.

With hyaluronic acid fillers, the results are visible right after the treatment, but do continue to improve as they take on water and infiltrate into the tissue. You may see swelling/redness and bruising around the injection site initially, but will heal within 2 weeks.

It’s important to note that results from dermal fillers are not permanent and touch-up treatments will be needed to maintain the desired results. It’s always best to consult with a qualified healthcare professional to determine the expected duration of results for your individual case.

Are Dermal Fillers Safe To Use?

Dermal fillers are considered safe to use when they are administered by a qualified and licensed healthcare professional. In Canada, Health Canada regulates the safety, efficacy and quality of these products before they are made available to the public. Fillers are classified as medical devices and have to meet the same regulatory requirements as other medical devices before they can be authorized for sale in Canada.

Health Canada has authorized various types of dermal fillers, including hyaluronic acid-based fillers, poly-L-lactic acid-based fillers, and calcium hydroxylapatite-based fillers for facial augmentation, correction of wrinkles and fine lines.

As with any medical procedure, there can be some risks and side effects associated with the use of dermal fillers, however, if performed by a qualified healthcare professional, the risk of complications is minimal. Some of the most common side effects include:

  • Bruising, swelling, or redness at the injection site

  • Minor pain or discomfort at the injection site

It’s important to have a consultation with a licensed and trained healthcare professional prior to the treatment to discuss the specific treatment plan and the potential risks, and make sure that the right product is being used for the right area of treatment.

It’s important to ensure that the practitioner who administers the treatment is licensed and regulated by the College of Nurses in their province, and has the training, experience and qualifications to perform the procedure safely and effectively.

AFTER CARE RECOMMENDATIONS

Minimize Movement

Avoid excessive rubbing, touching, or manipulating the treated area for the first few hours. This allows the filler to settle in evenly.

Manage Swelling

Mild swelling, redness, or tenderness at the injection sites is normal. Apply a cool compress for brief periods (10-15 minutes) throughout the day to help reduce swelling. 

Sleep Position

Elevate your head slightly while sleeping for the first few nights to minimize swelling.

Makeup Application

Wait at least 24 hours before applying makeup to the treated area. This allows the injection sites to heal and minimizes the risk of infection.

Avoid Strenuous Activity

Refrain from strenuous exercise or activities for 24 hours. This helps prevent increased swelling and bruising.

Hydrate

Drink plenty of fluids throughout the day to stay hydrated and support your body’s natural healing process.