Fillers 2017-01-05T17:58:41+00:00

Fillers

Facial fillers are used to smooth out lines and wrinkles and to restore lost facial volume.

Dermal fillers are injectable substances that are strategically and precisely injected under the skin to restore or enhance facial features. There are many different types of fillers on the market today, varying by product, purpose and duration.

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Types of Fillers

The Artistry of Fillers: Facial fillers are really where the art and science of dermatology meet.  Having a filler injection is not as straightforward as getting the filler injected. The proper amount, in the right anatomic area, with an advanced knowledge of the underlying anatomy is critical to achieving success with facial fillers. Let Dr. Hong and his team  work with you to achieve your goals.

The dermatologists and staff at SkinfitMD will help you to decide which is the best product for your particular concern.

Most dermal fillers such as Restylane®, Perlane® and, EmervelTM, and Juvederm™ including Juvederm Voluma and Volift consist of hyaluronic acid, a sugar gel that naturally occurs in the skin, and helps to maintain moisture and volume. Hyaluronic acid is what makes youthful skin look so plump and healthy.
Hyaluronic acid fillers can be used to treat small lines and folds or can be used to restore lost volume and to help contour the face, creating a smoother and more youthful look. Here is a complete list of hyaluronic acid fillers available at SkinfitMD. Types of dermal fillers utilized at SkinFitMD in Surrey include Restylane, Perlane, Belotero, Juvederm, Juvederm VOLUMA, Juvederm VOLIFT, Juvederm VOLBELLA, Radiesse, Sculptra and the Emervel suite of products including Emervel Lips.

Several of these fillers are appropriate for natural-looking lip augmentations. We work closely with our patients to determine which dermal filler is the best fit for your concern and lifestyle.

Radiesse is another filler that is available at SkinfitMD. Made of calcium hydroxylapetite, this filler is ideal for restoring volume in the backs of the hands and for sculpting the jawline.
Sculptra is another unique product offered at SkinfitMD. Offered at only the most advance facial rejuvenation centres, Sculptra uses Poly-L-lactic Acid which is a liquid that is injected into the skin to stimulate collagen growth. Unlike other fillers, an immediate effect is not appreciated. However, Sculptra injections can cause long lasting stimulation of collagen causing improvements in facial volume, contouring, and improvement of fine lines and wrinkles. Sculptra patients also notice an improvement in skin thickness, which also improves elasticity.

Some facial fillers, such as Juvederm VOLUMA™ and Juvederm VOLIFT, are used primarily to restore lost volume and to help contour the face, creating a smoother and more youthful look.

Frequently Asked Questions

Once injected, hyaluronic acid-based fillers work with the body’s own hyaluronic acid and the water in your skin to restore lost volume and fill deep wrinkles.

Over time the injected hyaluronic acid is broken down through the body’s natural process to sugars and water that are metabolized and eliminated by the body.

  • Creates a natural, more youthful appearance without surgery
  • Instant results
  • Long-lasting results (dependant on type of filler)
  • Minimal to no downtime
After your consultation with the the dermatologist to identify treatment goals and to determine which product is appropriate, the next step will be to determine which type of anesthesia will be required to ensure your treatment is as comfortable as possible. This may include topical anesthetic cream or small injections of local anesthetic.

Using a very fine needle, the filler will be gently placed into the area requiring correction. A dermal filler treatment takes 15 to 60 minutes, depending on the area(s) being treated.

After your treatment, you may return immediately to your normal activities. Some patients may experience swelling and/or bruising for a few days after treatment.

The duration of dermal fillers depends on several factors, including where they are placed and how much product is used. Restylane and Perlane typically last about 8-12 months, but many patients find that their treatments are effective for even longer. Juvederm filler can last up to one year. Juvederm VOLUMA can last up to 18 months.

At SkinFitMD in Surrey, BC, all dermal filler treatments are performed by Dr Hong. As a dermatologist, the specialists at SkinfitMD are well qualified to recommend the most appropriate dermal filler for your needs. More importantly, our extensive experience with filler injections will ensure a natural, more youthful-looking outcome.

Filler treatments are not only about picking the right product, it is about knowing the facial anatomy and tissue dynamics to know where exactly where to place the filler to achieve the desired results.

At SkinfitMD we understand that the majority of patients wish to be discreet about their treatments and do not want to look like something was done. Our goal is to restore lost volume to provide a fresher, more rested look.

Contact us to book your anti aging treatment with dermal filler today.

Benefits

  • Creates a natural, more youthful appearance without surgery
  • Instant results
  • Long-lasting results (dependant on type of filler)
  • Minimal to no downtime

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