As we age, our skin loses its volume, hydration, and elasticity – all of which promote a youthful, healthy-looking appearance. Injectable Filler is used to give volume and create contours on the face where they are needed or where the volume has disappeared with age. Often called Dermal Fillers or Facial Fillers, these products are temporary and non-surgical and can result in a younger, refreshed, and revitalized appearance. Dr. Torgerson uses only the top-rated and best hyaluronic products available in Canada today, such as Juvederm, Teosyal Ultimate, Teosyal Global, Redensity II, Perlane, Restylane, Voluma, Volbella and Volift. All of these dermal fillers have an excellent safety record and are approved by Health Canada. With an incredible range of dermal fillers available to choose from, our Facial Plastic Surgeon can quickly and easily redefine facial contours, replace lost volume, and restore a more youthful look – naturally and non-surgically. The best dermal fillers on the market today are created with a hyaluronic acid (HA) base: a safe, naturally-occurring sugar already created by our bodies. Hyaluronic acid is found throughout our body in our connective and neural tissues in places such as our joints and eyes. This mean that hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are considered extremely low-risk with minimal complications. Injectable fillers with hyaluronic acid are naturally metabolized over time and disappear from our bodies in a safe way. Dermal filler is also safe to use with all skin types and is popular among men and women alike.
Equally as important as choosing the right dermal filler is choosing an experienced and qualified injector who is current with the latest techniques. An injector without the proper skills and training can lead to a mediocre result at best. The biggest complication that could arise from using dermal filler has nothing to do with an approved, quality product, but in fact could be caused by an inexperienced injector. To achieve the desired visual impact, patients need to choose an expert injector with a keen aesthetic eye for beauty.
Dr. Torgerson performs all of the dermal filler treatments at our clinic and does not assign the treatments to a nurse. Dr. Torgerson is passionate about the art of dermal filler techniques and takes great care in the craftsmanship of the results. Dr. Torgerson’s goal with dermal filler such as Juvederm is to utilize a global approach so that the face is enhanced in the most natural and attractive way.
Due to his expertise, artistic skill, and excellent safety record, Dr. Torgerson is in high demand by patients and health professionals alike. Working extensively with the leading injectable dermal filler companies, Dr. Torgerson provides training sessions in which he teaches other surgeons, family physicians, and nurses about proper and cutting-edge injectable filler techniques. Injectable filler treatments can be provided at the same time as the initial free consult, should you choose to proceed.
Most injectable dermal filler treatments, including hyaluronic acid facial fillers, can be quickly and easily done within 15 minutes to 1 hour, depending on clients’ needs. Before your treatment, Dr. Torgerson recommends avoiding anti-inflammatory drugs (Motrin, Advil, Ibuprofen, etc.), Aspirin, vitamin E, ginseng, and gingko biloba for 1 week to help prevent possible bruising. Dr. Torgerson’s dermal filler treatments will involve topical freezing to make the procedure comfortable and simple. Most injectable filler products on the market today also contain lidocaine, which is a freezing agent that adds additional comfort during the procedure. With this dual approach, our patients can enjoy a comfortable experience.
The results with dermal fillers are visible immediately, which is wonderful for the patient’s instant gratification. Dermal fillers can involve minor swelling and sometimes minimal bruising. The swelling usually peaks within the first 24 hours. Some patients don’t mind the swelling and continue on with their day as per normal. Some patients will experience mild swelling for up to 7 to 10 days. Both of these effects are considered absolutely normal and will subside and resolve shortly.
If you tend to bruise, Dr. Torgerson recommends taking a homeopathic remedy such as Arnica, which is available at most drug stores. It is available in oral form prior to your appointment and can also be applied topically after. Patients can resume normal activity, including regular exercising, after treatments. However, it is best to wait 2 weeks before or after a non-surgical laser treatment before receiving an injectable filler treatment.
As a facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Torgerson enjoys using injectable filler to create a unified, seamless appearance on the face. Through his skilled injector techniques, Dr. Torgerson uses dermal filler in all of the following areas:
Facial Injectable fillers typically last anywhere from 6 months to 18 months, depending on where the vials are injected. Lip Augmentation or Lip plumping typically lasts only 6 months since we are eating and talking and constantly moving our mouths; therefore, the hyaluronic acid is metabolized at a much faster rate. Dermal filler will last longer in other areas of the face that do not move so often. Voluma, Volift, and Volbella are clinically proven to be the longest-lasting dermal fillers on the market today at approximately 18 months. Teosyal products such as Teosyal Global, Teosyal Kiss and Teosyal Ultimate are known to last 12 to 18 months before the hyaluronic acid is metabolized.
Products such as Juvederm, Perlane, and Restylane will last anywhere from 6 to 9 months, depending on the facial area they are injected into. Another wonderful feature of hyaluronic dermal filler is that it is reversible and biodegradable. If any patient is unsatisfied with their final results, a product called hyaluronidaise can be used to quickly melt the injectable filler, and the patient will return to their pre-injection appearance within an hour. The use of this is very rare and usually stems from a patient needing to correct what an inexperienced injector has done.
Dermal Filler Cost is always a consideration. In Toronto, dermal filler brands give people a lot of flexibility in filler prices as there is a wide range of facial fillers available. Dermal Filler Price can be dependant upon the longevity of the product. Some fillers, such as the popular Juvederm or Restylane brand, last only 5 -6 months. Others such as Volumalift or Volbella have been shown to last as long as 18 months. The more longer lasting the filler is, the higher the filler cost.
Another factor that can influence the dermal filler cost is the experience of the injector. Dermal Filler deals and deep discounts on filler prices may be a reflection of an inexperienced injector trying to build a client base and gain more practice. When it comes to your face, we firmly believe that only the best will do. That’s why at our Toronto clinic, we have only doctors injecting facial filler for our clients and not nurses. It may mean our injectable filler price is between $600- $850 per syringe, but it also means you can trust that great results will be achieved and you will not have major complications often associated to Toronto injectors who are less qualified.
Also influencing dermal filler cost is the specialization of the product used. In today’s growing cosmetic industry, dermal fillers are becoming more custom and tailored for specific areas of the face. The popular European injectable filler brand, Teosyal has several such award-winning dermal fillers: Redensity II is targeted for the undereye area to combat dark circles. Teosyal Kiss is a lip filler that is a great balance between softness and structure to give a kissable lip enhancement. Teosyal Ultimate is a dermal filler that carries a lot of structure to help correct deep lines and wrinkles. Depending on the type of augmentation you are looking for, a specific injectable filler could be used. Some of these dermal fillers cost more than others depending on the filler brand you choose and the facial area of concern. If you are focused on the eyes, lips or nose, the dermal fillers price is going to run between $700-850 as these types of filler injections are more complex; if you are looking for cheek volume to add contouring angles, you would be looking at a dermal filler cost running between $600- $700 as there are many options for this more simple type of filler injection. Please note, these dermal filler prices are general guidelines and are subject to change in time.
Some of the more standard original filler brands, such as Juvederm and Restylane will also be priced lower if you are looking for a dermal filler deal. This is because they do not last as long as the more advanced filler products that have come onto the Canadian market in more recent years. That being said, Health Canada has a stringent protocol for dermal filler approval, so as long as the dermal filler you choose is Health Canada approved, you know it is a safe and quality tested product.
If you have any other questions regarding dermal filler cost and dermal filler brands, we would love to hear from you! Please contact our Toronto clinic over the phone or through email and we would be happy to discuss filler prices and the types of filler for the face with you personally.