Face the Facts – Top 5 Dermal Filler Facts
Whether they admit it or not, more of your friends probably treat themselves to injectable fillers than those who don’t
This facial cosmetic treatment is affordable and quick and produces incredible results to lift and rejuvenate the appearance. Fillers are intended to replace the volume that we lose during the aging process as well as smooth out lines and wrinkles. No wonder men and women are paying visits to plastic surgery centres all around Canada to avail themselves of this age-reversing procedure more than ever before. Here is some essential injectable filler information if you are considering dermal fillers for yourself.
1) The first important fact you should know is that dermal fillers are completely safe
They have been approved for use in Canada since 1981. Fillers were approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for cosmetic use in the U.S.A. prior to that, but was not immediately authorized here. Thorough testing in our own laboratories using Canadian participants was necessary before any dermal filler product was approved by Health Canada.
2) Only licenced, trained professionals are certified to perform the injections in Canada
Facial cosmetic surgeons, dermatologists, doctors, and nurses are able to offer treatments. Just be cautious in selecting your injector. Licensing is not the only prerequisite that a person should look for when searching for an injector. Although proper training is essential, the professional must also have a thorough understanding of facial symmetry and balance to produce optimum results. One of our doctors, Dr. Cory Torgerson, is recognized as an expert in facial cosmetic surgery and has been a much sought-after speaker as well as a trainer in the art of injection. In Toronto, his clients are offered the boutique service of having only medical doctors personally do their injectable filler treatment.
3) Most dermal fillers consist of hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring sugar in our skin and joints
These substances are modified into a gel-like consistency that enables them to be injected with a needle. If this makes you feel a little squeamish, there are several demonstration videos available on the Internet that will ease your mind and show you how truly easy the whole treatment can be.
4) Hyaluronic acid is not long lasting
Over time, these fillers break down and are metabolized back into the body. The length of time that the filler lasts depends on the person it is injected into and the type of filler that was used. Normally, fillers last for a period of 6 to 12 months. Although successive treatments are needed to maintain the results, after several appointments, a base or foundation is formed and the filler lasts longer. In recent years, semi-lasting fillers have become available.
5) Finally, it is essential to know that treatments are not painful
A topical anaesthetic can be applied to the face, but many of the popular fillers have anaesthetic already blended with the product. The injections feel like any other needle and require no downtime to heal. There may be slight redness or bruising at the injection site, and the face sometimes feels tight for a couple of days afterward.
Choosing an experienced, reputable, expert injector like one of our doctors, is the best place to start. Our doctors knowledge and artistic ability will make you feel confident that you made the right choice and that your results will be excellent.
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