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Dermal Fillers

Dermal Fillers Abbotsford

Dermal fillers are gel-like substances injected under the skin to create a smoother and fuller appearance. Dermal fillers are a type of non-surgical procedure that typically provides temporary results because they are made from materials that the body eventually breaks down and absorbs. Due to this temporary nature, the injection procedure may need to be repeated multiple times to maintain the desired effect. The effects of dermal fillers can be seen within 24-48 hours after injection and can last 6 – 24 months depending on the injection site and other factors.

 

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What are Dermal Fillers Used for?

As you age, your body will start to lose collagen. Collagen is an important substance that exists in your skin, muscles, bones, and connective tissues. Decreased amounts of collagen cause your skin to become loose and lose volume. In other words, your skin becomes thinner, loses elasticity, starts to sag, becomes wrinkled, and shows other signs of aging. The typical injection process takes less than an hour and many people see the results of a dermal filler injection within 1 to 2 days.

You may choose to receive a dermal filler treatment to:

  • Add volume to sagging skin.
  • Make your facial features more symmetrical.
  • Restore the fullness of lips, cheeks, under-eye areas, the chin, and the jawline.
  • Reduce the appearance of acne scars on your face.
  • Smooth wrinkles and creases on your face.

What Types of Dermal Fillers are Available?

There are many types of dermal fillers available, each with different primary ingredients. The most common types of dermal fillers include:

Hyaluronic Acid (HA)

This substance is a naturally occurring acid in your skin. It gives your skin volume and maintains a healthy level of hydration. Your body will stop producing hyaluronic acid as it ages, decreasing skin volume and natural moisture. Results from a HA injection typically last 6 months to 1 year depending on the injection site and other factors.

What Does the Procedure Look Like?

Before you can receive a dermal filler treatment, you will need to have a consultation with a member of our team. Here, we will examine your skin and ask you about your goals to determine which solution would be best for your needs. During this consultation, we will also inquire about your medical history, current medications, and allergies to ensure that you can safely receive a dermal filler injection.

Once you have been determined to be suitable for dermal fillers, our team will outline your options and help you make an informed decision. Once a product has been chosen, your injection will be scheduled.

Using a thin needle, a small amount of filler will be injected under your skin. The needle may slightly pinch or sting, but most people do not experience significant pain during these injections. These injections may be repeated in several areas based on your needs. The injection process can take anywhere from a few minutes to approximately one hour based on the number of injections required and other considerations.

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Dermal Filler Frequently Asked Questions

What do Dermal Fillers Cost?

A syringe can cost between $500 to $700. Please come in for a complimentary consultation to receive accurate pricing based on your needs.

What are the Risks of Dermal Fillers?

Risks of dermal fillers include, but are not limited to:

  • Acne-like skin eruptions
  • Asymmetry
  • Bleeding from the injection site
  • Bruising
  • Damage to the skin that results in a wound and possible scarring
  • Infection at the injection site
  • Lumps
  • Palpability of the filler under the surface of the skin
  • Skin necrosis (ulceration or loss of skin from disruption of blood flow)
  • Skin rash with itching
  • Skin redness
  • Swelling
  • Under- or over-correction of wrinkles

Who Should Avoid Dermal Fillers?

You should not receive a dermal filler treatment if:

  • You are pregnant or nursing
  • You have a history of bee/wasp sting allergy
  • You are currently taking an antibiotic
  • You are on a blood thinner

Where Can Dermal Fillers be Used?

Treatment areas for dermal fillers include:

  • Tear troughs (eye bags)
  • Nose
  • Cheeks
  • Marionette Lines
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Lips
  • Chin and jawline
  • Neck

How do Dermal Fillers Work?

When a dermal filler is injected into the skin, it smooths out fine lines and wrinkles while restoring volume. Dermal fillers essentially work in place of diminished fat, collagen, and elastin to reduce signs of aging and damaged skin.

When Will I See Results After Receiving a Dermal Filler?

Results will vary based on the type of filler used, though most types will show noticeable results within 24-48 hours after the injection.

How Long do Dermal Fillers Last?

Dermal filler treatments can last between 6 to 24 months depending on the type of filler used and the individual being treated. The effects of dermal fillers are temporary because they are made from materials that the body will eventually break down and absorb.

Are Dermal Fillers Safe?

When administered properly, dermal fillers are one of the safest cosmetic treatments available. After the treatment is finished, most individuals can simply resume their day as usual. Any potential side effects of your treatment should clear up within a few days of your treatment.

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