As we age, our facial contour changes due to natural fat loss and bone restructuring. This can lead to sagging in other areas of the face. Hyaluronic Acid (HA) fillers are temporary Dermal Fillers that plump tissue, restore lost volume, create a natural “lift”, and aesthetically enhance cheeks, lips, etc. The use of dermal fillers has increased steadily in the cosmetic industry to become one of the most common non-surgical cosmetic treatments in North America. The effects are immediate, with minimal to no down time. They are injected in a gel consistency to fill lost volume, lift sagging tissue, enhance facial angles, soften lines and wrinkles, or define and enhance lips. Hyaluronic Acid fillers are the safest dermal fillers on the market as they are completely reversible with a reversing medication. Areas of the face that we can treat with dermal fillers include: the temples, cheeks, tear troughs, nasolabial folds and marionette lines, lips, chin and jawline. During your consultation we will discuss which areas you are experiencing volume loss in order to achieve the best natural results.
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring in our bodies, thus overtime your body will degrade it. Dermal fillers have a gel like consistency, and one will be chosen that mimics the area of the face that is being treated. Therefore each treatment area will have a different longevity. Although the average longevity is 1-2 years, some people can have effects lasting longer.
Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are a non surgical option with minimal to no down time. You can return to work right after your treatment. The most “down time” experienced is some swelling and bruising, which will last a few days to a couple weeks.
Those who are/have:
– Under the age of 18
– Pregnant women and nursing mothers
– Bleeding abnormalities (Anticoagulant use)
– Hypertrophic or keloidal scarring
– Active infection in the treatment area (e.g. Psoriasis, eczema, rosacea, acne flareup)
– Impaired healing (due to immunosuppression)
– Previous anaphylactic reaction to bee stings