Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Fillers (e.g. JUVEDERM®, RESTYLANE®)

Serving Hamilton, Stoney Creek, Grimsby and surrounding areas

How does a wrinkle form?

  • Your skin consists of two layers known as the epidermis and the dermis
  • The dermis, or innermost layer of the skin, is composed primarily of connective tissue and provides the skin with a support network.
    • Most facial wrinkles and deeper nasolabial folds occur within the dermal layer of the skin
  • Much like a sponge, its primary function is to absorb water, which creates volume in the face
  • As we age, HA diminishes, which contributes to the presence of lines and folds. Hyaluronic acid fillers (Juvederm®, Restylane®) work to correct this by restoring hyaluronic acid in your skin

What areas can be treated?:

  • Crow’s feet
  • Laugh lines
  • Smoker’s lines
  • Frown lines
  • Superficial to Moderate wrinkles

What is a hyaluronic acid filler made of?

  • Hyaluronic acid is a substance which is naturally present in the skin. It is of non-animal origin and unlike collagen, it does not require any preliminary test.

How long does it last?

  • The effects of hyaluronic acid usually last 9 months, and may last up to 1 year or more
  • This effect varies depending on the types of skin, areas, amounts injected, and the injection technique
  • The average life of hyaluronic acid in the lips is 6 months

Who can get this treatment?

  • Hyaluronic acid is suitable for patients of all ages and all skin types.

How is it done?

  • Hyaluronic acid filler is a nonsurgical, physician-administered treatment
  • Using a fine needle, the doctor eases the filler under the skin to fill the soft tissue of the dermis
  • This adds volume and diminishes the appearance of wrinkles and nasolabial folds instantly
  • The treatment session lasts 30 to 45 minutes in most cases
  • We offer local anaesthesia to make the correction more comfortable, by applying an anaesthetic cream or by local superficial anaesthesia
    • Some filler products contain local anesthetic to make the injection more comfortable
  • Fillers are available in a variety of formulations increasing versatility—
    • some are used for contouring and volumizing facial wrinkles and folds,
    • and others for deeper folds and facial wrinkles

Post-Injection Recommendations:

  • In the hours following the injection, we recommend that you avoid excessive facial expressions.
  • You are not recommended to expose yourself to sunlight or excessive heat (e.g. sauna) for long times during the weeks after the injection; or to touch, handle or massage the site injected
  • Make up and usual care may be used on the day after treatment

What are the possible side effects?

  • Inflammatory reactions (redness and swelling) which may be associated with stinging or pain on pressure may occur after the injection
    • These reactions may last for a week
  • Swelling or nodules may develop at the injection site
  • Very rare cases of discolouration (reversible) of the injection area have been reported
  • Also, very rare cases of necrosis (severe tissue damage), infection, long lasting inflammation (granulomas) and allergy are possible

Who should not have fillers injected?

  • Women who are pregnant or breast feeding
  • Areas with inflammatory and/or infectious skin problems (acne etc.)

Do not forget to tell your practitioner about:

  • Tendencey to develop hypertrophic scarring
  • Autoimmune disease (e.g. lupus)
  • Allergy to hyaluronic acid
  • Areas with inflammatory and/or infectious skin problems (acne etc.)

What other treatments can be combined with fillers?

  • Other injections for wrinkles
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Chemical Peels
  • Photofacials (IPL)
  • Levulan PDT (Photodynamic Therapy)

Who performs treatment with fillers in the office?

  • I am pleased to welcome Dr. R. Arora who will be performing treatment with fillers (Juvederm®, Restylane® etc.) in the Aesthetic Centre of my office
  • Dr. Arora has over 10 years experience treating patients with a variety of fillers

What is the Cost?

  • The cost is determined based on the amount of the injection that is used
  • For an estimate please book a free consultation with Dr. Arora or one of the medical aestheticians in the office

Which aesthetic products or procedures can be combined with hyaluronic acid fillers (e.g. Juvederm® Dermal Filler)?

  • Medical Facials
    • This is a clinical facial, using pharmaceutical grade products by our qualified staff
    • This is a relaxing, enjoyable treatment which leaves the skin silky and hydrated
    • Recommended for:
      • Dehydration
      • Photodamage (sun damage)
      • Aging Skin
      • Acne
      • Dull Skin
      • Skin that needs rejuvenation
      • To learn more about medical facials, please click here

Do I need a doctor’s referral to make an appointment?

  • No.
  • You may phone the office directly to book your free consultation with one of our staff members

When can I start having treatments?

  • Today!
  • For your convenience, the services above are available in my office

What if you are interested to learn more?

  • If you would like to learn more:
    • Please click on the bold blue links above
    • E-Mail Us
    • Or call our aesthetic centre directly at 905-549-7873 to book a free consultation with one of our knowledgeable technicians

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