There may be nothing comparable to the frustration and displeasure that comes with aging. The lines and wrinkles seem to hit an accelerant button at a certain age. With the convenience of dermal fillers, you can rest easy knowing younger skin is only a treatment away. Don’t sit back and watch while mother nature comes to reclaim your youth and beauty, because it’s worth fighting for.
Revisit that youthful face and stand up to the effects of aging with our visible, safe, and customizable treatments. A fresh face is much closer than you think. Rediscover the effortless youth you knew so well by calling Lougheed Laser Centre in Burnaby, British Columbia for a consultation today!
What Are Dermal Fillers?
These facial injections will replenish volume loss that causes facial features to appear less full with time. A valued member of our team will inject a gel-like substance beneath the skin. This acts as a stand-in for the subcutaneous fat and tissue that we lose as we age. As this supply diminishes with time, areas of the face will look less smooth and more wrinkled.
The hyaluronic acid found in dermal fillers is a sugar molecule naturally produced in the body and binds with water molecules to produce visibly smoother skin. The injectable filler can also increase lip volume for a fuller and more aesthetically pleasing pout. By adding to your body’s current supply of hyaluronic acid, you will see an increase in volume immediately.
How Do They Work?
The binding of hyaluronic acid and water provides a visible yet gentle lift to facial features when injected into the skin. The plumping effect of hyaluronic acid lies in the abilities of the molecule itself. Capable of holding a thousand times its weight in water, this molecule expertly holds water inside the skin. These effects produce a more youthful face that reduces your age to just a number.
How Long Will The Treatment Effects Last?
In time, the hyaluronic acid will break down and be absorbed into the body. Different fillers vary in terms of benefit duration, and the time between appointments depends on two factors:
- Filler used
- Area injected
Areas of the face with the highest amount of muscle movement are the first areas to break down and absorb the filler. Inversely so, areas with less muscle movement, such as under the eyes, will last longer than a filling of the nasolabial folds.
Though different facial fillers last longer than others, expect your treatment to last anywhere from three to 18 months. Over time, other factors play a role in contributing to aging, including:
- Frequent muscle movements
- Fat loss
- Sun damage
During Your Consultation
We are all different, and we react individually to the elements of the aging. We all know someone who looks far younger than their age even without aid from these injections. While we secretly crave their gene pool and turn to professionals for help, just remember that time waits for no one, and eventually those signs of aging will come knocking on their door, too. The effects of aging usually show in the face around the ages of 40 to 45 years old or sooner.Discuss any concerns you have during your consultation so there will be no surprises. Be clear about what areas are the most concerning to you so you and your doctor can customize an individual treatment plan that caters to each of your concerns.
What Types of Injectable Filler Do We Use?
Each type of filler offers different benefits to different areas of the face. The main reason for this is the different particle sizes contained within each product.
Juv?derm is one of the strongest injectable fillers on the market and will usually last up to a year. Specially designed for deep injection into the cheek area, this filler will correct sunken or hollow appearances that can develop from aging. It can improve facial contours and create a gentle lift for up to two years.
This is a great filler known for its versatile nature and positive effects on the skin. This filler stimulates the growth of new collagen while also increasing its elasticity.
This filler offers the most natural feel and lasts longer than most other injectable solutions because of the prolonged time required for the body to break up and absorb it.
This filler is used to maximize volume and is a great choice for certain areas. We use it midface, where most of the volume loss occurs with age. Voluma is a filler injected deep into the skin to regain optimal volume for as long as two years.
Why Lougheed Laser Centre Is the Perfect Choice for You
The team here at Lougheed Laser Centre have received rigorous training to perform safe and effective treatments, including fillers. A licensed and certified team professional will perform the injections flawlessly, leaving you pleased after every appointment.
The Benefits of Facial Injections
Many women depend on these injections to maintain their youthful looks. Self-care is important because when you take care of yourself, it positively affects other aspects of your life. Presenting the best version of yourself to the world is important to many people. Here are just some benefits that you will enjoy when you discover the brilliance of filler injections:
- Increased confidence
- Increased positivity
- Softer and younger-looking skin
- Minimally invasive treatments
- Immediate results in just minutes
- No downtime or recovery period
- Quick appointments
- Less noticeable scars
- Collagen growth stimulation
When you improve yourself on the outside, an altered appearance isn’t the only benefit. Feeling more confident and comfortable in your skin affects the way you talk, carry yourself, and interact with others. This minimally invasive procedure will add to your self-image in just a single appointment with no downtime.
Getting Prepared for Facial injections
It’s a good idea to educate yourself about dermal fillers and what to avoid before and after your treatment. There are a few things to keep in mind when receiving facial injections.
What to Avoid
Be sure to schedule your facial injections for a time that works best for you. Before setting an appointment time, be certain you have no other procedures scheduled within two weeks of your treatment. Such procedures include:
- Dental cleanings
- Surgery of any kind
Stay away from certain medications that could irritate your injection sights and cause bleeding or swelling after your treatment. The following medications should be avoided for one week prior to your appointment:
- Gingko biloba
- Flax oil
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin E
Refrain from consuming the following items for at least two days prior to your treatment:
- Niacin Supplements
- Foods high in sodium and sugar
Where Can Filler Be Injected?
- Nasolabial folds
- Between the eyebrows
- Vermillion border
- Marionette lines
- Tear troughs
- Mouth corners
These are the lines that form around your nose and mouth. These lines strongly resemble a parentheses symbol and are easily treatable by adding dermal filler to the region.
The glabella line, or the area between your eyebrows, becomes smoother when injected with dermal filler. Over time, wrinkles that form in this spot will smooth right out with injections.
Lips and Vermillion Border
Lip injections can transform even the thinnest of lips into a full pout that will light up your face. Or perhaps what you prefer is more definition along the outer lip line. Fillers can augment this line, known as the vermillion border, to produce a much more prominent lip line.
As we age, we lose the fat tissue in our face that provides volume and lift. This loss of volume becomes visible with age as the body’s supply continues to dwindle. By injecting the cheeks, you regain that plump volume from years ago.
These lines are the ones that extend past your nose and to a point past the corners of your mouth. Loss of volume in the face causes a sagging effect that turns the corners of the mouth downward, much like you are frowning.
This is the area directly below the eyes that show wrinkles and results in a tired and stressed out appearance. Injections into this area can take years off your age and make your eyes shine brightly.
Dermal fillers can even augment the shape of the nose. Perhaps there are some minor inconsistencies throughout your nose area, like the appearance of lumps on the bridge of your nose. Injections into these areas will augment the shape of the bridge into a nice and smooth line when treated.
Aging can affect many facial areas, including the chin and its shape. Maybe the fullness is just not what it used to be, or you are noticing a significant loss of volume throughout that general area or simply prefer more distinction. If so, a simple injection can transform this area of the face into a chin you love!
It may sound surprising, but filler is now available for injection to the back of the hands for thicker and plumper skin when you feel your hands are showing the signs of aging.
Fillers vs Botox
When deciding to get dermal fillers injected for the first time, do your research so you will know what to expect. If you are unclear about the difference between fillers and Botox, be sure to look that up too! There’s a big difference between the two. For starters, each treatment aims to resolve the effects of aging in different ways.
Freezing the facial muscles to limit their movement is the basic concept of Botox. This anti-aging treatment is far different from the hyaluronic rich facial fillers injected under the skin to bond with water molecules to produce a younger appearance with fewer wrinkles.
How Long Can I Go Between Treatments?
Results vary between dermal fillers and the length of your results can last anywhere from three months to two years. Dependent upon injection sight and filler type, the typical time between appointments should be no more than one year to maintain your desired facial appearance.
Learn More or Get Started
Now that you have the right information to make an informed decision, it’s time to start. Make a decision that will positively impact your life with dermal filler injections. Try our popular facial injections only once, and it will become your fountain of youth for years to come. Contact Lougheed Laser Centre in Burnaby, British Columbia to schedule your appointment today!