5 Benefits of Dermal Fillers

If you’re curious about dermal fillers, we have good news for you. Facial fillers are multi-purpose rejuvenation tools and can benefit your appearance in numerous ways.

This practical, non-surgical treatment can be done quickly in-office, and with no downtime to worry about. Everything from reshaping the cheeks and jawline, to erasing undereye hollows or plumping lips can be achieved with natural-looking results.

Best of all, hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers are actually good for your skin! Read on to discover Dr. Kabiri’s top 5 benefits of dermal filler.

What Are Dermal Fillers?

HA dermal fillers contain hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring skin-quenching molecule that moisturizes your body’s tissues. When manufactured as a cohesive injectable gel, HA holds soft form where placed, then is gradually absorbed by your body over time.  Hyaluronic acid and poly-lactic acid are both natural collagen stimulators that also draw water to create soft volume under the skin.

Dermal filler products are formulated for specific areas of the face. Some hold together firmly, providing structural support for areas like the cheeks. Others have a thinner, more malleable feel and work well near the skin’s surface smoothing fine lines and creases.

Dr. Kabiri is an experienced facial cosmetic expert who creates personalized rejuvenation plans using injectable fillers to help her clients reach their aesthetic goals. High-quality fillers she carries at her West Vancouver clinic include:

  • Juvéderm®
  • Belotero®
  • Revanesse®
  • Stylage®
  • Radiesse®
  • Bellafill®
  • Sculptra®

5 Benefits of fillers we love

  1. Instant Results and No Downtime

Some of our leading non-surgical favourites like laser skin tightening and chemical peels require a skin regeneration period to gradually reveal beautiful results.

However, dermal fillers are extremely gratifying because patients see new volume, fewer wrinkles, and sculpted contours right away! There’s minimal downtime associated with fillers except mild swelling or bruising in some cases.

Because HA dermal filler contains lidocaine, the treatment has minimal pain, just a little numb after administration. That means busy clients can return to work and other daily routines immediately.

The convenient, fast, and uncomplicated nature of dermal filler treatment is why it’s often referred to as a “lunchtime facelift.” Imagine taking years off your appearance during one brief afternoon appointment? That’s a powerful benefit.

  1. Lasting Effects

Many dermal fillers last 12 months or more before their effects wear off. Depending on the type of filler, the treatment area, and your metabolism, the longevity of results varies. However, compared to contouring makeup routines, topical products and numerous temporary fixes, fillers provide worry-free volume and smoothing that requires only a couple clinic visits yearly. We recommend most people touch up filler at 6 to 9 months to maintain their look.

  1. Improved Skin

This is one of our favourite filler benefits. It may sound too good to be true, but HA filler has been known to stimulate natural collagen production. That means over time, less product might be needed to maintain desired results. And, HA is hydrating and nourishing for skin so dehydration experienced with age can be partly counteracted through HA treatments.

  1. Customized, Subtle Results

Some people are nervous about potential results with fillers. If you’ve never had this treatment before, you might not realize your look can be as subtle, soft and “you” as you wish.

Fillers aren’t one size fits all, so you needn’t fear blown-up lips or extreme changes that make you feel self-conscious. Dr. Kabiri takes the time to listen to each patient’s goals and concerns. She prefers to take a subtle approach, knowing that patients can always add more volume if they choose to. The ideal facial filler result restores your natural fullness so you appear healthy, younger, vibrant, and never fake.

  1. Postpone Or Test-Drive Cosmetic Surgery

There is a time and place when facial surgery is the most effective strategy. If excess facial skin and sagging of underlying structures need to be addressed, your plastic surgeon may suggest a facelift or other procedure to target your goals.

However, when it comes to surgery or facial fat grafting, dermal fillers can be a temporary, lower-risk way to test-drive the desired look. Some people choose fillers for a year or two until they’re ready for permanent interventions. Likewise, you may be able to put off cosmetic surgery for some time if facial volume loss and laxity are mild.

It’s vital to select an experienced, dedicated facial plastic surgeon to advise you about taking the right steps at the right time.

Book Your Dermal Filler Consultation

We invite you to call (604) 925-1301 and schedule your consultation with Dr. Kabiri at the Advanced Laser Technology and Cosmetic Centre to learn more today!