Refresh Your Skin with Dermal Fillers in West Vancouver
Over time, the volume of our skin diminishes, giving way to wrinkles and creases. Dermal fillers are a practical, non-surgical way to smooth skin and rejuvenate facial contours. While noted for their astonishing ability to fill wrinkles, fillers also restore the shape to cheeks, chin, and lips, and even fill acne scars. The subtle, natural-looking changes dermal fillers create help you recapture youthful skin tone and texture.
This guide provides a thorough background on dermal fillers. If you have specific questions about your skin, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at 604-925-1301.
What Are Dermal Fillers?
More than a manufactured gel, dermal fillers contain hyaluronic acid, poly-lactic acid or other proven, FDA-approved substances. Hyaluronic acid and poly-lactic acid occur naturally in the body and are responsible for stimulating the body’s natural collagen production. Collagen increases skin volume by attracting water molecules. It also provides structural support, firming skin surfaces. Dermal fillers allow you to age gracefully and maintain a youthful appearance well into your golden years.
Each dermal filler is formulated for a specific area of the face. Those made up of large molecules work well on areas requiring structural support, such as the cheeks and neck. Fillers with smaller molecules produce a more malleable, softer feel. They work best in more delicate applications such as around the eyes and lips. Of course, Dr. Kabiri spends time examining your skin and learning about your goals before recommending the fillers that will best achieve your goals.
Dermal fillers available at our West Vancouver clinic include:
Juvéderm restores lost volume to cheeks, alleviating wrinkles, marionette lines, and nasolabial folds. Once injected, Juvéderm’s gel matrix fills the wrinkle immediately, while also stimulating collagen regeneration, thus adding volume over time.
Belotero is useful when fine, delicate lines need smoothing. Belotero is an ideal filler for applications in more sensitive areas of the face, such as crow’s feet around the eyes or plumping up deflated lips.
Radiesse is a highly versatile filler and is used in more general applications to add volume to most parts of the face. Radiesse stimulates our skin to naturally produce collagen, making it a perfect filler when trying to restore overall skin elasticity and volume.
Stylage contains hyaluronic acid and antioxidants which helps defend against skin-damaging free radicals. It fills wrinkles but can also be used to contour the face, adding volume to cheekbones, hollow cheeks and lips.
Revanesse differs from other fillers because the HA particles remain close together and have a round shape, creating a more easily molded product with better longevity. It’s used everywhere on the face from smoothing forehead lines to volumizing cheekbones and filling nasolabial folds.
Bellafill is an injectable collagen base dermal filler with non-resorbable polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) microspheres that is non-resorbable, producing results that may last up to five years. Dr. Kabiri uses this filler for acne scars and Nasolabial folds.
Sculptra can treat shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds, including smile lines, marionette lines and chin wrinkles. Results from this filler are subtle, gradually appearing over a treatment regime.
Dermal Fillers vs. Surgical Procedures: How to Choose
Surgical procedures that remove and stretch excess skin work well in many situations. However, they do require anesthesia, time off work, and downtime for recovery. While invasive surgical procedures can be beneficial in severe cases of wrinkling and aging, most patients who consult Dr. Kabiri do not require such surgical intervention.
Patients with reduced skin laxity, deflated lips, and static wrinkles can all benefit from dermal fillers. A facial contouring session in West Vancouver with Dr. Kabiri takes less than thirty minutes. With minimal downtime associated with dermal fillers and only a topical anesthetic cream applied to numb the needling sensation, patients can leave the clinic and resume their routines immediately after treatment.
Custom Recommendations for Your Facial Rejuvenation with Dr. Kabiri
Facial contouring with dermal fillers is an ideal solution to lost volume and sagging skin. Dr. Kabiri’s eye for beauty, symmetry, and natural shape enables her to give her patients a youthful appearance without the need for surgery. Call Dr. Kabiri on 604-925-1301 or fill out her online form now to learn more about the products and to book your consultation in West Vancouver, BC.
Dermal Filler FAQs
With Dr. Kabiri’s expertise, dermal filling treatment takes approximately twenty minutes, and results are instant.
Dermal filling involves a short recovery and practically minimal downtime. Dr. Kabiri will discuss all side effects with details before the injection during the consultation process. There may be some slight swelling or bruising for a few days after your treatment. However, this is uncommon and is minimized by applying ice packs.
The effectiveness of most fillers lasts up to twelve months. This can depend on the individual, however, and the product used.
Every product used by Dr. Kabiri is FDA approved and has undergone rigorous clinical testing. If you are aware of any sensitivity to hyaluronic acid or gram-positive bacteria, you should discuss these issues with Dr. Kabiri during your consultations. Share any previous facial surgery, or nerve or muscular damage.
The product will be absorbed into your body, and the benefits will subside. Any blemishes or facial flaws the injections successfully treated will return.
Your mid-twenties is the optimal age to start, but women and men of all ages initiate their cosmetic enhancement journey with facial fillers.
- Avoid massaging at the treatment area for at least 24 hours
- Avoid intense cardio workouts for 24 hours
- Avoid lying down for four hours
- Avoid alcohol consumption for 24 hours
- Avoid facials, microdermabrasion, and other facial treatment for two weeks
- Avoid makeup for 24 hours
The cost of dermal filler injection in the great Vancouver area varies on location, injector, and severity of the cosmetic concern.
Lip fillers are dermal filler products with optimal formulations for lip enhancement and augmentation.
Lip enhancement with dermal fillers will last from eight – twelve months.
They can if too much filler is used. The lips will stretch and fail to redrape over underlying tissue. This issue is why it’s critical to choose a skilled injector who understands the strengths and weaknesses of the injectable they are using.
Lip fillers can be painful if your injector is substandard. But a qualified and experienced injector can make the experience quite comfortable and stress-free.