Juvederm, Restylane, Voluma, and Radiesse
Sun exposure, hormonal changes, and aging can impact the skin over time, resulting in loss of facial volume and a tired, sunken appearance. Unlike surgical face lifts which stretch the skin, dermal fillers work by reducing wrinkles and folds, and restoring volume for a more natural, refreshed appearance – without the risks and recovery time associated with invasive facial surgery. At Physician Skincare Centre in North Vancouver, dermal filler treatments take less than an hour to perform, and will transform your appearance instantly.
Dermal fillers can be effectively used to:
• Augment cheeks
• Plump and enhance lips
• Contour the chin
• Soften naso-labial folds
• Fill in tear troughs (hollows under eyes)
• Contour the jaw line
• Soften marionette lines
• Create a nasal bridge (commonly suited for those of Asian descent)
• Soften nasal bumps
• Restore volume in hands
• Soften static wrinkles
JUVEDERM, RESTYLANE, VOLUMA, PERLANE
There are several types of dermal fillers available. The most popular dermal fillers are temporary, and comprised of hyaluronic acid – a naturally occurring sugar found in the body. When injected, these fillers combine with water in the skin to instantly restore lost volume, and reduce lines and wrinkles. Most hyaluronic fillers contain lidocaine, a local anaesthetic, which minimizes any discomfort during the treatment. These fillers can also be dissolved quickly with a natural enzyme, in the event a patient is dissatisfied with their treatment. Examples of hyaluronic fillers available at Physician Skincare Centre in North Vancouver are: Juvederm (Ultra, Ultra Plus, Voluma), Restylane, and Perlane. Results last approximately 6 to 12 months, during which time the body breaks down the filler naturally.
Radiesse is a longer-lasting dermal filler that is comprised of calcium-based microspheres suspended in a natural gel. In addition to restoring significant volume, Radiesse stimulates collagen growth, thus rebuilding the skin’s foundation. It is particularly useful for augmenting the cheeks and jawline, as well as filling in naso-labial folds. Results may last longer than a year, after which Radiesse is gradually broken down and naturally absorbed by the body.
Once the appropriate dermal filler has been selected for your desired result, it is injected under the skin using a fine needle. Most fillers contain lidocaine, a local anaesthetic, which greatly minimizes discomfort during treatment. Topical anaesthesia may also be used, particularly in more sensitive areas such as the lips. The injection process takes 15 to 30 minutes depending on the area(s) treated, and the results are instant with most patients returning to their normal activities immediately after.
Dermal filler treatments are generally well tolerated. Possible side effects include temporary skin reactions such as redness, tenderness, and bruising, and are usually resolved within a week or less. It is highly recommended that filler treatments be scheduled well in advance of important social events.
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Before & After Photos
See some of the results Dr. Bieg has achieved for his medi spa patients.