What are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers (injectables) serve as an alternative to major surgery to correct deep lines in the face and are often used to delay, or eliminate, consideration for something more aggressive such as a facelift. Fillers are very predictable, have relatively minimal risks/side effects, and there is no downtime; you can resume most activities right away.
Dermal fillers differ in chemical make-up, longevity, and have varying degrees of softness; softer fillers are used in the lips, for example, while sturdier fillers might be desired to enhance cheekbones. At LifeStream Health Centre we have excellent results because we express an artistic aesthetic judgment. We will always strive to achieve the most aesthetically pleasing, natural looking results to make our clients look and feel rejuvenated. The fillers we use most often include Perlane, Restylane, Juvederm, and Voluma.
Your initial appearance after treatment with any dermal filler may include:
- An “over-filled” appearance to treated areas
- Mild swelling or bruising
- Temporary numbness or redness
These conditions can be alleviated with topical icing and will improve within a matter of hours or just a few days.