It is a common misconception that dermal fillers inject foreign chemicals into the face. In fact, hyaluronan is a normal component of the skin's dermal makeup. Hyaluronan is the same naturally occurring sugar molecule that is found in your body and it's job is to hydrate, support and assist with biological processes. As we age, its natural effectiveness diminishes, causing skin to become sallow and creased. For my treatment plan, dermal fillers are part of an overall approach to restore lost volume, lift the cheeks, fill in hollows around the eyes, and restore support to the underlying skin structures. There is no downtime, although some experience minor bruising or swelling - I did not.
DR. LUPIN ON DERMAL FILLERS
“One of the highest satisfaction treatments is application of dermal fillers to address aging concerns such as ‘the tired look', and achieving a younger look. These multipurpose fillers work to restore lost volume by lifting the skin and contouring about the cheeks, nose and jawline. They help strengthen the skin by stimulating our bodies' natural ability to make its own hyaluronic acid, collagen and elastin, and they are fundamental to help erase surface lines and even out acne scars. Full face contouring, approaching and sometimes bettering the results of what used to be only the province of surgery, can often be achieved. The results are immediate and long lasting.
Fundamental to creating beautiful, natural results is taking care to know and respect each person's particular needs and appreciate the fine differences in anatomy. In Canada, we are fortunate to have over 20 years' experience with the most popular hyaluronic fillers. Restylane, Juvederm, Belotero, Teosyal, Revanesse and Princess are good examples. Some of the happiest moments that brighten my day are the ‘wow's and tears of joy that my patient's express when they look in the mirror to see the magic of dermal fillers.”
MY TAKE ON DERMAL FILLERS
“I don't like needles - let's get that straight. But as far as needles go, this was very tolerable - easy in fact. I felt the pricks and needle pressure more in the most sensitive skin areas around my eyes and mouth. Although it does take a few weeks or months to see the full effects, I love that with dermal fillers, some of the results were immediate. The deep apostrophe marks (an editor's curse) between my eyes and at the sides of my nose are gone. The sunken hollows below my eyes are visibly lessened, my cheekbones have gained a slightly new definition and the youthful little upturn at the corners of my mouth is back all in a very minimalistic, natural looking way.”