Dermal Fillers and Injectables
Dermal fillers have been in use in cosmetic dermatology for over twenty years. The original fillers were made of collagen. These carried a risk of allergic reactions and were soon replaced with fillers made of hyaluronic acid, a substance that is naturally found in the skin.
There are now have numerous hyaluronic acid fillers approved for use in Canada. Each of these has slightly different characteristics but the principles are the same; they are most often used to fill in wrinkles or hollowness caused by skin aging. As our experience with these products have grown, so have their indictions. Fillers are frequently used to treat the nasolabial folds, marionette lines, cheeks, tear troughs, temples, lips and hands.
Dermal fillers require attention to detail, artistry and patience, and are best used by qualified medical professionals. Results generally last six to nine months, but may last longer with deep injections and with repeat treatments.