WHAT ARE COSMETIC FILLERS?
Cosmetic dermal fillers are used to provide natural volume, fullness, and contour to the face, cheeks, and lips. Cosmetic fillers are made of a unique, non-animal-based, clear, colourless gel called hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that already exists in the human body. Name brand fillers available in Canada include Juvéderm®, Restylane®, Perlane®, Sculptra®, and Teosyal®.
WHAT DOES A DERMAL FILLER TREATMENT INVOLVE?
All cosmetic treatments at Concept Medical in Ottawa start with a thorough consultation with one of our highly experienced physicians. A detailed physician consultation prior to your cosmetic filler treatment ensures your optimal results and safety. Similar to other cosmetic treatments offered at Concept Medical, our physicians customize your treatment to meet your specific needs and desired results. Filler treatments, such as Juvéderm® can be completed within a few minutes and you may return to your normal activities or work immediately after treatment without any downtime. At Concept Medical in Ottawa, all fillers are administered by our highly qualified physicians and never delegated to a nurse or non-medical practitioner.
WHAT ARE COMMON USES FOR COSMETIC FILLERS?
Dermal fillers such as Juvéderm® can be used in many areas on the face to help provide a more youthful appearance or to augment areas such as the lips and cheeks. Fillers can be used to soften deep lines and folds such as those running from the nose to the corners of the mouth or marionette lines. In addition, fillers may be used to help rejuvenate the back of the hands, as well as help lessen the appearance of acne scars.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT FROM MY DERMAL FILLER TREATMENT?
Dermal fillers help restore natural volume to create a more restful, youthful appearance. The results from a dermal filler treatment such as Juvéderm are immediate. Following your filler treatment you will notice an improvement in the natural shape and contour of your face, cheek, and lips. When deeper lines and folds are treated, you will notice that they less pronounced. If a lip refinement is performed, your lips will be beautifully and tastefully enhanced. At Concept Medical in Ottawa our extensively trained physicians ensure your filler treatments are comfortable and results are natural. Dermal filler treatments are non-permanent and may last up to 12 months or more depending on the product used and area treated. At Concept Medical in Ottawa, all cosmetic filler treatments are uniquely tailored to each individual patient and administered only by our licenced physicians.
ARE COSMETIC HYALURONIC ACID DERMAL FILLERS SAFE?
Hyaluronic acid cosmetic dermal fillers have been used safely worldwide since 1996. Unlike some fillers, hyaluronic acid is a natural compound that already exists in the human body. Dermal fillers such as Juvéderm have an excellent safety record, however like any cosmetic procedure, you should discuses the risks and possible complications with your physician prior to treatment. Since hyaluronic acid fillers are fully biocompatible and not derived from animal sources, allergy is exceedingly rare. Most complications from soft tissue fillers are not due to the product itself, but rather an injector who may not be familiar with filler techniques and facial anatomy.
WHO WILL PERFORM MY DERMAL FILLER TREATMENT?
At Concept Medical in Ottawa only our experienced and licenced physicians will perform your dermal filler treatment. Filler treatments, including Juvéderm, are never delegated to a nurse or non-medical practitioner.
CAN YOU COMBINE BOTH SOFT TISSUE FILLERS AND BOTOX COSMETIC®?
Patients in Ottawa often choose to combine both the soft tissue filler Juvéderm® and Botox Cosmetic® for a SoftLift®. Similar to Juvéderm® treatments, a SoftLift® can be completed within minutes. Depending on your desired results, combining both Juvéderm® and Botox Cosmetic® can provide superior results than using either product alone.
HOW LONG WILL THE RESULTS OF COSMETIC DERMAL FILLERS LAST?
Cosmetic dermal fillers are long lasting but ultimately, biodegradable and not permanent. Cosmetic filler can last up to 12 months or more before it is fully broken down and absorbed by your own natural enzymes. Individual results do vary.
WHY CHOOSE CONCEPT MEDICAL FOR YOUR COSMETIC DERMAL FILLER TREATMENT?
All soft tissue filler treatments at Concept Medical in Ottawa are administered by our experienced physicians and are never delegated to nurses or non-medical staff. As with all our cosmetic treatments, your dermal filler treatments will be uniquely customized to your desired results. One of the greatest concerns from patients is that they may look ‘overdone’, or that there may be too much filler used. At Concept Medical we ensure your filler results are natural and never overdone.