Sun exposure, hormonal changes and aging can all have an impact on your skin’s appearance. Over time, your skin begins to lose hyaluronic acid and collagen, resulting in fine lines, wrinkles, and a loss of fullness and elasticity.
Juvederm®, Voluma®, Volift®, Volbella®, and Restylane® are the dermal fillers that our doctors use to replenish hyaluronic acid and collagen that has been lost during the aging process. They work by giving volume to your skin to minimize the appearance of wrinkles and thinning skin. They are also used to enhance and define lips, cheeks and jaw line. Hyaluronic acid injections have been shown to stimulate collagen production. Best of all, the results are instant, natural looking, and there is no down time.
Dr. Nakatsui, thanks for recommending Volbella® for my dark circles and Voluma® to ‘lift up my cheeks’- I love the effect. The shadows under my eyes which were beginning to track down to my chin are not so obvious. The result is so natural; I don’t think anyone has really noticed. But I know that I don’t look so tired anymore. – H.M.
Description: Soft tissue (dermal) fillers are injected into the skin to enhance soft-tissue volume, diminish wrinkles, and fill in depressed areas such as scars. At our Centre we inject the temporary collagen or hyaluronic acid-based fillers. Longer-lasting injectables with microscopic particles are more risky in that granulomas, placement errors, migration and possible necrosis are more likely.
Average Cost: $500.00 – $2,000.00. The cost of a treatment will vary depending on your specific needs and the area being treated.
Length of Procedure: 15 to 30 minutes depending on the number of areas treated.
Recovery Time: Zero to 10 days, depending on filler and area treated.
Treatment Frequency: On average, two to three times a year depending how quickly the filler is metabolized. In some areas of the face or body the filler will last much longer.
Risks: Temporary bruising, swelling, possible infection with temporary fillers.
Duration of Results: Temporary fillers last from three to six months or more.
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