Injectable Dermal Fillers - Restylane, Teosyal, Juvederm, Sculptra & Belatero

Injectable Dermal Fillers – Non-Surgical Option

An Injectable Dermal Filler or ‘filler’ is a non-surgical option to combat the signs aging leaves on our face. Injectable derma filler was created to augment areas of volume loss, fill in wrinkles and lines and/or to create contours on the face. Our office has found the greatest success with fillers created with hyaluronic acid (HA). This is a naturally occurring substance that is found throughout our body. Our body will naturally metabolize the filler over time, making it low risk and safe to use with all skin types, in both men and women. We have several brands of filler that our nurses will utilize for the best results of the patient’s specific needs.


The Sculptra Difference

Sculptra Works Deep Under The Skin To Gradually Replace Lost Collagen

In contrast to other wrinkle fifillers, Sculptra works gradually with your body to replace collagen lost from the aging process. As a result, volume is restored and wrinkles and folds are smoothed – creating a full, natural, subtle look that can last over 2 years.

Sculptra is suitable for increasing the volume of depressed areas, particularly to correct skin depressions, such as in skin creases, wrinkles, folds and scars, and for addressing skin aging. Sculptra is also suitable for large-volume corrections of the signs of facial fat loss (lipoatrophy).


Frequently Asked Questions

How does it work?

Injectable filler can be used on the face to plump up areas of lost volume. Tiny injections will fill the spaces with hyaluronic acid. All of the filler we carry are formulated with lidocaine, which is a local anesthetic and helps to ensure minimal discomfort. The treatment will take between 30 minutes to one hour. Many patients return to work after their treatment, while some choose to book at the end of the day or on the weekend. There is no down time required.

What are the benefits of fillers?

-Enhance facial features such as lips and cheeks
-Replaces volume lost due to the aging process, reversing the signs of aging
-Composed of sugar that is naturally occurring in the body
-Easy and instant results
-Suitable for all skin types
-Natural, long lasting but not permanent
-Minimal discomfort
-No down time, can return to regular activity

What are the potential side effects?

Hyaluronic Acid Injectable Dermal Fillers are one of the safest non-surgical treatments for the facial aging. The few risks of dermal fillers can be mitigated by choosing an experience and qualified injector. It is imperative to ensure your injector has a comprehensive understanding and thorough working knowledge of facial anatomy, with specific training in cosmetic injections. Cathy Read-Brule RN, has an exceptionally high level of expertise and is a Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist; designation issued to Registered Nurses who have passed a standardized national examination on non-surgical aesthetics. Cathy has an astute eye for aesthetics, puts safety and the patient’s best interest first.

All of the potential side effects will be discussed at your consultation but are generally injection site reactions such as bruising, redness or swelling. Bruising can be managed by avoiding anti-inflammatory drugs, vitamin E, herbal medicines and alcohol in the days leading up to your appointment. Additionally, should you have bruising, it is typically minor and can be successfully covered with a good quality makeup.

What can I expect at my first appointment?

The first appointment is with Elena Anikeeva, RN Cosmetic Nurse Injector Specialist who will discuss what areas are of concern to you, and what you are hoping to achieve with treatment. If you would like to go ahead with treatment your customized plan will be discussed with and approved by one of our doctors. Your first appointment will take approximately one hour; this includes the consultation and the treatment. There may be slight redness at the injection sites. Some patients opt to return to work after their injections, while others book their appointments on a day off, at the end of the day, or on a Saturday.

How is Sculptra different from other fillers?

Traditional fillers are liquid or gel substances, such as hyaluronic acid. They work by adding volume to smooth out wrinkles, lines and folds, with immediate results. They do not stimulate the body to replace collagen.

Sculptra is biodegradable and biocompatible, and works deep under the skin to gradually replace lost collagen to correct skin creases, wrinkles, folds and scars, and for skin aging. Results emerge over a few weeks, for a more subtle, natural and volumized appearance that can last over 2 years

How many Sculptra treatments are required?

The number of treatments you need depends on various factors, including the surface area to be treated. At your initial treatment, your Sculptra physician will discuss with you how many follow-up treatments may be required.

How long does it take to see results with Sculptra?

Because Sculptra works over time to replace collagen – the underlying cause of facial aging – results are not immediate. You will see a gradual change in the appearance of your skin over several weeks as the treatment effect occurs, creating a natural, volumized look.

How long does Sculptra last?

Sculptra treatment results differ from person to person. Results can last over 2 years. Touch-up treatments may be needed to maintain the desired effect. Your healthcare practitioner will discuss the right treatment plan for you.