Fillers are extremely effective when used in conjunction with Botox, but the two products work very differently in how they reduce the detrimental effects of time. Where Botox is injected to reduce the effects of the muscles that cause wrinkles, Fillers work to replace the fullness of the skin (i.e. facial volume loss).
We exclusively use Teosyal dermal fillers which are safe and natural. Teosyal fillers are manufactured in Geneva, Switzerland, where they follow the most strict quality standards and testing. Teosyal fillers are the purest and most advanced dermal fillers available in Canada as well as Health Canada approved.
Cosmetic dermal fillers restore volume and fullness to the skin, resulting in the correction, reductions, and often elimination of facial wrinkles and folds. Those same industry-standard products are also used for lip enhancement.
We pride ourselves in creating an artistic accentuation of the individual's strengths while minimizing any flaws. This may range from a subtle filling of the lips to a more dramatic creation of natural-looking cheekbones.
Fillers are made of non-animal-based hyaluronic acid; a natural substance that already exists in the human body. The hyaluronic acid comes in the form of a crystal-clear gel called Non-Animal Stabilized Hyaluronic Acid. They are injected directly into the skin in tiny amounts through an ultra-fine needle. The Fillers are pre-mixed with Lidocaine, an anesthetic agent, which helps to make the procedure more comfortable for you. The procedure is simple and offers visible results right away.
Teosyal RHA is the first filler range with exclusive rheological properties that provide high stretch, without compromising strength. Unlike other fillers, Teosyal RHA's unique Hyaluronic acid chains have high molecular weight as well as long chains of HA, which mimic the natural HA in our bodies. Teosyal RHA fillers were designed for dynamic facial movement and thanks to this advanced technology, Teosyal fillers can achieve effective and natural results, without compromising longevity and efficacy of results.
After treatment, you may experience swelling, redness, pain, itching, discoloration and tenderness at the site of treatment. This will typically last for less than a week. The use of Tylenol (acetaminophen) is permitted. If the lips were injected, the swelling may be more significant. Arnica gel can be helpful to minimize redness and swelling.
Be careful to guard against infection by keeping the skin clean, especially in the first 48 hours. You may apply a small and gentle amount of makeup after 6 hours. Avoid excessive rubbing or manipulation of the skin. Aspirin, alcohol, and heavy exercise are permitted after 24 hours.
The gel used is quite movable for the first few days so do not press on the treated area and try to sleep on your back. Avoid prolonged exposure to either hot (eg. hot tubs) or cold (eg. skiing) temperatures and prolonged direct sun for at least 2 weeks after treatment.
Please report any concerning symptoms such as redness and/or visible swelling that persists for more than 1 week to our office. It is normal to feel the sensation of newly placed filler and this feeling may last a few days to several weeks. Please schedule a follow-up appointment for 2 weeks after treatment in order to repeat your personal photos and assess the outcome of the injections. Additional injections may be undertaken at an additional fee.
Over the course of the next few weeks, the filler will settle into position and absorb water, improving the initial effect. Fillers usually last for 9-20 months depending on the area treated and the total number of syringes used.