Loss of volume in the face is a natural part of the aging process. At The Plastic Surgery Clinic and MD Beauty Clinic we can help restore volume to the cheeks, lips, areas around the mouth, and more, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and giving you a refreshed, rejuvenated, natural appearance.
Face filler treatments are used to improve smile lines, mouth lines, and lip lines, as well as loss or lack of volume in the cheeks, chin, and lips. At PSC and MD Beauty Clinic we use hyaluronic acid based fillers for the face.
In Canada, the most popular hyaluronic acid based fillers used are those offered by Juvéderm, Teosyal, Restylane, and Belotero.
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the body that helps to retain and attract moisture to the surface of the skin, something that gets depleted more rapidly as we age, causing our faces to deflate, sag, wrinkle and dry out. Hyaluronic acid based face fillers also promote collagen production that keeps your skin firm and smooth and they can also be naturally metabolized by the body.
Face fillers are a great way to restore fullness in the face. By restoring lost fullness, your face will display fewer fine lines and wrinkles, will appear smoother in texture, and more youthful overall. At The Plastic Surgery Clinic our goal is to always give you the most natural look possible.
We also offer fillers for other areas of the face and body. Interested in fillers for the lips? Visit our fillers for the lips page to see what this treatment can do for you. You also don’t have to stop at the face, we also offer filler for the hands. Check out our rejuvenating hand treatments page for more on how you can restore the look and feel of your hands.
If you’re interested in a longer lasting filler, you may be a better candidate for a non-hyaluronic acid based filler, such as Radiesse. Radiesse is composed of calcium hydroxyapatite (CaHA). CaHA is made up of phosphates and calcium, which, like HA, are also naturally occurring elements in the body that will eventually be metabolized by your body. Because of the science behind Radiesse, it will just take longer for this to happen, anywhere from 1-2 years as opposed to 6-12 months like with HA based fillers.
Radiesse targets fine lines and wrinkles, while also adding lost volume to the face. It is particularly effective in improving the appearance of folds and wrinkles around the nose and mouth, as well as laugh lines. It also stimulates the production of collagen in your body and works as a kind of substitute for some of the lost connective tissue that we experience with age.
Radiesse has also proven to be very effective in adding lost volume to the back of the hands and in some cases can be used to fill in deep scars.
Radiesse is a very safe injectable that is non-toxic and hypoallergenic. The results of your treatment can be seen immediately and only improve over the weeks and months that follow.
It’s important to keep in mind that Radiesse, unlike hyaluronic acid based fillers, cannot be dissolved. Once injected it is permanent until absorbed by your body in 1-2 years. In order to maintain your result you will need to retreat targeted areas every 1-2 years as well.
During your consultation you and your injector will discuss your goals and together you will come up with a tailored treatment plan for your needs. Your medical history will also be discussed and whether you are taking any medication. Some medications tend to increase the chances of bruising (such as Advil and Ibuprofen), so we recommend that you discontinue those around the time of your treatment.
Face filler treatments take anywhere between 30 and 60 minutes and there is no downtime. You will be able to return to work or your regular activities immediately after your treatment.
You may experience some swelling, bruising, redness, and tenderness at the sites of injection, but these symptoms should resolve themselves within a few days of your treatment.
During your treatment, your injector will expertly administer face filler to the designated areas with the use of a very fine needle. These needles also have a built-in anesthetic (lidocaine) so you can rest assured that you won’t feel any discomfort or pain.
Some patients will see immediate results, though typically it takes 48 hours for your full results to take effect.
The cost of face fillers at The Plastic Surgery Clinic and MD Beauty Clinic start at $600 per syringe with one of our providers. You can also get face fillers injected by one of our surgeons, the price of which is determined during your free consultation. Everyone is different and your treatment plan is specifically tailored to your needs, so you will be given a firm quote once you have met with one of our expert injectors at your free consultation.
Everyone is different, and you may metabolize hyaluronic acid filler faster or slower than others. Typically face fillers last anywhere from 6-12 months, and we recommend treatments every 6 months in order to maintain your result. You can discontinue treatment at any time. If you choose to do so the treated area will eventually return to the way it was before treatment.
Longer lasting fillers, such as Radiesse, can last anywhere from 1-2 years.
The following face filler before and after photos show the results of some of our patients who have received face filler treatments in order to achieve different goals.
The following images are presented for educational purposes only and should be interpreted subjectively. They do not represent the opinion or view of any patient regarding their result, and they are not intended to suggest the result that may be achieved by any other patient. The images are presented as factual guidelines and merely represent results that have been achieved by others. No two patients are alike and no two results are necessarily alike. Only a personal consultation with your surgeon can provide you with a reasonable expectation of the results you may achieve from any specific procedure.
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