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Procedure Time
15-30 minutes

Droplet injection or cannula technique

Topical numbing cream and ice

Months to years depending on product used

Recovery Time

Discomfort Level
None to mild

Usually immediate

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How Long Do Dermal Fillers Last?

The results of dermal filler treatments are long-lasting, but several factors can affect how visible the results are and how long they last. The results will last for six months to a year in most cases. However, skin can lose more volume over time, making the dermal filler less prominent. Additionally, lifestyle choices such as smoking and exposure to sunlight can cause the filler to break down quicker.

As a result, it is essential to follow all post-treatment instructions and avoid activities that may shorten the lifespan of the dermal filler.

How Long Does It Take to Recover from Fillers?

No downtime is related to a dermal filler appointment, so you can return to work and your regular activities immediately following your treatment.

What Are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are a popular non-surgical option for improving facial appearance. Our skin loses collagen and elasticity as we age, leading to wrinkles, sagging, and volume loss. Dermal fillers can help restore lost volume and add lift, contour, and shape to the face. They are made of a gel substance similar to a naturally occurring acid in the body.

This makes them very safe, with little risk of allergic reaction or rejection. The fillers are injected into the desired area with a needle. They can be used to improve the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, nasolabial folds, marionette lines, lips and more.

Are You a Candidate for Fillers?

First, you must have realistic expectations about what these treatments can accomplish. Fillers work well for dealing with minor lines and creases, but they cannot address more significant issues. In addition, different types of fillers may be better suited to your skin type and tone.

Discussing your goals and concerns with your doctor will help them assess whether fillers are the right choice for you.

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Which Areas Can Dermal Fillers Treat?

When it comes to looking and feeling younger, many people turn to dermal fillers. These injectable treatments can help with many areas of concern, such as:

Types of Dermal & Facial Fillers

There are various types of dermal filler treatments you can seek out to enhance volume, correct asymmetry, and reduce signs of aging. These include lip fillers, cheek fillers, nose fillers, under-eye fillers, jaw fillers, neck fillers, and hand fillers.

Lip Fillers

If you want a fuller pout or to add more volume to lips that are thinning due to age, a lip enhancement safely and effectively uses dermal fillers to plump your lips through a few quick injections.

Cheek Fillers

The focus on cheek fullness has come to the forefront as a way to make you look 10 times younger, so if you are struggling with fine lines or wrinkles due to hollowed areas of the skin in middle-to-old age, a cheek enhancement is a non-invasive dermal filler treatment that can rejuvenate and refresh your face.

Nose Fillers

The popularity of the non-surgical nose job has grown tenfold in the past couple of years, as it is a non-invasive, immediate way to correct bumps, crooks, or mild asymmetry in the nose and nasal folds via dermal filler injections.

Under-Eye Fillers

Under eye hollows involve volume loss under the eye area creating a tired appearance. Hollows can get more noticeable as the skin loses volume with age and lifestyle factors like lack of sleep. This non-surgical solution of injecting dermal fillers in the undereye area rejuvenates and plumps the area, improving the appearance of dark circles.

Jaw Fillers

Dermal jaw fillers are used during a jawline enhancement, a non-surgical procedure where the filler injections in the jawline and chin build volume to correct sagging, hollowed, or loose skin – contouring your jawline and reducing signs of aging.

Neck Fillers

With aging comes fat and collagen loss around the neck, leading to permanent wrinkles, sun-damaged skin, and prominent neckbands. Neck rejuvenation using dermal fillers can be performed to treat signs of aging like wrinkles, sun spots and skin laxity.

Hand Fillers

It’s hard to avoid environmental damage, and the hands are the first area of the body to be neglected when it comes to skincare, cosmetic treatments, and SPF protection. Over time, the fat and collagen can deteriorate, leaving accentuated veins and wrinkles in the hands. A hand rejuvenation uses injectable dermal fillers to lift and plump the skin to compensate for fat and collagen loss.

Benefits of Dermal Fillers

Some benefits of dermal fillers include:

  • Reduce signs of aging
  • Restore skin volume
  • Correct asymmetry
  • Non-surgical
  • Quick results
  • Long-lasting
  • Short procedure time
  • Minimal discomfort
  • No downtime

In addition to all these benefits, fillers are a great way to “try on” anti-aging, rhinoplasty, or contouring procedures without making a permanent commitment.

Risks of Dermal Fillers

As with any injectable procedure, there are few risks. The skin around the spot may appear red and swollen for a few days after the treatment. You may also experience itching, bruising and tender skin.

In rare cases, the body may reject the filler, but allergy risks and autoimmune complications are often determined before fillers are applied. Fillers can be removed if there are complications.

How to Prepare for Dermal Fillers

While fillers are generally safe and effective, you should do a few things to prepare for your appointment.

  • First, be sure to clean your face thoroughly and remove all makeup. This will help the filler adhere better and reduce the risk of infection.
  • Second, avoid taking blood-thinning medications for at least two weeks before the procedure. This includes aspirin, ibuprofen, and fish oil supplements.
  • Third, avoid sun exposure as much as possible. Fillers can cause excessive bruising if the skin is exposed to too much sunlight.
  • Finally, make sure to eat a healthy meal before your appointment. This will help reduce the risk of dizziness or lightheadedness during the procedure.

What to Expect After Dermal Fillers

One of the most common side effects of dermal fillers is swelling and bruising, which can make you look slightly swollen and puffy for the first few days. Other common side effects include redness and itching around the injection site and mild discomfort or stinging. While many patients experience these side effects, they resolve within a few days.

Dermal Fillers Recovery & Timeline

It will take little time for results to be evident on the face. As soon as the dermal fillers have been applied, the skin’s volume appears restored almost immediately, with optimal results a day or two after the treatment. Cheek fillers and under-eye fillers are great for an immediate effect.

Results and patient experience may vary.

How Does Dr. Christopher Pavlou Inject Dermal Fillers?

Dr. Pavlou has extensive training and expertise in this field, having undergone rigorous education and continuous professional development to stay up-to-date on the latest advancements in dermal filler injection techniques and technologies. He uses only the highest quality dermal fillers, including hyaluronic acid fillers known for their natural-looking results that last over time.

Dr. Pavlou always takes the time to carefully assess each patient’s unique needs and goals, tailoring his approach to ensure their complete satisfaction with their final results. Whether you want to reduce crow’s feet or plump up your pout, Dr. Pavlou can help you achieve your desired look with safe and effective filler injections.

Why Choose Skin Technique for Dermal Fillers?

Skin Technique ensures that complete dedication to our patients comes across in everything we do, including dermal filler treatments. We listen to you from the very first consultation and ensure you never feel pressured to choose treatments you don’t want.

Dr. Pavlou has been providing medical aesthetic treatments for over ten years and has performed thousands of injectable dermal filler treatments. Based on his artistry and experience, we are confident you will achieve your desired results, and we know you will be happy you chose Skin Technique for your dermal filler treatment.

Dermal Fillers FAQ

Where Do the Ingredients of Dermal Fillers Come From?

Dermal fillers are made from Hyaluronic acid. This is a natural chemical in the body used for such important tasks as lubricating muscles and joints and helping to bind water to cells. The body not only recognizes it as native but also as beneficial in most cases. It is not necessary to extract the acid from animals or other humans. The acid used in modern treatments is lab-developed without any animal sources.

What Are the Most Effective Areas to Target with Fillers?

Here in Vancouver, increasing lip volume with fillers is one of our most popular treatments, delivering very noticeable results with even a light touch. Of course, dermal fillers can provide facial volume almost anywhere, including the cheeks, chin, nose and temples

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