Frequently Asked Questions about Dermal Fillers
Where do the ingredients of facial fillers come from?
Dermal fillers are made from Hyaluronic acid. This is a natural chemical in the body that is 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.
Do fillers come with any risks?
As with any injectable procedures, 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 very 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 long until the results appear?
It will not take long at all for results to be evident on the face. As soon as the 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 result.
Results and patient experience may vary.
How long do the dermal fillers last?
The results are long-lasting for all treatment areas, but there are factors that go into how long the results last or how visible they are. In most cases, the results will last for six months to a year. Remember that it is possible for skin to lose more volume in this time, even enough that a strong filler is no longer as prominent. Dermal fillers can also be affected by lifestyle changes and exposure to sunlight and other facial irritants.
What are the most effective areas to target?
Here in Vancouver, lip volume using dermal fillers are one of our most popular treatments, and one that delivers 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.
How much do dermal fillers in Vancouver cost?
The facial filler treatment plans that we create for our patients are customized entirely for their needs. For that reason, no two plans are priced the same. You can learn more by contacting us for an initial consultation where any remaining pricing questions can be answered.