Within a few years, The filler injections have become a weapon of choice against skin aging and conquered the market of cosmetic procedures. Nowadays, to treat wrinkles we use injections of hyaluronic acid gel for immediate results and a pain-free experience.
In fact, after filler injections, some results are immediate while other will take place gradually over the weeks. In fact, we want to look rested, refreshed but we do not want people to notice we have been injected with fillers. Is it possible to maintain a natural appearance following filler injection treatments? Dr. Tremblay, dermatologist and medical director at MédIME answers some of the most frequently asked questions about facial rejuvenation using filler injections.
Question filler injections #1: What can be treated with injections of hyaluronic acid fillers?
Dr Tremblay: All areas of the face where volume losses give a tired, stern and older appearance. Often, what people notice most about others in terms of skin aging are not necessarily wrinkles but rather hollows, sunken areas that are caused by the loss of volume on the face. The purpose of filler injections is to restore face volumes natural structures. Hyaluronic acid can also fill fine lines and wrinkles such as the nasolabial folds and marionette lines starting from each corner of the mouth down to the chin, and lip contour. Of course, it is the treatment of choice for those who want to add a little volume to their lips.
(Notice: These photos are published fort information purposes only in order to visualize the treatment. They do not reflect nor guarantees results.)
Question filler injections #2: What are we injecting exactly?
Dr Tremblay: We inject a hyaluronic acid gel. Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in our body and is used to maintain the moisture level of our skin by capturing and holding water in the deeper layers. Once inside the skin, the gel retains water and mixes with natural hyaluronic acid in the dermis. The benefits of hyaluronic acid on the skin are both corrective and preventive. Maintaining facial volume helps prevent tissue slackening and sagging structures.
In addition, we also know that hyaluronic acid is a biodegradable product that removes naturally in the body.
Question filler injections #3: How long does the result of filler injections last and will my skin be worse if I decide to stop the injection treatments?
Dr Tremblay: Hyaluronic acid is a molecule which resolves. Its effects are temporary and last an average of 12-18 months depending on the injected areas. . We must therefore return for touch-ups if we want to keep the rejuvenating effects obtained by hyaluronic acid. However, 60 to 70% of residual benefits are observed even after 12-18 months for the hyaluronic acid has a biostimulative action which stimulates collagen during the time it is in the skin also contributing to repair skin imperfections such as wrinkles and scars. Results are different from one person to another, depending on age, on the treated areas, the degree of sun exposure and if we are smoking or not.
Other advantages are the reversible effect of hyaluronic acid based fillers and the fact that it is less scary than the permanent results of cosmetic surgeries.
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Filler injections such as Juverderm are available at MédIME.
At MédIME, we advocate a natural approach and are listening to your expectations in order to offer a tailor-made treatment that will ensure your satisfaction.
To find out more about how Juverderm and other filler injections can help you fill loss of volumes ans achieve a younger, softer, natural looking appearance, come visit us by booking your free of charge consultation.
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