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.

Treatment of facial wrinkles with Juvederm
 Traitement des rides du visage avec Juvéderm

(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.

Phone: 514 739-7444


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Where science meets art at MédIME, your medical-aesthetic clinic!

To celebrate its 10 years of technological and artistic innovations at the service of beauty, MédIME, Institut de Médecine Esthétique du Sanctuaire du Mont-Royal is undertaking a collective art project in collaboration with its patients and Montreal artist photographer Caroline Bergeron.

Montreal artist photographer Caroline BergeronFrom October 1st to December 31st, 2014, Dr. Tremblay invites you to come in and contribute to this artwork by donating a photograph of your lips to create a collective piece of art. Whether your lips are thin , heart-shaped , plucked , full , poppy red , greedy, discrete , flamboyant or natural , we believe that diversity is beauty and look forward to seeing your lips show their smile, their colors and their style on our collective work of art which the concept will remain secret until its unveiling in early 2015 .

To learn more about lip injections, please visit our information on lip treatments.

To participate and join in the collective work of art by giving us a snapshot of your lips, come by the clinic or call us at 514 739-7444 for more information.

JUVEDERM ® VOLIFT ® the new injectable by Allergan, helps reduce facial wrinkles and provides a younger looking appearance.

Wednesday the 24th of September  Dr. Jean-Francois Tremblay, Dermatologist and Medical Director of MédIME, launched the newest addition to Allergan’s JUVEDERM line,JUVEDERM ® VOLIFT ®.

Dr. Tremblay held a presentation inviting selected  doctors  from Montreal, Quebec and Ottawa to share his expertise on the technological advances, to share his personal techniques on how use JUVEDERME ® VOLIFT ®  to achieve an overall natural younger appearance.

The advantages of  VOLIFT ® –  The results are long lasting with a natural soft look

Used for remodeling the contours of the face, to add a light firmness to the skin of the neck, fill in cheeks where volume loss has occurred, fill in nasal folds, hollow temples and deep wrinkles, JUVEDERM ® VOLIFT ® proves to be the option for that soft natural long lasting effect. In addition it contains a local anesthetic (lidocaine 0.3%) that offers the patients a more comfortable experience. Its supple texture specifically designed for thinner skin types makes it the perfect filler to obtain the natural look.

Allergan uses its innovative Vycross technology to sucessfully create a special formulation of JUVEDERM ® VOLIFT ® which is  an efficient cross-link of the hyaluronic acid. It contains a lesser concentration of hyaluronic acid, allowing a faster absorption by the skin tissues, as well as causing less inflamation and swelling while maintaining all the excellent benefits of the other products offered by the Allergan line.

JUVEDERM ® VOLIFT ® is now available at MédIME

To find out more about how JUVEDERM ®VOLIFT® can help you achieve a younger, softer, natural looking appearance, come visit us by booking your free of charge consultation.