A Look at the Various Options for Dermal Fillers and Lip Injections
Sunken cheeks, thin lips, wrinkles… these are a few of the many complaints we have about our appearances.
And as we age, this loss of volume becomes more noticeable. Skin relies on collagen and hyaluronic acid to stay supported, supple, and voluminous. But the production of these natural skin-supporters decreases over time.
But you can replenish these with dermal fillers and lip injections in Ottawa. Dermal fillers restore volume to your face, filling sunken areas and fine lines.
Dermal fillers and lip injections add definition to your lips and face. They can heighten a low nose bridge and the appearance of cheekbones or contour a chin from flat to V-shaped. They can also treat several facial features, resembling a non-surgical facelift.
The results are instant, yet subtle and natural-looking.
How Fillers Work
Dermal fillers are hyaluronic acid (HA) or collagen-based. Some are also synthetic. Fillers add volume to your face and lips and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. HA is naturally produced in our bodies. It supports our skin, along with collagen and elastin. Like collagen, HA levels decrease as we age. This leaves our skin more prone to volume loss, wrinkles, and results in thinner lips.
Two popular types of HA-based dermal fillers are Restylane and Juvederm. Others include Estelis and Teosyal. The type of filler your doctor uses for your treatment will depend on your desired results.
For your initial visit, describe which areas you want treated and the desired outcome. Be realistic about what you want so your doctor can determine the best dermal filler for you. Your doctor will examine your facial features to make recommendations. If you want subtle volume in your cheeks, Restylane may be the right choice. Or, if you want plump lips, your doctor might use Juvederm.
Use this visit to ask questions so you have a thorough understanding of what to expect. And remember, you can come back for more touch ups if you want to start slow and subtle. Or, you can reverse the treatment altogether if you’re not happy with the results.
What to Expect
Before treatment, avoid consuming blood-thinning products for one week before your treatment. Clean your face before your appointment and expect it to be cleaned again at the appointment. Your doctor might apply a numbing cream to the treatment area as well.
When it’s time, your doctor will clean off the numbing cream and start injecting the dermal filler. The numbing cream will prevent you from feeling much. But you may feel a pinprick sensation.
You may experience some bruising and swelling at the injection site, but this should wear off. You should be able to get back to your daily activities after your appointment. But avoid saunas, intense exercise, face massages, and the sun to maintain your results. Also wear sunscreen daily and avoid direct sunlight on your face.
Consult with skin care experts to restore volume to your face and reduce wrinkles. They can help you decide which dermal fillers and lip injections in Ottawa are right for you.