Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are clear, sterile gels that are injected into the tissues of the skin for the purposes of facial revolumization, contouring, enhancing or refining structures of the face. While there are many different types of fillers available, all fillers used at Royal Treatment are authorized for sale by Health Canada and made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring sugar molecule found within our bodies that’s main job is to attract and bind water. Dermal fillers have been used successfully for many years all around the world with millions of procedures having been performed. Dermal fillers are used to restore volume loss that occurs with aging, and can also reshape, contour, define, enhance and plump up the face. There are many different types of dermal fillers authorized for sale in Canada. More important than the brand of filler used is the type of filler in terms of it’s properties, composition, and consistency. For example, when augmenting the cheek bones or the chin, a thicker filler with more lifting capacity would be required, as these are generally areas that we would want the filler to mimic bone. Other areas such as the lips or undereyes require a thinner consistency of filler to achieve the best looking and natural results. Dermal fillers are not for everyone and a thorough assessment is required by a health care provider prior to receiving treatment.

How Do Fillers Work?

Dermal fillers are injectable temporary implants. They are injected in the underlying tissue (dermis, subcutaneous tissue [fat] or muscle) or directly onto bone using a small needle. Sometimes, a microcannua is used, which is flexible and dull on the end which is sometimes a better choice for certain areas, such as the delicate undereyes. Microcannulas, due to the fact that they are not sharp, generally result in less discomfort, bleeding and bruising; however, not all areas are appropriate for treatment with a cannula. Once fillers are injected into the tissue, they will last for several months, depending upon the area treated and the product used. Results are instant!

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What Can Fillers Treat?

Dermal fillers can be used for the following:
  • Lip enhancement (correction of asymmetries, volumization, plumping)
  • Cheek enhancement and contouring
  • Replenishing volume loss in the mid-face
  • Treatment of sagging skin
  • Nasolabial folds (laugh lines)
  • Marionette lines (downturned corners of mouth)
  • Correction of tear trough deficiency (undereye bags, hollowness, shadowing)
  • Chin projection / enhancement
  • Treatment of jowling
  • Jawline enhancement and contouring
  • Temple revolumization (temple hollowness)
  • Non—surgical rhinoplasty (correction of nasal bridge or nasal hump irregularities)
  • Treatment of fine lines of the face
  • Hand rejuvenation (back of hands)

How Much Do Dermal Fillers Cost?

Dermal fillers are priced “per syringe.” The number of syringes required will depend upon a variety of patient-specific factors including the persons’ age, degree of volume loss experienced, the area being treated, and the overall goals for treatment, to name a few. For specific pricing, please visit the online booking site. To obtain a more accurate estimate, it is best to come in for a complimentary consultation where you will receive a customized treatment plan developed specifically for you.

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Will I Look Fake Or Unnatural?

NO! When filler is injected by an experienced clinician with a thorough understanding of facial aging and anatomy, it is very rare to look fake or unnatural. It is important to use the right product, on the right person, for the right reason in the right quantity. At Royal Treatment, practitioners aim to provide beautiful, natural results, that do not drastically change your appearance. Our mission is to help you achieve whatever goal you have for yourself. We aim to enhance your natural beauty by helping to brighten or freshen up your appearance, or to turn back the hands of time to help you look and feel like the best version of yourself! To further put your mind at ease, all filler used at Royal Treatment is dissolvable should you decide after your treatment that you are unhappy with the result. Fortunately, in-depth and thorough consultations help you to understand exactly how filler can benefit you before you undergo any treatment.

Does This Treatment Hurt?

Filler treatments are generally very well tolerated. A small needle is used to inject the product into the skin of the treatment area. Topical anaesthetic is available, as are ice packs, vibrational tools, and injectable lidocaine which all help to ensure the procedure is comfortable. Patients describe the feeling as a tiny “pinch.” Of course, everyone’s experience is different. Please notify your injector if you have experienced any issues with needles in the past, or have an unusually low pain tolerance.

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How Long Do Results Last?

Results from filler procedures are extremely variable and are dependent upon several factors including the number of syringes used, the age and sex of the patient, history of previous treatments, area treated, type of filler used, and various intrinsic factors such as metabolism, etc. Everyone is different and the length of time your results will last is never guaranteed. Over time, an enzyme naturally produced by your body will slowly break down the filler. During your complimentary consultation, all of your questions will be answered and an in-depth, customized treatment plan will be developed for you.