As we get older, we expect to see certain markers of time on our faces: wrinkles, lines, jowls, and hollow cheeks. But what if we could turn back the clock on these imperfections, smoothing out the skin and restoring a youthful glow? With dermal fillers, you can take years off, enjoying refreshed and rejuvenated skin while still looking completely like yourself. And with so many options available here at Beauty 2.0 Aesthetics in Port Moody, British Columbia, there’s truly a filler to meet everyone’s cosmetic needs.
Which Dermal Fillers Are Right for You?
Incredibly, different fillers have been designed to target different aesthetic concerns, which is why you might have heard so many names and brands over the years. This variety means our expert staff can use specific treatments on specific areas, ensuring a more tailored treatment for you and more precise results. During a consultation, we’ll hear about your cosmetic goals and suggest the filler we think will best address your concerns.
One of our most popular options is Revanesse Versa, which fills the skin with moisture and restores volume, creating a more structured, lifted appearance. The formula itself, on a molecular level, has a very small spherical structure, which gives the product a smooth quality and yields incredibly natural results. There’s also very minimal swelling post-injection, which is handy for those who need to get straight back into meetings. It also doesn’t use animal products.
This product is ideal for those looking to reshape their face to a more youthful, symmetrical version of what it currently is, while still completely retaining their natural beauty. It’s also commonly used to fill out the cheeks, lips, and under-eye sagging.
Whether you’ve always had naturally thin lips, or they’ve thinned out as you’ve gotten older, you might be looking at adding some gorgeous plumpness to your lips. Lip fillers can do just that, and even more: they can be used to fill out fine lines around your mouth, reduce wrinkles that may have formed on your lips, and even make the border of your lips look more pronounced. This treatment is so targeted that we can even balance out unevenly-sized lips.
Why Do We Develop Wrinkles As We Age?
You’ve probably heard of collagen, the protein that keeps our skin voluminous and even. Collagen is also responsible for creating elastin, which is the nutrient that keeps our skin supple and springy. Perhaps you’re familiar with hyaluronic acid (HA), which hydrates the body and revitalizes the skin? As we age, our bodies’ production of collagen, elastin, and HA slows. Without them, the skin begins to sag and fold, creating lines, wrinkles, and hollow areas. It also becomes dryer and more coarse.
Certain lifestyle factors, such as alcohol, smoking, sun damage, and excessive weight gain and loss, can cause us to lose these important proteins even faster. Unfortunately, genetics can play a large role in how quickly we lose them too. While we can take steps to look after our skin properly, aging is inevitable, and it’s very normal to start seeing changes in your skin as you reach your thirties and forties. But with this treatment, we can replenish the bodies with these essential nutrients, and truly turn back time on the skin.
How Do Dermal Fillers Work?
While we’ve established that no two products are exactly alike, there are some commonalities. Product is inserted into the target areas on the face by way of a very thin needle. The product itself is a synthetic version of those essential nutrients we’ve lost over time – most commonly, a synthetic version of HA. When the synthetic HA enters the body, it binds with water molecules and brings all that moisture to the skin. The results are almost immediate, with the skin looking more plump and hydrated.
What Can Dermal Fillers Be Used To Treat?
This treatment can be used to target several aging skin concerns, including:
- Sunken eyes
- Sunken temples
- Hollow cheeks
- Crow’s feet
- Frown lines
- The lines that go from the nose to the corner of the mouth, known as Nasolabial folds
- The wrinkles that go from the corners of the mouth down the chin, known as Marionette lines
What Should I Expect From This Treatment?
Ahead of your session, you’ll be asked to come in for a consultation. This is obviously incredibly important because it’s when we’ll decide what filler will be right for you! It’s your chance to tell us all about your cosmetic goals, and we can make an informed decision after hearing them. We’ll go through your medical history, including any medication you might be on, and make sure you’re a suitable candidate. We’ll then design your unique treatment plan!
On the Day
Treatment is performed right here in our gorgeous British Columbia office. We’ll ask you to come in with a clean, makeup-free face so that there’s no risk of a foreign substance touching the needle. We may apply a topical numbing cream to the treatment area. We will then perform the injections, which many patients report as being virtually painless. The whole experience only takes a few minutes, and then you’re all done!
What Is the Recovery Period Like?
One of the best bits about this treatment is that there’s no downtime required afterward. Because we don’t use anesthetic, you can even drive yourself to and from your appointment! It’s the perfect thing for people with busy schedules who can’t take time out from life to recover. We may suggest staying away from a few things, like rigorous exercise and high temperatures, for a few days, but you’ll quickly return to your normal schedule.
How Long Will It Take To See Results?
Results begin developing straight away, as the synthetic HA immediately gets to work bringing moisture to the skin. But over the next few weeks, the treatment will continue to take effect, as the gel settles into position. Incredibly, this treatment encourages the body to produce new collagen and elastin, so that will happen in the weeks following treatment, making the skin tighter and more voluminous. Most patients report seeing optimal results after about two weeks.
How Long Will the Results Last?
This will depend on the exact type of filler you’ve used. Some last for a few months, while others can last for several years – incredible, right?! What’s equally incredible is that once you start to notice your results fading, you can easily refresh your look with a maintenance session. For example, Revanesse Versa lasts for about six months, after which time you’ll notice fine lines and wrinkles returning. But by quickly booking in a follow-up session, you can restore the effects of the filler before anyone even notices!
Will the Results Look Natural?
Many people worry that undergoing cosmetic treatment will make them look “worked on” or “plastic”. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Fillers are designed to be subtle and enhance your natural beauty. They don’t dramatically change your face the way plastic surgery might, but rather give a revitalized look that makes you look like a younger, fresher version of yourself. In short, if you don’t want anyone to know you’ve had them, they won’t!
Am I a Good Candidate for This Dermal Fillers Treatment?
If you’re over 18 and looking to combat the signs of aging in a way that looks natural, you may be an optimal candidate for this treatment. As mentioned above, a whole number of lifestyle factors can lead to wrinkles and other skin concerns, so we know there’s no one “perfect age” to start getting treatment. The same thing can be said for skin tone and gender – these cosmetic concerns can affect anyone and everyone!
Certain medications and medical conditions may not be compatible with this treatment. Those who are pregnant, planning on becoming pregnant, or breastfeeding will be invited to undergo treatment at a later date. If you’re not a suitable candidate for this treatment, our team would be delighted to suggest some alternative cosmetic treatments. From light therapy to microneedling, there’s no shortage of groundbreaking services we can provide to help you feel gorgeous in your skin.
Ready for Gorgeous, Youthful-Looking Skin?
If you want to turn back time on your skin, dermal fillers are an incredible option. They can leave feeling gorgeous and refreshed, and looking years younger, while being minimally invasive and taking hardly any time out of your schedule. Ready to schedule a consultation? Call us now at Beauty 2.0 Aesthetics in Port Moody, BC.