Facial Augmentation Treatments
Dermal fillers are soft, gel-like substances that are injected under the skin. They can address a number of common concerns including smoothing of deep under-eye circles, lifting of cheekbones, volumization of the lips, smoothing of lip lines and nasolabial folds (the creases that run from the side of the nose to the corners of the mouth), and rejuvenation of the hands.
Dermal fillers can be composed of a variety of substances, some naturally occurring and some synthetic. One of the most common compounds used in dermal fillers is hyaluronic acid (HA). HA is a naturally occurring substance found in our skin, and it plays a major role in keeping skin hydrated and volumized. HA fillers, depending on their specific chemical makeup, can last from six months to much longer before being gradually absorbed by the body.
One thing we hear quite often from our Vancouver area clients is a desire for fuller, more attractive and alluring lips. This is a common desire, and quite understandable – after all, your lips are among your more prominent facial features along with the eyes.
For a long time, the only solution to this concern was surgical. Now, however, there are a number of non-surgical methods of providing you with thicker, fuller, more attractive lips. Through the use of dermal fillers we may be able to provide you with the lips you have always dreamed about.
You can trust us to meet your goals safely, using only proven, effective treatments.
PROCEDURE INFO: So, how do lip fillers work? It starts with the aesthetic evaluation when the treatment plan and the choice of the filler are decided. There are subtle differences between the different hyaluronic acid-containing fillers. After the decision is made, a topical numbing cream is applied to the lips for a few minutes. The injector then uses a particular injection technique called “micro-droplet” method to achieve the most natural-looking results. Sometimes, when the lips are very thin, it’s better to spread out the treatment over a few weeks. In that case, the injector will be able to re-assess the lip volume after the filler settles and add more as necessary. After the injection, brief swelling or even temporary bruising may occur, which typically resolves within a few days. Therefore, plan your non-surgical lip augmentation in advance if you’re thinking of attending an important event or function.
The results of non-surgical lip augmentation will typically last 1-4 months, and vary person to person depending on the individual metabolic rate, the degree of lip movement, and the quantity of the injected filler.
Non-Surgical Cheek Augmentation
One of the universally attractive facial features across many cultures is the high cheekbone.
With the advent of the injectable fillers, it has become possible to augment, shape and contour the cheeks non-surgically.
With minimal downtime, virtually painless, safe and affordable non-surgical cheek injections are an excellent option for those who’d like to improve the symmetry, shape, and projection of their cheeks.
Treatment usually takes 15-20 min.
The duration of the results depends on the product of choice.
Non-Surgical Nose Augmentation
Also known as Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty, liquid rhinoplasty, nonsurgical nose job or nose reshaping
Non-surgical rhinoplasty which can take up to 30 minutes, is a way to correct imperfections in the nose without having to undergo costly, invasive surgical procedures. Non-surgical rhinoplasty uses dermal fillers to reshape the nose, and can be used to treat a variety of concerns. Most commonly, patients will seek to use dermal fillers to even out bumps in the nose or rectify a hook-like appearance by injecting the tip with filler to provide lift.
Non-Surgical Chin Augmentation
Non-Surgical chin augmentation is a procedure designed to enhance or correct the shape of the chin without surgery. The shape of the chin is altered through the use of injectable dermal fillers, which are strategically placed beneath the skin to add volume and change the contour of the chin and/or jawline as needed.
Non-surgical chin augmentation is the perfect solution for anyone who wants to correct a small or weak chin. As a low-risk procedure with little downtime required, it’s an ideal solution for many of our clients.
Temple lift also known as temple augmentation can help stop the loss of volume in the temple and achieve a more balanced and youthful appearance. Although temples are a critical area for volume restoration in ageing faces, they are not as obvious as other facial folds or wrinkles and may be sometimes be overlooked by the patient. However, with dermal fillers, augmentation of the temples can alter the upper and mid-face and stop loss of volume which results in a skinny, wasted appearance.
Tear Trough Augmentation
Tear trough “deformity” is actually a very a common problem in the population. Tear trough relates to an area of hollowness UNDER the eyes (along the lower bony orbital rim and upper cheek), which is usually worse medially (close to the nose) and tapers off laterally (away from the nose). It is much more common in thinner faces but it also has a lot to do with genetics as some are much prone to it. This area of hollowness of lower eyelids creates what is called “dark circles” under eyes due to lighting effect (shadow), giving tired eye appearance and/or sunken eye appearance.
At times, there can be concurrent under eye bags above the tear trough area, which can make the dark circles even worse.If the under eye tear trough deformity (hollowness) is mild, it can usually be covered with makeup but often makeup is not enough. Along the same lines, there are literally hundreds of topical products on the market that are promised as a cure for under eye dark circles but there are either not effective or merely act as a moisturizer to temporarily (few hours) plump the hollow area and reducing the dark circles.
Hyaluronic acid based dermal fillers can safely and effectively be injected under eyes to treat tear trough deformity and hollow sunken eyes. The procedure is done with the patient sitting up in the office. The procedure takes about 20 minutes to complete and it practically painless. Most importantly, the effect is immediate and predictable. In addition, the effect lasts 6-12 months although duration and results may vary.
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