Injectable dermal fillers

It`s a fact, subject to the classic effects of aging, climate, pollution, hormone changes and stress;  the skin ages. Its structure deteriorates, letting fine lines appear in the beginning, then real grooves. The volumes that make up each feature of the face diminish, they become hollowed out, and the face`s contours lose their firmness and regularity.

With the passage of time, wrinkles and fine lines appear on the face. The signs of aging are most evident in the areas around the mouth, between the eyebrows and around the eyes.

  • In the lower part of the face, the corners of the mouth turn down, and perioral wrinkles appear in a sunbeam pattern of lines into which lipstick may “bleed.”
  • In the area between the eyebrows, frown lines appear as two or three vertical wrinkles making the face look serious and severe.
  • Crow’s feet are fine lines that fan out from the corner of the eye to the temple.

Injectable Fillers

There are two mechanisms that cause wrinkles:

  1. The repeated contraction of muscles under the skin typically produces wrinkles in the upper part of the face (forehead, space between the eyebrows and area around the eyes).
  2. The loss of collagen, the substance that supports the skin, in the deep layers of tissue produces a generalized thinning of the skin on the face.

Dr. Hébert performs a thorough examination of your face, skin and facial expressions before deciding on the appropriate treatment. The approach used depends on the underlying causes:

  • Repeated muscle contractions, especially in the upper part of the face, result in expressive or dynamic wrinkles.
  • Skin aging and sagging producing static wrinkles.

Temporary Injectable fillers

These products, which are gaining in popularity as they are non-invasive and effective, are injected superficially into the skin to help give a more youthful appearance.  The effects are temporary (a few months to a year) and in some cases are reversible (an `antidote` may be injected to reverse the effect).

Dr. Hébert uses ultra-fine needles to reduce the minimal discomfort of the injection or uses a topical anesthetic cream or a mild local anesthesia. Certain products already contain an anesthetic solution that further reduces or eliminates any discomfort.

In general, a few appointments at regular intervals are necessary to obtain the desired results and usually take about 30 minutes.

Injectable fillers smooth away fine lines and wrinkles

When your skin is young, it stays supple, radiant and smooth thanks to a component that is naturally present in the body: hyaluronic acid. When the skin ages, it loses the ability to retain water as its hyaluronic acid content decreases and wrinkles appear.  The fillers that are developed from  hyaluronic acid are one of the safest and most efficient ways to reduce wrinkles, increase volume and enhance your face`s contours.

Esthélis ™ and Fortélis™ – These two injectables are used in combination or on their own to increase lip volume, model the face`s contours or smooth superficially all types of wrinkles.

Results: The effects are instantaneous and last between 6 to 12 months (depending on where they are injected) ensuring a natural look of `lifting` and volumizing effects.

Modélis™ – A soft injectable gel filler that helps to restore volume especially in the cheeks, chin and jaw-line.

Results: The results are immediate and give natural looking volume thats last up to a year.

Teosyal UltraDeep® – This injectable is ideal to restore volume and redefine the contours of the face, correct  deep  furrows, shadows and hollows around the cheekbones as well as remodel the bottom of the face naturally.

Results: Immediate increases in volume, filling of wrinkles and lines and softening of the contours of the face.

Teosyal Kiss® – This is used exclusively for the lips to help reshape, plump and erase lines.

Results: Increasing and remodeling lip volume and an in-depth rehydrating effect.

Radiesse® – A calcium based filler made of microspheres suspended in a natural gel that is injected into the skin. These microspheres form a `scaffold `to support and stimulate growth of your own collagen. It is used to fill and correct nasolabial folds and wrinkles around the nose and mouth. It also augments cheeks and other skin depressions.

Results: Immediate volume that rebuilds your skin`s foundation and restores your youthful look lasting a year or more.

Sculptra® – This injectable helps smooth and firm your skin gradually because it stimulates the production of your own collagen. It is derived from the alpha-hydroxyl family of fruit acids. It is used to increase volume especially in the areas of the temples, eye rings, cheeks, nasolabial fold, marionette lines and the chin.

Results: A smoother, tighter, more youthful appearance reducing visible lines, wrinkles and increasing volume lasting up to two years.

Selphyl® is a new and completely natural approach in tissue regeneration using the body`s own ability to rejuvenate and increase skin volume. A small sample of your own blood is collected (less than a teaspoon) and then separated so that a serum of your own platelets and fibrins may be injected in your skin to trigger the production of new cells and collagen. This technique may be used for skin depressions, nasolabial folds, acne scars, crow’s feet, tear troughs, indentations, neck rings and décolleté.

Results: Visible improvement in skin volume with long lasting effects. Full corrections are seen typically after three weeks.