The natural aging process changes the contour of the face due to loss of volume. Over time there is a loss of collagen, fat, muscle and bone. This may cause hollow cheeks, jowls, under eye circles, thinning lips, lines around the mouth and deeper creases from corner of nose (nasolabial) and mouth (marionette lines).
At Kamloops Skin solutions we use two types of fillers:
- Hyaluronic Acid (eg. Juvéderm®, Belotero®, Ravanesse®)
- Calcium Hydroxylapatite (eg. Radiesse®)
Hyaluronic acid is naturally found in tissues and it integrates smoothly with minimal side effects. It attracts and binds water giving a longer lasting effect. It is harmlessly absorbed into the body over time.
Juvéderm and Belotero are all non-animal stabilized hyaluronic acid fillers. No allergy testing is required before treatment. Chemically they are similar, but structurally different products.
Hyaluronic Acid Fillers are used to treat:
- Nasolabial folds
- Mouth corners
- Mid and lower face volume loss
- Lip augmentation
- Fine lines and wrinkles around eyes, brow, mouth and cheeks
Radiesse has been licensed by Health Canada since 2005 as an injectable dermal filler made of calcium-based microspheres suspended in a water-based gel. Its safety and efficacy is well studied.
This filler is unique because it has two properties;
- Immediate volume replacement (like Hyaluronic Acid).
- Stimulation of your own collagen production.
The ability to stimulate your body’s own natural collagen and elastin is what makes this product truly unique. It’s the only filler on the market that has this property. The body progressively replaces the calcium microspheres with type I collagen and elastin, so your skin stays firm and contoured and your aesthetic results are sustained.
RADIESSE is the only FDA approved dermal filler to restore lost volume in the hands. By minimizing the visibility of veins and tendons, it gives an instant smooth and natural look.
Dermal filler offers immediate non-surgical correction of volume loss and wrinkles/deep lines. In the weeks after injections, the filler cushions and hydrates the connective tissue, giving the volumizing effect. It also stimulates your body’s own collagen and elastin production to maintain smoothness of your correction.
Recent innovations in treatment show that when Radiesse is hyper-diluted and injected superficially under aging skin it acts as a bio-stimulating agent, rather than a volumizer. This is called Radiesse – skin tightening. Collagen and elastin production starts as early as 4 weeks after injection. Ultimately, there is long term tissue remodeling and dermal rejuvenation.
Dermal fillers replace areas of lost volume to restore the natural contours of the face. At Kamloops Skin Solutions you, together with our highly trained physician injector will develop a customized treatment plan to address your unique goals. Most treatments take 1 hour or more depending on complexity of correction.
Once the filler is placed patients can expect some numbness, much like the dentist, as there is Lidocaine in the product for added comfort. Common side effects are related to injection and include bruising, swelling, mild discomfort and induration which resolves within a few days.
The results are seen immediately. To achieve correction, treatments may be staged.