Dermal Fillers Can Restore Volume and Smooth Wrinkles for a Younger-looking Glow
At The Landings Surgical Centre, we use only the safest and most effective injectable fillers available to treat our patients. Many patients find them so effective that they are able to avoid face lift, brow lift, and other facial plastic surgery entirely. In addition to BOTOX® Cosmetic, we use Juvederm®, Restylane® and other high-quality dermal fillers at our Halifax, Nova Scotia practice. Many patients choose to combine dermal fillers with skin care treatments in order to further improve the texture and appearance of their skin.
Juvederm® is a treatment that can fill in lines, creases, and wrinkles for an improved, rejuvenated appearance. Like Restylane®, Perlane®, and Teosyal®, Juvederm® utilizes hyaluronic acid to replenish moisture and add volume to the skin. After the filler is injected into the skin, the hyaluronic acid will gradually be absorbed by the body.
Women want to look as young and confident as they feel on the inside. As the skin ages it is exposed to environmental pollutants and ultraviolet rays which causes the cells to lose their ability to produce hyaluronic acid. As a result, wrinkles form and fine lines appear on the forehead and face. This leads to a loss in definition, balance and the natural shape of the once youthful face. These lines can change our expressions, and may make us appear to look sad angry or older.
Hyaluronic acid (HA) injections can replace lost volume in areas where descent has occurred , and fill in lines and creases for an improved rejuvenated appearance. Juvederm® is made up of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring sugar that helps maintain facial fullness and elasticity in the skin, and plays an important role in the way our skin looks, feels and functions. Hyaluronic acid retains water like a sponge, absorbing more than 1,000 times its weight. This helps to hydrate and moisturize our skin, improving it’s overall appearance. Depending on where the HA filling agent is injected, it can last for different lengths of time. In areas where there is less movement, such as the tear troughs and cheeks, hyaluronic acid will last for about nine months to a year. In areas where there is more movement, patients may require more frequent treatments.
A Juvederm® treatment can generally be performed in as little as 15 to 60 minutes (depending on the areas treated) with minimal recovery or downtime. Many products contain the pain-reducing local anesthetic, lidocaine, so you can enjoy greater comfort during treatment and it can be used in combination with Botox Cosmetic®.
The Landings Surgical Centre physicians and nurse injectors are leading authorities in the area of plastic surgery and aesthetic medicine in Halifax and Canada . They will work with you to establish a plan, ensuring that each step has an exact purpose to achieve a natural look. Understanding that facial injections demand a marriage of science, artistry, precision, skill and vision allow them to deliver the look you desire.
The results look so natural, everyone will notice, but no one will know. Best of all, you can see visible results instantly after your treatment, so you can enjoy your revitalized look right away. The majority of our patients are so satisfied with their improvement that they trust us with all of their future HA and Botox Cosmetic® treatments.
VYCROSS® technology represents the next generation in HA age-reversing facial fillers. It is designed to produce less swelling and to deliver a longer lasting and a more natural look and feel. Building on the heritage of the Juvederm Hylacross®, the new Juvederm VYCROSS® collection provides a versatile family of products for each area of the face.
JUVEDERM® Voluma with Lidocaine-to restore age related volume loss in the mid-face, particularly the cheeks, cheekbones and around the chin.
JUVEDERM® Volift with lidocaine-for the treatment of nasolabial folds (smile lines).
Many people have heard of these products and want to know more about their use, but don’t know where to start. They question, how do you determine the ideal filler for the area you are treating? The best answer is to individually consider which areas are most bothersome and then make an appointment for a free filler consultation. At the Landings Surgical Centre in Halifax, the board certified plastic surgeons and nurse specialist have extensive experience and will recommend the products that are best suited for you!
Although the options may initially seem confusing, make sure you seek out professional advice from someone you can trust, even if it requires more than one visit to feel comfortable. At the Landings Surgical Centre trust is important and we value our patients trust in our products and services.
We recognize Allergan’s BRILLIANT DISTINCTIONS® Loyalty program. The program allows you to earn points on all your favourite products (BOTOX COSMETIC®, Juvederm® and Latisse®) which leads to savings on your next purchases. Our clinic in Halifax is Gold Standard in Atlantic Canada allowing you to save money while we do all the paperwork for you.
Please contact us if you have any questions about hyaluronic acid injections.
There is good reason for the fact that Restylane® is one of the most popular injectable products on the market. This long-lasting synthetic gel is extremely safe, amazingly flexible, and undeniably effective. We use injections of Restylane® gel to fill wrinkles and lines, or to augment the lips without facial implants.
Restylane® is composed of synthetically derived hyaluronic acid, a chemical naturally present in the human body. Unlike some other injectables, such as collagen, it is not animal-based and thus presents a very low risk of allergic reaction. The treatment process is non-surgical, requiring just a simple injection and taking about an hour from start to finish. Patients who receive injections of Restylane® or another filler can typically return to their normal activities immediately. Most people experience no more than some mild, temporary redness after treatment.
Restylane® acts in two ways, making it even more effective. Initially, the injected gel fills wrinkles to smooth the skin. Over time, the body absorbs the hyaluronic acid gel. As it does so, the gel moisturizes the skin to improve its appearance and texture long after the gel has been absorbed.
Perlane® is a hyaluronic acid gel filler. It is similar to Restylane®, but is more concentrated, making it appropriate for deeper folds and wrinkles. Perlane® is also sometimes used to augment the lips, chin, and cheeks, or to fill the deep creases along the nose known as nasolabial folds.
Artecoll® is used to fill deep facial folds, diminishing acne scarring, and to augment the lips and other soft tissue. The filler contains polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) microspheres suspended in a mixture of collagen and anesthetic to ease the injection process. PMMA stimulates the skin to produce its own natural collagen fibers, which helps smooth away wrinkles and other blemishes. Artecoll® takes up to three months to take full effect, but many patients notice benefits for years after treatment.
Sculptra® is often called the "liquid face lift." It contains polylactic acid, a biologically inert chemical that promotes collagen growth in the skin. It is one of the safest dermal fillers available. Sculptra® is appropriate for filling lines and wrinkles as well as treating facial wasting, the loss of fat tissue sometimes associated with HIV and AIDS. Treatment takes about 30 minutes, and the dramatic results of Sculptra® manifest over a few weeks and last up to two years.
Teosyal® is a hyaluronic acid filler similar to Restylane®. Like Restylane®, it can be used to fill wrinkles or augment the lips. As the hyaluronic acid breaks down, it moisturizes the skin to improve texture. Unlike other hyaluronic acid fillers, Teosyal® is 100 percent hyaluronic acid based. The results of Teosyal® treatment often last up to a year, while the results of Restylane® treatment lasts about six months.
Learn More about Dermal Fillers
There are dermal fillers available to treat almost any facial flaw, and exciting new products become available regularly. Contact The Landings Surgical Centre today to schedule a convenient appointment for Restylane® or another injectable in Halifax, Nova Scotia. We can help you choose the right filler for your needs so you can begin looking better without surgery.
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