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Facial Injections — How to Restore A Youthful Look With Dermal Fillers

Are you noticing small lines and wrinkles forming on your face? Are you feeling less confident as a result? As we age our skin loses hyaluronic acid and collagen which can cause those lines to appear as well as a bit of sagging or drooping in the skin. This loss of hyaluronic acid and collagen could be making you look older than you feel.

Reversing the Aging Signs of the Skin

While aging is not reversible, the signs of aging skin can be reversed. Facial injections, or fillers, are a cosmetic procedure that targets those areas of the face showing lines or sagging. When a filler is injected to the wrinkled skin area, the lost hyaluronic acid is restored minimizing lines and making sagging areas appear more full or contoured.

Dermal fillers are aministered through injection and have the ability to address various cosmetic concerns, including the reduction of acne and other types of scars, smoothing out fine lines, diminishing deep wrinkles, and filling in hollow areas.

There are different types of injectable dermal fillers and the ones we like at the Royal Centre of Plastic Surgery are Juvéderm® and Restylane®.

What Is Juvéderm?

Juvéderm is a facial dermal filler. It contains hyaluronic acid in an injectable gel form. When the plastic surgeon is injecting Juvéderm beneath the skin, it bonds with the water in your body to soften lines and fill in areas that have lost their fullness. Because it is a soft gel, the results of a Juvéderm injection are natural appearing and instantaneous.

In addition to the hyaluronic acid, Juvéderm also contains the pain-reducer lidocaine, which helps make the procedure more comfortable.

What is Restylane?

Restylane products are composed of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body that helps maintain skin hydration and elasticity.

Restylane can be used to fill in fine lines and wrinkles, such as those around the mouth (nasolabial folds and smile lines), forehead, and eyes (crow’s feet). These dermal filler injections can be used to enhance and sculpt facial features, such as cheeks, chin, and jawline. It is also used by cosmetic surgeons for lip enhancements because of ots potential to augment the lips, adding volume and definition.

The effects of Restylane are temporary, typically lasting several months to a year, depending on the specific product used and individual factors. The treatment is minimally invasive and generally well-tolerated, with minimal downtime and potential side effects like swelling, bruising, or redness at the injection sites.

What’s Involved in a Facial Injection Procedure?

The procedure for a facial shots is relatively simple. Using a fine needle, the plastic surgeon injects filler into the skin in the targeted area. After the injection is complete, the doctor might gently massage the area to ensure the product fills the space.

Depending on the area(s) being treated, the dermal filler procedure takes between 15 and 60 minutes and most people require only one treatment to restore a particular area.

Before deciding to have a facial injection, it’s important to consult with an experienced and qualified healthcare professional who knows how to properly perform face injections and evaluate potential risks. At the Royal Centre of Plastic Surgery, clients meet with Dr. Kenneth Dickie for a facial analysis, health consultation and discussion of options available before any treatment is performed.

Related: A beginner’s guide to dermal fillers

How Long Dermal Fillers Last in Face?

A Juvéderm treatment can last between one and two years, depending on how quickly the body reabsorbs the hyaluronic acid.

The effects of Restylane last from several months to a year, depending on the specific product used and individual factors.

How long does it take to recover from Facial Injections?

The recovery from a facial injection tends to be minimal because the procedure is not that invasive. Immediately after your procedure, the treated area could show a temporary redness, tenderness or bruising which may be covered with light mineral makeup. For the first 24 hours, you should avoid strenuous exercise, extended exposure to sun or extreme temperatures. Most patients resume normal activities within a day.

Are results instant?

Perhaps one of the most positive aspects of receiving facial injection treatment is the instant results. After the injection, lines will be immediately softened and smoother. Areas that might have lost their contour will be instantly fuller. With one treatment, you can look more youthful and feel more confident.

What areas are suitable for facial injections?

Some of the best areas to target with hyaluronic acid injections are those lines that remain even when your face is at rest. These types of lines are referred to as static and you will see the biggest difference when they are softened and filled in.

The lines around the mouth, both laugh lines and the ones that extend down from the corners, respond well to facial injections. If forehead lines and frown lines between the eyebrows are a concern for you, Juvéderm could provide a welcome relief. The chin, cheeks and temples can appear sunken or saggy with age or weight loss. These areas benefit from the fullness provided by a facial injection and cheek fillers.

For recently formed, dynamic wrinkles, especially the frown lines around the mouth you may consider a treatment with different action: BOTOX injections.

Consult with an Experienced Cosmetic Doctor

If you want to restore your youthful appearance, facial injections could be a solution. Trust your appearance to an experienced professional who can give you the results you deserve.

Contact the Royal Centre of Plastic Surgery for more information on Juvéderm® and Restylane® or even autologuos fat grafting and other possible cosmetic enhancements you might be considering. To schedule an in-depth consultation with plastic surgeon Dr. Kenneth Dickie, fill out the form on the right, or call us at 1-855-726-2800.

Let us help you achieve your desired look. We are committed to help you look and feel great.