As we age, certain areas of our face start to lose the fullness we associate with a youthful appearance. In addition to this, we start to develop deep lines and wrinkles. People often notice hollowing under their eyes and in their cheeks. They notice deep folds forming on the sides of the nose and mouth. In today’s modern world, treatments exist that can help to reverse these signs of aging. The safety and effectiveness of fillers make them one of the most common products used by the best plastic surgeons and facial plastic surgeons in Ottawa and Canada.
What is a Dermal Filler?In Canada, there is one type of filler available, the Hyaluronic Acid based filler. This includes fillers like Juvederm, Esthelis and Restylane. Fillers are a safe and effective means to temporarily reduce the signs of aging in many individuals. Fillers are composed of a naturally occurring molecule that is similar to sugars and starches. Hyaluronic acid, the primary component in fillers is naturally occurring in all life forms on earth. The benefits of fillers composed of Hyaluronic acid are that they are safe, temporary and reversible.
How is Filler Used?When injected into the skin, it ‘fills” up space, hence the name filler. By filling the space we can create tension in the skin and reduce wrinkles. Filler is injected using a device called a canula. A canula has been shown to be the safest way to place filler into your skin. After applying a freezing gel to your skin, a small needle hole is made. The canula is then inserted and the filler is injected in the desired location. The effects are noticed immediately. Fillers are a safe and effective way to help reverse many of the characteristic signs of facial aging. Fillers can help soften wrinkles, lift the jowls and improve the contour of the cheeks. It can improve the appearance of the face and can in some cases achieve dramatic full facial rejuvenation. Dr James P. Bonaparte believes that the key to achieving success with fillers is to achieve an artistic balance of the face, not an artificial appearance.
Where are Fillers Used?Fillers can be used for a variety of purposes. Common treatment areas include the laugh lines, marionette lines, the lips, the cheeks and under the eyes.
The key to a successful filler treatment is having experienced injectors with a keen artistic eye perform the procedure. Dr James P. Bonaparte and the highly trained nurses in his clinic perform over 20 injections of filler a day.