Dermal fillers have rapidly become a common non-surgical, non-permanent cosmetic procedure. They are used to reverse facial volume loss (soft tissue augmentation), soften fine lines and wrinkles, help “lift” sagging skin and enhance facial angles. Dermal fillers are made of a carbohydrate called Hyaluronic Acid. Hyaluronic acid is a gel-like substance that is naturally found in our body, but breaks down over time to give an aged appearance. Just like natural hyaluronic acid breakdown, hyaluronic acid in dermal fillers breaks down as well, hence making dermal fillers a temporary solution that require repeat treatments to maintain lasting results.
There are many different types of dermal fillers available in Canada. Some of the Hyaluronic Acid fillers available to patients are Juvederm, Restylane, Revanesse, Teosyal, Radiesse, Voluma, and Stylage.