Dermal Fillers in Edmonton
Growing older isn't so bad, but skin ageing isn't. Don't be concerned; dermal fillers may be of assistance. Looking a little older can be appealing, but our face and neck can be more prominent than we would like. Dr. Kamal Alhallak, Ph.D., offers dermal fillers to plump and nourish the skin for this purpose.
“Dermal fillers are one of the quickest ways to look younger without surgery,” says Dr. Kamal Alhallak, founder of Albany Laser and Cosmetic Center in Edmonton. “These safe, effective injections are ideal for rejuvenating the appearance of your face and neck. The key to looking younger is to re-plump the areas that have begun to sag or become hollow.”
Our skin produces less collagen and hyaluronic acid as we age. This causes our skin to sag and wrinkle. It happens to everyone at some point. Some of us will look great well into our forties and fifties, but those lines and dark circles will always be there.
Type of dermal fillers
There are three types of fillers in the cosmetic industry
Hyaluronic acid fillers
Cross-linked HA fillers are only temporary. They produce immediate results and are reversible; however, they are only temporary (last between 6-18 months)
The most well-known collagen inducer is Sculptra. Sculptra's PLLA microspheres are no fillers in and of themselves; rather, they act as a scaffold to aid natural collagen production. Sculptra takes 6-8 weeks to show results (due to the gradual collagen-building process), and the results can last up to 24 months.
Bovine Collagen products
Belafill is made up of ready-to-use bovine collagen. As a result, while this filler provides immediate long-term results, they are irreversible.
Where do we inject dermal fillers?
Fillers are injected all over the face, including the cheeks, under the eyes, the lips, the chin, and many other areas. It's a simple and safe way to improve your appearance. There is almost no downtime and, aside from a few small injections, the procedure does not break the skin.
Although we have cheekbones, our full and rosy cheeks contribute significantly to our youthful appearance. Over time, and in conjunction with other factors such as the sun and smoking, the skin may be damaged, and the collagen in that area may disappear. This gives us the classic sunken cheeks of the elderly. Your cheeks will look full and healthy again after using a filler like Juvederm.
These are the lines that run from your nose to the corners of your mouth; however, fillers injections can eliminate them. Typically, we combine nasolabial fold correction with cheek filler. This, when combined, can remove years from your face.
These lines that run from your mouth to your chin and resemble a marionette's mouth are among the most difficult wrinkles to treat. It is necessary to inject filler into that skin to eliminate the lines.
We inject the fillers to better define the jawline and reshape the face
As we get older, our lips thin out due to the loss of collagen and hyaluronic acid. Smoking and a lifetime of sun exposure can cause a lot of fine lines around our mouths. We can restore those full, pink lips you had when you were younger by using dermal fillers.
Using dermal fillers to smooth out lines and wrinkles on your forehead can help. The filler helps to support the skin on your face and will make you look younger right away.
Recessed scars - If you have hollow scars on your face, such as acne scars, dermal fillers can help to eliminate them. Dr. Kamal will gently inject a filler into the scar, causing it to vanish instantly.
How do cosmetic dermal fillers work on facial rejuvenation?
The application of cosmetic fillers is straightforward. It begins with a consultation with Dr. Kamal, who will recommend the best products and procedures to achieve the desired results. Dr. Kamal will use a local anaesthetic to numb the area once a decision has been made about what to do. He will then inject the appropriate filler beneath the dermal layer. From entering the examination room to leaving Albany Laser and Cosmetic Center, the entire procedure can take as little as 30 minutes. There is very little downtime, though you will most likely be advised to avoid the sun and cosmetics for a few days while the injection sites heal.
What dermal fillers does Dr. Kamal use?
There are several dermal filler products on the market. Juvederm, the most popular filler, is manufactured by Allergan. Galderma manufactures Restylane. The thickness of these fillers varies depending on the area of the face being treated. Juvederm Voluma is ideal for adding volume to the cheeks and creating a facelift effect. It is thicker and can better support the skin. We'll use a thinner filler, such as Volbella, around the eyes.
Galderma's Restylane is another excellent option. Several new fillers have recently entered the Canadian market. Dr. Kamal will examine your skin and your needs before deciding on the best filler for each area of your face. Sculptra, which stimulates collagen production, and Bellafill, which is bovine collagen, are also available.
Dermal fillers versus Botox
Hyaluronic acid fillers help to restore the skin's plumpness. Botox, on the other hand, temporarily paralyses the muscles beneath the skin. This makes it look flatter and less wrinkled. In other words, we primarily use Botox to treat the forehead, glabella (those little lines between your brows), and crow's feet (smile lines).
Fillers can be used almost anywhere on the face, including the cheeks, lips, chin, marionette lines, bunny lines, and forehead lines. The natural hyaluronic acid in the fillers is actually beneficial to your skin.
There are times when Dr. Kamal will use fillers in one area and Botox in another. These two cosmetic therapies complement each other and can make one’s face look years younger in just a few minutes.
What type of dermal fillers do you need?
Meeting with Dr. Kamal is the best way to find out what you need for your wrinkles. During the meeting, he will provide you with solutions ranging from injections to laser therapy to the Botox treatment plan.
All of the procedures performed at Albany Laser and Cosmetic Center are minimally invasive. Recovery times are minimal, and all of these procedures are both safe and effective.
An option other than fillers?
Some people are afraid of getting a facial injection or prefer to go the natural route. As a result, we provide natural options based on laser and HIFU, such as Fotona and Ulthera.