Professional Dermal Fillers in South Surrey
Botulinum Toxin (BOTOX) and Dermal Fillers are chemicals that effectively reduces lines, wrinkles and the appearance of an aged face, while avoiding surgery. The two chemicals are used in the cosmetic industry to reduce wrinkles and lines and rejuvenate the skin. It is also used for other purposes such as providing cushioning in the joints for disorders such as osteoarthritis.
Both can and often are used in combination to achieve clients’ facial aesthetic goals. One is not better or more effective than the other. Rather, the treatment choice depends on what corrections and improvements are desired by the client. We can help clients in South Surrey find the right treatment for their needs.
What are Dermal Fillers?
At Restore Medi Spa, we use hyaluronic acid (HA) based fillers. HA is a carbohydrate (polysaccharide) that naturally occurs in the human body and provides moisture, plumpness and fullness to the skin. It does this via binding with and absorbing water to any given area. As we age this carbohydrate decreases. HA is commonly used in the cosmetic industry to reduce wrinkles and lines and rejuvenate the skin. It is also used for other purposes such as providing cushioning in the joints for disorders such as osteoarthritis.
Aside from the improved visual changes in appearance, hyaluronic acid fillers also cause more elasticity in the skin and make it feel softer. There are low and high cross-linked dermal fillers. The former usually last 3-6 months and the latter can last 6-12 months or even longer. On average dermal fillers will last 4-8 months, therefore follow up treatments are recommended around every 6-12 months.
Areas that are commonly treated with Dermal Fillers include:
- Under Eyes
- Forehead Lines
- Nasolabial Folds (Smile Lines)
- Marionette Lines
- Bunny Lines
Meet Our Staff
Our educated and friendly staff is here to assist with any Botox, Cosmetics, or Dermal Filler needs.
Dr. Eileen Fan
Dr. Fan grew up in Vancouver and knew early on she wanted to practice medicine. She ventured on to Ireland to do a 6-year undergraduate degree at University College Dublin, graduating in 2016. She values personalizing patients’ care and tailoring treatments based on her patients’ unique needs.
Dermal Filler FAQs
Generally speaking, Botox is used for dynamic wrinkles (those you see when you are making facial expressions but that disappear otherwise) of the upper face, where dermal fillers are often used for static wrinkles (wrinkles that are visible when face is relaxed) and to plump areas of the lower face (ie. cheeks, nasolabial folds, and lips, etc.). Both can and often are used in combination to achieve clients’ facial aesthetic goals. One is not better or more effective than the other. Rather, the treatment choice depends on what corrections and improvements are desired by the client.
Just like any medical procedure, botox and dermal filler treatments carry some minimal risks. The most common of these include temporary redness, swelling and bruising in the areas injected. The pharmaceutical products we use at Restore are FDA-approved and considered safe. If you are concerned about potential side effects, please book a free consultation with your injector to discuss further.
Although clients as young as 21 can legally receive botox injections, we do not recommend it until wrinkles are actually visible as the effectiveness is unknown in the absence of wrinkles. An age range of 30-60 is the most common.
Yes, most clients are very happy with the outcome of their non-surgical procedures and express they feel they look younger and more refreshed. It is important to understand that non-surgical treatment such as botox and dermal fillers cannot necessarily achieve all desired client goals therefore it is absolutely crucial to sit down with your injector and review realistic outcomes.