January 2, 2013

Dermal Fillers

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All About Dermal Filler Treatments in Vancouver

At 8 West Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Clinic, we see Dermal Fillers as an art, and whether it's Lips, Cheeks, Chin, Tear Troughs, Jawline or Nose, we are committed to working with you to help achieve your aesthetic goals through expert knowledge and experience.People choose dermal fillers because they want to add shape, contour and replace lost volume to certain facial areas or smooth wrinkles. Using a customized and strategic blend of dermal fillers, this can also result in what some people call a non-surgical facelift, because of the way they restore the cheeks and lips, enhance facial contour, and fill lines, with the aim result being a very natural, brighter, and vibrant appearance.

Who to Choose for Dermal Fillers in Vancouver?

There are a few factors that go into choosing the right clinic for dermal fillers. This is your face, after all, so it�s highly recommended that you attend a practise that is overseen by an expertly trained physician for your injectable treatment.8 West Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Clinic is led by one of North America�s most highly skilled facial plastic surgeons, Dr. Thomas Buonassisi. He has more than 20 years of experience and is dual board-certified. Dr. Buonassisi expertly leads our team of Aesthetic Nurse Injectors, Medical Aestheticians, and Patient Care Managers to provide excellent care and the best quality treatments.We use only the gold standard, FDA approved dermal filler products and the most advanced techniques to provide a 360� spectrum of facial sculpting and anti-aging options so we can customize a dermal filler treatment plan that�s as individual as you are.

Meet Our Aesthetic Nurse Injectors

Under Dr. Buonassisi�s expert direction, 8 West Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Clinic is the proud home to the city�s most experienced and talented Aesthetic Nurse Injectors.

About Lisa Roberge

Lisa Roberge has over 20 years of experience with injectables and facial rejuvenation procedures. Lisa is trained in Advanced Filler Techniques and is also a certified Neuromodulator Injector.Lisa�s approach to dermal fillers is starting slowly, for subtle, natural-looking results that patients love. She works with you as your face changes over time, helping you look beautiful and youthful for years to come.

About Jenn Sheaves

Jenn Sheaves is an Advanced Aesthetic Nurse Injector who brings 20 years of experience to our clinic. She has successfully mastered the art of injectable treatments with a fine eye for detail, ensuring the precise results that you want.Jenn�s expert knowledge and experience mean that her patients are in the very best hands when they see Jenn for dermal fillers, leaving our clinic with radiant, natural results that they love.Book a complimentary consultation appointment with 8 West Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Clinic to learn more about your dermal filler options and receive a customized treatment plan that�s as unique as you are. Give us a call at the clinic at (604) 733-1669 to get started with your consultation.

Why We Love Dermal Fillers

The ways that dermal fillers are such a popular facial rejuvenation treatment option can go on and on. Some of the main reasons why dermal fillers are such a sought-after and aspiration treatment include:

  • They are a quick procedure with no downtime, so you can easily return to your regular activities after your appointment
  • In the hands of an expert, results can be natural-looking, giving you a refreshed and youthful appearance
  • Can provide volume or contouring to areas of the face for those who feel they genetically have smaller, less shaped features.  
  • Long lasting results (6 months - 2 years) that are visible immediately
  • Plumps, smooths, and contours, allowing us to customize a treatment plan that targets your specific areas of concern

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What Are Dermal Fillers?

Unlike Neuromodulators, which relaxes the muscles that cause wrinkles to form, dermal fillers are injected to add volume, plump the face, and add definition and contour.8 West Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Clinic uses only the highest quality injectables for your facial rejuvenation treatments. We are extremely selective with dermal filler brands, using only those that meet the highest standards set by the FDA and Health Canada.Some contain larger particles which are used to soften deep creases, while smaller particles are effective for eliminating fine wrinkles. Our Aesthetic Nurse Injectors are artists who expertly combine or use specific densities of filler to create the results you want. We like hyaluronic acid injections because they make the face look plump, hydrated, and can restore lost volume.

Who Are Dermal Fillers For?

Generally speaking, there are two categories of people who will benefit from dermal fillers, patients who are noticing changes in the face due to aging and volume loss, and younger patients wanting to enhance features, like defining their jawline and cheekbones or adding lip volume.There are many areas of the face that dermal fillers can treat, here are the most common:

  • Lips: Some of us treat our lips because they�ve always been small or thin to begin with, or we want to improve their shape, or make them more symmetrical. Others begin lip filler injections when they start seeing volume loss around the mouth and lips due to the aging process. 
  • Cheeks: It�s common for the cheeks to lose volume as we age, making them a great anti-aging treatment option. Other people choose dermal fillers to create the look of more prominent cheekbones that created a lifted, contoured appearance. Feel free to check out our Blog Post on Cheek Filler to learn more about this specific area of treatment.
  • Chin: Optimizing the chin helps balance out the lower portion of the face. It�s common to get the chin treated with jawline and cheeks to give the appearance of a heart-shaped face. Chin filler can also be used to diminish or hide the appearance of a double chin, or sagging jowl. 
  • Facial folds: As we age, it isn't uncommon to lose volume and elasticity around the nose, mouth, and jaw. Dermal fillers are a safe and effective way to plump these areas and smooth creases for a more youthful look.
  • Lower eyelid hollows: Also known as Tear Troughs, for patients with sunken or hollow-looking lower eyelids, dermal fillers can be an excellent option to brighten the eye. Filler can also help disguise lower eyelid bags in some patients.
  • Temples: Very active people with lower levels of body fat will often develop hollow temples which can be corrected with dermal fillers.
  • Nose: Injecting dermal filler in the nose is also called a non-surgical rhinoplasty. Our Aesthetic Nurse Injectors target the nose with dermal filler to augment and contour and balance the nose, or disguise divots or bumps.

After your consultation, you�ll come away with a comprehensive treatment plan that targets your areas of concern to produce your ideal results to make you look and feel your best.

How Are Dermal Filler Treatments Performed?

At 8 West Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Clinic, you�re in the best possible hands, and our FDA-approved dermal fillers - call and ask us which brands of dermal filler we use.Our experienced Aesthetic Nurse Injectors carefully administer filler injections in the precise areas you want to target and add volume to, for plumped features and smoothed skin.This is a minimally-invasive, non-surgical treatment that doesn�t require any anesthesia, but topical numbing is available if you would prefer. Many of the FDA-approved products in Canada contain lidocaine, to subtly numb your injection areas during your treatment. For patients who are allergic to lidocaine, have this conversation with our friendly staff and treatment providers so we can accommodate your needs.[embed]https://vimeo.com/346252998[/embed]

What Can I Expect with a Dermal Filler Treatment?

One of the reasons why dermal fillers are so popular is that the results are noticeable immediately after your injections, so you can start enjoying added volume and smoother skin right away. Some patients may experience mild bruising or swelling, which goes away after a few days and can be easily managed with an ice pack.Treatments are quick and you can go back to work or resume your usual activities right after your appointment. Dermal filler patients can enjoy their results for about six months, meaning you�ll only need touch-ups once or twice a year to maintain your desired look.

Complementary Treatments to Enhance Your Dermal Filler Injections

Fillers can be used alone, or with other facial rejuvenation treatments. A combination of treatments may be right for you, depending on your skin type, areas of concern, and your anti-aging goals. Some treatments that make an excellent complement to dermal fillers include laser resurfacing and wrinkle relaxing injections which you can learn more about during your consultation with a treatment provider.

Learn More with Your Complimentary Dermal Filler Consultation

To learn more about dermal filler treatments and our other facial rejuvenation options, visit 8 West Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Clinic for your complimentary consultation. Book a consultation online or by giving our patient care managers a call at 604-733-1669.

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