Dermal fillers are substances that are injected under the skin, usually of the face or the neck, to add volume and lessen and soften the appearance of wrinkles, furrows, trenches and fine lines. During a session, a dermatologist numbs the area and uses fine needles to inject the substance, which can be hyaluronic acid in the case of Juvederm montreal or collagen, calcium hydroxlapatite or poly-L-lactic acid in other dermal fillers like Radiesse and Sculptra. In some cases, the dermatologists like those at chirurgie des paupières montréal can use the patient’s own fat to plump out lips and thin areas in the face. This fat can be harvested from another procedure like liposuction. Other dermal fillers can be created from the patient’s own blood plasma.
Each session lasts about a half an hour and the client might need to attend two or three sessions before he or she begins to see results. After the session, the client can go back to his or her normal activities, though ideally the client should rest for a couple of days. There might be a bit of swelling that can be controlled by the application of cold compresses. Clients should also stay away from painkillers that thin the blood, like aspirin. Aspirin can contribute to bruising and slow down the healing process.
The results of the dermal filler sessions can last between six months and a year. The good news is that the client can return to the clinic or dermatologist’s office for “touch-up” treatments.