Do you know that injectables and fillers can help revitalize your face and other areas of your body?
The first thing people notice about our appearance is our face, particularly our eyes and lips. Fillers are made of collagen and hyaluronic acid (HA), two substances that are made naturally in your body to keep your skin a more plump and youthful appearance.
There are many ways how injectables can benefit you, including enhancing and lifting the contour in your face. Fillers can address issues such as the loss of volume with age by stimulating the production of new collagen. There has also been an increase in men using fillers too for that chiseled look and a more youthful appearance. Read on to find out more about how you can get some of the best Injectables & Fillers Vancouver has to offer.
Injectables and fillers are made of collagen and hyaluronic acid to promote the production of collagen that naturally occurs in your body. They deliver nutrients in your skin to keep your skin plump and hydrated by binding water molecules.
It serves as a cushioning agent and smoothes your skin. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, there were 2,676,970 soft-tissue-filler procedures in 2018 with most of them involving hyaluronic acid with products such as Belotero, Bolvella, Juvederm Ultra, and Ultra Plus, Restylane Lyft and Silk, Volbella, Vollure, and Voluma.
Here are the different FDA approved fillers available for various cosmetic procedures:
Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is a popular substance for well-known products such as Juvederm (XC, Voluma, Volbella, Vollure) and Restylane (Silk, Lyft, Refyne, Defyne). These fillers help keep your skin hydrated, plump, lifted and smoothed and can last up to a year or longer.
Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA) is a thicker filler than HA that can also stimulate natural collagen production. CaHA products like Radiesse are often used for creating structure and filling deeper lines and wrinkles and can last up to eighteen months.
Poly-L-lactic acid is a biocompatible and biodegradable synthetic substance that can stimulate collagen production leading to smoothing of fine lines and wrinkles and restoring lost facial volume with results lasting up to two years. Sculptra is an example of poly-L-lactic acid.
Most skincare products on the market stay only on the skin surface providing no real therapeutic benefit. Epionce has a greater impact on the health of your skin because it deeply penetrates to reveal smoother, more radiant skin that functions at its optimum without irritation.
Dr. Workman is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and an experienced surgeon with a proven safety record having performed more than 400 procedures last year. He cares about his patients taking the time to discuss the best options based on the individual need.
Dr. Workman has created a comfortable environment for his patients and gets the best results for them. Since 1993, Dr. Workman and his skilled and caring staff have been providing some of the best fillers in Vancouver with exceptional results. You can expect compassion and confidential care with a customized procedure to fulfill your specific needs. At The Workman Center for Plastic Surgery, we strive to give you the best injectables and fillers Vancouver has to offer. Call us today to get that rejuvenated appearance you’ve been looking for!
Here are some of the reasons why an injectable filler can enhance your appearance and improve the quality of your life.
As long as you are healthy and at a stable weight, you are a good candidate for getting fillers in Vancouver. There are many ways they can improve the quality of your life. Anyone can benefit from an injectable or filler treatment.
Most of the injections take about half an hour on the day of your treatment. During your consultation we will analyze your current health and discuss your specific needs and expectations.
You may feel minor discomfort when the filler is injected into your body. A numbing cream can be applied to your skin to help provide some pain relief if needed.
It is recommended that you wait one or two days before resuming any strenuous activities and allow the swelling to go down. You should avoid any exercise on the day of your treatment.
It depends on the procedure you have and how your body reacts to things such as the production of collagen. Fillers can last up to 18 months and can occasionally continue for a few years.
Yes, treatment can be reversed or adjusted if you have second thoughts after your procedure.
In most cases, there will be minimal recovery-time after your procedure. Vancouver injectable & filler patients can expect some swelling for a few days and possibly minor pain. You can apply a cold pack if you feel some soreness. You will definitely need to rest and not exercise for a day or two and refrain from any strenuous activities for at least two days to let the swelling dissipate. Your recovery may be a bit longer if you bruise easily or if the treatment involves the eyes, a more noticeable part of your face. It is best to avoid the sun or any extreme heat for at least two weeks following your procedure.
One of the biggest benefits of injectable treatments is that most have little to no recovery time and results can be seen in less time after your procedure. With some treatments, the results are immediate and you can start seeing an improvement immediately upon leaving our Vancouver office! With HA fillers, such as Juvéderm®, you will see the results start to develop over time, as the collagen builds up naturally within the skin and helps to improve skin from the inside out.
For many patients, the concept of getting injected with needles can be scary and off-putting. Most assume it will hurt and be uncomfortable during the application. When performed by an injector who is experienced and works under a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Michael Workman, patients will experience a gentle approach that is intended to be comfortable and as painless as possible. To help reduce any potential discomfort, a topical anesthetic can be applied up to 30 minutes before your procedure. Numbing agents like ice can also help keep you from feeling anything during injections.
Thanks to the flexible nature of injectables, these procedures may be available to just about everyone. For those in their 20s, injectables may be useful as a preventative option, or to reduce scarring due to acne. For patients in their 30s and 40s, it can help to address facial wrinkles, loose skin, and even deep scarring from sun damage or skin blemishes. Ideal candidates are physically healthy, non-smokers, and have a realistic and positive outlook for their goals. You must be committed to maintaining good skin health in order to see your results last.
Injectable fillers are an excellent solution for patients who are seeking anti-aging and wrinkle treatments. They can also help to augment your lips, cheeks, and areas around the nose and mouth. These are often known as lunchtime treatments, which means they can be performed in one hour or less, the length of a typical lunch break. Additional benefits include little to no downtime, minimal risk and side effects, and fast-acting results. Injectables like Juvéderm® use naturally-occurring ingredients like hyaluronic acid to help achieve a fuller, more defined facial contour.
Many injectables can be combined with each other to target different areas of the face and deliver a comprehensive treatment. Botox® and Juvéderm® work excellently together to help reduce wrinkles and fill out sunken areas on the face. Additionally, these can be combined with surgical procedures such as a mommy makeover to deliver a full-body enhancement, from head to toe. During your consultation at our state-of-the-art facility in Vancouver, patients can discuss their desired results and design a plan alongside Dr. Workman that will best suit their unique needs and aesthetic goals.
Dermal fillers and injectable treatments are an excellent way to rejuvenate your appearance and help you regain a more youthful look.
At The Workman Center for Plastic Surgery in Vancouver, we offer non-surgical face procedures to help patients gently enhance their appearance and reduce signs of aging in the face.
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