As your skin ages, there is a natural loss of proteins, elastin, supportive fat tissue, and a natural molecule that assists cell production, called hyaluronic acid. This erosion is augmented by sun exposure and smoking.
At Toronto area's Kingsway Dermatology and Cosmetic Centre, Juvéderm® dermal fillers are used to fill in wrinkles and grooves and restore lost volume to hollowed cheeks. Dermal fillers can also be used to subtly sculpt and reshape your face and reduce the appearance of jowls. Adding volume to thin or uneven lips with lip injections is also a common treatment.
Find out what dermal fillers like Juvéderm® from the Toronto area's Kingsway Dermatology and Cosmetic Centre can do for patients seeking wrinkle treatments or lip injections in the Etobicoke and Mississauga area. For more information or to schedule a free consultation, call 416–231–0100.
Our dermatologists use industry-approved hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers such as Juvéderm®, Restylane®, Perlane®, Teosyal®, and Stylage®. Skillfully applied, the results are subtle and natural, enhancing your features and creating softer, more youthful contours and a smoother, more relaxed appearance.
Juvéderm® dermal filler is designed to smooth out "static wrinkles", which appear naturally and gradually over time as our skin ages. There are various formulations of dermal filler available, each specially designed to focus on a specific area and cosmetic application, from wrinkles to lip injections.
As a wrinkle filler, Juvéderm® XC works primarily to reduce the appearance of various lines that form around the mouth:
Patients may have one or all of these areas treated with Juvéderm®, and can expect results to last for up to a year.
For issues of volume loss, longer lasting Juvéderm Voluma® provides lifting and contouring in the area of the cheek known as the "apple". Restoring volume that has diminished there can create a rounder, more youthful look, as well as subtly pull up tissues that have begun to sag due to loss of structural support higher on the face. Under optimal conditions, these results can last for up to two years.
Juvéderm® Ultra is used for lip injections. The lip augmentation results can last for up to one year.
For all Juvéderm® dermal filler products, studies show that clients who return for maintenance treatments find that they can get their desired results with less product. Because of the wide range of applications and variations in the goals of each guest, your Juvéderm® cost will be assessed and discussed during your personal consultation.
Like Juvéderm®, Restylane® is a family of dermal fillers that includes several products, including Perlane®. Some formulations (Restylane, Restylane-L, Perlane, and Perlane-L) are ideal for treating nasolabial folds and similar moderate to severe facial lines. Others, like Restylane® Silk, are intended for lip injections and for correcting lip lines. The Kingsway staff can help you determine the best dermal filler for achieving your desired look.
For all facial filler injections, our team will apply a topical anesthetic or nerve block for your comfort. Depending on the product selected and the scope of the treatment, injection sessions can last from 10 to 15 minutes to about an hour.
Results will be immediately apparent and will continue to refine for several days after the treatment.
Some redness and swelling may occur for one to three days following the injections, and bruising may occasionally develop. This will fade in the days after your session.
Over time, your body will safely metabolize the dermal filler and the targeted area will gradually return to its pre-treatment appearance. Speak with a Kingsway staff member about touch-up visits for maintaining your desired look.
While dermal fillers are best for lip injections, there are other choices when it comes to smoothing out wrinkles and facial rejuvenation.
BOTOX® injections are ideal for treating what are known as "dynamic wrinkles", which form due to repetitive muscle contractions on the forehead, beside the eyes, and elsewhere. These injections can complement the results achieved with dermal fillers, or can be chosen as a standalone procedure.
Microdermabrasion and micro-needling can refresh the skin. These can reduce the appearance of some fine lines, as well as even out pigmentation irregularities and provide an overall refreshed glow.
Ultherapy® can tighten and lift the skin around the brows, cheeks, and jawline.
The Kingsway Dermatology and Cosmetic Centre in Etobicoke offers complimentary, no-commitment-required half-hour consultations.
We welcome you to schedule a personal consultation so we may answer any questions and concerns and provide you with a relaxed, face-to-face meeting with a member of our staff.