Dermal Filler is an injectable gel substance which is also known as soft tissue fillers. This gel is made from a naturally occurring substance that is found in our skins, called hyaluronic acid (HA). As we age, we loose structure and volume in our skin. Dermal fillers are used to replace these losses, and so restoring us to our youthful complexion.
A very common mistake is to confuse the two most widely used injectables: Botox and Dermal Fillers. Although both are injectables, they are by no means the same. In essence Botox is a neuro-modulator, it is injected into a muscle, with the aim to stop muscle movement in targeted areas, and so preventing fine lines and wrinkles that prematurely age us. Dermal filler however, is used to replace loss of volume and hydration. It is injected into the area of volume or hydration loss.
At Captivating Aesthetics we only use products that are Health Canada approved. By offering the most recent and advanced injection techniques, and carefully discussing your treatment goals during a face to face consultation, we create a safe environment for those clients that are new or known to the world of Dermal Fillers.
Areas that Dermal Fillers are commonly used:
- Lips- Volume loss, fine lines, reshaping
- Cheeks- Volume loss, fine lines, contouring
- Nasolabial folds- Volume loss
- Marionette lines
- Tear-trough- Volume loss
- Crow's feet and other fine lines
- Hollow temples
- Neck and Décolletage- fine lines
- Hands- Volume loss and premature aging
Dermal Fillers are used to replace volume and hydration in areas of loss. They are especially popular for filling and/or hydrating areas of the face to enhance a lost or desired feature. In effect they improve the tone, texture, hydration and overall complexion of the face.
Dermal Fillers are also used in conjunction with Botox/Dysport to diminish fine lines and prevent the progression of the signs of premature aging.
At Captivating Aesthetics, by using the newest, most specialized techniques and methods, Dermal Fillers can now also be used in areas such as the neck, décolletage ( chest area) and even the hands, to turn around the effects of premature aging.
- Complete facial rejuvenation by addressing tone, texture and hydration concerns
- Assists with facial characteristics and changes due to aging or genetic features, by creating structural support
- Scar revision
- Minimally invasive with virtually no recovery or social down time needed
- Long lasting, natural results
- "Dilutent" available in case of need
Treatment duration: 30-90minutes
The actual process of getting Dermal Fillers is simple and time efficient.
At Captivating Aesthetics, the first step is to book a consultation with Dr Wilhene Zwanepoel. During this consultation a brief medical and relevant aesthetic history will be taken. You will have the chance to discuss your treatment concerns, your treatment goals, your fears and concerns in regards to the actual treatment itself.
Photographs will be taken, after which there will be a facial assessment and mapping. This process includes evaluating your full facial appearance, areas of asymmetry ( if any), facial movement and skin tone to examine the specific areas of your face that will be augmented.
Your treatment plan will then be discussed.
Same day treatment is often possible, and is usually discussed at the time of booking the consultation.
The actual process:
Depending on the treatment, you may have to apply a topical anaesthetic before. You will receive specific guidelines if this is the case.
Before injection, the treatment area will be thoroughly cleaned and prepared. Specific treatment zones may be mapped out. Sometimes a nerve block ( better known as freezing) is used in certain areas to anaesthetize the area, making the procedure virtually pain free. The actual placement of the product only takes a few seconds, and the entire process can be anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour (depending on the number of areas treated).
Photographs will be done immediately after the procedure. You will also receive specific after-care directions.
As each individual has very specific goals and needs, every treatment plan differs. This will be thoroughly discussed during your consultation.
Does Captivating Aesthetics offer "half-syringes"?
Due to a great demand for this service, Captivating Aesthetics does now offer "half-syringe" treatments.