One of the most frequent skin complaints we hear from our Toronto patients is that of thinning skin that heralds the development of lines and wrinkles on the face. Combined with the frequent cold conditions of our area, the loss of facial volume can take a toll on your skin. Many patients are uninformed about the array of facial contouring choices available for treating this type of common concern without the need to resort to surgery. They may not have kept up with recent developments in the field of dermatology that makes such a treatment possible.
Dermal fillers are a nonsurgical method of facial contouring that restores facial volume and smooths away fine lines and wrinkles. This treatment is quick and requires little to no downtime. The treatment involves a simple injection to deliver a smooth gel into the skin to go to work immediately restoring lost facial volume.
Types of Dermal Fillers
Although the dermal filler treatment process is very similar, different substances can be used as active ingredients within a gel. While fillers were once only comprised of collagen, hyaluronic acid has rapidly grown in popularity as a highly effective dermal filler. We offer facial contouring in the form of hyaluronic acid fillers at our center in Toronto.
Facial Contouring with Hyaluronic Acid
Although many people have never heard of it, hyaluronic acid is becoming increasingly popular for both internal and external use to volumize and hydrate the skin. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring substance produced by your own body in large amounts when you are young. However, as you grow older, your body produces less hyaluronic acid, jeopardizing its role as a moisture-holding substance.
Fortunately, those who are interested in facial contouring have many different options when it comes to choosing the right dermal filler for their needs. We’ll help you decide on the best one for you when you visit us for your initial consultation.
What Can Dermal Fillers Treat?
Fillers can address many of the signs of aging. Depending on the type of concern you are experiencing, dermal fillers can help you combat issues such as nasolabial folds, marionette lines, cheek hollows and more. Certain types of fillers can even add or restore volume to the lips.