In Canada, 2.4 million skin filler procedures were performed back in 2015. Dermal fillers—with their volume-adding properties for the skin, have been the ultimate choice for people looking to enhance their facial features and reverse signs of ageing.
If you’re planning to get a filler treatment, here’s a comprehensive overview of the procedure.
What Are Fillers?
Fillers are made up of gel-like substances particularly composed of hyaluronic acid. They are used to smooth out wrinkles and lines caused by the loss of volume in the skin. They can be used in various parts of the face including the cheeks, around the eyes, the jaw line and the lips.
Need For Skin Fillers
Hyaluronic acid—a natural substance found in the body—retains water in the eyes, skin and the connective tissues. This water keeps the skin supple and hydrated. Over time, the hyaluronic acid levels in our bodies deplete and make the skin dry and inelastic.
Moreover, the production of collagen in our bodies also decreases with age, coming to a halt in the late twenties. This collagen contributes to youthful appearance of the skin and can make the skin look dull in its absence.
All these factors lead to fine lines and wrinkles on the face. However, skin fillers can be smooth out these deep lines and restore the volume of the face.
Types Of Skin Fillers
Skin fillers are classified according to their ingredients. These are the common types of skin fillers used.
Hyaluronic Acid Fillers
Hyaluronic acid naturally occurs in the body to keep the eyes, connective tissues and skin lubricated and hydrated. Hyaluronic acid filler treatment can be temporary or long-term and is characterized by minimum discomfort. The hyaluronic acid fillers used at Refirm to enhance the skin’s volume are Juvederm and Restylane.
Calcium Hydroxyl Apatite Fillers
Calcium hydroxyl apatite also occurs naturally in the body, primarily in the bones. As a filler, calcium hydroxyl apatite is made into a gel-like substance before being injected. This filler is thicker than hyaluronic acid fillers and lasts longer.
Calcium hydroxyl apatite fillers are commonly used for deeper wrinkles and lines and can stimulate collagen production.
Difference Between Botox And Skin Fillers
Although both are minimally invasive, botox and skin fillers are nothing alike. Botox treatments inhibit the production of muscle in a particular area to reduce the wrinkles and lines. Skin fillers, on the other hand, increase the volume underneath the skin to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles.
Places To Get Skin Filler Treatment
It’s absolutely crucial to have such treatments done by certified professionals and clinics that have the expertise and experience for the task rather than local spa that guarantee results but are incompetent to perform such jobs.
Looking for skin filler treatment in Calgary? Head over to us!
At Refirm, we have the necessary experience and knowledge to specialize in this treatment and guarantee customer satisfaction and health. Contact us to make an appointment today!