Injectable Dermal Fillers
Restylane – Teosyal – Juvederm – Belatero
What is a Filler?
An Injectable Dermal Filler or ‘filler’ is a non-surgical option to combat the signs aging leaves on our face. Injectable derma filler was created to augment areas of volume loss, fill in wrinkles and lines and/or to create contours on the face. Our office has found the greatest success with fillers created with hyaluronic acid (HA). This is a naturally occurring substance that is found throughout our body. Our body will naturally metabolize the filler over time, making it low risk and safe to use with all skin types, in both men and women. We have several brands of filler that Cathy Read-Brule RN C.A.N.S. will utilize for the best results of the patient’s specific needs.
How does it work?
Injectable filler can be used on the face to plump up areas of lost volume. Tiny injections will fill the spaces with hyaluronic acid. All of the filler we carry are formulated with lidocaine, which is a local anesthetic and helps to ensure minimal discomfort. The treatment will take between 30 minutes to one hour. Many patients return to work after their treatment, while some choose to book at the end of the day or on the weekend. There is no down time required.
Benefits of Fillers
-Enhance facial features such as lips and cheeks
-Replaces volume lost due to the aging process, reversing the signs of aging
-Composed of sugar that is naturally occurring in the body
-Easy and instant results
-Suitable for all skin types
-Natural, long lasting but not permanent
-No down time, can return to regular activity
Potential Side Effects
Hyaluronic Acid Injectable Dermal Fillers are one of the safest non-surgical treatments for the facial aging. The few risks of dermal fillers can be mitigated by choosing an experience and qualified injector. It is imperative to ensure your injector has a comprehensive understanding and thorough working knowledge of facial anatomy, with specific training in cosmetic injections. Cathy Read-Brule RN, has an exceptionally high level of expertise and is a Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist; designation issued to Registered Nurses who have passed a standardized national examination on non-surgical aesthetics. Cathy has an astute eye for aesthetics, puts safety and the patient’s best interest first.
All of the potential side effects will be discussed at your consultation but are generally injection site reactions such as bruising, redness or swelling. Bruising can be managed by avoiding anti-inflammatory drugs, vitamin E, herbal medicines and alcohol in the days leading up to your appointment. Additionally, should you have bruising, it is typically minor and can be successfully covered with a good quality makeup.
What to expect at your first appointment:
At your first appointment with Cathy Read-Brule RN C.A.N.S. will discuss what areas are of concern to you, and what you are hoping to achieve with treatment. If you would like to go ahead with treatment your customized plan will be discussed with and approved by Dr. James Lacey MD, CM, FRCSC. Your first appointment will take approximately one hour; this includes the consultation and the treatment. There may be slight redness at the injection sites. Some patients opt to return to work after their injections, while others book their appointments on a day off, at the end of the day, or on a Saturday.
Find out more about fillers and if this treatment is right for you in a complimentary consultation.
Email our team to get your journey started or call 613-591-1099.