DERMAL FILLERS

At Northshore Medical Clinic we help our clients address the early signs of aging by utilizing dermal fillers. Through a series of carefully-administered treatments, our expert physicians can help clients smooth out wrinkles and add more contour and definition to the face.
Having helped our many clients look and feel their best, the physicians at Northshore Medical Clinic will use their expertise to help you understand how fillers will affect your appearance, and help you select the best treatment strategy tailored for you.
Do not hesitate to give us a call to set up a consultation for dermal fillers at Northshore Medical Clinic in North Vancouver.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
ABOUT DERMAL FILLERS

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are injectable soft implants that help reverse early signs of aging by addressing hollows, fine lines, and wrinkles on the face, the hands and the body. They can also add volume to your lips, lift your cheeks, and plump any area that has lost volume due to aging and collagen loss. The benefits of dermal fillers appear immediately and can last from 6 to 24 months depending on the area.

Which filler is right for me?

Each filler contains a unique blend of ingredients and works differently. Our expert physicians can help determine your best option based on your aesthetic goals. Certain fillers work best in certain areas, which we can discuss and determine during your consultation. 

How do dermal fillers work?

Some fillers are Hyaluronic acid based dermal fillers that are made up of a soft injectable gel. Hyaluronic Acid is a molecule that’s found naturally in your body. Most of the time, injected into treatment areas, it binds with water then expands, resulting in more volume and less sagging or wrinkling. The fillers are tissue-friendly and long-lasting, though not permanent. Dermal filler treatments are widely used in medical aesthetics to add volume, plump up and reduce the appearance of lines and folds.

Do dermal filler injections hurt?

Most fillers contain the numbing agent – lidocaine – for comfort. We provide topical or injectable  numbing as well, and icing helps after the treatment. Though rare, you may experience some amount of pain, tenderness, itching, bruising, swelling, or redness after your treatment. These effects range from mild to moderate and are usually temporary.

Can anyone have a dermal filler treatment?

Dermal fillers aren’t intended to be used for pregnant or breastfeeding women or those with skin injuries or active infection near injection sites. Let your treating physician know if you’re planning to have laser treatments or chemical peels, take blood-thinning medications, or if you have a history of excessive scarring.

What should I do after my dermal filler treatment?

Most people can go back to their daily activities after a filler treatment. We recommend to avoid strenuous exercise, alcoholic drinks, and extensive sun or heat exposure for 8-24 hours at least, to let the product settle successfully. We also recommend to try to sleep on the back to help fillers settle into their intended correct position.

Are there any risks involved with dermal fillers?

All of our products are FDA and Health Canada approved and cleared to be safe for the face and the body. Product-related reactions are rare. There are some injection-related reactions that include redness, swelling, pain, itching, bruising, or tenderness. After lip filler enhancements, there is usually some slight swelling that may occur as well.

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