Non-Surgical Dermal Fillers Help Restore Youthful Features
As we get older, the amount of hyaluronic acid and fat that fills out our faces and provides youthful contouring diminishes. Without these important accumulations in place to keep our skin smooth and firm, wrinkles and lines occur. Dermal fillers are made from hyaluronic acid, mimicking the naturally occurring hyaluronic acid found in the body. By essentially replacing these elements in the skin, they provide a virtually pain-free and long-lasting way to restore lost volume.
Dermal fillers are most commonly used to plump up areas of the skin that have become slacker, smooth any fine lines or wrinkles, and restore lost volume. In addition to the hyaluronic acid in our skin, we also have a protein called collagen. Collagen helps to keep the skin looking smooth, but as we age, collagen stores naturally decrease each year. Dermal fillers can even help stimulate collagen production. The result is that, over time, the skin repairs itself to become smoother and younger-looking.
Customized Treatment With Dermal Fillers
Treatments at Vitality Medi Spa are performed by Dr. van Aardt, our in-house physician, who specializes in cutting edge aesthetic medical procedures. Dr. van Aardt designs customized treatment plans for each patient with their goals in mind. This can include addressing volume loss in a smaller area—like around the eyes—to more complex options that yield results similar to a non-surgical facelift. Some of the treatments available in our central Halifax medi spa include:
As one of the leading hyaluronic acid fillers available, JUVÉDERM® helps restore lost volume while smoothing and contouring to provide natural looking, lasting results. JUVÉDERM® is a soft and pliable option available in various forms, helping you target specific areas for beautiful, youthful results.
As one of the highest ranked JUVÉDERM® physicians in Canada, Dr. van Aardt has developed a unique approach to this product that improves outcomes while minimizing discomfort and side effects. At Vitality, we use a range of JUVÉDERM products, including:
- JUVÉDERM ULTRA®, which includes lidocaine helping to numb the area being treated and increase comfort during the procedure. This is the most popular JUVÉDERM product and helps to diminish wrinkles, restore volume to cheeks, and can be used to plump lips. By adding volume to the skin and bonding to water molecules to hydrate from within, this treatment helps fight the effects of aging for up to eight to twelve months per treatment.
- JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® is popular for patients who want to correct very deep lines or wrinkles, or fill out a large portion of the face after substantial volume loss (such as a significant weight loss). Treatment with VOLUMA can last for up to 18 months or longer, and help to smooth out jowls, recreate high, youthful cheekbones and firm up the jawline. The face is rebalanced, and smooth.
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Bellatero helps restore facial features by adding facial volume, smoothing and contouring. As a result, patients look natural and well-rested. It’s no surprise that this soft, long-lasting and pure hyaluronic acid is growing in popularity.
Derived from naturally occurring fruit acid, Sculptra stimulates your skin to increase its collagen production, smoothing lines. This non-surgical treatment can last for up to two years or even longer in patients who have undergone three to four treatments, usually spaced about four weeks apart.
It is safe and biodegradable, and helps your body fight aging from the inside. This dermal filler products naturally fuller looking results in face, helping reduce wrinkles and adding volume to help patients regain their youthful appearance. By working with your facial tissues, Sculptra® produces gradual, natural-looking results.
By stimulating collagen production, RADIESSE does more than traditional dermal fillers. The result is that patients see visibly smoother and stronger skin almost immediately, and enjoy fewer wrinkles for up to 18 months after the first treatment. As collagen increases, the skin looks increasingly youthful. RADIESSE works particularly well to create high cheekbones, and with two to three treatments, it can even be used to fight signs of aging on hands. RADIESSE’s unique approach means patients achieve smoother skin while restoring lost volume for a youthful appearance.
For patients looking for more in-depth treatment, VolumaLift provides a full range of options that effectively result in a non-surgical facelift without having to face the risks or downtime of surgery. Just one to two teaspoons of dermal filler (about 6 to 10 syringes) is used to restore volume to seven key areas of the face: brow and temples, under the eyes, cheeks, chin and jawline, lips, naso-labial folds (the lines that extend from the nose to the upper lip), and meso-labial folds (lines that extend from the mouth down the chin).
During the VolumaLift treatment, dermal fillers plump the skin while addressing any sagging and smoothing lines. This cost-effective treatment leaves patients looking youthful and refreshed for up to a year, and in some cases much longer.
Soft-Lift and Rejuva-Lift
For more in-depth treatments, Dr. van Aardt has designed two unique packages. Soft-Lift combines dermal fillers with BOTOX® to soften lines and restore volume. The Soft-Lift treatment is designed to lift the mid-face and brow, so patients look more rested and refreshed. The skin will appear plumper and more elastic, with fewer wrinkles.
Rejuva-Lift, Dr. van Aardt’s signature procedure, adds Thermage® treatment to tighten the skin and stimulate collagen production to the Soft-Lift treatment. The Rejuva-Lift package offers patients amazing value, and stunning results are produced when various treatments happen simultaneously.
Both the Soft-Lift and Rejuva-Lift packages have been designed to harness the power of fillers, neuromodulators and radiofrequency treatments to achieve beautiful, natural-looking long term results. Created by Dr. van Aardt, President of the Canadian Association of Aesthetic Medicine, to deliver stunning results, his approach also significantly reduces the risk of bruising. There is no downtime with Soft-Lift or Rejuva-Lift. The most common temporary side effect is mild bruising which can be easily hidden with makeup.
Length of time required between treatments to maintain the beautiful results varies from patient to patient, but typically, BOTOX is administered once every three to six months, dermal fillers are required annually, and Thermage® treatments occur every two to three years.
Restoring lost volume is easier than ever before. Schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. van Aardt today!