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Everything You Need To Know About Tissue Fillers

For patients who aren’t ready to embark on extensive plastic surgery, there is a wide range of alternative non-invasive skin treatments including tissue fillers and Botox to give you dramatic and youthful results almost instantly.

Tissue fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane can provide natural replenishment for your skin with a safe, effective and long-term improvement of your appearance.

If you’re looking for a proven anti-aging skin treatment which offers many of the same benefits as a surgical facelift without the extensive recovery period, then tissue fillers can be an ideal choice.

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What are Tissue Fillers?

Tissue fillers such as Juvederm are gel injections composed of a naturally derived or synthetic material that is injected directly into the skin to soften folds, wrinkles, and creases in your face.

Unlike Botox, tissue fillers will not affect the nerves beneath your skin and work by plumping up the skin to the point where the wrinkle or depression disappears.

Some of the skin concerns this treatment can be used for include:

  • Eliminating unwanted facial lines and wrinkles
  • Lip enhancement
  • Correcting facial asymmetry
  • Adding volume to gaunt facial areas (such as cheeks)
  • Temporarily improve the appearance of depressed scars

Tissue fillers are a minimally invasive skin treatment used to restore skin volume and facial contours for a fuller, more youthful appearance.

Depending on your specific concerns and aesthetic goals, a board-certified plastic surgeon can help develop a personalized tissue filler treatment for you which has few risks, a short recovery time and almost immediate results.

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How is a Tissue Filler Treatment Performed?

The tissue filler skin treatment is a quick and relatively painless procedure and begins with an initial consultation.

This is to determine:

  • Your treatment goals
  • Any associated medical conditions that could interfere with the skin treatment
  • A customized treatment to achieve the ideal result for you
Before the tissue filler treatment The plastic surgeon will mark the injection points on the treatment area before cleansing it with an antibacterial agent.
During the tissue filler treatment The tissue filler is injected into the predetermined treatment sites using an ultra-fine needle.
How long does the treatment take?

This skin treatment is carried out in the outpatient setting and takes approximately 30-60 minutes.

**Note: Time varies depending on size and location of treatment areas **
Is the treatment painful? Typically, your plastic surgeon will apply a topical numbing agent, ice or local anesthesia to keep you completely comfortable during the skin treatment.
What results can I expect?

There may be some temporary redness and swelling but you can return to your normal routine immediately after the treatment.

The results from this skin treatment are visible almost instantly and you will be able to enjoy firmer, smoother skin within 3 days.
How long will the results last? Tissue fillers typically maintain improvement from 6-12 months depending on the area(s) treated and the specific product used.


Am I a Candidate For Tissue Filler Treatment?

If you are concerned about the appearance of lines or wrinkles on your face or would like to reshape and enhance your lips, then treatment with tissue fillers may be suitable for you.

You may be a good candidate for tissue filler skin treatment if you:

  • Are in good overall health
  • Don’t smoke
  • Have a positive outlook and realistic goals in mind for the improvement of your appearance.

However, before embarking on any tissue filler treatment, it is important to schedule a consultation with a plastic surgeon as they can help advise which tissue filler product is best suited to meet all your aesthetic goals.



Learn More

To learn more about tissue fillers, Botox or other skin treatments at our Edmonton clinic, contact Dr. Adil Ladak today at 780-407-6691.

Dr. Adil Ladak is a board-certified plastic surgeon based in Edmonton, Alberta and specializes in a variety of cosmetic surgical and non-surgical procedures.

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