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Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are a proven way for you to enjoy a healthier, more youthful appearance.

Overview of Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers can help:

  • Create voluptuous, more sensuous lips
  • Add prominence to your cheekbones
  • Mimic/replace the bone and tissue of your youth
  • Fill facial lines
  • Restore volume to hollow eyes, temples, jaw and chin
  • Sharpen your cheeks, your jawline, and the bridge of your nose
  • Restore volume to your hands


Dermal fillers are injectable gels made from hyaluronic acid (such as Restylane®) or calcium (Radiesse®). These substances can reverse the signs of aging on your face and your hands.

Your body produces less hyaluronic acid as you age, and therefore less collagen. Facial volume decreases (loss of fat and bone density), and the skin becomes thinner. The loss of firmness and elasticity causes the face to deflate and gradually descend, leading to unwanted folds and wrinkles.

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How do dermal fillers work?
In expert hands, dermal fillers can be used to mimic/replace the lost bone and tissue of your youth. Volume is restored and your facial contours are improved. Your facial features return to a more youthful position and appearance. And your skin elasticity is improved from increased collagen production.

There’s no surgical downtime, so you can often get back to work or play right away! Bruising and swelling may occur, but it is usually minimal. In most cases, patients do not feel any significant amount of discomfort. But rest assured, we will provide you with a topical or local anesthetic to numb the area if needed.

In most cases, a small top-up after 6 or 7 months will extend the effect for much longer.

To reduce wrinkles and fill in facial lines, we often find that a combination of neuromodulators (like DYSPORT®or BOTOX®) and dermal fillers are best, for you to achieve the best results.

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If you’re ready to try Morpheus8, or just want to know more from one of our experienced medical professionals, contact us and book your one-on-one consultation. We will then discuss your specific needs and develop a personalized plan to achieve the look you want.

Common questions you might have:

How soon will I see a difference? How long does a treatment last?

The longevity of treatment results vary and is affected by factors such as genetics, smoking, stress, sun exposure, and pollution.

Typically, single treatments last from 6-10 months depending on the specific filler used and the area injected.

An advantage of dermal fillers are that the treatment is reversible. If you don’t like the results, you can return to your pre-filler appearance. Dermal fillers are biodegradable, meaning the gel breaks down over time and disappears, unnoticed, from your body.

What are the common side effects from dermal fillers?

After your dermal fillers treatment, you might have some swelling, bruising, redness, pain, itching, discolouration and tenderness, which typically last a few days to a week. Additionally, temporary lumps and bumps may occur in some patients.

Rare and unexpected side effects include the development of nodules, tissue necrosis or abscess, firmness, acne formation, granuloma formation at the injection site, localized allergic reactions, or blindness due to vascular occlusion.

Does the treatment hurt?

You may experience some level of discomfort from the injections, however, dermal filler products are formulated with an anesthetic (lidocaine) to decrease discomfort.

Additional topical and injectable anesthesia may be used appropriately as needed.

We carry products without lidocaine for those patients with a known allergy to it.

How should I prepare for my dermal filler treatments?

To avoid or minimize bruising, alcohol and blood thinning medications (ASA, Advil, Ibuprofen, Vit E, St. John’s wort, white willow bark, omega fatty acids) should be avoided for at least 7 days prior to your treatment unless prescribed by your medical physician.

If you suffer from Herpes Simplex (cold sores) and plan on having treatment to your lips or immediate mouth area you are advised to take antiviral medication prescribed by your doctor to avoid/minimize an outbreak.

Also, daily exercise should be completed before your treatment.

Can anyone use Morpheus8?

After your dermal filler treatment:

  • Avoid touching the treated area for at least 6 hours and prepare to sleep on your back for 2 nights (for cheek injections)
  • Avoid heat-producing activities such as sunbathing and sun lamps to decrease risk of increased bruising
  • Schedule any heat-producing laser treatments at least 14 days after your treatment to avoid decreasing the effectiveness of your results
  • Avoid vigorous physical activity for 48 hours after your treatment

Can everyone use dermal fillers?

Anyone who is pregnant, breastfeeding, or under 18 years of age should not use dermal fillers. Those with a known hypersensitivity to the product components, a past history of autoimmune disease or receiving immunosuppressive therapy should not be treated.

Dermal fillers should be used cautiously by those with inflammatory skin conditions, a tendency to develop hypertrophic scarring, or are currently undergoing laser therapy, chemical peels and microdermabrasion.