At Apple Dental Care in Edmonton, our family dentists offer patients dermal filler treatment to smooth the appearance of facial wrinkles.
What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are facial injections used to help decrease wrinkles and restore volume in the face.
At Apple Dental Care, we provide facial fillers that are used in lip enhancement, wrinkle softening, lips, nasolabial folds (the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth), and around your mouth.
With age our skin loses volume and elasticity, facial fillers add back some volume to your face.
What causes wrinkles?
As we age, our skin becomes thinner and no longer looks as plump and smooth as it once was. Facial aging begins in your 20s due to both internal factors such as genetics and natural aging, and external factors such as sun exposure, smoking and stress.
Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in your skin and helps provide fullness and elasticity. As we age, hyaluronic acid diminishes causing skin to lose volume, and wrinkles and folds to appear.
What does the dermal filler procedure entail?
To ensure a safe procedure, your dentist will talk to you about your medical history to determine if you are an appropriate candidate for treatment.
If your dentist determines dermal filler is right for you, they will begin by choosing one or more injection sites in the treatment area and clean these areas with antiseptic.
Depending on your volume needs, your dentist will decide how much dermal filler is needed, and will then inject the clear gel under your skin using an ultrafine needle.
Can a dentist administer dermal fillers?
Yes. At Apple Care Dental, Dr. Cindy Neufeld is certified in dermal fillers allowing her to provide comprehensive service to her patients.
How long does the dermal filler procedure take?
Most appointments last less than an hour and begin to work almost immediately by adding volume to smooth away wrinkles.
How long do dermal filler treatments last?
With dermal fillers, patients can see lasting results from 6 months up to 18 months.