One of aging’s natural effects on the body is a gradual loss of collagen and elastin. Both are proteins in our connective tissue that give skin its resilience, as well as a smooth texture. Many people visit us for dermal fillers in Vancouver, from Surrey, Burnaby, and other BC cities, because they want to maintain this firm, plump look and reduce signs of aging in the face.

Interested in popular facial fillers such as JUVÉDERM®, Restylane®, or Sculptra® Aesthetic? Request a consultation online or call our Vancouver clinic at 604-708-9891 to see how our doctors can help you feel more confident about your skin.

Benefits of Dermal Fillers

At their core, dermal fillers all share the same goal: restoring a youthful appearance to the face by adding volume in a specific area. Some are better for diminishing wrinkles, while others can correct volume loss.

No matter which dermal filler you choose at the Vancouver Skin & Laser Centre, you can expect instant results that will be visible the moment treatment is complete.

Choosing the Right Fillers for You

Dermal fillers can help to reduce wrinkles and add volume to each of the areas of the face shown in this diagram.

Best of all, you don’t need to choose between different dermal fillers, as many of them can be easily combined to create a thorough rejuvenation of your entire face. Our team will talk with you about each of your areas of concern and come up with a plan to address them all.

Below, learn more about each of the advanced fillers we offer.

JUVÉDERM

JUVÉDERM is primarily used to smooth away wrinkles around the mouth and nose, and add volume and fullness to the lips and cheeks. JUVÉDERM is a gel compound made from hyaluronic acid, a substance the body creates normally to keep skin plump and hydrated.

Depending on your specific needs, we offer multiple varieties of JUVÉDERM:

  • JUVÉDERM® XC is used for very fine lines and is delivered in very superficial injections.
  • JUVÉDERM® Ultra™ XC is used to enhance the lips and address deeper facial lines.
  • JUVÉDERM® Ultra™ Plus XC has a higher viscosity for deeper folds on the face, such as the nasolabial folds.
  • JUVÉDERM® Voluma™ has the highest viscosity and is designed to add fullness to the jawline, as well as sunken cheeks.
  • JUVÉDERM® VOLIFT® is used to smooth out nasolabial folds.

Once injected, results generally last up to 1 year before the gel is absorbed by the body. JUVÉDERM Voluma lasts up to 2 years. However, if you dislike the results, JUVÉDERM is completely reversible: With a natural enzyme, we can dissolve the JUVÉDERM and undo the effects of the injection within a few hours.

JUVÉDERM Before & After Photos

  • Before and after filler to soften facial lines

  • Before and after filler to soften facial lines

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Restylane & Perlane®

Like JUVÉDERM, both Restylane and Perlane are hyaluronic acid-based fillers. What distinguishes them is the stiffer quality of the hyaluronic acid, which is used to provide more “lift” to the designated area. This makes Restylane and Perlane good choices for the cheeks, chin, nasolabial folds, lips, sunken skin under the eyes, and correction of nasal defects. At Vancouver Skin & Laser Centre, we offer 3 Restylane products:

  • Restylane® Fine Lines (or Restylane® Touch) is a very fine filler used in fine lines of the face.
  • Restylane® is used to enhance the lips and fill in deeper facial lines.
  • Perlane® provides the most “lift” and is used in the cheeks, nose, and nasolabial folds.

Results last up to 1 year in most patients, with some patients reporting even longer-lasting results. All Restylane and Perlane injections are reversible with the use of a natural enzyme, as is the case with JUVÉDERM.

Sculptra Aesthetic

Initially developed to treat facial wasting in patients suffering from HIV, Sculptra Aesthetic uses polylactic acid to add volume and restore a vibrant shape to the face. The polylactic acid is derived from the acid of fruits and is a chemical compound that naturally occurs in the body.

When injected into the cheeks, chin, or areas around the mouth, Sculptra stimulates the growth of collagen. This makes the skin thicker in the treatment area, gradually increasing volume with a natural-looking result. Results emerge within a few weeks, as the body needs to break down the polylactic acid to create collagen at the injection site.

Dr. Braun is the leading injector of Sculptra in British Columbia, having successfully treated more than 100,000 patients.

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Soft Lift™

Combining the effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic and JUVÉDERM, the Soft Lift procedure provides our patients with a nonsurgical alternative to a facelift by addressing multiple areas of the face at the same time. In a single treatment session, we use both BOTOX and JUVÉDERM to target various areas of the face. This provides a balanced approach that can correct wrinkles, loss of volume, and sagging skin or droopiness, all at once.

Other Options

If you are looking only to address wrinkles in the forehead or the “crow’s feet” around the eyes, you may want to consider BOTOX injections. Similarly, if you are looking to correct sun damage, blemishes, or broken blood vessels in the face, you may want to consider a laser or energy treatment, such as photorejuvenation or ClearLift™ laser skin resurfacing.

Many of our nonsurgical treatments can be safely combined during either a single session or a series of sessions to help you meet all of your cosmetic goals.