Various fillers are available and will plump up creased, furrowed, or sunken facial skin as well as add fullness to lips and the backs of hands. The procedure is usually done with topical or local anesthetics.

Temporary Hyaluronic Dermal Fillers used at Bay Dermatology Centre include Restylane, Perlane, Juvederm and Teosyal.

Hyaluronic dermal fillers are non-allergic, temporary dermal fillers that are more effective and longer lasting than traditional collagen. They are composed of stabilized hyaluronic acid, a natural compound found in all connective tissue. They are injected into wrinkles to fill them and to enhance volume and fill the wrinkle. Restylane and Perlane are the same products, but Perlane has a larger particle size. The choice of product used depends on the characteristics of the skin in the area to be treated.

The most commonly treated areas include glabellar lines (between the eyebrows), nasolabial folds (from the bottom of the nose to the corner of the mouth), lip enhancement and definition, vertical upper lip lines, correcting downturned corner of the mouth, under-eye dark circles, and acne scars. Results last approximately 6 months.

Unlike similar products, hyaluronic acid is not produced from animals, so there is virtually no risk of animal or human disease being trans- mitted, or allergic reactions. Restylane and Perlane are the safest and most commonly used by doctors.

The Bay Dermatology Centre is first and foremost a medical dermatology clinic. We do offer several aesthetic services, however, which can aid prescribed medical therapies for various skin diseases and photo-damaged skin.

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