We all age with time, and naturally, time seems to catch up and show up on our skin. While it can feel like a losing battle, more and more patients are interested in maintaining and capturing some youth back with little tweaks that can make all the difference. How? At Toronto’s Elements Spa our clients have found great value in hyaluronic acid dermal fillers that are administered sensibly and elegantly to allow for beautiful results that address aging and revitalize the patient’s overall appearance.

There are many types of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers characterized by various densities and textures to best suit specific features of the face and body. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in our bodies. You can find it in all your bodily fluids, neural and connective tissues! And because hyaluronic acid loves water, it attracts it and holds on to it equating to substantial hydration.

As you age you’ll notice changes in your skin. The thin, delicate area under your eyes may appear crepey, depleted and wrinkled. Or maybe you’re starting to notice creases developing from your nostrils down to the corners of your mouth and lower to your chin and jaw. Some younger patients may even find that due to their incredibly active lifestyle their faces look sunken or hollow. As we age we also tend to lose volume in our lips and cheeks, and the tendons and veins in our hands begin to protrude. For all these factors and more — whether you’re young or more mature — dermal fillers can be used to revitalize, hydrate and bring youthfulness back to the skin naturally.

Dermal fillers are superheroes. Why? We did mention their ability to retain water and hydrate, but they also improve the structure of the skin! A filler in any given area will attract water, restore volume, promote hydration and cellular regeneration, and create collagen to improve the skin’s elasticity! It does so by encouraging the body to create new collagen, therefore strengthening the skin’s underlying structures so that skin appears lifted and tightened. This is especially useful to patients who are starting to notice ‘droopy’ signs of aging in their skin, as well as for younger patients seeking to maintain their strong structure and prevent signs of aging.

Commonly administered areas are in hollowed tear troughs, heavy lines around the mouth, around the cheekbones, on the sides of the eyes and in the lips. At Elements Spa our team — led by board-certified cosmetic plastic surgeon Dr. Adibfar — specialize in applying filler to subtly enhance and provide symmetry and balance to a patient’s facial features. While the brands of fillers we use and that are on the market continue to improve in quality, the administration of the fillers is just as (if not more) important. It takes a skilled, experienced and artistically perceptive injector to assess a patient’s physical attributes and discern the appropriate amount of filler needed for specific areas. Overfill, and the patient will look overdone. Misplace filler, and the patient’s natural symmetry will be skewed.

Younger patients seek to maintain their youthful appearance via filler administered to the lips and cheeks mostly. Filler can also be used to add volume to areas of the face that lack proportion to other features. For example, a patient may opt to have filler placed in their chin because their chin is naturally recessed. Younger patients who are genetically predisposed to have hollowed tear troughs will also opt for filler. For more mature patients, filler is typically administered in the same areas, as well as within deep creases and lines in combination with Botox. While these small tweaks (when administered by a professional) certainly don’t make you appear like you had ‘work done,’ they make all the difference in making you appear fresher, more rested, rejuvenated and younger-looking.

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