Dermal Fillers

If it’s time to combat facial aging, dermal fillers is one of our many options that will help rejuvenate and enhance your facial features.

At Courtenay Cosmetic Clinic we use JUVEDERM® and RESTYLANE®, both FDA approved medications that will give you instant, long lasting results (up to 12 months).

Dermal fillers are injectable hyaluronic acid gel, that can be used for smoothing out wrinkles and lines, for filling out and shaping lips, defining facial contours and improving the quality of the skin. Both brands of dermal fillers have the option of lidocaine (local anaesthetic) offering maximum effect with a minimum discomfort during treatment.

What is JUVÉDERM® made from?

JUVÉDERM® is a smooth injectable gel that is made from a natural complex sugar called hyaluronic acid (HA). Found within the tissues of living cells including human skin, HA assists in skin hydration by attracting and holding water. It also combines with collagen and elastin to help provide skin structure and elasticity. The HA in JUVÉDERM® and RESTYLANE® is not derived from animals. It is manufactured especially for replacing skin volume, smoothing of wrinkles and for lip rejuvenation and enhancement.

How long will results last?

JUVÉDERM® and RESTYLANE® gives instant results, and the majority of people resume their normal activities immediately after the procedure. In its natural form, HA is a single chain sugar that is naturally broken down by the body within days. This slows HA metabolism so you get natural looking results that last for up to a 18 months.

What should I expect from my treatment?

Treatment with JUVÉDERM® and RESTYLANE® is a non-surgical procedure. It is administered through injections by a trained medical professional. If you have tried dermal fillers before, you may have experienced discomfort. The level of discomfort varies from one person to another. It also depends on what product is being used and what area is being treated. For example, the lips can be particularly sensitive.

How long does the procedure take?

The procedure may take between 15 minutes and half an hour. You should be able to resume normal activities on leaving the clinic.

Are there any possible side effects?

HA dermal fillers have been clinically studied for many years and clinical trials have shown that JUVÉDERM® and RESTYLANE® are well tolerated. While you may experience no side effects at all, there is a chance you could experience site redness, pain, firmness, swelling, lumps/bumps, bruising, itching or discolouration. These effects are generally temporary and should resolve within a few days. Because the HA in JUVÉDERM® and RESTYLANE® are naturally present in the skin and not derived from animals, there is no need for an allergy test before treatment.

How Courtenay Cosmetic Clinic can help?

Our Registered Nurses are fully qualified and highly experienced in the administration of these treatments. During your free consult we will be able to advise you of the best treatment options.