Restylane and Juvederm

Restylane
Restylane Toronto and Vaughan

The most common hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers available in Canada are Restylane and Juvéderm. They are naturally-based injectable treatments that can actually restore the youthful volume to your face. Think of it as a liquid facelift!

The secret of fillers is hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found in the body that attracts and binds water molecules to help maintain volume. Fillers are designed to act like you body’s own naturally produced hyaluronic acid. Hylaluronic acid is a molecule that offers support and structure to our tissues throughout the body, including our skin. HA protects our bodies from damage by keeping it hydrated and firm through its ability to attract and bind water molecules.

As we age, the natural production of HA changes and our skin becomes thinner, dehydrated and less firm. It thus loses its natural glow and radiance and makes us look older. HA is a clear gel that, injected under the skin, makes skin look full and firm and more youthful.

Unlike collagen-based treatments, HA treatments can be carried out immediately, with no need to wait for allergy testing.

The following areas can be treated with HA fillers:

Forehead – Ease horizontal wrinkles and wrinkles across your forehead, as well as the vertical lines between your eyebrows.
Eyes – Smooth away the fine, superficial lines in your eye area. Give yourself an eyebrow lift or fill hollows under your eyes – creating a less tired, more youthful appearance. Treatment of this area yields fantastic results.
Cheeks – Create a rounder, more sensuous facial contour or reduce hollowness in your cheeks.
Mouth and Lips – Minimize the vertical smile lines between your nose and mouth and add plumpness to your lips.
Chin and Jaw – Create a slightly fuller shape for your chin. Fillers can firm and define your jawline.

The HA fillers that Dr. O’Grady uses are Health Canada approved. These fillers have been used in over 60 million treatments worldwide to date. One session takes approximately 15-30 minutes, the results can be seen instantly, and the effects generally last for a minimum of 6 months, but often last for up to 9 – 12 months.

Dr. O’Grady is an Expert Injector. His skills as a Plastic Surgeon lend themselves to achieving your optimal results. He has been invited by Galderma, the makers of Restylane, to speak as an expert on Facial Anatomy to other doctors and nurses, so you can be assured of the maximum safety and best results possible.