What You Need to Know Before Getting a Dermal Filler Treatment

Do you feel frustrated by those little signs of ageing you see when you look in the mirror? Are you tired of looking tired?

Wrinkles, fine lines, sagging skin, and a general loss of volume will affect us all as we age. But specialists in facial aesthetics can give you smoother skin and cultivate a more youthful look with dermal fillers.

In this post, we’ll explore dermal fillers in detail and explore what makes them one of the most popular aesthetic procedures available. We’ll also look at collagen injections, and Botox to help you understand why dermal fillers may be an ideal solution for enhancing your natural beauty.

Dermal Fillers vs Botox, What’s the Difference?

Patients often ask “what are dermal fillers?” when they visit us for the first time. The prospect of having injections in their face can be daunting, and they may wonder what ingredients make up the fillers.

Another common question is “how do dermal fillers compare to Botox?”, which is one of the most well-known cosmetic treatments in the world, having been popularized by such powerhouse celebrities as Cindy Crawford and Kris Jenner. Research shows Canadians search for information on Botox online more than any other type of cosmetic procedure, with more than 18,000 searches per month on average (as of January 2021).

But what are the main differences between the treatment types? Let’s look at Botox vs collagen injections and dermal fillers:


Botox injected into specific regions of the face in small doses prevent underlying muscles from contracting. That helps to decrease the visibility of existing wrinkles on the face and prevent new ones from developing.

Skilled doctors can target multiple areas of ageing with Botox, including:

Crow’s feet: Wrinkles in the corners of the eyes

Glabella: “Angry” vertical lines between the eyebrows

Frontalis: Wrinkles on forehead

Marionette lines: Wrinkles on either side of the mouth, between the lips and chin

Bunny lines: Wrinkles appearing on either side of the nose

Gummy smile: Smile displaying too much of your gums

Smoker’s lines: Vertical lines forming above the top lip

Masseter reduction: Botox injected into masseter muscles at the back of the jaw helps to slim the face

Platysma treatment: Targeting the muscles on the neck for a smoother appearance

Dermal Fillers and Collagen Injections

While Botox injections temporarily freeze targeted facial muscles, dermal fillers add a more youthful volume to specific areas. Fillers can lift the skin, improve the appearance of wrinkles/fine lines, and contour the face without affecting muscular movements.

Collagen injections stimulate natural collagen production to fight sagging skin and increase natural fullness.

Dermal fillers can help with:

Midface/cheek lift

Lip enhancement/lip flip

Nasolabial folds: Smoothing deep lines leading from either side of the nose to the corners of the lips

Peri-orbital treatments: Improving the appearance of skin surrounding the eyes

Tear trough softening: Adding volume to hollow spaces beneath the eyes

Peri-oral and chin augmentation: Enhancing plumpness around the mouth

Jawline contouring

Botox, dermal fillers, and collagen injections can achieve striking results in one or more areas of the face. But fillers allow you to restore a more youthful plumpness to mitigate the drop in collagen production that affects everyone as we age. You may choose fillers to decrease sagging skin around your jawline, add volume to your lips, or create a more prominent chin.

Botox is typically administered to patients who want to smoothen certain areas of their face (commonly the forehead) rather than increase volume.

Types of Dermal Fillers

There are different types of dermal fillers for your treatment:

Hyaluronic acid fillers: These trap moisture under the skin’s surface to create smoother, plumper, softer skin. These are the most popular type of filler in the market.

Collagen fillers: Collagens for face aesthetics help boost collagen production in target areas.

Once you have decided to proceed with dermal fillers, it’s vital that you pick an experienced, reputable specialist with the relevant training to perform your treatment.

The face is an incredibly complex area of the body, packed with crucial nerves and blood vessels. And that’s why you should only trust a qualified doctor to inject dermal fillers into your cheeks, chin, or any other part of your face.

Before choosing a clinic, make sure that only reliable medical doctors administer treatments using products that are Health Canada Approved. Medical doctors invest years into learning human anatomy, physiology, and how to handle any potential complications that may arise in rare cases. They can choose the right dermal fillers for lips, cheeks, or chin injections.

If you feel confident in your chosen practitioner, you’ll feel much more at ease before, during, and after your treatment. That enables you to relax and focus on enjoying the dermal fillers’ revitalizing effects.

Choosing the Best Dermal Filler for your Skin Type

A consultation with an expert is paramount to find the best dermal filler for your skin type. They’ll be able to examine your face, your signs of ageing, and determine which filler will help you achieve your ideal results.

Dr. Rohit Kumar has undergone extensive training in Aesthetic Medicine via the Canadian Board of Aesthetic Medicine. His comprehensive portfolio of treatments encompasses various Botox and dermal filler procedures.

Dr. Kumar and his highly trained team deliver service of the highest standard, catering to diverse aesthetic needs and goals. If you want to revitalize your skin and reduce the visibility of wrinkles or other common signs of ageing, schedule an appointment at Dr. Kumar’s clinic today.

We’ll perform an in-depth personalized assessment and create a treatment plan tailored to you. This also gives you the perfect opportunity to ask questions about your fillers and learn more about what you can expect after your procedure.

Book your appointment and discover how our Aesthetic Medicine treatments can rejuvenate your appearance now!

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