Interested in dermal fillers? Check the basics here!


If you are unhappy with the signs of aging, there are a wide range of cosmetic treatments to consider. The good news is facial rejuvenation is much simpler now than it was a few years back. In Quebec, clinics like Clinicare offer a wide range of treatments, ranging from PRP to fillers and Botox. In this post, we are discussing more on dermal fillers and things you must know before considering the option.

What are dermal fillers?

First and foremost, you need to know that dermal fillers are not same as Botox. Botox is typically used to smoothen out fine lines and wrinkles, by relaxing the targeted muscles. On the other hand, dermal fillers are kind of implants injected to boost elasticity and smoothen out the skin. Both Botox and dermal fillers have been approved by FDA. 

Types of dermal fillers

There are different kinds of dermal fillers, and each one works in a specific way. The most common is hyaluronic acid, which is produced naturally in the human body. HA dermal fillers are more natural and the effects are immediate, lasting for about six months to a year. You may also want to consider dermal fillers that contain calcium hydroxylapatite, benefits of which can last for about eighteen months. Poly-L-lactic acid fillers are also common and offer the benefits for a longer period, often as long as two years. Of all, Hyaluronic acid fillers are usually recommended, as it can make the skin look more natural and hydrated. Two of the popular brands for these fillers include Juvéderm and Restylane. 

Other things to know

Before you go ahead with dermal fillers, there are a few things to understand. Firstly, the type of dermal filler you need will be determined by your doctor. You have to find the right clinic, decide on your expectations with the doctor and take a call on the treatment. Keep in mind that Botox and dermal fillers do not work in the same way. The best thing about dermal fillers is how these injectables work – You can see an instant difference in your appearance. With Botox, the benefits are real too, but you may have to wait for a few days. 

Note that dermal fillers must be repeated, and most doctors will ask you to come for a second visit. While fillers are generally considered to be safe, there are side effects, which your doctor or aesthetician will explain in depth before the procedure.