Dermal Fillers Injections in Gatineau, QC

Wrinkles & fine lines • Hollow undereye and dark circles • Acne • Volume • Hydration

Dermal Fillers

Wrinkles, skin laxity, and volume loss can develop in women and men for a number of reasons, including age, lifestyle, and life events. And while these cosmetic issues can cause many people to feel self-conscious about their appearance, cosmetic treatments are available that can combat these concerns and rejuvenate the way you look. Dermal fillers offer transformative results that can help you reduce wrinkles, restore fullness, and feel more confident and comfortable in your own skin.

MedicSPA Gatineau, serving the greater Ottawa area, is proud to offer various dermal fillers (BELOTERO®, RADIESSE®, JUVÉDERM®, REVANESSE®) to help you achieve smoother, tighter, more youthful facial contours.

Contact MedicSPA Gatineau at (819) 414-2200 to see if you are a candidate for dermal fillers.

What Are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are non-surgical injectable treatments that plump or “fill” the area beneath the skin to restore facial fullness while diminishing the appearance of wrinkles and creases.

Most dermal fillers are composed of hyaluronic acid (HA), a compound found naturally in the tendons and muscles. Hyaluronic acid attracts and retains moisture, so, when the HA dermal filler solution is injected, volume is restored..

Some injectable fillers (RADIESSE®) consist of calcium hydroxyapatite instead of HA. This calcium-based injectable filler works differently from those consisting of HA. This filler works to stimulate new collagen production (biostimulation) in the treatment area, allowing for plumper features and smoother, healthier-looking skin. Dr. Berbari has been using this biostimulation filler for more than 15 years.

HydraFacial® Perk is a lip and eye treatment that helps to slightly plump lips and brighten the areas around the eyes. This is a great combination treatment with dermal fillers and helps to maintain lip hydration to maintain filler results.

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Woman getting dermal filler injection around mouth

General information

What Are the Benefits of Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers help to revitalize the skin, and treatment sessions generally last only 15 to 30 minutes. These treatments are usually performed on the face, though they can also be used to improve the appearance of hands and other parts of the body. Dermal filler treatments can help patients of all ages achieve a more youthful appearance by:

  • Reducing wrinkles and fine lines
  • Restoring volume to the face (especially in the cheeks, temples, jawline, and under the eyes)
  • Enhancing facial appearances without changing facial expression
  • Creating plumper lips
  • Increasing fullness in the hands
  • Improving confidence

Body area treated:

Face, hands, other

Procedure length:

15-30 minutes

Recovery time:

Immediate

Visible results:

Immediate

Number of sessions:

Once a year

Potential risks:

Bruising, Lumps, Necrosis, Blindness

For more details discuss with the doctor, not all effects and complications are listed

How Are Injections Performed?

How Are Dermal Filler Injections Performed?

Dermal filler treatments are simple and effective. Because MedicSPA Gatineau carries a full line of dermal fillers, your treatment will likely consist of one or more products for optimal results. Your exact treatment protocol will be specifically designed for you based on your needs and aesthetic wishes.

Dr. Berbari will meet with you for your initial dermal filler consultation to help you decide whether dermal fillers will provide you with the results you want, or if another non-surgical or surgical procedure is better suited to the task.

Your dermal filler treatment will be completed by Dr. Patricia Berbari.

During your treatment session, a topical anesthetic solution is applied to the treatment area to minimize discomfort. Additionally, many dermal fillers contain lidocaine as an active ingredient, which limits pain. Dr. Berbari will inject the dermal filler solution into the designated treatment area(s). The number of injections depends on the extent of correction needed. Once the injections are finished, you can return to your normal activities.

Dermal fillers can be used in conjunction with multiple skin nourishing and revitalizing treatments and injectable neuromodulators to help you achieve the appearance that you desire.

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Risks & Complications

Are There Risks and Complications With Dermal Fillers?

There is no recovery or downtime associated with dermal fillers. Due to the length of the treatment session, many patients choose to complete their dermal filler injections during their lunchtime, since they are able to return to their daily activities immediately following their treatment.

Dr. Berbari and our skilled providers at MedicSPA Gatineau will provide all patients with more specific information about their treatment and aftercare instructions during their consultation.

While there is no recovery time, patients may experience swelling, bruising, and discomfort at the injection sites; however, these side effects should dissipate within a few days.

Downtime

Is There Downtime After a Dermal Filler Treatment?

There is no recovery or downtime associated with dermal fillers. Due to the length of the treatment session, many patients choose to complete their dermal filler injections during their lunchtime, since they are able to return to their daily activities immediately following their treatment.

Dr. Berbari and our skilled providers at MedicSPA Gatineau will provide all patients with more specific information about their treatment and aftercare instructions during their consultation.

While there is no recovery time, patients may experience swelling, bruising, and discomfort at the injection sites; however, these side effects should dissipate within a few days.

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Results

When Will I See My Results?

One of the best aspects of dermal filler injections is that you can see improvement to your skin immediately following your treatment session, with your final results settling usually within 24 to 48 hours.

It is important to note that dermal filler results are not permanent. Most results last nine to 12 months. Because of this, maintenance treatments should be performed every year to ensure that your skin continues to look the way you want.

Additionally, limiting sun exposure, wearing sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher, and maintaining a consistent skincare routine can prolong your results. MedicSPA Gatineau often combines and includes other skin treatments, including HydraFacial® treatment, with their dermal filler sessions. This allows our team to treat all aspects of your cosmetic concerns.

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Why Should I Choose MedicSPA Gatineau?

Dr. Patricia Berbari is a board-certified plastic surgeon, the Past President-elect of the Canadian Laser & Aesthetic Specialist Society (C.L.A.S.S.), and a member of several societies, including:

  • Collège des médecins du Québec
  • College of physicians and surgeons of Ontario
  • Association des spécialistes en chirurgie plastique et esthétique du Québec
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • Canadian Laser and Aesthetic Specialists Society
  • International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

As the medical director and supervisor of MedicSPA Gatineau, Dr. Berbari meets every patient for their first consultation and helps them determine the right course of action. Coming from plastic surgery, she understands the natural progression of aging and can help create an effective treatment plan for you. Dr. Berbari is an expert injector with numerous years of experience.

Our medical spa is adjacent to our surgical center, and Dr. Berbari is always nearby. Here at MedicSPA Gatineau, we pride ourselves on our dedication to the care of our patients and the quality of our services.

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Interested in Learning More About Dermal Fillers in Gatineau, QC?

To learn how dermal fillers can benefit you, contact Dr. Berbari and her exceptionally skilled team at MedicSPA Gatineau by calling (819) 414-2200. MedicSPA Gatineau sees patients from Gatineau, Ottawa, and the surrounding areas. We look forward to helping you achieve the rejuvenated appearance you desire.

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