Moreover, working closely with prestigious societies of plastic surgeons and dermatologists of Korea, Dr. Choi is the original provider of Aqua Lifting, Mesotox, and Cosmetic PRP in Canada.
WHAT ARE INJECTABLE HA FILLERS?
Injectable fillers, such as Restylane®, Emervel®, Teosyal®, Belotero®, and Juvederm®, are made of a soft tissue replacement material that is naturally occurring in the body and can be injected into various layers of the body such as the skin, fat and superior to the bone. SKINLIFE uses 100% Hyaluronic Acid (HA) fillers that are biologically-made, therefore harmlessly used by the body and broken down into a complete disappearance over time, for non-surgical facial shaping and augmentation.
HOW INJECTABLE HA FILLERS WORK
At SKINLIFE, Restylane® and Restylane®’s Emervel® collection are the primary source for injectable HA fillers to correct and improve volume deficiencies for restoring a well-rounded thus youthful contour, building definitions to facial features, and balancing out existing asymmetries. They can also be used to soften creases and smooth wrinkles, as well as to improve atrophic scars by increasing the volume of depressed skin. SKINLIFE provides Health Canada-approved filler injections to improve facial imperfections and ultimately boost the pre-existing beauty in all patients.
Ultrasound Guided Injection
SKINLIFE’s innovative use of high definition ultrasound imaging, which allows for visualization and detection of facial soft tissues and structures invisible to the plain eye, is implemented for enhanced accuracy and safety of filler injections. While ultrasound has been used as a diagnostic tool for many years, the benefits of ultrasound visualization have not yet seen their days of common proliferation in the field of cosmetic medicine. Clinical studies report that the accuracy of blind injections (injections performed without image guidance) in some cases can be as low as 30%-40%. The use of ultrasound allows clear visualization of important anatomical structures in relation to needle and cannula in real time. It also allows visual confirmation of filler placement during and after the injection. The benefits of ultrasound imaging are many including enhanced accuracy and improved safety leading to balanced result and reduction of trauma, swelling, and bruising.
Areas of Expertise
- Forehead (Volume Deficiency & Uneven Surface)
- Temple (Temporal Depression)
- Sunken Upper Eyelid
- Under Eye (Tear Trough): Depression / Sunken Eyes / Dark Eye Circle Improvement
- Lower Eyelid (Aegyosal/Eyeroll/Cute Roll)
- Nose (Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty for Height Deficiency & Bone Shape Deformity)
- Cheeks (Depression)
- Saggy Cheeks
- Lips (Shape & Volme)
- Smile Lines (Superficial Wrinkle)
- Nasolabial Folds (Depression)
- Marionette Lines (Superficial Wrinkle)
- Labiomandibular Folds (Depression)
- Chin (Volume Deficiency & Uneven Shape)
- Jawlines (Asymmetry & Definition Deficiency)
- Neck Wrinkles
- Dorsum Hands (Volume Loss)
- Atrophic Scars
RESULTS & BENEFITS
The results of filler injections are immediate and can last between 6-18 months, depending on the product(s), area(s) of injection, and patient metabolism to Hyaluronic Acid (HA).
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- How soon can I see the result? How long does it last?
The results of hyaluronic acid filler injections are immediate and can last between 6-18 months, depending on the product(s) and area(s) of injection, and patient metabolism to Hyaluronic Acid (HA).
- Is there any downtime following the injection(s)?
The downtime may include possible bruising and/or swelling, the degree of which varies between patient to patient. Unlike surgical procedures, patients are able to resume daily activities shortly after treatment, if not immediately following injections.
- Once injected, is it reversible?
One of the strongest advantages of receiving 100% Injectable HA fillers, unlike surgical cosmetic procedures is the easily adjustable or even reversible nature of the treatment outcome. In addition to our filler injection services, SKINLIFE offers precise Filler Removal procedures using the ultrasound imaging technology to locate and remove unwanted fillers whether the reason for removal is a changed desire for a different shape; inappropriate technique and/or injection depth previously implemented for the placement of the existing fillers; or a decision to switch from non-surgical to surgical cosmetic adjustments. Please click here for further details regarding Filler Removal at SKINLIFE.