Fillers Treatments in Toronto
Fillers are various substances that are used to 'fill' problematic areas. Most popular fillers include Restylane, Perlane, Juvederm, Voluma, and Teosyal. The main ingredient of these fillers is hyaluronic acid, a substance also naturally present in the human skin, with the important ability to attract and bind to water molecules to help maintain volume. The hyaluronic acid in your body plays an important role in the firmness of your skin, the shape of your features and the lubrication of your joints. It is used to plump up lips
, to fill in deep wrinkles and to contour the face in a non-surgical manner. Hyaluronic acid is a common ingredient in skin-care products. In 2003, the FDA approved Hyaluronic acid injections for filling soft tissue defects such as facial wrinkles.
Injected hyaluronic acid can help correct wrinkles and enhance facial features by adding volume to the facial tissue. The hyaluronic acid in Restylane is produced from a non-animal source and closely resembles your body's natural hyaluronic acid.
Hyaluronic acid works well for cosmetic and plastic surgery applications because hyaluronic acid can absorb up to 1,000 times its own weight in water, thereby adding new volume under the surface of sagging skin. Older faces take on more youthful aspects because hyaluronic acid is known to bind with collagen—the material that supports human facial skin—and elastin to move more basic nutrients into the skin.
Researchers found that hyaluronic acid stretches cells in skin known as fibroblasts in a way that causes the skin to create new collagen. The new collagen helps decrease the appearance of facial creases and wrinkles. According to the same study, hyaluronic acid also seems to stop the breakdown of existing collagen.