Facial Fillers

Filler injections are one of the most popular, non-surgical treatments to add or restore lost volume and smooth wrinkles and lines. When performed with precision, fillers produce a delicate plumping effect on the facial skin. Custom filler injections can enhance the appearance of the lips and cheeks and improve jawline and chin appearance, or smooth away under-eye hollows. An option for Guelph locals and the nearby communities of Milton or Kitchener, facial fillers are temporary solutions to aesthetic concerns and provide camouflage, volume, and projection. Dr. Brace uses hyaluronic acid dermal fillers Restylane and Revanesse rather than long-lasting filler products, as those injectables have been found to lead to complications. Hyaluronic acid fillers are safe, readily accepted by the body, and the treatment is reversible.

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Filler injections by Dr. Brace at Guelph Facial Plastics

When selecting a cosmetic filler injector, it is essential to ensure that they have meticulous training, extensive experience, and the proper safety measures in place when a complication occurs. Dr. Brace specializes in surgery of the face.

Through vast experience with cosmetic surgery and cancer and trauma surgery, his intimate knowledge of facial anatomy and filler expertise is rivaled by  few colleagues who share his training and similar experiences.

 Dr. Brace spent a dedicated year of training at Ohio State University, learning the art of facial fillers as part of his facial plastic surgery fellowship. With hundreds of cases of facial filler and thousands of syringes of experience, he brings unrivaled expertise to Guelph and the surrounding communities. 

Precision, artistry, and natural-looking results: Dr. Brace

Facial filling requires an artistic eye, an intimate knowledge of facial anatomy, and a detailed understanding of the products being used. Proper product selection and placement are key for natural, safe, and beautiful results. Unnatural results occur when too much filler is used in an attempt to correct a facial feature better treated by laser or surgical modalities.

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Who is a candidate for facial filler treatment?

Filler is used to camouflage or augment areas of the face where volume has been lost, is genetically absent, or where deep lines have developed. Filler is safe in men and women and all skin types. There are no contraindications to filler treatment aside from an allergy to the filler or the lidocaine in these gels. Custom filler injections can be administered to treat any of the following facial issues:

  • Deep lines between the eyes that do not resolve with BOTOX or Dysport
  • Hollowed temples to reduce a sunken appearance
  • Hollowed and skeletal appearing upper eyelids to help frame the eyes
  • The tail of the eyebrow creates a lifted brow
  • Cheeks and cheekbones to frame the eyes and lift jowls and nasolabial folds
  • Tear troughs and lower eyelid hollows to minimize shadows and darkness
  • Nasal bridge to camouflage a bump or create a straighter-looking nose
  • Nasal tip to create more nasal projection
  • The base of the nose creates the illusion of nasal rotation
  • Nasolabial folds to reduce the depth and create a smooth transition to cheeks
  • Upper lip skin to reduce deep lines
  • To increase the size, plumpness, or shape of the lips, reduce wrinkles, accentuate borders, to create a stylized “keyhole” lip appearance
  • Marionette lines
  • The corners of the mouth for support and lift from a downturned position
  • Chin to increase projection and improve neck
  • Jawline to enhance definition and sharpness
  • Pre-jowl grooves
  • Deep acne scars to reduce shadowing

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What is the procedure?

After consultation, Dr. Brace will discuss your aesthetic goals, the limitations of treatment, the amount of product required, and any risks. If you are a good candidate for filler, Dr. Brace will take baseline photographs to document your facial appearance. He will then have you sit in a semi-upright position and cleanse your skin with antimicrobial wash. The target treatment areas will then be marked. Ice is usually applied before your treatment. Topical lidocaine numbing cream can be applied before the treatment, but for many patients, it is not necessary.

Precision filler injections

Dr. Brace will select the appropriate products for the best filler result possible. These are injected with a tiny needle in some areas and a cannula in others. Some products are placed deeply on the bone; others just below the skin surface. Dr. Brace will explain the procedure as it is happening and prepare you before any needle insertions.

Once the injections are complete, Dr. Brace will massage the product as required and provide gentle pressure on any areas of pin-point bleeding. Ice will be provided. In many cases, an immediate post-procedure photograph will be taken and compared to the before photograph.

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What is the recovery time?

Bruising is uncommon but tends to be a higher risk when treating lower eyelids, lips, and nasolabial folds. You can drive and carry on with your day in most cases. If a bruise does occur, Dr. Brace will offer pulse dye laser treatments to accelerate the resolution of the bruise. The laser treatment is usually performed two to three days after the injection.

It is not uncommon for swelling to appear around the area of injection for the first two to three weeks. Gentle massage and ice is all that is required. The lips and lower eyelids are most likely to develop swelling.

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Your custom filler treatment

At the 2-week mark, Dr. Brace’s office will contact you to ensure you are happy with the results. If there is any leftover product from the treatment, Dr. Brace will see you back to augment other areas as desired or to touch up any minor asymmetries. If you wish to learn more, contact us today and schedule a consultation for facial fillers. Kitchener and Milton residents are just a short drive from our offices in Guelph.

Why choose us for dermal filler injections?

At Guelph Facial Plastics, we take pride in being a trusted destination for dermal filler treatments, led by Dr. Brace, a highly skilled facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon. When you choose us for your dermal filler needs, you can expect the following:

Expert guidance

Dr. Brace is a double-board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon with extensive expertise in facial anatomy and aesthetics. His in-depth knowledge allows for the precise placement of dermal fillers, achieving a natural-looking, refreshed look, never overdone.

Natural-looking results

With Dr. Brace’s skillful approach, dermal fillers are strategically administered to restore volume, smooth away lines, and add subtle lift, achieving results that appear refreshed and natural.

Comprehensive facial expertise

Our practice focuses exclusively on facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. This specialized dedication allows us to offer comprehensive facial treatments, including dermal fillers, with exceptional attention to detail and a rare level of artistry.

Safety and comfort

Your safety and comfort are paramount to us. Dr. Brace and our experienced team follow strict safety protocols during dermal filler procedures to ensure a comfortable and worry-free experience.

State-of-the-art facility

Our clinic is equipped with state-of-the-art technologies and modern amenities for an exceptionally comfortable and welcoming environment.

Commitment to excellence

Dr. Brace is committed to providing the highest level of care and delivering outstanding outcomes. He strives to exceed expectations and provide results that appear entirely natural and enhance your look in the most subtle way.

Choosing Guelph Facial Plastics for your dermal filler treatments means choosing a practice that prioritizes your well-being, delivers natural-looking results, and offers a personalized approach to facial aesthetics.

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