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Dr. Weksberg Servicing Toronto and the GTA, services are for Canadian citizens only.
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Replacing lost facial volume has become of major importance
in facial rejuvenation techniques. As one ages, the entire
face gradually shrinks and deflates, adding to the
appearance of aging. At The Weksberg Centre for Cosmetic
Dermatology based in Toronto, Ontario, we can offer you the
solution. In a quick visit ranging in time from 15 minutes
to one hour our staff of highly trained Registered Nurses
under the supervision of Dr. Fred Weksberg will minimize the
appearance of unwanted lines and wrinkles. In addition we
can refill the cheeks, chin, and jawline until youthfulness
is retrieved. The jowls can also be significantly reduced.
For some patients the results can be almost as good as a
Over recent years, hyaluronic acid (HA) has emerged as the
miracle compound for filling in wrinkles, scars, and
replenishing lost volume on the face.
Hyaluronic acid is a major component of skin tissue,
maintains local moisture content, and is gradually
reabsorbed with time.
Highly purified Hyaluronic acids are injected to improve
depressions, lines, wrinkles, and scars. With aging, our
lips shrink and deflate. These fillers help to reverse aging
changes and refill the lips to make them younger and more
sensual. These HA's can also be used to treat the border of
the lips, adding definition to the lip border for those who
desire a fuller look. This will help to reduce the running
of lipstick into the fine lines on the lip edge.
These HA's are available from many companies. However Dr.
Fred Weksberg of The Weksberg Centre for Cosmetic
Dermatology in Toronto has chosen to use only the safest and
most effective types of HA's. These products include the
Juvéderm® and Restylane/Perlane
families of HA products, as well as the newest addition to
the Juvéderm® family, Voluma.
These HA's have an excellent safety profile:
Juvéderm® is available in three different
forms - Juvéderm® Ultra, Juvéderm® Ultra Plus,
and Voluma. In addition both
Juvéderm® Ultra and Juvéderm® Ultra Plus
are available with added Lidocaine (dental
freezing). These Juvéderm® products with
lidocaine help make the injections pain free.
- They are of non-animal origin
- Do not require any prior test
- The HA's are highly bio-compatible
Restylane is also available in 3 forms: Perlane,
Restylane, and Restylane Fine Line.
These products were also just released with added
Lidocaine (dental freezing).
Restylane Fine Line and Juvéderm®
Ultra are both used to treat very superficial fine
Juvéderm® Ultra and Restylane
are used for more prominent lines, and effectively fills
forehead wrinkles, glabellar (frown) lines, mild to moderate
nasal furrows, smile lines, cheek wrinkles, and improves
scars. These HA's are used to add definition to the border
of the lip and augment the lip for those who desire a fuller
look to the lip.
Juvéderm® Ultra Plus and Perlane
are used for the deeper wrinkles, deeper folds, and scars.
These thicker products are excellent for adding volume back
to the face, giving a more youthful and fresher appearance.
The agents best suited for volume correction include
Juvéderm® Ultra Plus, Perlane, and Voluma.
With all HA injections the results are seen immediately.
Occasionally the treated area may become red and swell
slightly for up to one day afterwards. This is usually not
very noticeable, allowing you to resume your regular
activities and work as usual.
The duration of benefit from HA treatment is dependant on
the individual and the injection site. It depends on many
factors, such as the structure of the skin, lifestyle, age,
as well as on the degree of perfection expected by the
individual. These HA's typically last six to nine months,
and in some cases Voluma has been reported
to last up to one eighteen months.