Dermal Fillers / Hyaluronic Acid Injectable Fillers

Afterglow Medical Aesthetics uses two types of injectable fillers for instant and long-lasting skin treatment results: temporary (restylane, juvederm, teosyal and perlane); and semi-permanent (Evolence and Radiesse).

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Temporary: Juverderm, Restylane and Teosyal and Perlane

These dermal fillers are made of non-animal-based hyaluronic acid, so there's no risk of allergic reactions. It's a crystal-clear gel that is completely biocompatible with human hyaluronic acid. The procedure is a simple one that can be done on your lunch hour, plus the effects are immediate.

Hyaluronic Acid is a naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps to add volume and hydration. An aging face results in a loss of or decrease in collagen, loss of fat (predominantly in the mid-face), and loss of bone in the face resulting in the appearance of wrinkles, creases, folds, a loss of elasticity and sunken skin.

HA dermal fillers have revolutionized cosmetic enhancement as these minimally invasive rejuvenation procedures require very little downtime and cause very little discomfort. The HA filler is injected just beneath the skin's surface to create volume and a softer looking face; facial contours become smoother thus giving a more youthful look.

Treatable lines/areas:

  • Worry lines
  • Frown lines
  • Crow's feet
  • Smoker's lines
  • Bags under the eyes
  • Corners of the mouth
  • Nasolabial folds (smile lines)
  • Cheekbones
  • Sagging jowls
  • Double chins
  • Eyebrows
  • Marionette lines
  • Temples
  • New Juvéderm Ultra with Lidocaine: painless injections of lips, cheeks, nasolabial folds and marionette lines.

Juvéderm with Lidocaine information page.

Semi-permanent: Radiesse

Radiesse is a safe, FDA approved demal filler that restores natural youthful look and lasts longer than temporary fillers. It fills and corrects Nasolabial folds and wrinkles around nose and mouth. Radiesse is made up of unique calcium based microspheres suspended in a natural gel that is injectedinto the skin through a simple, safe and minimally invasive procedure. Over time the calcium based microsphers gradually break down and are safely and naturally absorbed by your body.

Non-surgical hand rejuvenation with Radiesse™

A long-lasting, injectable filler

Hand augmentation is part of the arsenal of hand rejuvenation techniques. In both men and women, volume restoration in the hands can provide a plumper, more youthful appearance, reduce skin laxity and wrinkling, and reduce the prominence of underlying structures such as bones, tendons, and veins.

The ideal filler for this purpose effectively adds bulk and volume and is durable enough to withstand repeated dynamic motion. Fat grafting is one strategy for volume restoration; however the challenge has been multiple injections and several office visits, pain control, the necessity of removal of fatty tissue from another site on the body and unpredictable outcomes.

A novel and noticeably less painful approach to the treatment of the hand is the introduction of RADIESSE, a semi permanent inject able filler that restores volume instantaneously, providing a plumper and more youthful appearance to the hand.

An anaesthetic is added to the filler, and small amounts are injected underneath the skin, and then spread throughout the hand.

The result of this approach – mixing anaesthetic with Radiesse – is a treatment that is easier to massage and virtually painless, with minimal post-treatment downtime.

Contact us today to discuss Radiesse™. North Vancouver and Vancouver area residents call (604) 980-3993 or email info@afterglowskincare.ca.

Selphyl - The "Vampire" Facelift

Are you entering the ‘Twilight’ years?  Then it may be time for a ‘Vampire Facelift’!

Dr. Ebrahim has been trained to perform Selphyl, a treatment that is newly licensed in Canada, although has been used by thousands worldwide.

Selphyl is the only system that allows truly natural tissue to rejuvenate and increase your skin volume.  Your own blood is put through a centrifuge to separate out the concentrated platelets and growth factors from the red blood cells.  These platelets, rich with growth factors, are then injected just below the surface of the skin.  The natural biologically –active PRFM is loaded with viable platelets that gradually increases your skins volume by helping to stimulate your body’s own collagen production.

Safe, non-synthetic and non-animal derived, this is a viable alternative for:

  • Skin depressions
  • Smile lines
  • Hands
  • Acne scars
  • Scar prevention
  • Crow’s feet
  • Hollow under the eyes
  • Neck rings

Maximum results are achieved between 6 – 12 weeks after only one or two treatment.  Studies have shown the results to last for 18 months.

Arrange a complimentary consultation about the Vampire facelift. In Vancouver, call (604) 980-3993 or email info@afterglowskincare.ca.