Skin Vitality is proud to offer hyaluronic acid-based injectable fillers to address facial wrinkles, creases and undesirable contours. Juvéderm has been carefully researched and tested countless times to prove its safety and effectiveness, and hyaluronic acid is a substance that requires no prior allergy test because it’s bio-compatible.
Some patients are disappointed, however, that we do not offer permanent fillers featuring silicone in a liquid form. This is for good reason, and not just because it was banned by Health Canada several years ago. Although silicone fillers do achieve permanent results, they are related to a higher rate of complications. A variety of problems can occur, some of which can be serious to your health. In order to eliminate all traces of the injected silicone, as well as prevent its dangerous migration into your blood stream, surgery may be required to effectively treat complications.
Silicone injectable fillers have been available in the US as an off-label use for the augmentation of soft tissues since 1997. This newer type of silicone reduces the rate at which adverse reactions occur, however we still prefer to play it safe. Plus, injected silicone does not adapt to the aging face. This means that your augmented lips will stay the same size 20 years down the road, and considering that overall volume loss occurs with age, they most likely won’t look very natural, will they?