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With injectable fillers such as Teosyal®, Modélis Shape, Restylane®, Perlane®, JUVÉDERM®, and JUVÉDERM VOLUMA®, our Toronto and Mississauga we help return volume to facial features for a more youthful roundness and fullness. These are quick and effective alternatives for patients who are not yet requiring or ready for surgery.

Learn more about the options you have when it comes to injectable fillers by scheduling an appointment at one of our 2 locations. Call our office at 905-273-3045 (Mississauga) or 416-207-9090 (Toronto), or request an appointmentrequest an appointment online. Dr. Weinberg looks forward to meeting with you and helping you achieve your aesthetic goals.

Injectable Fillers
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Injectable Fillers, Non-Surgical Face Lift, Prescription Wrinkle Injection - Case 11

With Voluma and Prescription Wrinkle Injections Mississauga Woman Gets a Non Surgical Facelift. This 56 year old busy mother was unhappy with what she saw in the mirror. Fair skinned, and blue eyed, she had suffered a lot of skin damage from sun exposure over many years. Too busy looking after her f...

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Injectable Fillers - Case 54

For Lip Augmentation Mississauga Chooses Juvederm. This young woman found her upper lip “fell off” too quickly on the sides, such that she didn’t think lipsticks showed to advantage. She wanted a small augmentation, nothing too dramatic. She didn’t want family to notice she’d “ done something”, and ...

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Injectable Fillers - Case 53

Looking Fatigued This Mississauga Woman Decided To Try Filler. At 47, this busy real estate agent understood the need to look young, attractive and professional in a competitive field. An energetic appearance was required to get the listings, and she worried she was starting to look tired. Pictured ...

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Injectable Fillers - Case 51

First Time For Filler and Prescription Wrinkle Injection Mississauga Woman Delighted With Results. This 54 year old busy office administrator was looking for a fresher, younger look. She was a novice with respect to injectable cosmetic products, but was willing to try them as skin creams were just n...

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Injectable Fillers - Case 90

Lip Augmentation Toronto. This 31 year old young woman was recommended to Dr. Weinberg from a friend. She has had lip augmentation with dermal filler a number of times, usually  with Restylane, 1/2 a syringe. On this occassion she agreed to try a larger amount, wanting a fuller, poutier look. Dr. We...

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Injectable Fillers - Case 82

After Makeover With Restylane Oakville Salon Owner Refreshed. This 35 year old hairstylist and busy salon owner knows a lot about looking good. She treats herself to regular maintenance treatments with Restylane or Juvederm and Botox.  Mississauga Plastic Surgeon Dr. Weinberg is familiar with the pa...

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Injectable Fillers - Case 50

Executive In Mississauga Finds Restylane Keeps Her Looking Competitive. This active 63 year old professional works in the business world, where many of her coworkers are considerably younger. Frequently called upon to speak in front of large groups, she considers cosmetic injectables just one more p...

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Injectable Fillers, Prescription Wrinkle Injection - Case 52

Young Oakville Woman Gets Makeover With Dynamic Wrinkle Injections and Filler. This 42 year old driver was feeling she looked older than her years. Fair haired and blue eyed, she was especially susceptible to the aging effects of UV radiation, and repeated sun exposure had contributed to premature l...

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Injectable Fillers, Prescription Wrinkle Injection - Case 92

This marketing exectuive was on maternity leave from her high powered job when she was offered the opportunity to participate in a fun "Mommy Makeover" for Elevate magazine. She had had her babay a few months ago, and while on leave had also done a renovation on her home and moved, all of which she ...

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Injectable Fillers, Non-Surgical Face Lift, Prescription Wrinkle Injection - Case 106

“I’m a Grandmother, But Don’t want to Look Like One”So says this delightful woman who stays active and loves to travel. She always enjoyed her children and grandchildren telling her how young she looks. At age 70 she started to feel her appearance was looking older than she f...

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Your Options

The best-known filling agent is probably collagen. Toronto and Mississauga patients would be unlikely to be treated with collagen today because it proved to be a very temporary agent. Thus, short-lasting products such as Zyplast® and COSMODERM®, so popular a few years ago, are now not available and are seldom used. Products like those listed above, and many others, such as Perlane and JUVÉDERM VOLUMA, are only a few in the long and growing list of available hyaluronic acid fillers – the most popular class of wrinkle-filling agents in Canada at this time. Hyaluronic acid is a molecule already present in our skin and joints, but it has been modified with chemical "cross linkages" to allow these products to persist for many months.

For safety reasons and to get good results, you should be assessed by medical personnel who are experienced in evaluating facial anatomy and contours, and who have expertise in treating patients with fillers.

The hallmark features of aging are loss of tissue in the face and, because of gravity, the descent of subcutaneous tissue. This results in hollows in the cheeks and under the eyes, deepening of folds around the mouth, and the formation of jowls. These facial changes can sometimes contribute to a tired, worn-out look.

A Better Filler Treatment

Dr. Weinberg is sought after for his expertise with injectables. When you choose Dr. Weinberg for an injectable treatment, your benefits include:

  • Authority – Dr. Weinberg was specifically chosen by Q-Med, original makers of Restylane®, as a trainer for other physicians, and is acknowledged by the makers of Botox Cosmetic as an expert injector.
  • Innovation – He offers his very own "Allure Lift," as well as Soft Lift™ and other special techniques for overall facial rejuvenation.
  • Knowledge – As a skilled plastic surgeon, he has a detailed understanding of facial anatomy that enables him to provide attractive results.

Dr. Michael J. Weinberg is a Royal College certified plastic surgeon, and is committed to helping you achieve a youthful and vibrant appearance.

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Injectable Fillers Procedure

As mentioned, hyaluronic acid is the chief component of Teosyal, Restylane, Perlane, JUVÉDERM, and JUVÉDERM VOLUMA, a few commonly used dermal fillers. Hyaluronic acid is a molecule that attracts water and is therefore ideal for plumping up areas where we have lost tissue. Injectable fillers are administered by injection, and the results are immediate. Areas best treated with hyaluronic acid fillers include:

  • Nasolabial folds
  • Puppet lines
  • Tear troughs
  • Nasojugal folds
  • Pre-jowl sulcus
  • Lips

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Our injectable filler treatments usually take about 20 minutes to complete. When treating particularly sensitive areas, such as during lip enhancement (augmentation), our Toronto area patients may choose to have freezing; but, in most other areas discomfort is manageable with a topical numbing agent and simple ice. The comfort of filler injections has been enhanced in recent years, since many of the products are now manufactured with a local anesthetic agent, lidocaine, incorporated into the products themselves.

As with prescription wrinkle injections, there is always some risk of bruising or swelling, which is usually easily concealed with makeup. You can return to your usual activities, including work, immediately afterward. In very rare instances, more serious skin reactions have occurred, including infections, or lumps and bumps. There are mercifully very rare case reports of complications involving occlusion of blood vessels, which could lead to skin breakdown. One of the advantages of hyaluronic acid fillers is that they can be broken down and reversed by an enzyme, hyaluronidase. Thus, there is an effective therapy available to help deal with lumps, bumps or other undesirable side effects. All the potential side effects of these agents should be discussed in detail with you at your appointment before treatment.

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Hyaluronic Acid Fillers

Mature patients who have developed hollows under the eyes or in the cheekbones with age, or folds and lines from mouth to nose ("nasolabial" lines) or from mouth to jawline ("marionette" lines) or jowls caused by gravity may be excellent candidates for any of the hyaluronic acid fillers, including those already mentioned (Teosyal, Restylane, Perlane and JUVÉDERM). See our section on eye and eyelash extensions in Mississauga for more information on rejuvenation of the eye area in particular.

In Toronto and Mississauga, younger patients can also benefit from filler treatments. We use injectable fillers, for plumper, more defined, sensuous lips and to prevent lipstick from bleeding into small lines that sometimes develop around the mouth.

Sculptra®

Another novel temporary injectable filler is Sculptra®, or poly-L-lactic acid. This is a synthetic material derived from fruit acids (which have been used in suture material for many years). It is biocompatible and biodegradable, meaning it is harmless to the body and is naturally broken down and eliminated.

Sculptra works by stimulating the body to produce its own collagen, and therefore results are not immediate and typically require 2 or 3 series of injections over a few months. Results, however, are long-lasting, often continuing for over 2 years.1

Mature patients with multiple or large areas of marked volume loss in the face, particularly those with thin and loose skin, are often ideal candidates for Sculptra. It is also worth considering if you want a very long-lasting result or if you have been found that you get shorter-than-usual results with other fillers. Sculptra cannot be injected into the forehead, lips or neck.

Poly-L-lactic acid has been used for more than 30 years in dissolvable sutures and various types of surgical implants. It has been used for cosmetic injection since 1999 in 30 countries. After treatment, patients are instructed to massage the treated area fully and frequently for 5 days to reduce the risk of small palpable bumps. Side effects of Sculptra are otherwise similar to those already mentioned for hyaluronic acid.

RADIESSE®

Yet another temporary dermal filler receiving some attention in the press is RADIESSE®. RADIESSE is an artificial compound containing calcium hydroxyl apatite microspheres that are suspended in a carboxymethyl cellulose gel. The body's own connective tissue grows in and around the microspheres. RADIESSE may have an advantage of being longer-lasting in some cases than hyaluronic acid fillers. However, like Sculptra, nodules or lumps and bumps are an issue. These may respond to treatment with steroid injection. RADIESSE is frequently used for improving the appearance of age-related changes in the hands.

Other Options

While the filler Artecoll®, made of an artificial compound PMMA (polymethyl-methacrylate), is still in use, its popularity has waned considerably since the introduction of hyaluronic acid fillers because of an increased risk of long-lasting and irreversible side effects when compared to temporary fillers.

Fat is a natural, commonly used, long-lasting wrinkle filler. Fat grafting involves a two-part procedure: First, liposuction is used to harvest the fat cells. Second, the fat is placed into a new location. A detailed discussion of the pros and cons of fat grafting can be seen elsewhere on this site.

Injectable Fillers: Cost & Related Procedures

Typically priced by the syringe for our Toronto area patients, Restylane and other injectable filler treatment costs may vary depending on the number of syringes you use. Fillers can be combined with other treatments for a more comprehensive rejuvenation. Soft Lift™ is a term used to describe global facial rejuvenation using the creative combination of JUVÉDERM and/or VOLUMA with muscle relaxing neurotoxin. Other treatments that complement the effects of dermal fillers are chemical peels and IPL. We also offer our patients a non-surgical face lift, which combines non-invasive treatments and reduces overall costs.

Our practice also offers BELKYRA™, a nonsurgical injection treatment for the unwanted submental fat that causes a double chin. The treatment uses deoxycholic acid, a chemical found naturally in the body to dissolve dietary fat, to target fat cells under the chin.

After Your Procedure

Experiences after filler injections vary with the filler used, location treated, and individual factors. In general, patients may experience some redness or swelling immediately following the procedure, which will usually subside shortly. Results with injectable fillers can be seen immediately, and patients can return to normal everyday activities after treatment.

Dr. Weinberg will discuss and answer questions about specific possible side effects and complications in detail during your consultationyour consultation


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The Toronto Plastic Surgery Clinic:
Dr. Michael J. Weinberg

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Toronto, ON M5R 3N8
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The Mississauga Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Clinic:
Michael Weinberg, MD

247 Queensway West
Mississauga, ON L5B 1B9
(905) 273-3045

Monday 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Tuesday 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Wednesday 8:30 a.m.–6 p.m.
Thursday 7 a.m.–7 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.