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Getting your face to look its best can be difficult sometimes. In addition, reducing the appearance of wrinkles, creases, and uneven texture can be frustrating. When all the creams, serums, and supplements just don’t cut it anymore, it’s time to get professional help.

Dr. Mike Roskies is one of Toronto’s leaders in cosmetic medicine. While other doctors try to offer every plastic surgery procedure out there, Dr. Roskies focuses on your face. Not every situation calls for an invasive surgical procedure, so that’s why Toronto injectables expert Dr. Roskies offers a variety of treatments to fit your needs. He offers compassionate care and expertise in facial rejuvenation to help you find the treatment that fits your needs, budget, and lifestyle.

What are Injectables?

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Age, lifestyle, and the environment all take their toll on your skin. The sun, stress, and genetic factors can all cause your skin to lose the lustre and resilience it once had. As damage accumulates, skin can become dry and inelastic, making it difficult to bounce back and resist wrinkles. Over time, all that can add up to a tired, aged face you barely even recognize anymore.

While many people may need surgical treatments to reclaim their youth, not everyone does. In these cases, injectables can provide an excellent "intermediate" option between beauty creams and a facelift.

Injectables rejuvenate your appearance by reducing or eliminating the appearance of wrinkles, helping your skin resist further damage, and stimulating your body to produce new, healthy skin cells and collagen. They can also fill out or plump up areas that have lost volume or texture over the years. Their results aren’t permanent and can’t be as dramatic as surgery, but they can be an outstanding treatment for people who don’t need surgery but still want to see significant improvement in their appearance.

Types of Injectables

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Injectables come in two broad categories: dermal fillers and neuromodulators. Both can help smooth and strengthen your skin and give you a younger healthier look; however, they work in different ways and have their own strengths and weaknesses. Let’s take a look.

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Dermal Fillers

This class of injectables works by physically filling some of the space under your skin. Depending on the type of filler you choose, they can have different effects, duration, and usefulness. Each is composed of biosynthetic compounds, which means the risk of allergic reaction and other serious complications is very low. Some types of dermal fillers are:

  • Poly-L-lactic Acid — This filler stimulates collagen production in your skin. It is typically in patients who desire multiple treatment zones addressed at once. Because it works through natural processes, results take time to appear. (example: Sculptra)
  • Hyaluronic Acid — This substance is naturally found in your healthy skin. Injections of hyaluronic acid are most commonly used to fill deep lines or wrinkles and reduce the appearance of scars. (examples: Juvederm, Restylane, Elevess)
  • Calcium Hydroxylapatite — This biosynthetic compound is present naturally in your body, especially in your bones. Its primary applications are in filling the cheeks or other facial contours where volume loss has occurred. (example: Radiesse)

The duration of dermal fillers’ effects will vary, but they usually last from six months to two years.


These injectables work in a fundamentally different way: they immobilize the muscles underlying the skin. They’re all derived from botulinum toxin Type-A and have been used for decades. By strategically incapacitating wrinkle-causing muscles, your skin is smoothed instantly and it is given time to heal.

When administered by a skilled professional, the strategic targeting of specific muscles can yield a youthful appearance while preserving your ability to express yourself naturally. The effects of neuromodulator injections typically last between three and 12 months, and repeated use is safe and may actually improve effectiveness. (examples: Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, Jeuveau)

How do I know if Injectables are right for me?

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If all of that feels overwhelming, don’t worry — we are here to help. During your consultation for injectables Toronto Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Mike Roskies will talk through your concerns, your treatment goals, and answer any questions you may have. He’ll work with you to determine which treatment option is right for you, and craft a fully customized treatment plan that’s as unique as you are.

Generally speaking, good candidates for injectable treatments are in good overall health and don’t have any active skin conditions. Some treatments are not recommended for people who are pregnant or nursing, so make sure to inform Dr. Roskies about your complete medical history. The best candidates also have realistic expectations for their results and are already committed to maintaining a quality skincare regimen, as this will provide the opportunity for the most optimal and lasting results.

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