Dermal Fillers

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What are Dermal Fillers?


Dermal Filler is an injectable gel substance which is also known as soft tissue fillers. This gel represents a naturally occurring substance that is found in our skins, called hyaluronic acid (HA). As we age, we lose structure and volume in our skin. Dermal fillers are used to replace these losses, and so restoring us to our youthful complexion. 

A very common mistake is to confuse the two most widely used injectables: Neuromodulators, like Botox & Dysport, and Dermal Fillers. Although both are injectables, they are by no means the same. In essence a neuromodulator is injected into an overactive muscle/muscle group, with the aim to soften muscle movement in the targeted areas, and so preventing fine lines and wrinkles that prematurely age us. Dermal filler, however, is used to replace loss of volume and hydration. It is injected into the area of volume or hydration loss, and does not directly affect muscle movement.

At Captivating Aesthetics we only use products that are Health Canada approved and proven safe for use. Dr Zwanepoel  is an expert injector and has trained with the world’s top and renowned. By offering the most recent and advanced injection techniques, and carefully discussing your  treatment goals during a face to face consultation, we create a safe environment for those clients that are new or known to the world of Dermal Fillers. 

Areas that Dermal Fillers are commonly used:

  • Jawline and Chin contouring
  • Lips- Volume loss, fine lines, reshaping
  • Cheeks- Volume loss, fine lines, contouring and facial balance restoration
  • Nasolabial folds- Volume loss
  • Marionette lines
  • Tear-trough- Volume loss 
  • Crow’s feet and other fine lines
  • Hollow temples
  • Nose
  • Neck and Décolletage- fine lines
  • Hands- Volume loss and premature aging

How do they help?

Dermal Fillers are used to replace volume and hydration in areas of loss. They are especially popular for filling and/or hydrating areas of the face to enhance a lost or desired feature. In effect they improve the tone, texture, hydration and overall complexion of the face.

Dermal Fillers are also used in conjunction with a customized skincare regimen, Botox/Dysport and minimally invasive treatments to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles,  and to prevent the progression of the signs of premature aging long-term.

Dr Zwanepoel is an expert in the field of injectables, and by using the newest, most specialized techniques and methods, concerns from all areas of the body can be addressed. Areas of preventable premature aging that can be treated include, but are not limited to areas such as the neck, décolletage ( chest area), inner arm, knees and even the hands.



  • Complete rejuvenation by addressing tone, texture and hydration concerns
  • Addressing facial characteristics and changes due to aging or genetic features, by creating structural support
  • Scar revision including acne scarring
  • Minimally invasive with virtually no recovery or social down time needed
  • Long lasting, natural results
  • “Reversalt” available in case of need

Process & Treatment


The actual process of getting Dermal Fillers is simple and time efficient.

At Captivating Aesthetics, the first step is to book a consultation with Dr Wilhene Zwanepoel. During this consultation a brief medical and relevant aesthetic history will be taken. You will have the chance to discuss your treatment concerns, your treatment goals, your fears and concerns in regards to the actual treatment itself.

Photographs will be taken, after which there will be a facial assessment and mapping. This process includes evaluating your full facial appearance, areas of asymmetry (if any), facial movement and skin tone to examine the specific areas of your face that will be augmented.

Your treatment plan will then be discussed.  Same-day treatment is often possible and is usually discussed at the time of booking the consultation. 

After booking our friendly team will send you a link to our patient portal, which allows you to complete the necessary forms in the comfort and safety of your own home. Once you arrive for your appointment,  our front office team will get a set of baseline photos, and Dr Zwanepoel will meet with you to ensure you understand the procedure before commencing. Depending on the treatment, you may have to apply a topical anaesthetic. You will receive specific guidelines if this is the case.

Before injection, the treatment area will be thoroughly cleaned and prepared. Specific treatment zones may be mapped out. Sometimes a nerve block (better known as freezing) is used in certain areas to anaesthetize the area, making the procedure virtually pain free.  The actual placement of the product only takes a few seconds, and the entire process can be anywhere from 15 minutes or longer (depending on the number of areas treated).

Photographs will be done immediately after the procedure. You will also receive specific after-care directions.

As each individual has very specific goals and needs, every treatment plan differs. This will be thoroughly discussed during your consultation.