Frown Line Treatments

Make Frown Lines Disappear

Frown lines are the result of gathering or knitting the tissue between the eyebrows into a fold. They are caused by the repeated action of underlying muscles associated with facial expression.

Years of squinting and frowning tend to leave deep wrinkles in the skin between the eyebrows and on the bridge of the nose, across the forehead and at the corners of the eyes.

BOTOX® can be used to treat frown lines and prevent the muscles from contracting and deepening the lines. In order to treat already existing wrinkles, fillers can be used in combination with BOTOX®

Frown Lines

Frown Lines form over time. Repeated movement of the facial skin by the muscles creates frown lines between the eyebrows.

Frown Lines are not only age related. Frown lines are dynamic they happen because of the way a person’s face moves. Because frown lines are created by facial movements such as frowning or squinting, they may develop even in younger adults.

The muscles above and between the eyebrows contract and tighten, and can cause wrinkles. Forehead or frown lines can present a frequent problem for both men and women as the year’s rolls by. As we age, our skin starts to lose tightness and cannot return to the same place it was in our younger days.

What Causes Frown Lines

Frown lines are primarily caused by aging. As you age, your skin loses elasticity and doesn’t easily return to its original shape.

Other things that contribute to having frown lines are:

  • Genetics. Your DNA determines whether you have the type of skin that is resilient and can delay lines or the type of skin that is more prone to lines and wrinkles.
  • Sunlight. The UV rays in sunlight break down the elastin and collagen in your skin, making you more susceptible to the formation of lines.
  • Repeated expressions. If there is a facial expression that you often make (like frowning, smiling, squinting or furrowing your eyebrows), you may be more likely to get frown lines.
  • Stress. This can cause facial tension, which can lead to repeated facial expression, which can lead to frown lines.
  • Smoking. The repeated motion of smoking a cigarette or cigar can cause frown lines around the mouth. The tobacco smoke inhaled causes wrinkles and lines due to a narrowing of the blood vessels, which then deliver less oxygenated blood to those tissues.

How We Can Help Smooth Out Forehead Lines

We offer several effective ways to reduce frown lines:


By injecting neuromodulators (botulinum toxin type A) beneath the surface of your skin, we can reduce the muscle contractions in your face, ultimately smoothing those creases and softening those lines, helping to bring back your youthful skin.

Dermal Fillers

We use both natural and synthetic fillers at Rao Dermatology that produce superior results in combination with our doctors’ skill, technique, experience, and training.

Offering Juvederm®, Restylane®, Revanesse, and RADIESSE® dermal fillers, our doctors will assess your skin and recommend the filler best suited to your skin and risk tolerance.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

PRP is an injectable therapy that uses your own blood platelets to rejuvenate your skin. By drawing your blood and spinning it down, we then inject the platelets into your skin to improve texture, links, and wrinkles.

By placing it deeper into areas like your frown lines, PRP can stimulate other cells to create fuller, healthier-looking skin. Because PRP uses your own cells and tissues, the side effects are significantly lower than neuromodulators or dermal fillers.

Changes to the skin with PRP are gradual and continue for three to six months, and it lasts for about two years.

If you want to book a free consultation to learn more about how we can help smooth out your forehead and frown lines then please fill in the form below.

The Most Common Questions We Get About Dermal Fillers

Dermal FillersDermal fillers, also known as injectables, are a go-to treatment to even out acne and chicken pox scars and to mitigate aging concerns: deep creases, fine lines, wrinkles, eye hollows, thinning lips, and slackened cheeks and temples.

What Is a Dermal Filler?

A dermal filler is either a natural or synthetic material that’s injected into your skin to plump the area. Natural fillers use substances derived from humans or animals (like hyaluronic acid, which is the most common), whereas synthetic fillers work with the muscles, making them semi-permanent. Because dermal fillers come in so many varieties with different consistencies and results, your dermatologist will select the best product for your unique skin and concerns. All fillers are temporary, with some lasting longer than others depending on the type of filler and your skin’s absorption.

What Do Fillers Do?

By nature, fillers fill – they’re injected into your skin’s trouble spots (hollows or wrinkles) to increase fullness and restore youthfulness. But today, they’re also used to sculpt the face to enhance and naturally alter your looks. From plumping your lips to non-surgical facelifts and nose jobs, dermal fillers can create symmetry, add volume, smooth out lines and creases, define jawlines, and augment cheeks – they offer total rejuvenation. Not only to fillers fill, but they boost collagen production, improve internal hydration, smooth texture, and even out complexions.

Does It Hurt?

Using a fine needle, we inject fillers into your skin, so while it doesn’t hurt too much, it is uncomfortable. Some areas, like your lips, can hurt more than others, but it also depends on individual pain tolerances and experiences – everyone is different. You also have the option of applying an aesthetic cream before your treatment. Some fillers include lidocaine to reduce that discomfort, but the procedure only takes about 15 to 30 minutes (you can do it on your lunch break) so it’s over quickly.

Will My Face Feel Different After?

Aside from a new fullness in previously hollow areas, your face shouldn’t feel different. For some, there’s a risk that some lumpiness may occur, but its often a result of bruising or swelling and will dissipate as you heal. You can prevent lumpiness by preventing swelling and bruising: come early so you can ice the areas before your procedure and then be sure to ice afterwards. Let us know if you bruise easily or have had bruises in the injection areas so we can be more careful or avoid the area.

What if I Don’t Like It?

Dermal fillers are temporary, lasting six to twelve months, but if you’re really unhappy, they can also be reversed within 24-48 of injection with an enzyme that metabolizes the filler quicker.

What’s the Difference Between Dermal Fillers and Botox®?

As you age, facial fat diminishes, leaving your skin sallow, gaunt, and sagging. Where Botox® paralyzes muscle movement to minimize and prevent forehead lines and crow’s feet, dermal fillers add volume and work particularly well around the mouth, cheeks, and under eyes. Since they both approach age related skin issues differently, the two are often used in tandem.

What Are the Risks and Downsides?

When you have an experienced dermatologist inject your dermal fillers, the risks are significantly reduced – you want an ethical, educated, and experienced professional consulting and performing your procedure to get the best results. However, redness, itchiness, tenderness, bruising, and swelling are common side effects that can be mitigated by icing, avoiding smoking and exercise the day of your procedure, and staying away from fish oil and anti-inflammatories.

The only real downside to dermal fillers is that they need to be maintained since your body will eventually metabolize the filler, meaning that follow up appointments are crucial to maintaining your results.

Curious about what dermal fillers can do for you? Contact us today for a free consultation by filling in the form below.

How to Get a Nonsurgical Facelift in Edmonton

Crows Feet EdmontonWhile your eyes might be the window to your soul, your face is the window to your health and your youthfulness, which is why many choose to combat aging with facelifts. But did you know there are now non-surgical facelifts?

But aren’t facelifts plastic surgery?

Not anymore. With technological advances in dermatological medicine, you don’t have to go under the knife to restore volume, resurface skin, or tighten deeper tissues.

Today, we can enhance your overall look with a nonsurgical facelift in one appointment at our office: we can add structure to your jaw to minimizing sagging (reducing the dreaded double chin), fill in the hollows under your eyes, minimize wrinkles and lines, plump up your lips, reshape your nose, and mitigate bone and fat loss in your cheeks and temples – all without performing an actual surgery.

What exactly is a nonsurgical facelift?
A nonsurgical facelift is a customized course of non-cosmetic, dermatological procedures designed to give you a more youthful, rejuvenated visage. Your nonsurgical facelift is targeted to your chosen areas and can include various treatments and procedures. Generally, nonsurgical facelifts vary from person to person, depending on your unique face and goals, but they’ll likely include some of the following:

Dermal Fillers
From your forehead to your cheeks, from your jawline to your undereyes and temples, we use dermal fillers to help increase elasticity and fullness (think fine lines, undereye hollows, scars, and gauntness). The kind of dermal filler we use will depend on your skin, but we offer both synthetic and natural fillers, which are injected using fine needles. A quick, budget-friendly visit, dermal fillers offer instantaneous, natural looking results. last depends on your skin, and follow ups are a good idea, but the desired effect can last from two months to two years. We work with these dermal fillers to offer our clients the best results: Juvederm®, Restylane®, Revanesse, and RADIESSE®.

Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty
Next up is your nose, of course. While nose jobs are still largely done surgically (especially for more challenging or distinctive changes), new innovations now allow us to reshape your nose without surgery. An increasingly popular procedure, non-surgical rhinoplasties use carefully selected dermal filler injections to adjust trouble areas from straightening to correcting to narrowing and widening. This procedure smooths bumps, fixes imperfections, and creates symmetry with grace and subtlety with no downtime and no surgical side effects.

Lip Injections
A facelift isn’t a facelift if you forget about your mouth – next to your eyes, your lips are the most looked at part of your face. As we age, our lips tend to lose some of their fulness, which we can easily remedy with lip injections. Using either dermal fillers or Botox (maybe both), we can give you your mouth the ultimate anti-aging treatment by making them fuller, softer, and more attractive, without being too obvious. At Rao Dermatology, we achieve a subtle, natural look by using your lip’s natural shape to guide us.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you defy aging.

Our Top 5 Cosmetic Treatments for Men

Looking in the mirror and seeing yourself age sucks for everyone, not just women. In today’s workforce, there is growing competition between older and younger men not necessarily to look flawless and immaculate, but to look energetic and enterprising versus old and obsolete. While men have traditionally shied away from cosmetic treatments because vanity and masculinity are traditionally incompatible, technological advancements in dermatology now allow them to restore their youthfulness subtly without going under a knife – and more and more men are seeking out these treatments.

Cosmetic Dermatology Treatments for MenBut men’s goals differ from women’s: they want to maintain ruggedness, keep some lines, but eliminate eye hollows, facial folds, redness, and sagging. Plus, men and women’s skin are markedly different (and not just because men can grow beards). The primary difference is hormonal: testosterone makes a man’s skin about 25% thicker, makes it oilier, rougher, and sweatier than a woman’s.

Men also have a higher collagen density, though they lose collagen at a similar rate as women. But even though men’s skin is different, it responds to the same types of treatments as women’s, and our dermatologists are familiar and confident working on both men and women.

As always, skin care is essential to maintaining healthy, youthful skin, and to preventing the impacts of the sun and elements on your skin, but even the most dedicated regime has only a minimal impact on aging. For men wanting to look younger without surgery, here are our top 5 recommended cosmetic dermatology treatments for men:

1. Neuromodulators (also known as Brotox)
This neuromodulator (botulinum toxin type A) is injected beneath the surface of your skin and it works by temporarily paralyzing the facial muscles responsible for forehead and smile lines. Men typically only do neuromodulator injections on their foreheads and they’re not looking for total smoothness, just a softening of the deeper, more obvious creases. The procedure is quick and only mildly uncomfortable (the needle pinches) and you’ll see results within about a week that last up to six months.

2. Microdermabrasion
A non-invasive medical facial treatment, microdermabrasion polishes the skin and removes dead skin cells which leaves your skin soft and supple and stimulates your skin’s regeneration, making your new skin cells thicker and firmer. A low risk procedure, microdermabrasion deeply exfoliates, minimizing scars, discolouration, fine lines, sun damage, blemishes, and enlarged pores while also giving the skin a youthful glow. Each treatment is about 30 minutes long, but you need multiple treatments to see results.

3. Dermal Fillers
Dermal fillers (hyperlink to dermal fillers page) are your best bet for volume loss, which is responsible for making you look deflated, listless, worn, tired, and old. They restore fulness at the temples and beneath the eyes while also reducing facial folds and minimizing wrinkles. Dermal fillers are incredibly subtle and natural looking, plus they provide instant results.

4. Chemical Peels
Used to reduce acne scarring, sun damage, and uneven colouring, chemical peels offer men improved skin texture, a more even skin tone, reduced lines, and less age spots. A SkinCeutical customized medical facial is great for exfoliation, collagen stimulation, and overall rejeuvenation, leaving the skin smoother and fuller.

5. Intense Pulse Light (IPL)
A non-invasive, photorejuvenation approach to correcting skin problems, this treatment uses infrared light to stimulated collagen production. Improving skin tone and surface imperfections due to aging, photo damage, vascular conditions, and acne scarring, IPL is particularly effective for redness and brown spots as well as for hair removal. For men, IPL is ideal for broken capillaries and rosacea.

Schedule your free consultation today to discuss the best dermatological treatments for your skin goals today.

Our Treatments For Acne Scarring

Suffering with acne is bad enough, but dealing with acne scarring just adds insult to injury. Toss in aging and sun exposure to the mix, and those scars inevitably become more noticeable as time passes. Since approximately 95% of acne sufferers end up with permanent scarring that causes both hyperpigmentation (brown and red marks) and pitted scars, its impact, emotionally and psychologically, is substantial: acne scarring is a risk factor for suicide and is linked to poor self-esteem, depression, anxiety, embarrassment, anger, and even unemployment.

acne scarring treatment edmontonBut you don’t have to suffer in silence because Rao Dermatology offers a number of customized treatments that can erase or minimize acne scarring’s marks and indentations.

Our experienced and knowledgeable doctors will assess your type and extent of scarring (atrophic, hypertrophic, or keloidal) together with your age and specific skin type to develop a course of treatment tailored just for you.

Below is an overview of the acne scarring treatment options we offer at Rao Dermatology in Edmonton:

Laser Treatments
Laser treatments are the quickest way to reduce the impact acne has on your skin. An extremely precise procedure that produces intense monochromatic light, laser treatments use photothermolysis to breakdown selected tissues in the skin. Dermatologists have been using laser therapies for over 35 years, and Dr. Rao is an acclaimed international expert and researcher in the laser field. Under his skillful guidance, we choose the most optimal treatment for your skin. We offer a variety of laser treatments to reduce or eliminate acne scarring: Intense Pulse Light (IPL), Laser Genesis, Nano Laser Peel, Sciton Profractional, Q-Switch Laser, Excel V, Cynosure Smart Xide, Sciton Halo, and Micro-Laser Peel. All of our laser treatments are non-invasive and proven to reduce skin damaged by acne scarring.

Dermal Fillers
Known for plumping up skin, dermal filler aren’t only used for aging, they are also an effective acne scarring treatment. Dermal fillers add volume to the skin using natural or synthetic materials that are injected into the face to increase volume and smoothness. Particular effective for pitted scarring, dermal fillers provide almost instant results, but they do require follow up treatments to maintain the effect. At Rao Dermatology, your doctor will determine which filler is best for your skin, but we carry Juvederm®, Restylane®, Revanesse, and RADIESSE®.

Medical Facials
On their own, medical facials can minimize acne scars, but depending on your scarring, they may work best in combination with laser treatments. At Rao Dermatology, the medical facials we offer include chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and microneedling. Medical facials are known to reduce superficial scarring by removing the top layer of skin; as the skin heals, its surface appears smoother and fuller. In contrast, microneedling uses tiny needles to penetrate the dermis, which also stimulates healing to treat texture and tone.

Daily Advanced Skin Care
A proper skin care regimen is essential to maintain healthy, youthful skin by preventing, treating, and maintaining your skin’s health. Typically used in tandem with other treatments, our skin care products optimize and prolong the benefits of our acne scarring treatments like laser treatments, dermal fillers, and medical facials.

Our product of choice is SKinceuticals, an advanced skin care line backed by science and committed to the highest, medical grade formulation standards. SkinCeuticals’ acne products not only fight and prevent acne, but they also help improve the skin’s acne scarring by lightening dark spots, evening skin tone, and firming complexions.

Do you suffer from acne scarring? Book your acne scarring treatment consultation by filling in the form below.

Dermal Fillers

Sometimes we look in the mirror and are suddenly alarmed by what we see, as though we suddenly aged overnight! As the years go by, our skin’s appearance becomes more and more impacted by our environments which may result in fine lines, deep creases, hollows under our eyes, more noticeable acne and chicken pox scars, thinner lips, or gauntness in our temples and cheeks.

Our skin loses its elasticity, its fullness, and its suppleness because as we age, our skin gradually loses hyaluronic acid and collagen which is what gives our skin that youthful look.

Many people try to reduce the impacts of aging with skin care products and while a skin care routine with cutting edge products can make a big difference, it has a limited impact on age, facial muscles, gauntness, or sun damage.

While neuromodulators may be an effective option, dermal fillers offer a different approach that may be used instead of, or in combination with, neuromodulators.

What are Dermal Fillers and What Do They Do?

Dermal fillers are a cost-effective, minimally invasive cosmetic procedure for adding volume to the skin by filling in gaunt areas and removing wrinkles and lines. Dermal fillers can contain natural or synthetic materials and are injected to create volume and fullness, perking up your face and restoring its youthfulness. Unlike neuromodulators, which work with the face’s muscles, dermal fillers plump and smooth the skin.

Natural fillers like hyaluronic acid, which our bodies produce, provide immediate results which can last anywhere from three to 18 months (sometimes as long as two years). Like the skin’s natural hyaluronic acid, the fillers eventually break down, so follow-up treatments to maintain the effects are key. Natural fillers may not last as long synthetic fillers, but the risk of allergic reactions is significantly lower.

Synthetic fillers are semi-permanent; if your lines and wrinkles return, it’s due to continued aging or sun damage rather than a dissipation of the filler. Ensuring that the effects are long lasting means wearing sunscreen daily and taking special care of your skin.

Our Dermal Fillers

At Rao Dermatology, we use both natural and synthetic fillers selected by our doctor’s and that produce superior results in combination with our skill, technique, experience, and training. We offer Juvederm®, Restylane®, Revanesse, and RADIESSE®. Our doctor’s will select the dermal filler best suited to your skin and your risk tolerance, but here is an overview of each dermal filler product.


A natural filler, Juvederm® is an injectable gel dermal filler that uses hyaluronic acid to subtly restore fullness, reduce lines and wrinkles, and plump up lips. The injectable contains some lidocaine to reduce discomfort during treatment. Juvederm® produces subtle, natural results that enhance your look and it lasts between one and two years. One of the most commonly used fillers, Juvederm® has a superior history of producing great results with minimal side effects.


Another natural filler using hyaluronic acid, Restylane® provides two decades of innovative research and development to offer a wide variety of gel types that provide varying degrees of fullness and firmness meaning that we can tailor your dermal filler treatment to suit your facial rejuvenation needs.


A synthetic filler, the Revanesse line uses Thixofix cross-linking technology which slows down the breakdown of hyaluronic acid, making it more durable, longer-lasting, and that stimulates new collagen production in your skin.


Another synthetic filler, RADIESSE® is made of Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres that are suspended in a gel and works by providing immediate volume while also continuing to stimulate the body’s natural collagen production. RADIESSE® lasts a year or more and the CaHA microspheres are metabolized by your body, leaving behind only the natural collagen.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some of our frequently asked questions about dermal fillers, but if you have concerns that aren’t addressed here, please feel free to contact us.

Do dermal fillers hurt? How long does the procedure take?

We use a very fine needle to inject your dermal filler into your skin, meaning that there will be some minor discomfort. The procedure takes about 15 to 30 minutes depending on the amount of areas we are treating. Some dermal fillers also include lidocaine to reduce discomfort.

How soon will I see results?

The results from dermal fillers are instantaneous and will last anywhere from three months to two years depending on your skin and the filler used. The results aren’t permanent, so you will eventually need follow-up appointments to maintain the effects.

What happens if I don’t continue treatment?

If you don’t continue treatment, your symptoms lines and wrinkles, thinness or gauntness, hollows and creases will gradually return.

Are dermal fillers expensive?

Exact costs vary depending upon individual treatment plans, the dermal fillers used, and the amount of filler injected. We’ll advise you of the costs for your treatment at your consultation.

Are there any potential side effects from dermal filler injections?

After the injections, you will likely experience some tenderness and temporary bruising or swelling. You may experience redness, swelling, itching, stinging, pain, pressure, or rashes for up to a week after treatment.

Am I a good candidate for dermal fillers?

If you are between the ages of 18 and 65 years old and have great overall health, you are most likely a good candidate for dermal fillers, but the best determinant is a consultation at our Edmonton Dermatology Clinic. Fill in the form below to set up your consultation.


You might be surprised what these can do for you.

Injectables involve instilling a product into the skin. The main options include neuromodulators, dermal fillers, and platelet rich plasma.

They are all complimentary to each other and can help restore a more rejuvenated youthful appearance.

Additional information regarding the injectable procedures you can find at our Edmonton clinic can be found below.

Our Range Of Injectable Treatments

Aging is inevitable, no one can avoid it. As we become older, our skin undergoes natural changes such as losing elastin, thinning skin, thinner blood vessel walls as well as changes beneath our skin like bone loss, cartilage loss, and fat loss in our cheeks, temples, chin, nose, and around our eyes. Together, these unavoidable changes make our skin rougher, looser, more transparent, more fragile, and more easily bruised.

Add to those changes the wrinkles and lines from a lifetime of sun exposure, harsh weather, laughing, smiling, and frowning and we’re all at the mercy of aging, although depending on our health and habits, the impact of aging varies. Regardless, at some point, we all end up with deep lines, hollows, slackness, thinness, and gauntness – particularly in our faces. A healthy lifestyle complete with a healthy diet, militant sunscreen wear, and a good skin care regime can delay the impacts of aging but not prevent them.

What Types Of Injectables Are There?

A neuromodulator (Botulinum toxin type A) is an injectable drug that causes controlled muscle relaxation. When we inject neuromodulators into your facial muscles, it blocks the nerve signals and prevents the muscles from tightening forcefully, allowing the muscles to relax. This muscle relaxation allows the creases in your face that are caused by muscles (think smiling and frowning) to soften. Offering visible results within days, your wrinkles and lines will continue to soften for approximately 30 days, with results lasting up to four months. In order to maintain the effects of neuromodulators, regular treatments are required.

Dermal fillers are injectables that use either natural or synthetic hyaluronic acid to plump up your skin. In contrast to neuromodulators, dermal fillers create volume and fullness which achieve a natural, youthful appearance and fill in thin lips, hollows around the eyes, or gauntness in your temples. The results with dermal fillers are instantaneous and long-lasting (three months to two years). We often use dermal fillers in combination with neuromodulators to achieve the best results since they each have different strengths. Our range of dermal fillers include Juvederm®, Restylane®, Revanesse, and RADIESSE®.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is an injectable therapy that uses your own blood platelets to rejuvenate your skin. By drawing your blood and spinning it down, we then inject the platelets into your skin to improve texture, links, and wrinkles. By placing it deeper into areas like hollows under the eyes or sagginess in the neck, PRP can stimulate other cells to create fuller, healthier looking skin. Because PRP uses your own cells and tissues, the side effects are significantly lower than neuromodulators or dermal fillers. Changes to the skin with PRP are gradual and continue for three to six months and it lasts for about two years.

Book Your Injectables Consultation Today

Book your consultation today with Dr. Rao today so he can help you pick the injectable procedure that will best treat your main concern, or recommend combining certain treatments to achieve a more youthful look all over.

He will take the time address your specific needs and answer any questions or concerns you may have about the various injectable procedures. In addition, he will make recommendations as to the best treatment plan for achieving your desired results. Please fill in the form below to book your consultation now.

Dermal Fillers – The Real Deal

There is often a lot of negative stereotype surrounding the use of Dermal Fillers.  This overbearing noise however, derives from ignorance, a Dermal-Fillers-Edmontonlack of education, and research. At Rao Dermatology, we offer Dermal Filler treatments backed by ethical, scientific, and safe practice. Our fillers rejuvenate and enhance your facial appearance while simultaneously improving your dermatological health. We have advanced Dermal Fillers that we pair with luminary injectors to ensure you receive the natural soft lift and fullness you desire. To better understand how our dermatologists practice aesthetic dermatology with respect to dermal fillers, consider the following gems:


  1. Before administering any injections, the dermatologist must assess the client’s skin. Understanding how an individual’s skin ages is crucial to same. Your face does not age in a uniformed manner. Therefore, our team of skilled experts treat each aging part of your face differently. It is noteworthy that medical history checks are also carried out to confirm the patient is healthy enough to have dermal fillers.


  1. Technique should not be overlooked. There is more than one way to inject filler. The linear method is the most frequented method partially because it is less complex. Our staff at Rao Dermatology is quite diverse and may, where necessary, administer an injection with more complex techniques such as the fern method.


  1. Finally, there are different kinds of fillers. Always ask your doctor about the types, approval status, benefits, and risks of using specific Dermal Fillers. We currently offer a variety of facial fillers namely, Juvederm, Emervel, Revanesse, and Radiesse. All of our fillers have approved statuses and are guaranteed to keep you looking and feeling forever young.


If you would like to get started on your dermal filler treatment, contact us for a consultation immediately.

Dermal Fillers

Looking Tired?

With aging and sun exposure, our faces slowly loose fullness, giving us that exhausted, sallow look..

Today, we have advanced dermal Fillers that restore volume allowing for immediate facial rejuvenation.

At Rao Dermatology, we can offer a variety of facial fillers such as Juvederm, Emervel, Revanesse, and Radiesse.

With the expert skills of our luminary injectors, we can give you a natural soft lift and fullness that will instantly refresh your look.

What Are Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are injectables that use either natural or synthetic hyaluronic acid to plump up your skin. In contrast to neuromodulators, dermal fillers create volume and fullness which achieve a natural, youthful appearance and fill in thin lips, hollows around the eyes, or gauntness in your temples.

The results with dermal fillers are instantaneous and long-lasting (three months to two years). We often use dermal fillers in combination with neuromodulators to achieve the best results since they each have different strengths.

Our Dermal Fillers

We use both natural and synthetic fillers at Rao Dermatology that produce superior results in combination with our doctors’ skill, technique, experience, and training. Offering Juvederm®, Restylane®, Revanesse, and RADIESSE® dermal fillers, our doctors will assess your skin and recommend the filler best suited to your skin and risk tolerance.


Juvederm® is an injectable gel dermal filler (containing lidocaine to reduce discomfort) that uses natural hyaluronic acid to restore youthfulness. Softening lines and wrinkles and plumping up lips, Juvederm® produces natural, graceful results and lasts between one and two years.


Restylane® is also a natural filler utilizing hyaluronic acid with various gel types to offer a variety of fulness and firmness options tailored to your face and your goals. Restylane® has two decades of innovative research and development that offers low risk and quality assurance.


Revanesse line uses Thixofix cross-linking technology, a synthetic filler, to delay your body’s natural breakdown of hyaluronic acid while also stimulating your skin’s collagen production. As a result, Revanesse is more durable and longer-lasting than its natural filler counterparts.


RADIESSE® is also a synthetic filler and is comprised of Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres are suspended in gel. RADIESSE® gives immediate volume while also continually stimulating your skin’s collagen production. Lasting a year or more, your body metabolizes the CaHA microspheres which leaves behind only collagen

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some frequently asked questions about injectables, but if you have concerns that aren’t addressed here, please feel free to contact us.

What are injectables?

Injectables are substances, natural or synthetic, that are injected into the face or neck to reduce the impacts of aging. Injectables can treat hollow or gaunt facial areas, as well as creases, lines, and wrinkles. Our injectables include neuromodulators, dermal fillers, and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP).

Am I a suitable candidate for injectables?

If you are in good physical health and wanting a subtle improvement in your skin and you have realistic expectations, you may be a suitable candidate for injectables. The best way to find out is to book a consultation with us.  .

Do injectables hurt? Will I receive anesthesia for my injectable filler procedure?

Injectable treatments cause minor, temporary discomfort as well as swelling and bruising. We may use a local anesthesia, a topical anesthetic, or a numbing agent for your procedure.

What can I expect from the procedure?

Injectable procedures are quick (15 to 45 minutes). Because we are using a needle to inject the fillers into your skin, you may experience discomfort during and after. You will likely require follow up appointments, but the intervals are dependent upon your injectable treatment.

Will there be a long recovery? Will I need to miss work?

While you may experience some light bruising, swelling, or redness, the recovery is quick and you won’t need to miss work. You can resume your normal activities immediately after the procedure. If you experience any side effects, they usually resolve within one to two days.

Are there any risks associated with injectables?

Risks vary depending on the type of injectable you receive. However, some risks include anesthesia reactions, allergic reactions, bruising, numbness, redness, swelling, or discolouration. Ask your doctor about the specific risks associated with your chosen injectable treatment.

How long will the results last?

Depending on the type of injectable treatments you receive, results may last anywhere from three months to two years. Most injectables are semi-permanent and require follow up treatments for maintenance.

Book Your Free Consultation Now

Our team is committed to working with you to develop a synergistic approach for enhancing your skin’s health and reducing the signs of aging. Dr. Rao has extensive experience and expertise in dermal filler injections in Edmonton.

During his consultation with you he will address your specific needs and goals and answer any questions or concerns you may have about the procedure. In addition, he will make recommendations as to the best treatment plan for achieving your desired results. Use the form below to book now.