Dermal fillers are medical grade implants that are used to contour, sculpt and define the face for a more youthful look. It is a safe and minimally invasive procedure that combats visible signs of aging and improve facial features.
How Do Dermal Fillers work?
Dermal fillers work by adding volume to the skin, smoothing out wrinkles, and sculpts specific facial structures (such as cheekbones and nose) to add more definition to your face. Hyaluronic acid in dermal fillers possesses water retaining abilities and helps to keep skin tissues lubricated. Once injected into the skin, it will attract water molecules to itself and create a volumizing effect. Over time, the injected areas will look fuller, more bouncier, and smoother.
What are the popular areas for Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers is generally used on the following areas to enhance your facial features:
Our face loses facial volume as we age, and this causes our nasolabial folds (aka laugh lines) to become more pronounced and sag. Dermal fillers reverse this process by filling in the laugh lines and smoothening out wrinkles
Benefits of Dermal Fillers
Restore Volume to Face
Contour Cheeks and Chin
Lessen Appearance of Scars
Smoothen and Fill Wrinkles and Folds
Sculpt and Define Nose
Plumping of Thin and Uneven Lips
What is the Dermal Filler Procedure?
Our doctors will assess your facial structure and discuss your aesthetic goals before the treatment. During the initial assessment, you will also be briefed on the nature of the fillers, longevity of the fillers, its potential side effects and what to expect during the procedure. Our doctors will also gauge your pain tolerance to ensure you do not feel any discomfort during treatment.
Before starting on the procedure, the injection sites will be cleaned and disinfected before a numbing cream is applied and left on to settle. After the numbing cream is washed off, our doctor will clean the area with an alcohol wipe before using a fine needle to inject the dermal fillers into the skin. Next, our doctor will mould the filler to achieve the desired look. Finally, the injected areas will be cleaned and cold cream applied to reduce swelling and bruising.
The entire treatment may take 20 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of areas being treated.
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MBBS (Singapore) | GDFM (Singapore) | Board Certified Physician (American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine)
MBBCh BAO (Ireland) | GDFM (Singapore) | MRCS (Ireland) | Board Certified Physician (American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine) | Accredited by Singapore Medical Council for Medical Aesthetic Procedures
FAQ On Dermal Fillers
It depends on the type of dermal filler used. In general, most fillers last between 1 to 2 years.
If you prefer a more sculpted look and wish to top-up with more fillers, we would advise you to wait at least a week before scheduling another treatment. This is to allow the fillers to bind fully with your skin tissue and settle into your skin, which will allow us to assess the end result and advise you on the next step.
Dermal fillers are made up of hyaluronic acid, and it is a natural substance produced by our body. It is found largely in the skin, connective tissues and eyes. Hence hyaluronic acid is perfectly safe and does not cause any adverse reactions in the majority of people.
You may notice redness, swelling and some transient needle marks right after the procedure. However, these side effects are temporary and will subside after a couple of hours.
If you have sensitive skin and are prone to bruising, avoid massaging the injection areas and stay away from alcohol for 48 hours.
Dermal fillers usually takes a week to stabilise and set into the skin, hence you should notice a more plumped and smoother skin texture a week after treatment.
You should wait at least 2 weeks for the fillers to settle in before getting a facial or other face treatments.
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