Dermal Fillers Treatment

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Dermal Fillers Treatment at Dr Tyng Tan Aesthetics and Hair Clinic

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Dermal Fillers are popular non-surgical solutions to address facial aging. It helps achieve smooth and youthful skin without having to go under the knife. It’s results are comparable to a surgical facelift when done on the right patient by a skilled practitioner.

The Problem

As we age, the inner layer of the skin, or dermis, eventually loses both collagen and elastin, which are important components in maintaining the skin’s plumpness, softness and suppleness. This loss weakens the support structure of the skin. At the same time, the outer layer of the skin, called the epidermis, becomes thin and gradually loses its ability to retain moisture. Fat loss will also gradually occur in the deepest layer of the skin. With these three changes happening at the same time, the skin sags, while fine lines and wrinkles start to manifest. Repeated expressions like laughing, frowning, or squinting causes the muscles that control it to push and etch the skin to form a pattern. The loss of skin elasticity and support creates the opportunity for fine lines to form. Aside from the natural process of ageing, exposure to harmful UV rays can aggravate the formation of facial lines. Prolonged and unprotected exposure to sunlight damages the skin’s collagen and elastin fibres. Furthermore, cigarette smoking, environmental pollutants, and even a poor skin care regimen can contribute and hasten the formation of wrinkles and fine lines.

The Treatment

Hyaluronic acid is among the common and recommended fillers mainly because it is safe and non-allergenic. It is a natural substance found in the body, which functions as a cushion and lubrication in the tissues. It is also efficient in hydrating the skin by attracting and locking in moisture. Consequently, it improves the skin’s structure and elasticity. Hyaluronic acid is also tissue-friendly, which means it doesn’t damage the natural skin tissues and is safely absorbed by the body.

Dr Tyng Tan Aesthetics and Hair Clinic uses high-grade hyaluronic acid, among dermal filler patients to replace the volume and smooth out superficial wrinkles and fine lines. Therefore, it is directed into the areas of the skin where facial lines have formed.

The Results

This will result in plumper, youthful-looking skin, and overall natural-looking enhancement. Overall, it will result in the following:

 

  1. Softens wrinkles and facial lines
  2. Minimizes the appearance of scars

Downtime

There is no downtime to the procedure. You can return to your daily activities the moment you step out of the clinic. However, it is important that the treated area must not be exposed to sunlight or any forms of pressure 2 to 3 days after the procedure.

Complementary Treatments

Dermal fillers can complement skin rejuvenation treatments, like Thermage CPT or Mosaic Laser Treatment to address severe skin laxity on the face and other parts of the body, like the neck, arms, hands and legs. This will also result in overall enhancement as uneven skin pigmentation and discolouration are addressed.

Dermal Filler Cost 

The cost depends on how much filler will be required based on the area that will be treated. You will be able to discuss the fees and obtain an accurate quote during your initial consultation with Dr Tyng Tan.

The consultation will allow Dr. Tan to get a closer examination of your skin and face to see how she can give you a natural change by improving the contours of your face and get rid of your wrinkles.

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READ OUR FAQ’S ON DERMAL FILLERS TREATMENTS AT DR TYNG TAN AESTHETICS AND HAIR CLINIC.

1. HOW ARE DERMAL FILLERS ADMINISTERED?

After a detailed consultation with the doctor, the areas on the face where treatment is needed will be marked. This will then be cleansed with an anti-bacterial agent before the doctor will carefully inject small amounts of dermal filler to the specified areas of the skin to achieve a natural and subtle improvement. At the end of the treatment, the marked points will be wiped off and an ice pack will be placed to soothe any slight discomfort.

2. DOES THE TREATMENT HURT?

The procedure will use a fine-needle injection and may cause a mild stinging sensation. However, if you are pain-sensitive, a topical numbing cream may be applied prior to the injection of the filler.

3. HOW LONG DOES THE DERMAL FILLERS TREATMENT TAKE?

The administration of dermal fillers can be finished under an hour. The entire procedure can take about 15 to 30 minutes to complete. This will depend on the scope of the area that needs to be treated.

4. ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?

There are no side effects to the procedure. However, there are rare cases where mild swelling and redness are observed after treatment. This will eventually subside after a few hours and can be easily concealed with make-up.

5. HOW MANY SESSIONS DO I NEED?

Generally, results become visible after one session. However, it may take a while for other products, but it will also improve over time. The number of treatments that are required to see results will vary from one treatment type to the next.

6. HOW LONG WILL THE EFFECTS OF MY DERMAL FILLERS LAST?

Depending on the type of dermal filler used, the effects can last between 6 to 24 months.

7. IS IT PERMANENT?

The effects of dermal filler injections are not permanent. A treatment will usually last between 6-24 months. Touch-up sessions are needed to maintain results. The effect of the treatment will also depend on the quality of care the skin receives and how it ages.
Resources:

Dayan, SH, Bassichis BA Facial dermal fillers: selection of appropriate products and techniques. Aesthet Surg J. 2008 May-Jun; 28(3):335-47. [PubMed]

Reviewed by Dr. Tyng Tan, on May 6, 2020

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