Dermal Fillers Singapore – Facial Fillers Treatment
Dermal Fillers – for Cheeks
Dermal Fillers is one of the very popular non-surgical solution to the aging problem.
It is an excellent alternative to achieving smooth and wrinkle-free skin without undergoing a highly invasive procedure, yet offers the many benefits of a surgical facelift in restoring youthfulness to the face.
It fills in the lost volume of areas in the face, like glabellar frowns, nasolabial folds, crow’s feet and wrinkles.
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 which is the epidermis, becomes thin and loses the ability to retain moisture. In addition, fats start to disappear in the deepest layer of the skin. With these three manifestations happening at the same time, the skin becomes sagged and fine lines and wrinkles eventually form.
Also, repeated laughing, frowning or squinting causes the muscles that control your facial expressions push and etch the skin to form a pattern. And since the skin loses its elasticity and support, it slowly creates lines on the face.
Aside from the natural process of aging, exposure to the harmful UV rays of the sun aggravates the formation of facial lines. This is because sunlight damages the collagen fibers and elastin. Also, cigarette smoking, environmental pollutants and poor skin care regimen contribute and hasten the formation of wrinkles and fine lines.
Hyaluronic acid is the most common and recommended filler mainly because it is safe and non-allergenic. It is a natural substance found in the body, which works as a cushion and lubrication in the tissues. It is also efficient in hydrating the skin by attracting and locking in moisture, as well as improving the skin’s structure and elasticity. Hyaluronic acid is also tissue-friendly, does not damage the natural skin tissues and is safely absorbed by the body.
Aesthetics and Hair Clinic uses high-grade hyaluronic acid, among dermal filler patients to replace the volume and smooth out superficial to severe wrinkles and fine lines. This is injected into the areas of the skin where facial lines have formed.
Dermal fillers will result to a smoother, plumper and youthful looking skin. It will naturally enhance your appearance with a subtle, yet drastically improved, change.
- Gets rid and softens wrinkles and facial lines.
- Minimizes the appearance of scars
There is no downtime to the procedure. You can immediately return to your daily activities the moment you step out of the clinic. However, it is important that the treated area should be protected from sun exposure and to avoid applying any form of pressure 2 to 3 days after the procedure.
Dermal fillers can best complemented with other 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 allow for an overall enhancement by getting rid of skin pigmentation and discoloration.
Dermal Filler Cost in Singapore
The cost for Dermal Fillers in Singapore 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 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.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1. How is a Dermal Fillers procedure performed?
After a detailed consultation with the doctor, 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 very 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?
Dermal Fillers is very quick to perform. The entire procedure can take about 15 to 30 minutes to complete. This will depend on the scope of area that will be treated.
4. Are there any side effects?
There are no side effects to the procedure. However, there will be rare cases where there will be mild swelling and redness after the treatment. This will eventually subside after a few hours and can be covered up with make-up.
5. How many sessions do I need?
It usually takes just one session to give the results that you desire. However, deeper lines may require more treatment sessions. This is will be determined and discussed during your consultation.
6. How long will the effects of my dermal fillers last?
Depending on the type of dermal filler used, results can last from 6 to 24 months.
7. Is it permanent?
Dermal fillers is not permanent. A treatment will usually last between 6 to 10 months and requires touch-ups if you want to maintain the results. The effect of the treatment will depend on how good you will take care of your skin.
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DISCLAIMER: Dr Tyng Tan Aesthetics and Hair Clinic website provides general information about medical aesthetic treatments and procedures. It must be remembered that individual client’s circumstances may vary and each treatment may not be suitable for all.
Our website serves as basic information for clients and does not substitute a detailed and personal consultation with a practitioner.