Dermal fillers are injectable hyaluronic acid gel, commonly being used for facial rejuvenation, volume restoration and facial enhancement.
Examples of dermal fillers in Singapore are Juvederm, Teosyal, Belotero and Restylane fillers.
Losing natural collagen and fat as we age results in loss of volume in the face gradually. As we lose volume, we also lose structural support in the face, resulting in face sagging and ageing. Prominent smile lines, droopy cheeks, worsening eye bags and jowls are common signs of ageing.
Dermal fillers, if used correctly, can help restore facial volume and improve signs of ageing.
Fillers such as Juvederm fillers in Singapore are not simply for making your nose higher or your lips more attractive. There are 3 key functions of fillers for facial enhancement and rejuvenation. In order to execute these 3 functions well, the injector (doctor) has to be well trained and experienced.
1. Restoring Structural Foundation
Fillers can be injected in specific parts of the face to restore and provide a solid foundation which forms a fundamental structural support for facial soft tissue.
2. Facial Contouring
When a good foundation is present, fillers can then be used to enhance and fine tune the facial contour that defines youthfulness.
Fillers can be used for refinement and enhancement of facial features such as the lips, nose and under eye.
Each of these 3 elements requires meticulous planning, techniques and execution in order to achieve an optimal outcome with the right type and the right amount of fillers.
Cheeks and Temples
Think of cheek and temple area as a foundation for a large building. It forms the most crucial structure to erect a building and keep everything in the building intact for years to come. When we lose volume and collagen around the cheeks and temples, we lose a significant part of facial structural support. It is as if a building has lost its foundation and everything on and around it starts to collapse.
Therefore, restoring youth with dermal fillers almost always starts with injecting different sections of the cheeks and temples. Building a good structural foundation with fillers can immediately improve face and upper eye lid sagging resulting in a more youthful look.
Filler treatment on the forehead can create a fuller forehead. Forehead and temples are often treated together to create a youthful upper face contour.
Nasolabial folds, often known as laugh lines, will appear deeper as we get older due to overall face sagging. Fillers can be injected into this part of the face to improve the appearance of face sagging.
The folds or lines at the corner of the mouth often make us look old and angry. After building a good structural foundation, fillers can then be injected around these areas to get rid of the aged and angry look.
Jawline becomes less defined as we age and sag. Fillers, if used correctly around the jawline area can help create a youthful and attractive lower face contour. It is often done with chin filler injection.
Under eye (tear troughs)
Losing volume and collagen under the eye makes our under eye area look hollow and wrinkly, resulting in looking tired and aged. Under eye refinement can be done by injecting the right amount of suitable fillers in the tear trough area.
Who does not love a pair of full and good looking lips? Lip filler can volumise and shape the lips to make us look younger and more attractive.
Chin and jawline enhancement with fillers are often done to improve overall lower face definition and projection, creating a youthful looking V shaped face.
Filler enhancement using HA fillers such as Juvederm filler has become more favourable over surgical intervention in the recent years due to several reasons.
Filler injection is very tolerable for more people. Pain and discomfort is minimal, especially with the help of numbing cream.
Downtime is minimal unlike plastic surgery. Most people will experience some redness, swelling and minor needle marks which will resolve within a few days.
However, filler treatment does carry some potential serious risks which are very rare. Therefore, it is crucial to consult a trained doctor before getting the injection done.
Cost of filler ranges from $800 – $1200.
We advise patients to have a consultation session with our doctor before starting your filler journey. Our doctor will discuss the treatment thoroughly with you before recommending the right filler treatment for you.
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*Disclaimer: The content provided is for educational and informational purposes only and does not intend to substitute professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.