Dermal fillers are gel made up of hyaluronic acid that can be used to restore volume and youthfulness in the face. As we age, the fat and collagen in your face start to disappear. This results in face sagging and sunken areas such as cheeks, under eye and temples. Dermal fillers, if used correctly, can help restore volume and improve sagging.
What can fillers do?
The 3 key elements of facial rejuvenation and restoration can be achieved by using only dermal fillers:
- FOUNDATION – Providing a solid foundation to the face structure
- CONTOUR – Enhancing and fine tuning the facial contour that defines youth
- REFINEMENT – Refinement and enhancement of facial features such as the lips and nose
Each of the elements requires careful planning and techniques in order to achieve an optimal outcome with the right amount of fillers.
Losing volume around this area as we age make us look saggy, wrinkly and old. Dermal fillers can be used to restore volume and build a good foundation around different section of the cheeks.
Building a good foundation with fillers can immediately restore youthfulness and provide a structural lifting effect to improve face sagging.
Temple areas often become sunken with age. Fillers can be used to replace temple volume and to further enhance the upper face contouring.
Forehead contouring with fillers can create a fuller and less wrinkly forehead. It is often done with temple filler to minimise the hollow areas.
Nasolabial folds are also known as laugh lines. They appear deeper as we age because of sagging and volume loss. Fillers can be used to improve this area to look more youthful.
Fillers can be used to get rid of the “sad” lines at the corners of your mouth.
Sagging and loose skin often make the jawline ill-defined and unattractive. Jawline contouring with fillers can produce a more defined and younger looking jawline.
Tear troughs (under eye)
Under eye area becomes more hollow as we age. This makes us look tired and old. Loss of volume also contributes to fine lines showing underneath the eyes. Fillers can be used to replace volume loss in the under area to make us look less tired and aged.
Everyone loves a pair of good looking lips. Age, smoking and many other environmental factors make our lips thin and wrinkly over time. Fillers can be used to volumise and shape the lips. Enhancing the lips can immediately make us look attractive.
Fillers can help us achieve a higher nose bridge and nose tip. By enhancing the nose, the entire upper face immediately becomes more attractive.
Chin augmentation with fillers can improve chin projection and face shape. Creating a V shaped face often requires chin fillers.
Pain is minimal. Numbing cream and ice packs are used to minimise discomfort.
How long does it last for?
This really depends on the area of treatment and the type of fillers being used. In general, they last for about 6 months to 2 years. Follow up is usually done every 6 months to maintain and improve on what has already been done.
Is it safe? Downtime?
Filler treatment is very safe if done by trained professionals.
You may experience mild redness and swelling right after the treatment. They usually go away after 1-2 days.
There may be small needle marks right after treatment, but will disappear very quickly.
Bruising can sometimes happen, which take about 1-2 weeks to resolve.
Before undergoing filler treatment, make sure it is done by a trained doctor. Discuss the potential complications in details with the doctor.
Dermal fillers have become more favourable over plastic surgery in recent years. Why?
- Long lasting effect
- Procedure is quick
- Instant results
- Minimal downtime
- Natural looking
- Pain is minimal
If you wish to find out more, visit us at S Aesthetics Clinic to speak to our doctor.