What are Facial Fillers?
Facial fillers are products such as collagen, hyaluronic acid that rejuvenate facial skin by reducing or eliminating wrinkles, raising scar depressions, enhancing lips and replacing soft tissue volume loss through facial injections. With age, our skin becomes more susceptible to wrinkles and sagging. Exposure to sun and years of muscle movement (squinting, chewing, smiling) contribute to tissue breakdown of the skin.
Facial fillers are temporary to long-lasting solutions administered through a few tiny facial injections on specific areas of the face.
Various types of facial fillers are available; each is designed with one or several purposes, such as wrinkle reduction and lip augmentation. Facial fillers will volumize creases and folds in the face in areas that have lost fat and collagen as we age. Hyaluronic acid is the natural filler substance in your body. The face starts to lack volume and appears aged with deeper nasolabial folds, unaesthetic marionette lines, a deeper mentalis fold, the lips start to thin, and turning down the corners of the lips.
Hyaluronic acid fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm are then injected right underneath these folds to replace the volume lost which creates a younger look in the face.
What are the areas that can be treated?
This is one of the most popular, non-invasive options for redefining and enhance of facial features commonly. It involves a few injections on the nose bridge and tip and you will be able to achieve a more prominent feature with a sharper nose. We uses fillers contain lignocaine to numb the injected area therefore pain is being minimized.
Fillers on the chin will shapes and highlights to give a more defined appearance enhance face shape to achieve a perfect look. It helps to instantly re-volumise and reshape small and subtle chins. We use fillers contain lignocaine to numb the injected area, therefore, pain is being minimized.
Fuller cheeks give you a youthful and natural look, our doctor can instantly lift your cheeks and restore lost volume. Hyaluronic acid gel-like Juvederm and Restylane are ideal for re-sculpting the cheek and building volume. The result will last on average from six months to a year, if not more, is contoured cheeks, giving way to a more youthful appearance.
Nasolabial Lines Fillers
Nasolabial folds commonly known as laugh lines are from the lower nose to the corners of the mouth. These creases are the result of the loss of facial volume and skin elasticity. Fillers can replenish volume and stimulate collagen production in this area, minimizing the appearance of lines, wrinkles, and folds that accompany our smiles. Most patients with moderate nasolabial folds will require a syringe of fillers on each side of the face.
Tear Troughs Fillers (Fillers for ‘Dark Eye Circles’)
Depressions around Tear troughs starting from the inner eye and moving outwards and downwards towards the cheeks, causing dark shadowing under the eyes may make you look tired and lethargic, Injecting fillers by plumping out the depressions to improve the look of dark circles.
Frequently Asked Questions
The doctor will have a consultation with you to find out if you are a suitable candidate and to discuss the way to help you to achieve your desired results. After discussion and depending on the treated area, you may have numbing cream applied on your skin. The treatment usually takes about 30 to 45 minutes.
Some redness or mild swelling may occur, however, this will dissipate shortly. Occasionally, bruising may occur, but resolves in a few days. However, you can apply makeup immediately after and continue with normal activities. After the treatment, you should avoid alcohol for the day to prevent bruising.
You should avoid alcohol, aspirin, vitamin E, gingko and other medicines that may cause your skin to bruise easily.
Effects vary and last 6 to 18 months. Repeated treatments are required to maintain optimal results.