Guide to Dermal Filler in Singapore

Disclaimer:
It’s important to understand that there are several treatment options available in the market which may achieve similar results from the ones listed here like nose fillers and thread lifts. This article is also not meant to suggest that the treatments we offer are the only sole or best options.

What is dermal filler?

Dermal fillers are cosmetic injectables that are used to enhance the appearance of facial features in Singapore. They are injected into the skin to add volume, smooth out wrinkles and fine lines, and improve overall facial contouring.

Hyaluronic acid fillers are the most popular type of dermal filler in Singapore as they are naturally occurring in the body and provide long-lasting results. They can be used to add volume to areas such as the cheeks and lips, as well as reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

How do dermal fillers work?

Dermal fillers work by filling in areas of the face that have lost volume or elasticity due to ageing or other factors. They are injected into the skin using a fine needle, targeting specific areas to achieve desired results.

What are dermal fillers used for?

The main ingredient in dermal fillers, hyaluronic acid, works by attracting and binding water molecules, creating a plumping effect in the injected area. This helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and adds volume to areas that have lost elasticity.

Common dermal filler treatment areas

These areas can all benefit from dermal filler injections to reduce wrinkles and add volume. The exact injection sites will depend on your individual needs and desired outcome.

What are the benefits of using dermal filler?

Dermal fillers provide immediate results, making them a popular choice for those looking for quick and noticeable improvements in their appearance.

While the duration of results may vary depending on the individual and type of filler used, most dermal fillers provide results that last for several months or even up to a year.

Dermal fillers are a non-surgical option for enhancing facial features, making them a safer and less invasive alternative to procedures like facelifts or implants.

Dermal fillers can be tailored to each individual’s needs and desired results, allowing for a more personalised treatment approach.

Unlike surgical procedures, dermal filler injections require little to no downtime, meaning you can resume your daily activities immediately after the procedure.

When done by a trained and experienced professional, dermal filler injections can provide natural-looking results that enhance your features without appearing overdone.

However, like any cosmetic treatment, there are potential risks and side effects associated with dermal fillers. These may include: The risk of side effects such as:

Who is suitable for dermal filler?

Dermal fillers are generally safe for most individuals, but it is important to consult with a trained and experienced professional before undergoing treatment. This will help determine if you are an appropriate candidate for dermal filler injections.

In general, dermal fillers may not be suitable for:

  • Pregnant or breastfeeding women
  • Individuals with autoimmune disorders or bleeding disorders
  • Those with a history of severe allergies or allergic reactions to dermal fillers
  • Individuals taking blood thinners or certain medications that may interfere with the procedure

Dermal Filler Treatment Area(s)

Dermal filler injections are commonly used to treat various areas on the face.

The most popular injection sites include:

These areas can all benefit from dermal filler injections to reduce wrinkles and add volume. The exact injection sites will depend on your individual needs and desired outcome.

Preparing for Dermal Filler Treatment 

#1

Cleanse your face thoroughly before your appointment. This will ensure that your skin is free of any oil, dirt, or makeup that could interfere with the injection process.

#2

Avoid alcohol for at least 24 hours prior to your treatment, as alcohol can increase bruising and swelling.

#3

Consult with your doctor about any concerns you may have and follow their advice to achieve optimal results.

The Process of Applying Dermal Fillers 

#1

Consultation

A consultation with a qualified doctor is necessary to discuss your goals and determine which fillers will work best for you.

#2

Numbing Cream/Anesthesia

Depending on the location of the injection, numbing cream or local anesthesia may be applied.

#3

Injection

The filler is then injected into the desired area using a fine needle.

#4

Aftercare

There may be some swelling or bruising after the procedure, but this typically resolves within a few days. Overall, the process of applying dermal fillers is simple, safe, and effective.

What to Expect After Treatment with Dermal Fillers

You may notice a slight swelling or redness around the injection site, but this should only last for a short while.

Within a day or two, the swelling should subside entirely, leaving you with youthful and radiant skin. The best part of dermal fillers is that the results can last anywhere from six months to a year, depending on the type of filler used.

What Happens If I Don't Like It?

Hyaluronic acid (HA)-based dermal fillers, such as Juvéderm®, Restylane®, and Belotero®, naturally break down over time based on the treatment area, depending on the amount injected, and a person’s metabolism.

If you’re unsatisfied with the results of your dermal filler treatment, you can turn back time with hyaluronidase. This injection can quickly dissolve any plumpness or lumpiness in areas such as the lips, under the eyes, and cheeks in just a few days. However, it is important to consult a medical professional before proceeding with hyaluronidase injections.

As we age, it’s natural for our skin to lose some of its youthful plumpness and elasticity. Luckily, dermal fillers offer a non-surgical solution for combating these signs of ageing. 

Conclusion

Dermal fillers are a popular and effective option for enhancing facial features, reducing wrinkles, and restoring youthful volume to the face. With personalised treatment plans and minimal downtime, dermal fillers offer safe and natural-looking results that can last for several months or even up to a year.

However, it is important to consult with a trained professional and carefully consider any potential risks or allergies before undergoing treatment. If you are unsatisfied with the results, hyaluronidase injections can help reverse the effects of dermal fillers. With proper preparation and aftercare, dermal filler treatments can provide a refreshed and rejuvenated appearance for those looking to enhance their natural beauty.  So why wait? Book a consultation today and see how dermal fillers can help you achieve your desired look.

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