Dermal Filler (玻尿酸填充剂) is injected into the skin to fill up fine lines and wrinkles, soften skin folds and to replace volume loss.
It can also be used for augmentation of nose, forehead, chin and lips. Apart from that, placement of Dermal Filler can stimulate collagen production and improve skin hydration.
$800 per syringe
Dermal Filler is mainly used for rejuvenation and replacement of volume loss in aging face. It can soften and remove some common signs of facial aging such as nasolabial folds, marionette lines and tear trough.
It is also used for facial enhancement and better definition of facial contour by injecting Dermal Filler into nose, temple, chin, lips and forehead.
Dermal Filler can be divided into temporary, semi-permanent and permanent depending on the product ingredient being used.
Temporary filler is usually made up of hyaluronic acid which is naturally occurring in our skin. They can lasts between 9 to 15 months and metabolised spontaneously by our body. Popular brands of HA based filler in Singapore are Belotero, Juvederm, Restylane and Teosyal.
Semi-permanent fillers has added benefit of collagen stimulation and voluming effects. They last between 1.5 to 2 years. Examples of semipermanent filler are Radiesse and Sculptra.
Permanent fillers has grown out of favour in recent years due to its high risk of complications and irreversibility.
The whole session takes around 30 minutes. Result is immediately visible and expect optimal result in 2 weeks time when the hyaluronic acid Dermal Filler draws in water. Result can last from 1 to 2 years depending on the Dermal Filler product being used and metabolism rate of each individual. Regular top up injection can be done to maintain the desirable appearance.
Common injection related side effects such as minor discomfort, redness, swelling may occur and usually resolved in few days time. Discomfort is minimal due to prior topical numbing cream application and the content of lidocaine inside the Dermal Filler.
You can resume your normal activities immediately after the procedure. Minor makeup is allowed as well. Please avoid massaging the area treated for at least 24 hours after the procedure. Cold compress may reduce swelling or bruising due to the injection.