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Juvederm Filler Singapore

Guide to Juvederm Fillers Singapore

Guide to Chin Fillers Singapore

What are Juvederm Fillers?

Juvederm Fillers are produced by Allergan, which is a leader in aesthetic injectables and is US FDA approved for cosmetic treatments. 

Fillers are a straight forward, safe and effective injectable treatment with multiple benefits such as facial contouring, volume enhancement and improvement of wrinkles (discussed below).

Juvederm Fillers are made from Non-Animal Stabilised Hyaluronic Acid (NASHA). They are free of allergens and possess the latest generation Vycross crosslinking technology.

Benefits of Vycross

  • Lasts longer (up to 18 months)

  • More natural appearance

  • Smoother consistency

  • Less painful injections

Type of Juvederm Fillers?

Across the Juvederm portfolio, there are different subtypes of fillers with varying qualities for the ideal treatment of specific areas in the face.

Juvederm Volux

Best used as Chin Fillers or Jawline Fillers to strengthen their appearance in Males or a more defined / v shaped jawline in Ladies.

Juvederm Voluma

Ideal for use as a Cheek Filler to lift, project and volumise the cheeks.

Juvederm Volift

Often used to improve laugh lines (nasolabial fold filler)

Juvederm Volbella

This soft filler is perfect for the undereyes (Tear Trough Filler) as well as a lip filler.

What are Fillers for?

Fillers can be used for adding volume to hollow / sunken areas such as the temples, under eye area or cheeks.

Aside from adding volume, face fillers can also give a face-lifting effect a.k.a liquid facelift as well as enhance features of the face such as a sharper chin, higher nose bridge, rounded forehead, plumper lips.

Facial asymmetries can also be corrected with the correct placement of face fillers.

Learn more about areas of the face that can be treated with Fillers here.

Are Filler Injections Painful?

With good injection technique and pre-treatment cooling with icepacks, discomfort from Filler Injections are minimal. 

Furthermore, all Juvederm Fillers contain a numbing ingredient (lidocaine) which further reduces pain during and after injection.

How long do Juvederm Fillers last for?

On average, Juvederm Fillers can last between 12 to 18 months, sometimes even longer, depending on the area and volume of filler injected.

For example, areas with high mobility such as lips may have lower longevity than areas with lesser movement such as the cheeks or jawline.

What is the Best Filler for me?

Ultimately, there are many different brands of fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane, Teosyal etc. Each brand has their own subtypes of fillers with various unique properties.

Hence, it is important for your doctor to be experienced in filler injection techniques, as well as to have a firm understanding of the various strengths of each type of filler.

An expert injector will be able to advise on the best filler for your specific aesthetic concern.

Are Juvederm Fillers safe?

Juvederm is very safe and is one of the most reputable brand of dermal fillers in Singapore’s market. 

Worldwide, since 2003, hundreds of thousands of patients have been treated with the Juvederm family of Dermal Fillers.

Numerous studies on Juvederm range of fillers have reported high levels of patient satisfaction and safety.

How long is each Juvederm Filler treatment?

Juvederm Filler injections take around 15 minutes per area.

Juvederm Filler Price

Price of Juvederm Filler starts from $800 per syringe (1ml).

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Stretch Marks Treatment Singapore

Stretch Marks Treatment Singapore

Guide to Chin Fillers Singapore

What are stretch marks?

Stretch marks are a type of scarring of the skin and commonly appear as reddish or white long lines / streaks.

They may first appear red or pinkish before gradually fading to purple / brown and then white.

Stretch marks typically form on areas of the skin which has undergone rapid expansion or prolonged stretching.

Stretching of the skin leads to collagen and elastin breakdown, resulting in atrophic skin which gives stretch marks its classical appearance.

Common causes of stretch marks

  • Pregnancy with stretch marks over the tummy
  • Breastfeeding causing stretch marks over the breasts
  • Rapid weight gain or weight loss 
  • Muscle gains in body builders

Stretch mark treatment

The primary aim of treatments are to stimulate collagen and elastin production since stretch marks are due to the breakdown of these vital building blocks of the skin.

Whilst there exist many different brands of topical creams promising to improve stretch marks, there is no clear medical evidence supporting a specific brand of cream. As such, this write up will focus on medical treatments which are backed by research and evidence.

Topical Tretinoin / Retinoid Cream

Tretinoin is a derivative of Vitamin A and is marketed in Singapore with many names such as Retin-A, Stieva-A and Retinacyl. These creams have been reported in studies to improve stretch marks by stimulating the production of collagen. 

Of note, these creams are not safe in pregnancy. Please consult with your doctor prior to starting treatment.

CO2 Fractional Laser Stretch Mark treatment

The CO2 fractional laser has been extensively studied in improving acne scars by stimulating collagen. Likewise, its collagen stimulating benefits can be extended to improving stretch marks.

More information about the CO2 fractional laser can be found here

Multiple sessions are required for gradual improvement and the treated area may be red for 5 to 7 days.

Pro Yellow Laser Treatment for Red Stretch Marks

Red stretch marks appear red because of the blood vessels present in the skin which become more visible due to the skin thinning from breakdown of collagen and elastin. With time, the redness gradually fades away and becomes white.

To accelerate this process, the Pro Yellow Laser can be used to target these blood vessels, thereby reducing the reddish appearance.

More information about the Pro Yellow Laser can be found here.

Ultraformer 3 HIFU Stretch Marks Treatment

High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) penetrates deep into the skin to target and stimulate collagen in different layers of the skin. On top of skin tightening, an additional benefit of HIFU is fat reduction in the treated area.

More information about HIFU can be found here.

Treatments may not be safe in pregnancy. Please consult with your doctor about the ideal treatment option for your stretch marks.