Dermal fillers are a gel-like substance injected beneath the skin. Majority of fillers contain hyaluronic acid (HA) which is a naturally occurring substance in the body.
They are commonly used to augment and contour facial features by precisely adding volume to the area of interest.
Popular brands of fillers in Singapore include Juvederm, Restylane, Ellanse, Teosyal and Belotero.
Each brand has a range of fillers within their portfolio. Dr Edwin prefers to tap on the strength of specific fillers from these popular brands to treat targeted areas.
For example, Restylane Kysse is ideal for lip fillers whilst Teosyal Redensity II works well as tear trough fillers.
Unlike Hyaluronic Acid based fillers, Ellanse 少女针 is a special filler containing Poly-Caprolactone (PCL) microspheres that both adds volume as well as stimulates the skin’s production of collagen, increasing the skin’s collagen levels to improve volume loss.
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Forehead Fillers: Forehead augmentation is beneficial for those with deep static wrinkles or frontal curvature deficiency. HA fillers can help to restore the natural contour of the forehead.
Temple Fillers: Loss of fat at the temples or hollow temples are a tell-tale sign of an aging face. HA fillers can restore the volume loss in this area.
Cheek Fillers: HA fillers can add definition and volume to the cheeks by enhancing the cheekbone and creating fuller cheeks. At the same time, cheek fillers exert a lifting effect on the midface to improve the appearance of sagging skin and jowling.
Nasolabial Fold (Laugh line) Fillers: The aging process causes the cheeks to sag and when coupled with fat pad migration and volume loss, results in the worsening and formation of deep laugh lines. Fillers can immediately plump up these laugh lines to improve their appearance.
Tear Trough Fillers: Fillers can help to mask the appearance of the tear trough (undereye hollows), reducing the severity of eyebags and lightening dark eye circles.
Chin Fillers: Many Asians have short and receded chins. HA fillers are able to give a sharper, more defined chin to enhance the overall face shape.
Jawline Fillers: Both men and women can benefit from jawline fillers to obtain a more masculine or feminine appearance respectively by creating a more defined and sculpted jawline.
Nose Fillers: Sharp and prominent nose bridges are popular with Asians and can be easily achieved with filler augmentation. However, there is the potential risk of serious side effects if not done by an experienced practitioner.
Lip Fillers: Plump, luscious lips are a sign of youth and attractiveness. Lip fillers are able to improve the appearance of thin lips as well as enhance the lip border and "Cupid's Bow".
Besides augmenting and contouring the face shape, Dr Edwin uses face fillers to treat the following signs of aging
In the skin, there exists true retaining ligaments which suspend the skin by attaching it to the bone.
Imagine these true retaining ligaments as the suspension cables of a suspension bridge. If the cables become lax with time, the bridge begins to descend.
Similarly, the skin sags over time due to stretching and laxity of these retaining ligaments
Dr Edwin's Filler Liquid Facelift technique involves placing fillers at the base of several key retaining ligaments in the face to achieve an immediate, natural, non-surgical facelift by tensing and tightening these true retaining ligaments.
Prior to treatment, Dr Edwin will discuss with you the type and volume of filler required to achieve your desired results.
For example, Dr Edwin prefers Teosyal RD2 for undereyes, Lyft for nose and chin, Juvederm Voluma for cheeks etc. Dr Edwin believes in using the most ideal filler from different brands to achieve the best results.
Prior to each injection, a cold icepack will be applied to the skin to reduce discomfort and bruising. The injection would feel like small pricks.
Results can be seen immediately after the treatment.
On rare occasions, there may be slight bruising and swelling. We recommend using the intensive recovery cream to hasten recovery.
Treatment duration is between 15 to 30 minutes for each treatment area.
Every clinic offers different dermal filler treatment options. No one clinic is same as the other. If you want to make sure that dermal filler injections are performed safely and effectively, make sure that the clinic is experienced in offering filler treatments. The clinic should also offer information on the various types of filler treatments before proceeding.