SAGGY / SUNKEN CHEEK FILLERS
Instant Face Contouring | Wrinkles & Fine Lines Reduction
As we age, our body slows its production of collagen and subcutaneous fats which causes the skin to lose volume and elasticity. Wrinkles and fine lines start to form, the cheek area appears to be sagging or sunken and the under-eye area becomes hollow. Such changes become highly visible during one’s late 40s. Those in their 20s or 30s may also start to realise these differences due to premature aging that is greatly contributed by factors including sun damage, weight loss and also smoking.
A sunken forehead can make the brows look heavy and too masculine and sunken temples make one look too skinny and gaunt. Sunken/saggy cheeks make a person look tired and old. So, the question is, how do you reverse these aging effects?
Dermal fillers advantages
Dermal fillers make a good option as they help to restore lost volume and improve firmness of the skin. It is an injectable solution that lifts and smoothens folds and wrinkles, as well as add subtle volume to enhance facial contours. Dr Chua’s approach to filler treatments is that it should never be overdone. A little can go a long way to achieve better harmony of the features. The aesthetics outcomes of dermal filler treatments are immediate and Dr Chua ensures that the results are natural looking.
TREATMENT PROCESS AND BENEFITS
At Veritas Medical Aesthetics, we offer temporary HA (hyaluronic acid) fillers (hard/soft) and Semi-permanent Fillers (hard). Both types of fillers are similar in their benefits and can be used to help with wrinkles, lines (Nasolabial folds, Marionette lines, Smoker’s lines), sagginess as well as sunken areas of the following:
|Temples & Brow areas||Jaw|
|Cheeks||Back of hands|
During the treatment, the dermal filler is injected into the skin using a very fine needle. The solution provides natural volume to smoothen wrinkles and fine lines, fill up sunken/hollow areas of the skin and can also help to create a more defined nose or achieve fuller lips. The treatment typically takes about 20-30 minutes depending on the amount needed for each patient. Numbing cream is applied on injected areas prior to the treatment which makes the entire procedure tolerable or even painless.
ELASTICITY & FIRMNESS
IMMEDIATE & NATURAL-LOOKING RESULTS
FAST & EFFECTIVE
How soon will the results be noticeable?
The results are noticeable after treatment.
How long will the results last?
HA fillers are temporary and lasts about 6 to 12 months while Semi-permanent fillers last 1 to 4 years depending on the brand used. It also depends on other factors such as the individual’s age, lifestyle, skin type and skin condition.
Should I go for temporary HA fillers or Semi-permanent fillers?
During the consult, you will discuss your goals and expectations with Dr Chua and he will advise you accordingly on which type of fillers will suit your needs better.
What are the common side effects of these dermal fillers?
- Bruising at the injection site
- Pain at the injection site
What are some post treatment care tips?
- Avoid exposure to sun
- Minimize expressions
- Apply moisturizer and sunblock
- Avoid strenuous exercise up to 5 days after injection
- Avoid massaging or pressing on injection area up to 5 days after injection
- Avoid alcohol for at least 24 hours after injection
- Avoid smoking
- To soothe swelling and bruising, apply a cool compress on injection site
Who should administer a dermal filler injection?
It is important that you get your injection from healthcare professionals (doctors or nurses) who are trained and certified.