What keeps the skin supple and young is its natural ability to produce collagen and hyaluronic acid. Over time, the skin loses its elasticity and volume due to factors like aging, hormonal changes and excessive exposure to the sun.
Dermal fillers is an injectable gel that can be used to replace the lost hyaluronic acid in then skin. Comprised of the same substance as hyaluronic acid, dermal fillers are injected into the skin to improve the skin’s firmness.
Dermal fillers work by drawing and fusing water molecules together resulting in the skin’s volume restoration. It does this by filling the volume loss which improves folds and wrinkles as well as attracting water to replenish skin moisture.
At Veritas Medical Aesthetics, a wide range of temporary and semi-permanent fillers are used for customised treatments according to the patient’s needs.
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What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are substances made up of hyaluronic acid that work to lift drooping skin, smoothen fine lines and wrinkles, as well as restore volume to the skin. In addition to filling in the hollow areas of the face, dermal fillers also stimulate collagen production from hyaluronic acid, resulting in the restoration of the skin’s elasticity. Some examples of fillers for a sharper nose include nose fillers in. Singapore or nose thread lift, a non surgical nose augmentation where fillers or nose threads are inserted to give a higher nose bridge.
What is the significance of hyaluronic acid to the skin?
Hyaluronic acid is a significant factor in serving as the body’s lubricant and shock absorber by binding elastin fibers and collagen with the skin, making it elastic. It is also a crucial factor in giving composition to the skin and maintaining its volume by controlling water stability and distribution of necessary nutrients.
Are all dermal fillers the same?
There are a wide range of dermal fillers developed by different brands and they all are not exactly the same when it comes to composition. Also, certain brands may not be suited to treat delicate areas like the eyelids, glabellar, and lips. It is best to inquire with your doctor which dermal filler is best used for your target areas. Fillers may also be body soluble (e.g. Ellansé® and Radiesse®) or semi-permanent (e.g. Belotero, Juvederm, and Teosyal). Apart from the skin and eyes, nose fillers in Singapore are also a non surgical approach for a sharper nose bridge. The nose filler is injected into your nose and maybe your nose bridge itself. Nose fillers can change the look of your nose anywhere from 4 months to 3 years, depending on the type of injection chosen.
Are there specific steps to take before getting a dermal filler?
A doctor’s consultation needs to be done before proceeding to a dermal filler or nose fillers treatment. Dr. Chua does a thorough assessment of the patient’s face. During this time, he takes into consideration the results you desire and discusses his recommendations on how to go about the procedure like nose fillers. Procedures are mostly non surgical. Setting of proper expectations is vital and it is important that you understand the different aspects involved in obtaining the results you want to achieve.
Are nose fillers in Singapore safe?
At Veritas Medical Aesthetics, we ensure that the products we use are safe and FDA approved.
How do I know if I am a suitable candidate for nose fillers?
You are suited for this treatment if the improvements you wish to do on your face is located on the areas where dermal fillers can address, like the nose bridge. Patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or may have any allergic reactions to certain properties of the fillers or bleeding disorders are advised against doing the procedure.
What is expected during the treatment?
Depending on the desired effect, the dermal filler works either to improve facial contour, iron out wrinkles and creases on the skin, sharpen the nose bridge or add volume to the lips after it is injected using a small needle.
How long does it take to complete one session?
The treatment is quick and should not take longer than 30 minutes to finish.
Is getting a filler painful?
As it is a non surgical treatment, the pain involved in the treatment like nose fillers is manageable. You can expect to feel a pricking sensation on the area where the syringe is placed to inject the dermal filler. For patients with low pain tolerance, a numbing cream may be applied to the skin to ease any discomfort or pain during the procedure.
What results can I expect after the treatment?
You can expect to see immediate results after the treatment that will continue to improve as the months pass. Likewise, certain side effects may be present temporarily such as swelling, bruising, redness, and soreness.
How long is the downtime?
The downtime generally depends on whether you are ready to return to your normal activities immediately after the treatment despite the possible temporary side effects still being visible or not.
Are the results from fillers permanent or temporary?
The results are temporary, but can last for at least 9 months to a maximum of 4 years for nose fillers depending on the brand used and some factors like lifestyle, age, and skin condition.
What is the cost of the treatment?
Treatment for fillers varies amongst individuals. It is best to do a consultation first so the doctor can assess your condition thoroughly and give a quotation for fillers needed. Some factors that may affect the cost of your treatment are the products used, areas for treatment, syringe size, and the doctor’s professional fees.
What brand or type of fillers are recommended for facial sagging/facelift?
At Veritas, we carry more than 10 different types of different hyaluronic acid-based fillers as each type can differ in viscosity and are suited for different areas. Softer fillers are used for areas such as lip enhancement, necklines, and upper eyelids. Harder fillers or PCL-based collagen stimulator should be chosen for areas such as sunken forehead, temples and cheeks. Areas such as the undereye may require a combination of different types of fillers and collagen stimulators for the best result, so it is important to ensure the clinic is well-equipped with a wide range of options in order to receive the most suitable treatment.
What brands are recommended for facial contouring like the chin, cheekbones and nose?
PCL-based collagen stimulators are the most suitable option when it comes to treating bony areas of the face like the nose and chin. The composition of these products are firmer than traditional hyaluronic acid-based fillers and they are able to create well-defined and natural looking effects that traditional fillers sometimes fail to achieve.
What type of filler is best for hollow under eyes?
Hyaluronic acid-based soft fillers is the most popular treatment for undereye circles caused by structural sunkenness and thinning skin. For those with both undereye circles and eye bags, a PCL-based collagen stimulator treatment can be more effective at treating the area naturally with longer lasting results of more than 2 years.
Are dermal fillers and Botox the same?
Although both treatments are performed using injections, they are not the same. Botox work to relax the contracting muscles in the face that cause wrinkles and fine lines, while dermal fillers are used to restore the skin’s elasticity and firmness without affecting the facial muscles. Both botox and fillers can also work to give the appearance of a sharper nose bridge.
Are there any side effects of fillers?
Potential side effects include: