Dermal filler injections are a popular cosmetic procedure that helps to reverse the signs of ageing on the face by adding volume to specific parts of the face. The added volume can make the lips plumper, hollowed-out areas more full, and cheeks enhanced with shape. Overall, injections of the dermal filler will help you regain the youthfulness on the face.
During the treatment, dermal fillers are injected into the treated areas on the face to plump up those areas. When the results of the procedure are fully realised, the wrinkles, creases, depression or folds on those areas will disappear, and those areas will seem fuller and perkier.
If you’re considering a dermal filler treatment, or are just curious about the process, this short 5-point guide will help you uncover some interesting points about dermal fillers.
Dermal fillers can be completely natural
Many dermal fillers available in the market are made from hyaluronic acid, which is a substance present in our body, including the skin, eyes and joints. This makes these fillers completely natural, so patients will not have to worry about hazardous side effects from synthetic fillers.
Hyaluronic acid fillers were approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2003, and continue to be one of the most commonly used dermal fillers in the world.
Other types of natural fillers can be made from collagen, a protein made from the skin that helps with maintaining skin elasticity and youthfulness.
Dermal fillers are mostly temporary
With fillers, it takes only one treatment to see the result. However, a typical dermal filler treatment will last anywhere between 5 and 18 months, depending on the type of dermal filler used and where it is injected. This means that a dermal filler is not permanent. Patients may gauge the effects of the fillers before they decide if they would like to continue with similar treatments; much like a trial. Patients can decide to discontinue having dermal fillers if they feel that the effects are not up to expectation.
The temporary nature of fillers is also advantageous as the patient may continue to have other forms of surgery on the face, whether for cosmetic or reparative reasons, when the effects of the dermal fillers wear off.
Dermal fillers are different from BOTOX
A common misconception is that dermal fillers are the same as BOTOX. While both require injections into specific parts of the face, they serve very different purposes. Dermal fillers help to add volume to parts of the face, making them seem fuller and firmer. BOTOX injections on the other hand relaxes the muscles underneath the skin, thereby loosening the muscles that causes wrinkles and creases on the face. The two procedures can be used together synergistically to get a better result.
Dermal fillers are an excellent albeit temporary solution to counteract the effects of facial aging. It is approved for use in aesthetic clinics all over the world, and is offered by EHA Clinic, a leading aesthetic clinic in Singapore. Contact us at 6235 3325 today to find out more about the dermal filler.