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Dermal fillers have gained popularity for their ability to address various cosmetic concerns and rejuvenate the appearance of the skin. While they are effective for many purposes, it’s essential to understand that dermal fillers aren’t a universal solution for all skin-related issues. 

Here, we’ll explore five concerns that dermal fillers aren’t specifically designed to fix and shed light on what they can achieve, including insights into results and their use in Singapore.

 

1. Severe Sagging or Excess Skin

Dermal fillers are primarily designed to add volume, contour, and smooth fine lines and wrinkles. However, they are not a substitute for surgical procedures in cases of severe sagging or excess skin. When significant skin laxity is the primary concern, surgical interventions such as facelifts or neck lifts may be more appropriate to achieve the desired results.

2. Extreme Facial Asymmetry

While dermal fillers can help address mild asymmetry and restore balance to facial features, extreme facial asymmetry may require a more comprehensive approach. In cases where there are significant structural imbalances, a combination of treatments, including surgery or orthognathic procedures, may be necessary for optimal results.

3. Muscle-Related Concerns

Dermal fillers primarily target issues related to volume loss and fine lines caused by ageing. They are not designed to address concerns related to muscle function or movement. Conditions like severe jaw muscle hypertrophy or bruxism may require alternative treatments, such as neuromodulators like Btx, which target muscle activity.

4. Sun Damage and Pigmentation

Similar to the first point, the efficacy of dermal fillers is limited when addressing extensive sun damage and pigmentation concerns. While they can provide some improvement in skin texture and tone, more advanced treatments like laser therapy or chemical peels may be more suitable for addressing severe sun damage and pigmentation.

5. Daily Skincare

Dermal fillers excel in restoring lost volume and minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, but they are not a substitute for proper skincare. Proper daily skin care is still required to maintain the skin’s health and to protect the skin from the sun by using sunscreen.

What Dermal Fillers Can Achieve

Dermal fillers are exceptionally effective for specific concerns, including:

  • Softening Fine Lines and Wrinkles: Dermal fillers can provide a smoother, more youthful appearance by filling in fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Restoring Volume: They are ideal for restoring volume in areas like the cheeks, lips, and temples, combating the effects of age-related volume loss.
  • Facial Rejuvenation: Fillers injected in the right areas can help with facial lifting and rejuvenation
  • Enhancing Facial Contours: Dermal fillers can be strategically placed to enhance facial contours and provide a more sculpted appearance.

Results from Dermal Fillers

The results from dermal fillers are visible immediately, and they typically last anywhere from 9 months to 2 years, depending on the type of filler used and the treatment area. The longevity of results may vary among individuals based on factors such as metabolism, lifestyle, and the specific type of filler chosen.

Dermal Fillers in Singapore

In Singapore, dermal fillers are a popular non-surgical cosmetic procedure offered by reputable aesthetic clinics. 

At M-Aesthetic Clinic, we offer fillers made with Hyaluronic Acid. This helps to ensure the longevity of results for up to 2 years, thanks to their patented VYCROSS technology. For safety, we opt for Hyaluronic Acid fillers, despite the availability of various filler types in the market as Hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally present in our bodies, stands as the safest option and can be dissolved immediately if required.

 

 

Dr. Ho is among the select few trained in the MD Codes™ Techniques of Facial Rejuvenation. This technique focuses on achieving natural and effective outcomes by precisely placing fillers in specific facial points, ensuring a nuanced approach to facial enhancement.

In conclusion, while dermal fillers offer remarkable benefits for specific aesthetic concerns, they are not a cure-all for every skin-related issue. Understanding the limitations of dermal fillers is essential for managing expectations and making informed decisions about cosmetic procedures. If you would like to understand how Fillers can help you to rejuvenate your look, do drop us a message. 

 

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