From the age of 25, we may already start to see the loss of facial volume, skin tone and depletion of collagen, causing the formation of wrinkles. As time goes by, there will be sagging and sunken areas will be visible too.
So, is there a way to combat it? This is where dermal fillers can come to the rescue. It is the perfect non-surgical treatment for replacing volume at these key points, restoring youthful curves, enhancing facial features, and boosting hydration.
What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are made of ingredients that are most commonly found in the body. Typically, they are made of hyaluronic acid. When injected into tissue, it also attracts moisture or water molecules to itself, giving an immediate filling effect with the added benefit of hydrating the skin as well.
Over the next two weeks or so, besides its’ volumizing effects, it will continue to attract water to itself so the injected area looks hydrated, “bouncier” and smoother.
Fillers which are injected into the skin can:
- Increase & augment facial features (temples, cheeks, nose, chin, jawline, lips)
- Restore volume to a particular area, (temples, under eyes, cheeks, lips)
- Hydrate skin (improve skin quality)
- Sculpt facial areas (jawline, overall face shape)
- Liquid Facelift (using MD Codes technique to rejuvenate the face)
Why hyaluronic acid fillers over other types of fillers?
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a natural substance found in many areas of the body including the joints, skin and eyes that can hold 1000x its weight in water. Because it is highly hydrophilic, it gives the skin moisture, volume, elasticity, helps to maintain shape, and also even out depressions in the skin.
Besides giving instant smoothing results, research from 2007 shows that HA injections boost the skin’s own production of collagen. One advantage of HA-based fillers over earlier options is that because HA is found naturally in the body there’s a lower risk of allergic reaction and side effects.
These dermal fillers are FDA -approved.
At M-Aesthetic Clinic, Dr Ho Rui Ming uses the Juvederm range of fillers. They last up to 2 years backed by their patented VYCROSS technology.
Here are the 5 ways fillers can improve your appearance.
1.Increase & augment facial features (nose, chin, lips)
One can achieve a more beautiful 3D nose structure without the need for surgery. Nose fillers can help in augmenting the height of one’s nose bridge and perking up the tip, enhancing the beauty angles of the nose as well as one’s frontal and side profiles. In addition, nose fillers can help to create an illusion of a slimmer face.
Nose fillers can be combined with the Nose Thread Lift for enhanced results.
Lip fillers are administered to restore the volume and natural contours of the lips, reproducing the ideal lip shape. Most people associate full and attractive lips with youth, beauty and sensuality. The lip fillers will also address the fine lines typical on dehydrated lips.
People born with less definition or having a short chin can benefit from fillers to create a more balanced face shape and also the most sought after V-Shape Face. The chin may be a small area but there are 8 points in the chin that can be injected to achieve a nice 3D projection.
Chin fillers are usually done with Jaw Botox to achieve the perfect V Shape Face.
2. Restore volume to a particular area, (under eyes, cheek,) –
Under Eyes ( Dark eye circles / Eye bags)
Dark eye circles are a common issue faced by everyone as we all have Tear Troughs under our eyes. It is a depression or groove under the eyes, that often makes a person look tired and older. It is usually more prominent in areas nearer the nose region and is a major contributor to large/prominent eye bags and dark circles!
By using Fillers in this area, volume is restored and the lines and depressions formed from the tear trough are smoothed. This improves the appearance of prominent eye bags and gives a person a more youthful, refreshed look.
In terms of improvement, one can expect up to 80% improvement in just a single session!
Effects are seen IMMEDIATELY and minimal downtime is required. In addition, dark eye circles can also be lightened from the improved shadowing of the facial contours and hydration due to the absorption of water from the Hyaluronic Acid Fillers, thus, killing two birds with one stone.
Flat and deflated cheeks give a person a gaunt visage, whereas prominent cheeks provide facial fullness that we equate with youth and beauty. As we age, the prominence in our cheeks is lost due to bone resorption, loss of facial fat, descent of our facial fat pads and sagging of the skin from a lack of skin elasticity.
By carefully administering fillers, facial volume can be restored to give a person apple cheeks that refreshing and youthful look once again! Cheek fillers can also help with the under eyes and lift saggy jowls.
Laugh Line Fillers
The nasolabial fold, or NLF, is the line that runs from the sides of the nose to the mouth (AKA laugh lines). The NLF is accentuated when the skin becomes lax, cheeks lose their volume and due to descent of the facial fat pads. By replacing the volume and placing nasolabial fold fillers in these grooves, one can gain a more youthful look instantaneously.
3. Hydrate skin (improve skin quality)
Juvederm Volite’s main ingredient is Hyaluronic Acid, which is designed specifically to improve the quality of the skin.
Backed by its’ patented VYCROSS Technology, it is an innovative product designed to improve skin quality and nourish skin from inside out for up to 9 months with just ONE treatment session! Juvederm Volite skin booster improves skin smoothness, elasticity, hydration and overall quality of the skin.
It is suitable for all skin types and ages.
Areas that can be treated with Juvederm Volite :
- Neck/ neck lines
- Decollete area
4. Sculpt facial areas (jawline, overall face shape)
Dermal filler added along the jaw to mimic the appearance of your bone can create a sharper more defined jawline and help to enhance the neck area.
Jawline sculpting with dermal fillers is a popular non-surgical option for men and women. The most common reasons our patients enquire about jawline treatments are:
- To strengthen and contour a non-defined “weak” jaw
- Contouring of the dreaded jowls
- Adding volume to jawlines that have lost structural support due to ageing
- Increasing jawline volume anywhere from the chin to the region near the ear
- Correcting jawline asymmetry
5. Liquid Facelift (jawline, overall face shape)
The Liquid Facelift is a procedure performed with Juvederm Fillers and with the MD Codes techniques of facial rejuvenation to give the facial features a gentle lift. These techniques focus on lifting and contouring, with some benefits in wrinkle reduction.
Dr Ho is also a selected few that is trained in the MD Codes™ Techniques of Facial Rejuvenation that focuses on produces natural, effective results with the specific placement of fillers in specific points in the face.
The benefits of a non-surgical Liquid Facelift:
– Gentle lift of individual or overall facial features
– Reduced wrinkles, creases or folds
– Restoration of natural, curved facial contours
– More energetic look; look more refreshed
– Friendlier smile
– Minimal to no downtime as compared to a surgical face lift
Using advanced dermal fillers, it has unique attributes that work in their own special way to contour specific areas of the face. Fillers can replace lost volume in the face or help the body regenerate its own collagen. Facial fillers or fillers injection can be used to lift or contour any number of facial features.
Those who want a nose job but do not want to resort to surgical options can also look to nose fillers and or combination with nose threadlift.
Here are some common FAQs
Can I dissolve Fillers?
If you changed your mind and are uncomfortable with the results, don’t panic—in most cases, you can have it adjusted. There are 2 options – to inject more fillers for balance or using an antidote solution to dissolve it altogether immediately.
This is the beauty and safety of hyaluronic acid fillers unlike other types of fillers, it can be dissolved immediately.
There are some instances when you shouldn’t get fillers injected.
Though fillers are considered safe, there are a few reasons to postpone an injection. If you’re pregnant, breastfeeding, or battling an infection, then it’s best to hold off filler injections.
Are facial fillers safe?
As dermal fillers are made of hyaluronic acid these dermal fillers are very safe, with a low incidence of allergy or side effects.
At M-Aesthetic Clinic, Dr Ho only uses the world renown Juvederm fillers which are made of Hyaluronic Acid.
How long can facial fillers last?
With Juvederm Fillers, it can last up to 24 months after each treatment.
How long do I have to wait to see the results?
The results are immediate. For best results, it would be 2 weeks after the procedure where the fillers have integrated with your original facial tissues.
Is there any downtime?
There is minimal to no downtime and most of our patients treat it as a lunchtime procedure.
Any side effects after the treatment?
Although uncommon, you may experience some mild swelling and/or bruising just at the point of injection. However, these should subside within a week. You may apply an ice pack over the area to reduce such side effects and speed up recovery.
It is important that you seek professional medical advice when doing dermal filler injections. Professionals who are well trained, who have dealt with numerous patients and who stay up to date on all the latest techniques always ensure that patients feel confident during the process and 100% satisfied with the way that they look afterwards.
Additionally, a good grasp of the facial anatomy of the structures and vessels in the face ensure that complications can be avoided.
At M-Aesthetic Clinic, we understand your need to improve your appearance to appear more rejuvenated and confident. Whether it is facial contouring, augmentation of features, or improving hydration, Dr Ho Rui Ming has years of experience in dermal filler treatments and will be able to help individuals who are looking to improve their appearance with fillers.
Book a consultation today to learn more about our dermal fillers.