Do you want to look youthful and have wrinkle-free skin? No one can stop aging but using Facial Fillers can rewind your aging skin and make you look more youthful.
There has always been an increasing demand to look young among the general population. Fillers weren’t introduced by dermatologists in the first place. They were first of all introduced by an Austrian Surgeon Robert Gersuny in the 1800s to fill severe facial defects and treat some aesthetic issues. After quite some time and improvements in their quality, fillers managed to get mainstream adoption by many medical doctors as they proved to be quite helpful in sculpting and contouring the little imperfections in the face and body. Now, most physicians suggest using facial fillers for cosmetic enhancements or improve signs of aging.
There are many ways facial fillers and injectables help the skin and face and cater to the desires of a youthful-looking face and fresh-looking skin. Skin aging is a natural process but one can reverse the effects with the use of Facial fillers.
Fillers lift and support the facial tissues. There are many types of facial fillers in Singapore but which one you should use depends on your desired goals, the price of fillers, your budget, and the doctor’s preference.
We’ve listed 5 ways how the fillers can help.
5 Ways How Fillers Can Help To Improve Skin
Below are mentioned 5 of the ways fillers can improve your skin:
1. Treat Fine Lines And Wrinkles
Fine lines are the small creases that develop on the face. These are the first signs of aging and eventually turn into deeper wrinkles when the underlying collagen breaks down.
The decrease in collagen during aging and skin dehydration results in the skin developing line and wrinkles. Face fillers contains Hyaluronic Acid which helps to hold moisture and plump the skin from within, decreasing the prominence of lines and wrinkles. It also helps to stimulate collagen development and restores firmer skin.
2. Fill Up Hollow Areas
With aging, there is a loss in the amount of fat on the face. This causes the cheeks or other areas of the face to become sunken.
A person may also experience this as a normal aging process or after drastic weight reduction.
Fillers are used in filling up the sunken areas and restore volume or contours where needed. In this way, the face can regain a more youthful shape and appearance.
3. Prevent Future Concerns
In this modern society, people are becoming more conscious about their health and looks. The common problems like laugh lines, wrinkles, and loss of volume are all more or less treatable using fillers.
Addressing lines and wrinkles early using fillers prevents them from worsening over time. As the saying goes, prevention is better than cure. It is easier to treat lines at an early stage and maintenance treatments can prolong the development of deep wrinkles and creases.
4. Improve Skin Cells From Within
Fillers contain hyaluronic acid which helps to hydrate and hold moisture in the skin. It also has another benefit, which helps to promote collagen synthesis at the dermis layer. This collagen remodeling action encourages the skin to heal and produce new collagen and elastin fibres. That helps to restore the skin’s structures which tend to degrade with time, hence, restoring a firmer, tauter skin texture.
These two benefits combine to rejuvenate the skin from within for a smoother, more glowy skin and delay the advancement of lines and wrinkles.
5. Encourage Long Term Improvement
Fillers have the benefit of rejuvenating the skin from within. With each filler treatment, collagen remodeling takes place, increasing the density of the collagen fibres in the dermis, and continuous long-term rejuvenation helps to keep the skin at its optimal state.
Understanding Fillers: What Is It?
Dermal fillers are gel-like substances injected beneath the skin to add volume and fullness. They fill the space where the wrinkles and other imperfections are present thus propping up that portion of the face.
They smoothen the creases and smile lines, make the face look fuller, and enhance the facial contours. Although fillers provide immediate results and involves hardly any downtime, results are temporary and their effect subsides within one to two years. They require repeated sessions if you wish to maintain the results over a long-term period.
Types Of Fillers
There are many types of facial fillers being used but here are the two most widely recommended fillers in Singapore:
1. Hyaluronic Acid Fillers
It is the most common type of filler used for aesthetic enhancements. It contains hyaluronic acid which is a naturally occurring substance in the body’s connective tissues, joints, and skin.
When the hyaluronic acid filler is injected beneath the skin, it functions like a sponge and attracts water in the skin. As a result, it hydrates and plump up the site in which it was injected, making your skin look glowing, radiant, and soft.
It is used to correct the aging-related concerns especially on the middle and lower half of the face. It volumizes the cheeks, corrects wrinkling and excessive folding along the nasolabial fold and marionette lines around the mouth. It is also used for lip augmentation.
2. Calcium Hydroxyapatite
Calcium hydroxyapatite is found naturally in human bones. It is a mineral-like compound used in facial fillers. When used as a component of a filler, the calcium particles are tiny and appear suspended in a thick gel-like solution.
Calcium hydroxyapatite is a biosynthetically produced facial filler. This minimizes the risk for infection and allergic reactions with this type of filler.
It helps in relieving deep furrows on the cheeks, the deep fold running from the lower nose towards the corners of the mouth called nasolabial folds, and augmenting contours along the cheekbones and along the jawline. Any hollowed-out area and under eyes can be smoothened and tightened using these fillers as well.
All these effects are enhanced due to the filler’s ability to promote collagen production. FDA-approved Calcium Hydroxyapatite fillers include Radiesse.
Differences In Fillers
In addition to the composition, there are many differences in the physical characteristics and outcomes of the treatment of these fillers.
A higher viscosity enables the filler to remain where it is injected rather than spreading out. This allows precise sculpting.
A higher viscosity gives the advantage of resistance to applied forces. Keeping this in view, Calcium Hydroxyapatite fillers have a higher viscosity as well as elasticity than Hyaluronic acid fillers. This makes them more effective for sculpting or enhancing facial features. It also minimizes the volume of filler needed in a particular area.
Hyaluronic acid fillers come in various types of textures. The softer ones can be used for more delicate areas such as the lips and eye area, while harder textures help provide support and can be used for augmenting facial features such as nose bridge or chin. On the other hand, Calcium Hydroxyapatite fillers do not offer as many options. Which makes hyaluronic acid fillers more suitable for a wider range of augmentation or enhancements.
They are also considered to be most suitable for treatment of the periocular region and areas with thinner skin, such as the tear trough, or fine lines because of their texture.
The longevity of the result varies depending on the site of application, type of fillers used, and how fast the individual’s body metabolizes it. Hyaluronic acid filler can last 6 to 12 months when treating the tear trough area, chin, and nasolabial folds. As movements or physical stimulation speeds up the metabolism of fillers, results from lip filler treatment may wear off faster than those along the nose bridge.
Calcium hydroxyapatite takes a longer time to metabolize and can last for about 12-18 months and is usually used for treating deeper facial creases such as deep laugh lines.
Areas Of The Face That Are Suitable For Filler Injection
Fillers are suitable for all areas of the face but the type of filler used varies. The most commonly targeted areas for filler injections are the nasolabial folds, nose bridge, cheeks, and the wrinkling on the forehead.
Calcium Hydroxyapatite is generally not recommended in areas of the face that are relatively more mobile, for example, the lips, around the mouth, and in periorbital regions, because of risks of nodule formation. Other than these areas it can be used anywhere on the face.
Like any aesthetic treatment, using fillers has its risks. The risks include bleeding and bruising at the site of injection, pain, hypersensitivity or allergic reactions, itching, rash, infections, irregularities in the face contour and rarely there is a risk of vascular damage.
To minimize the risks and reduce the side effects of bruising and swelling, an ice pack can be applied to the area of bruising. This constricts the blood flow to the area and reduces redness. Intense physical activity should also be avoided for 24 to 48 hours after the treatment.
Choosing an experienced doctor that is well versed in filler injection can help to reduce risk and side effects.
The price of facial fillers in Singapore depends on the amount needed for the treatment of an area, filler brand used for treatment, the doctor’s experience, and clinic reputation. Filler injection treatment are roughly priced between $600 to $1000 per syringe.
Facial filler treatments in Singapore are an easy solution to correct or reverse signs of aging. They can resolve your imperfections, wrinkles, and all the insecurities that come along with these problems. It is necessary to consult an experienced physician to ensure you are suitable for the treatment.
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