Dermal Filler / Hyaluronic Acid Filler
What is a dermal filler (hyaluronic acid filler)?
Hyaluronic acid is a lubricant for joints and tissues. It is a substance that the body naturally produces, in the highest concentrations in the eyes and joints. However, when a person ages, natural reserves of this acid breaks down. By inserting small amounts of dermal fillers (hyaluronic acid fillers) into the skin, it can reverse the effects of aging – helping patients to achieve a youthful look. It is important to note that dermal fillers (hyaluronic acid fillers) are not permanent solutions. As it is a natural substance, the body will eventually absorb the fillers over a period of time.
What makes the dermal filler (hyaluronic acid filler) an effective choice?
Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance produced by the human body. When reformulated, it becomes an injectable filler commonly used on people with arthritis – the filler eases pain, as well as cushions the joints. For aesthetic use, it hydrates and plumps the skin. As it is an effective substance, only a small amount is required to see visible differences.
What does a dermal filler (hyaluronic acid filler) treat?
Dermal fillers (hyaluronic acid fillers) can reverse the effects of (premature) aging while addressing many other skin and face issues. It can:
Smoothen out and add volume to deep creases on the face, like wrinkles and fine lines.
Plump out thin lips, as well as smooth out the lines by the edges of the lips.
Enhance the shape and increase the volume of the cheeks.
Fill in the hollows under the eyes.
Level scars caused by acne, burns, and wounds on the skin.Reconstruct any deformities in the face.
The treatment areas include the forehead, brow, nose, lips, chin, cheeks, jaw, and under the eyes, with the ability to target bunny lines, marionette lines, and nasolabial folds.
What is the process of a dermal filler (hyaluronic acid filler) procedure?
First, our doctors will mark specific areas on the skin that would require the hyaluronic acid filler injection. Then, the injection sites will be sterilised with an antibacterial agent. Local anesthesia will also be applied on the skin to numb the treatment areas. Though the procedure is painless with anesthesia, mild discomfort may be experienced.
The procedure will take a couple of minutes for each treatment site. The hyaluronic acid will be injected into the skin, and the area of treatment will be massaged. However, the time taken to complete the whole treatment will vary depending on the number of treatment sites. Generally, for most patients, the entire procedure is swift and quick.
What happens after a dermal filler (hyaluronic acid filler) procedure?
The treated areas may look slightly puffy after the procedure. Patients may also experience mild swelling, bruising, and redness which will eventually subside. As the downtime for the procedure is minimal, most patients can continue with the rest of their day as normal. It is also advisable to refrain from any intense physical activities in the following 24 to 48 hours to minimise the swelling and bruising.
Do note that since the hyaluronic acid filler will eventually be absorbed into the body – as the human body recognises the filler as a non-harmful, natural substance – the results are not permanent. Patients will see results immediately after the procedure. But depending on the individual, results can last anywhere between 3 months to 18 months. Most patients will require another session within a year.
Who is a dermal filler (hyaluronic acid filler) procedure suitable for?
Dermal filler (hyaluronic acid filler) is suitable for both men and women of all skin types. It is perfect for those who are seeking a non-surgical, minimally invasive, and natural solution for the signs of aging.
Are there any risks involved in the dermal filler (hyaluronic acid filler) procedure?
The risks involved in the hyaluronic acid filler procedure are minimal, with a very low possibility of allergic reactions, filler migration, filler embolism, and filler lumping. However, higher risks are present when acquiring the services of an inexperienced doctor. As the injection techniques utilised during the procedure is important, it is advisable to undergo the procedure with a skilled professional. Rest assured, our medically accredited doctors are trained to perform this procedure with minimal to no risks involved.
Can a dermal filler (hyaluronic acid filler) procedure be combined with other treatments?
Yes, it can. The hyaluronic acid filler procedure is most commonly paired with botox injections and laser treatments. Most patients will combine the hyaluronic acid filler procedure with botox injections, as this combination is known to produce greater results compared to undergoing one or the other treatment on its own.
After assessing your skin condition, our doctors will advise on the best treatment combination for your skin. The effects of a combined treatment usually yield a more youthful appearance.
How much does a dermal filler (hyaluronic acid filler) procedure cost?
A consultation session with our doctors is required first, as the cost of the procedure will vary based on the number of injection sites.
Before and After
*Results will vary between patients.