How Do Filler Injections Help?

As we age, our skin naturally starts to lose its elasticity and thus begin to sag and hollow, forming wrinkles, tear troughs, laugh lines and more. This results in the individual looking much older and tired.

Enter filler injections—made of clinical-grade ingredients, they can be injected into areas of the face that have lost volume, thereby restoring a smoother, fuller, and more youthful and alert appearance.

It can be used to treat sunken facial areas, creases, lines, wrinkles, as well as sunken acne and chicken pox scars. Fillers can also be used to create a lifting effect or to shape the face (e.g. mid-cheek lift), elongate the chin, shape the jawline and enhance the ‘apples’ of the cheek.

Very light hyaluronic acid fillers can even be injected superficially into the skin to provide hydration and a pleasing plumping effect that reduces the appearance of fine wrinkles.

Regain the Smoother & Firmer Skin of Youth
1
See a dermatologist
with over 20 years of experience in cosmetic dermatology, so you can be assured of safe techniques and aesthetically pleasing outcomes.
2
Undergo a customized treatment
that consists of a carefully selected filler and a schedule closely suited to your needs and preferences.
3
Enjoy and maintain your improved skin
by adhering to the recommended schedule to return for a “top-up” as the filler starts wearing off.
With the right filler, firmer and fuller skin of youth can be quickly regained.

To find out more about the options available, call our clinic at 6733 3629 or drop us a message below

Types of Filler Injections

Hyaluronic acid, the primary ingredient in popular fillers like Juvéderm™ and Restylane™, increases collagen production on top of restoring lost volume. As the substance fills up the affected area, it simultaneously creates more firming connective tissue, providing longer-lasting results. (Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that attracts water molecules, giving you fuller and tighter skin.)

Other collagen-stimulating fillers, such as Radiesse™ and Ellanse™ which provide similarly long-lasting results (up to 2 years), are also available.

Which type(s) and amount of filler you use will depend on the severity of your volume loss and your specific needs and preferences. In experienced hands, different types of fillers can be carefully combined for the specific aesthetic concerns present, allowing your dermatologist to achieve even better combined results that look natural and aesthetically pleasing.

What is the Filler Procedure Like?

When the ideal filler has been chosen and the treatment areas identified, the dermatologist will proceed to sterilize the area and possibly apply a topical numbing agent.

The filler will then be carefully injected in order to ensure even and precise distribution. In some cases, multiple injection sites may be necessary to achieve the intended result.

In most cases, the process shouldn’t take more than half an hour, and you can resume your daily activities right after. There may be minor redness and swelling initially, but will resolve on its own shortly.

Are Fillers Right for Me?

If it is your first time considering this option, it is normal to be nervous. However, rest assured that the discomfort is minimal, lasts just a few minutes, and numbing agents are often used.

Furthermore, with the variety of fillers available today, you are bound to find something that suits your skin and preferences well.

And unlike surgery which is permanent, fillers are temporary (requiring repeat treatments), thus you do not have to fear disliking the results and regretting the procedure—because the results are temporary and adjustable.

Do you wish to smooth out your wrinkles and depressed acne scars in a fuss-free way?

Contact our clinic at 6733 3629 or drop us a message below to find out more

FAQs
1. How long does each treatment take?
In experienced hands, it should not take more than 30 minutes, and you should be able to go about your daily activities right after.

Should you wish to have a permanent solution—rather than repeated filler touch-ups—surgery might be a better solution for you. And if you wish to achieve more significant results, surgery might also be a better option for you.

Otherwise, people who opt for fillers tend to prefer the adjustable, temporary and simple nature of it.

Some fillers can even boost the development of collagen and elastin, key components to firmer, fuller and more youthful skin.

Dr Wong Su-Ni Dermatologist
Dr Wong Su-Ni
Consultant Dermatologist
MBBS (Melbourne), MMed (Internal Med)
MRCP (UK) FAMS (Dermatology), FRCP (London)
Visiting Consultant, National Skin Centre

With over 20 years of experience in the dermatological field, Dr Wong Su-Ni’s subspecialty interests include Lasers, Dermatological Surgery, Cosmetic Dermatology, Psoriasis, Acne and Eczema.

The past President of the Dermatological Society of Singapore, Dr Wong was also a Consultant Dermatologist at the National Skin Centre, the Chief of the Psoriasis Unit, a Consultant Dermatologic Surgeon; and a Visiting Consultant to various hospitals in Singapore today.

Her mission is to provide effective, holistic and personalized treatment for all skin conditions.

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