It is a fact that in modern society, a beautiful appearance is important not only for high self-esteem but also for success in life. Unfortunately, there are some changes that we cannot avoid, especially those that are related to ageing. Time cannot be stopped, and getting older is just part of our life.
Facial volume loss, sagging cheeks, deep laugh lines, dark circles and thinning lips are just some of the skin issues that appear over time. Moreover, external factors, bad habits and an unhealthy lifestyle can additionally worsen the condition of your skin and even change your facial features.
While in the past, the only way to rejuvenate your skin was through invasive surgery, nowadays, aesthetic clinics in Singapore offer a wide range of minimally invasive procedures that can improve the aged appearance.
Dermal filler treatment is one of the non-surgical options that can bring you back to a youthful appearance. Here you will learn more about this procedure, how it works and how it can help you restore facial volume loss and get better-looking skin.
Dermal fillers are gel-like substances that are designed to bring back the youthful, smooth and firm appearance of the skin. Also, they are commonly used to add volume to the lips and cheeks or enhance facial features such as a nose bridge, tear trough or sunken cheek.
Dermal fillers can be divided into 2 categories – hyaluronic acid (HA) filler and non-HA filler, known as collagen-stimulating filler or bio-stimulating fillers. The use of HA fillers is more common in clinics in Singapore. As the name suggests, the main ingredient of those types of fillers is Hyaluronic acid. This is an enzyme that is usually naturally found in the human body. It is extremely important for the skin and its youthful appearance. That is why hyaluronic acid is often called “The Fountain of Youth”.
When the amount of Hyaluronic acid is reduced, the skin relaxes and loses its natural moisturizing properties. This leads to facial volume loss, hollowness under the eyes, tear trough, saggy skin, formation of superficial and deep wrinkles and other unpleasant changes.
Hyaluronic acid fillers can correct those imperfections of the face by restoring the loss of volume and rejuvenating the skin.
At Shens Clinic, we primarily use Cleviel, a South Korean manufactured dermal filler with a high concentration of biocompatible hyaluronic acid. Cleviel dermal fillers' high viscoelasticity helps to provide high lifting capacity, relieve wrinkles, enhance facial contours with long-lasting effects.
With its higher lifting capacity, elasticity and cohesiveness, the Cleviel dermal fillers are able to correct deep size imperfections of the face with effects lasting up to 15 months. Thus, resulting in more distinctive facial features that the patient desires.
Why Choose Cleviel?
Cleviel is able to sustain its chemical cross-linking ratio to less than 1%. Cleviel's high content of HA with physical cross-linking results in a firm gel of densely packed particle structure. The enhanced physical properties of the fillers allow the facial enhancement result to resist deformation under external forces from daily life and last longer than conventional fillers in the market.
Dermal fillers produce results almost immediately after they are injected. There is no downtime, and you can return to your daily activity right away.
In general, injectable fillers are safe and rarely lead to serious complications. The common side effects of the treatment are mild redness and swelling. However, they usually disappear very quickly.
Some of the things you can do to minimize them include:
Serious side effects and complications are very rare, especially when an experienced doctor does the injection. If the procedure is not performed properly, it may cause skin necrosis which is a dangerous condition. Only FDA-approved fillers must be used for treatments.
Dermal fillers injection must be carried out only by a professional who is competent and experienced in the field. It is important to find someone who understands the anatomy of the face and the structure of the skin.
There are many areas of the face that can be treated by dermal fillers.
It is usually suitable to use hyaluronic acid dermal fillers on all skin types. However, they shouldn’t be applied during pregnancy, lactation, skin infection and skin allergies or if the patient is in bad general health.
If you want to find out more about dermal filler injections or book an appointment with a specialist, do not hesitate to contact Shens Clinic. Dr Shens is a well trained plastic surgeon with many years of experience in cosmetic and aesthetic treatments. He will talk with you about your goals and recommend the most appropriate procedure for you.