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Fillers are one of the most gratifying treatments available to you.
With NO SURGERY, NO INCISIONS, NO DOWNTIME, you can walk out of the clinic looking younger, and prettier.
Why are fillers so HOT nowadays? Like the B-injection, they are one of the most popular aesthetic treatments, yet not many of us know the real secrets and potential that fillers can bring.
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What exactly are fillers?
Many people confuse fillers and muscle relaxant injection. They could not be more wrong! Fillers are very simple in theory. As we age, our faces lose volume. An injectable filler simply “fills” in that volume. We make use of very fine needles to deliver the filler precisely to an area on your face, which needs that extra volume, hence the pain of the injection is also very minimal. The filler is composed usually of an inert material which your body is familiar with. The most commonly used filler is Hyaluronic Acid, which is found in Restylane and Juvederm. Hyaluronic acid is a natural compound which is naturally occurs in and under our skin. Fillers are composed of synthetic hyaluronic acid, which the body is able to metabolise and absorb, and hence is very compatible with our body.
Newer and more creative applications of fillers have been discovered, which has taken the art of using fillers beyond just replacing lost volume from aging. These include nose fillers for nose shaping, chin fillers for creating a desirable face shape and even breast fillers for augmentation.
Fillers are almost painless?
Contrary to popular belief, fillers are not painful at all! In addition, we use the USA’s No 1 and No 2 brand of fillers Restylane and Juvederm. The greatest thing about fillers is that with these brands, the treatment is almost completely painless. The reason is because the latest generation of Restylane and Juvederm XC contain lidocaine, which is a local anaesthetic. With this new innovation, patients feel little to no pain during the injection. Therefore, many people who have been put off by painful filler injections in the past are rediscovering the joy of injecting fillers.
Am I a candidate?
Anyone can use fillers. You do not need to be aging or aged to benefit from fillers. Young people increasingly are using fillers to shape their face to achieve tall noses and sharper chins, and less rounded faces.
Is there any downtime?
Hardly any downtime is experienced with fillers. Some swelling inevitably occurs with any filler injection. However, the swelling is usually not obvious, and resolves quickly, usually within one or two days. Hence the appeal of fillers as a lunchtime procedure is rapidly increasing.
What are the common side effects?
The common side effects of fillers are infection and migration. The filler will be injected in a sterile environment, but because fillers are injected through the skin, there is always a tiny hole through the skin which bacteria can still pass through to infect the filler. Therefore aftercare for the first 24 hours is very important. Care must be taken to keep the injection points clean and not to contaminate them with bacteria. If infection occurs, the common treatment would be to take antibiotics orally. Migration or shifting of the filler can occur when the filler is still soft. This is usually during the first 1-2 days after injecting the filler. However, shifting can rarely occur many months after injection. To correct shifting, a simple touch up is required.
Are fillers reversible?
Yes! That’s the best news. If you don’t like what you look like with fillers, it is a simple matter to remove them. With hyaluronic acid fillers for example, a simple injection of an enzyme can quickly dissolve the filler in a few minutes.
Where can fillers be injected?
Here are some of our most popular filler options:
As we age, our cheeks lose fats. These cheek fats are important support for skin on our lower face. When the cheeks are deflated, the nasolabial folds (laughter lines) and jowls (bulldog fats) begin to sag. By replacing the volume of the cheeks with fillers, restoration of the youthful appearance of your face, reduction of your jowls and lifting your nasolabial lines are made possible.
Just try it and you will be amazed at the difference! All it takes is 5 minutes to complete this procedure for instantaneous results and years off your face!
Do you suffer from having a low nose bridge or a round tip? No worries! Having a nose filler can help. Within 5 minutes, we can inject a filler material that provides an instant lift to your nose bridge and sharpens your nose tip! Being unique individuals with different aesthetic and ‘art’ sense, your treatment is customised. This means, you can decide how slim, elegant and natural looking you want your new nose to appear.
Visit our nose fillers page for more information.
Many Chinese ladies have a round face. Injecting a chin filler is a fast and instant way of making the face look slimmer, with a sharper jaw profile, creating an almond shaped face or the coveted “gua zi lian”. This is one of our MOST popular filler treatments, because the difference is quite dramatic, and because a lot of Chinese ladies have predominantly round faces.
Thin lips are obvious signs of aging and loss of lip volume is especially noticeable once we hit our early 40s. Fuller lips can be created by a simple injection into the lips. In the past, this used to be a very painful affair, because the lips are so sensitive. However, with the newer fillers with local anesthetic mixed in, this has become very simple and comfortable. The main drawback of this is the short duration because lips are always moving from talking, eating and kissing. Hence the constant motion tends to shorten the life span of the injected fillers. However, the effects are well worth the short duration.
Nasolabial fold (laughter lines) filler
As we age, our nasolabial lines become deeper and more obvious. Using a dermal filler injection into the laughter lines provides an instant lift and reduces the signs of aging. It is important to pay attention to our laughter lines once we hit 30. This is the age that the lines tend to deepen and the constant folding of the skin creates permanent creases and wrinkles that are present even when not laughing. In order to prevent this, the use of a dermal filler reduces the folding of the skin, and prevents formation of wrinkles.