Made of materials commonly found in the body like hyaluronic acid, dermal fillers are injected under the facial tissue and cause the accumulation of water molecules in the filled area (which is why they are also known as “liquid facelifts”). They provide many advantages of a surgical facelift while minimising the downtime, costs and risks involved in a surgical procedure.
Dermal fillers are effective for ageing skin.
During ageing, volume is lost typically at anchor points of the face like the cheeks, under the eyes and the sides of the lips due to thinning facial tissues. Skin begins to hang and folds start to deepen, making wrinkles more visible.
That’s where dermal fillers come in. They restore lost volume to the face almost instantly and provide support to multiple areas of the face using safe and natural materials already found in the body.
Dermal fillers can help reshape the face.
Those not born with sharp chiselled features have to spend hours bronzing, contouring and highlighting in order to achieve an illusion that leaves you looking like a different person when you wipe your makeup off. Dermal fillers are lifesavers in comparison, a semi-permanent face contouring option that remains even when you’re ready for bed.
Think of dermal fillers as putty which can be injected at various points of the face–like the chin to sharpen it or into the jawline to lengthen it. Do note that the full effect of fillers takes two weeks to be realised so under-correct rather than over-correct for a more natural result.
One particular type of dermal filler that is gaining popularity in Singapore is nose fillers which are beginning to replace the rhinoplasty procedure because it is non-invasive and can be done in a matter of minutes.
Nose fillers can straighten and define the nose bridge and nose tip or correct deformities that make you insecure all without the risks of surgery.
Here are the three kinds of fillers available in the market.
Although it will not produce permanent results like rhinoplasty, the effects of just a single treatment can last up to 5 years before another filler is required. It comes in the form of a homogeneous hydrogel and has been proven safe for use. If you choose to use Aquamid for your nose job, make sure to find a doctor who is experienced and capable of following the stringent guidelines laid out for this procedure.
Originally developed to decrease wrinkles, it is a brand of hyaluronic acid-based filler that can also be used to fill out the nose in place of rhinoplasty. This filler takes a few days for the full effects of the procedure to be realised but is considerably cheaper.
This filler is also a hyaluronic acid-based filler that treats wrinkles via volume and can therefore get rid of nasolabial folds when used on the nose. Unlike Restylane, the results are almost instantaneous and last longer—this comes at a slightly higher cost. Seek an experienced doctor’s advice regarding which filler to choose for the exact effect you want it to have on your face.
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