What is Dermal Filler?
Dermal fillers, one of the most popular aesthetic treatments because they provide fast results without undergoing surgery. They are gel-like substances that are injected beneath the skin to sculpt the face for a youthful contour.
It is commonly used to re-volumize the face to restore volume loss, smoothing lines and wrinkles, improve and enhance facial contour through strategic use of fillers. We use FDA-approved hyaluronic acid fillers; they are absorbed by body and eventually metabolized away.
What can Dermal Fillers treat?
For Anti-aging Effects
By Filling in Wrinkles, Replacing Volume Loss
When we age, our body slows down collagen production, experiences fat loss/redistribution, and bone loss; skin gradually loses its volume and elasticity resulting in hollowness, saggy face and sagging jowl and the formation of static and dynamic wrinkles and lines.
Dermal Fillers can be injected from beneath the skin at the hollowed areas of the face such as forehead, undereye areas, temples, cheeks and décolletage to volumize, soften lines and restore your skin’s youthful appearance.
Deep laugh lines make us look like we have aged overnight. Filling up these lines tend to take years off our age and make us look much younger.
For Face Augmentation (Nose, Cheek, Chin, Lips)
Nose fillers provide great results for those with flat nose, deviated nose and short nose. Dermal fillers can be used to enhance nose bridge and reshape nose tip by considering the harmony of the face from the forehead, nose, lips to the chin.
Cheeks correction with dermal fillers not only improve the appearance of flat or hollow cheeks but also lifts jowl and soften nasolabial folds (laugh lines). Volumized cheeks can also help to reduce the appearance of eyebags.
Weak jawline and receding chin result in lack of features definition. By enhancing the jawline and chin with dermal fillers, they provide structure and beauty to our face.
Dermal fillers can improve the appearance of the thin and dry lips by adding shape, structure and volume.
Fillers are used for hand augmentation to correct volume loss in the back of the hands.
Dark Eye Circles and Eye Bags
There are different causes for dark eye circles, either due to sunken, depressed undereye and/or pigment around under eyes. For dark eye circles caused by depressed/sunken under eyes, eye fillers can fill up the tear trough areas to reduce the appearance of dark eye circles.
By filling up the surrounding undereye areas, eye fillers flush out the appearance of the eye bag immediately, resulting in a bright and rejuvenated look.
What are the types of Dermal Fillers available?
Hyaluronic Acid Fillers (HA Fillers): Juvederm, Teosyal, Beloterol
Made of hyaluronic acid, a substance that our bodies naturally produce to retain the moisture in our skin. As we age, our body cannot replenish the hyaluronic acid we lost, resulting in loss of firmness and plumpness of the skin. The increase level of HA in the skin helps to retain moisture, improve elasticity, reduce surface roughness and pore size, giving the complexion to appear tighter and more supple. The treatment effects will last from 6 to 9 months.
Non-HA Fillers: Ellansé (commonly known as “Collagen Boosters”)
Ellansé works differently from other HA fillers.
It has unique properties to immediately fill and volumize the face, at the same time stimulate your own collagen.
It lasts for 2 years, making it a cost effective treatment.
Unlike traditional HA fillers, Ellansé works to correct wrinkles and folds at its root by stimulating the body’s own collagen to treat the underlying causes of facial aging. Known for its long-lasting effects of up to 2 years, Ellansé is made of a biodegradable synthetic material called polycaprolactone (PCL) microspheres suspended in a water-based carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) gel-carrier.
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