What Are Dermal Fillers?

What Are Dermal Fillers?

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Looking for ways to enhance your facial features or maintain your youthful looks without getting a nip and tuck? Consider going for a minimally-invasive dermal filler treatment, which has little downtime.

In recent years, these quick treatments are becoming a more popular facial rejuvenation method among men and women to treat visible signs of ageing or to beautify themselves.

What are dermal fillers

Dermal fillers help replace volume loss, add volume, fill in wrinkles, enhance your facial contours or hydrate your skin. You can have dermal fillers in different parts of your face: from the forehead to the chin.

You can discuss with your healthcare practitioner the recommended area treatments to prevent the age of time from showing on your face and how to bring out your best facial features.

What are dermal fillers made of

There are two broad ranges of dermal fillers that cater to specific needs: hyaluronic acid (HA) and non-HA fillers.

HA Fillers:The most popular type of dermal fillers is one that’s made of hyaluronic acid, a substance that’s naturally produced by the body which keeps your skin plump and well-hydrated.

Non-HA Fillers:Fillers can also be made of non-HA substances, such as Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHa). CaHA fillers help stimulate the production of natural collagen. Other examples of the substances used in non-HA fillers are poly-L-lactic acid and polycaprolactone, amongst others.

Benefits of HA dermal fillers

1. Instantly treat varying signs of ageing and beautification: Dermal fillers instantly revitalise your skin by smoothing lines and enhancing shallow areas.The results are immediate, giving you a younger and refreshed appearance that lasts for up to 18 months.

2. Tailor your treatments to your preference: Moving away from the conventional wrinkle/line- filling, dermal fillers are used almost anywhere on the face. Wrinkles around the eyes? Opt for a softer HA filler, which is the thinnest filler available and the most ideal for the eye area. Sagging cheeks? Get firmer fillers to create volume and add shape to the face.

3. Reversible Process: HA fillers can be dissolved so if you are not satisfied with the results, you can reverse the effects after a consultation with your medical practitioner.

4. Minimal downtime: Spending every day at home confined to the same space makes things a little dull. With many countries easing their lockdown measures, why not pop by an aesthetic clinic to get a dermal filler treatment for an instant natural and youthful look?

This minimally invasive treatment can be as short as thirty minutes*, with little downtime. It is very suitable for even those who are on a tight schedule.

Recommended Dermal Filler

Ultimately, it is recommended to use dermal fillers made of natural substances which could last up to 18 months.

HA dermal fillers are highly recommended as they are suitable for all kinds of skin, with instantly visible results. Choosing an experienced and qualified medical practitioner is as important as choosing the right dermal filler. Visit our list of certified clinics here.

*Depending on the number and the complexity of the treatment areas

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