Forehead fillers in Singapore are an injectable treatment that can be used to fill in static wrinkles and create a fuller forehead. The treatment is also known as “forehead contouring” or “reshaping”.
The forehead is an often-ignored facial feature, either because hair conceals it or because attention is drawn to other parts of the face. However, it is one of the first places on the face to be exposed to the sun and is highly susceptible to ageing, resulting in deep wrinkles.
Wrinkles and fine lines also become more prominent as we age because our faces lose volume. Facial fillers are becoming an increasingly popular anti-ageing solution to reverse these effects.
The forehead muscle that causes wrinkling is called the frontalis muscle. It is responsible for lifting the brows. When the muscle is contracted, it causes parallel horizontal lines on the forehead.
The more active the muscle, the more significant the presence of the horizontal lines in the forehead. Over time, this leads to deeper lines, also known as wrinkles.
Home remedies and forehead exercise may work in helping to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. However, the effect may only be temporary.
The treatment involves several fine injections to reduce the contraction of the forehead muscle by preventing transmission of the nerve signal to the muscle. It takes 4 to 7 days for the injection to take effect, depending on the type of injection used, and it can last between 2 to 4 months.
There are different types of fillers, and they may be used to target certain features. This can include polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) fillers, dermal fillers and hyaluronic acid fillers. Hyaluronic acid fillers plump and smooth the skin, with immediate results lasting up to 12 months, and dermal fillers help to effectively treat lines and wrinkles.
PMMA fillers have a lifetime of up to 5 years and are usually more expensive. In contrast, dermal fillers and hyaluronic acid fillers are usually less expensive.
The side effects associated with the injection include bruising, itching, or minor bleeding. These effects are usually temporary and should subside once the skin has healed, although this may take some time. Redness and swelling of the treated area usually last for less than an hour.
In rare cases, fillers may cause tissue damage, infection, hard lumps, or allergic reaction to the filler ingredients. These effects need immediate removal of the filler through injection or surgery. The most serious risks are strokes or blindness, which can happen when an injection hits a blood vessel and blocks it.
Speak to a board-certified aesthetic doctor if you are concerned about the side effects and risks involved in forehead contouring. Your aesthetic doctor will be able to assess your skin type and determine your candidacy for the procedure.
The cost of fillers depends on the type of filler used, the severity of the wrinkles or fine lines, and the amount of filler required. After consultation, an aesthetic doctor would be able to provide a realistic cost estimate to achieve your desired goals.
Schedule a consultation with our aesthetic doctor to learn if you are suitable for a forehead contouring procedure.
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