The two most common factors that contribute to facial volume loss is genetics and the unavoidable ageing process. A simple and minimally invasive way to refresh or enhance the facial features is with dermal fillers. Besides reversing the signs of ageing, different types of fillers in Singapore can also correct facial asymmetry and sculpt the face to achieve your ideal cosmetic appearance.
Facial fillers contain synthetic or naturally occurring substances that are then injected into the lines, folds, and tissues of the face. Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a type of substance that can be naturally found in our body, and as a facial filler, hyaluronic acid promotes suppleness and hydration of the skin.
Dermal fillers can erase any apparent smile lines, make the lips and cheeks appear plumper, as well as remove acne scars. At Illumia Medical, the types of facial fillers we use include Juvederm, Restylane, Belotero, and Teosyal. Not every face filler is suitable for everyone, thus it is important to determine the right one that can adeptly address all your concerns.
Facial fillers help decrease the appearance of wrinkles and restore the facial fullness that decreases with age. When fillers are injected underneath the epidermis of the skin and into the dermis layer, deep folds, creases, and wrinkles can be evened out.
Some examples where hyaluronic acid facial fillers and other types of facial fillers can be used include the forehead, under eyes, nose, cheeks, around the mouth, lips, chin and jawline.
Facial fillers do not paralyze or inhibit muscle movements and are a convenient method of regaining facial volume on the forehead, cheeks, under or around the eyes, nose, and lips.
Facial features such as a broad forehead, sunken cheeks and eyes, and thin lips can make a face appear less feminine. Meanwhile, slim and V-shaped faces with volume and contour are more commonly associated with femininity.
Other than having masculine features, age and genetics can play a part in giving faces a “hard” look. With dermal fillers, the face can be softened and contoured to your liking.
Fillers are a convenient semi-permanent alternative to a facelift or face threadlift procedure. Areas of concerns that can be easily addressed include a prominent forehead, squared jaw, or a hidden upper lip.
During the facial assessment, doctors will assess the major elements of the face, namely the midface region, face contours and lower region. With facial fillers, patients are able to strategically soften and round out different zones of the face to their liking.
Forehead fillers lift the eyebrow for a more refreshed look while chin fillers can tighten a double chin and give it a sharper appearance.
A lack of facial definition is contributed by deflated temples, flattened cheeks, downturned eyebrows, and a hollowed mid-face. Facial fat pads shrink with time, but dermal fillers can simulate the contours of youth and replenish hollows by highlighting the cheeks and smoothening lines on the face.
Illumia Medical uses Juvederm, Restylane, Belotero and Teosyal to sculpt the forehead, nose and chin by reducing fine lines and wrinkles in the affected areas.
An overall sculpted profile with defined and structured facial features are more desirable nowadays. Fillers can contour the forehead, nose, and chin naturally to make the face fuller and more attractive.
The natural contours of the forehead can be restored to give a prominent and wrinkle-free look. Fillers can sculpt the nose by giving it height and projection while giving the chin a defined and sharper look to improve the overall facial profile.
Fillers can volumize facial features such as the cheeks and lips where the natural structure support in the form of collagen is strategically placed in the skin.
At Illumia Medical, Restylane and Teosyal are used to enhance the lips and add definition to the cheeks.
Thin lips give off a rather masculine appearance and saggy cheeks tend to make a person look aged. Fillers can plump up thin lips and fill in hollowness in the cheeks to create fullness.
The cheekbone area will have a more defined structure and lips will appear thicker. Recovery for lip and cheek fillers are quick with results that can last for months or years.
A non-surgical approach for eyebag correction, under-eye fillers use injectable hyaluronic acid treatments such as Restylane and Juvederm to treat volume loss underneath the eyes.
At Illumia Medical, Restylane is used to minimize dark circles and enhance volume under the eyes.
Under-eye fillers are most beneficial for people whose dark undereye hollows are caused by genetics or ageing. Sunken eyes will cast shadows underneath the lid and fillers can help relieve this issue.
Results can be seen right away with the filler usually nicely settled in within a week or two. The undereye will be visibly lightened and appear plumper and brighter, resulting in a more youthful appearance.
The table below highlights the main differences between plastic surgery and minimally invasive procedures such as face fillers.
Minimally Invasive Methods
At Illumia Medical, we offer various both surgical and minimally invasive aesthetic anti-ageing treatments.
It is important that the outcome of your dermal filler treatment turns out how you desired. While a filler procedure may not be surgical, deciding on the right filler treatment takes as much importance, as each type and amount of filler addresses a specific concern.
Speak with Illumia Medical’s trusted doctors to help you choose the type of filler or treatment that best suits your needs.
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