What Are The Different Types of Face Fillers?

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.

Filler facts

What is it made of? 

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.

What is it used for?

fillers to restore facial fullnessFacial 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. 

Which parts of the face can it address?

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.

  • Forehead fillers smoothen and even out every wrinkle, fine line, and deep folds in the area.
  • Cheek fillers the area above and around the cheekbones, increases the volume on the face, and smoothens any fine lines or wrinkles.
  • Under eye fillers lighten the under-eye and make the eyes look fresher and brighter.

fillers for nose

  • Nose fillers, on the other hand, can project nose tips, increase the volume and height and correct any existing humps or bumps.
  • Lip fillers help to even out asymmetrical lip shapes, increase fullness, and reduce the appearance of fine lines surrounding the lips and mouth.

Who is it suitable for?

Contrary to popular belief, fillers do more than erase the signs of ageing.

  • Women in their 20s are more likely to get fillers for aesthetic enhancement, such as lip fillers. Hyaluronic acid facial fillers can help to smoothen and hydrate the skin complexion here as well. 
  • Women in their 30s will start to notice hints of crow’s feet or hollows on their face and can look at fillers that promote collagen production to fight the early signs of ageing. Fillers also work as preventive anti-ageing treatments.

fillers suitable for women

  • Women in their 40s who require immediate attention around the nose, lips, and cheeks can benefit from dermal fillers. As collagen is lost with age, fillers will help plump and smooth out the areas of concern to give the face a youthful vigor once again.
  • Women in their 50s will continue to see a great loss of facial volume which can cause marionette lines, forehead lines and deep-set crow’s feet under the eye. Fillers can be injected into these areas to replace the volume that was lost to time.

What can fillers help achieve?

1. Feminine V-Shaped Face

fillers for v shape faceFacial 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.

How is this achieved?

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.

Why and how is it effective?

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.

Results to expect

Forehead fillers lift the eyebrow for a more refreshed look while chin fillers can tighten a double chin and give it a sharper appearance.

2. Facial Definition

fillers for facial definitionA 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.

How is this achieved?

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.

Why and how is it effective?

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.

Results to expect

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.

3. Volumizing

fillers for volumizingFillers 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.

How is this achieved?

At Illumia Medical, Restylane and Teosyal are used to enhance the lips and add definition to the cheeks.

Why and how is it effective?

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.

Results to expect

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.

4. Undereye Fillers

fillers for under eyesA 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.

How is this achieved?

At Illumia Medical, Restylane is used to minimize dark circles and enhance volume under the eyes.

Why and how is it effective?

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 to expect

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.

Plastic Surgery vs Minimally Invasive Methods

plastic surgery or minimally invasive fillerThe table below highlights the main differences between plastic surgery and minimally invasive procedures such as face fillers.


Plastic Surgery

Minimally Invasive Methods

  • Invasive; may involve incisions
  • Longer-lasting results
  • Requires local or general anesthesia
  • Higher risk of scarring
  • May require an extended recovery period 
  • May require multiple sessions to maintain results
  • Typically does not require general anesthesia
  • No scarring
  • Short recovery period

At Illumia Medical, we offer various both surgical and minimally invasive aesthetic anti-ageing treatments.

Thinking of getting face fillers?

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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