What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are small injections of gel into the skin for various purposes. They are usually made from hyaluronic acid (HA), which is naturally found in the skin. When injected into the skin tissue, it will attract moisture or water molecules to itself, which gives a filling effect immediately.
How do dermal fillers work?
As we grow older, the production of collagen and elastin in our bodies slows down, both of which contribute to the youthful look by providing structure and elasticity to the facial skin and reducing sagging. Skin which have aged in these ways often thin out, losing the youthful look. Dermal fillers help restore younger skin by adding volume and fullness to facial areas that have thinned due to aging.
Common brands of HA dermal fillers
What dermal fillers effective for?
Face fillers is used for facial contouring and they are known to treat wrinkles and fine lines. They may also be combined with other cosmetic treatments for more rejuvenating effects such as Skin Boosters, AQUAGOLD and more.
• Lip Fillers - plump up thinning lips
• Tear Trough Fillers - correct dark eyes circles / treat sunken and hollow areas under the eyes
• Acne Scars - fill in or soften the look of depressed scars
• Cheek Fillers - add fullness and volume to the cheeks
• Nasolabial Fillers (also known as smile line fillers) - reduce the appearance of wrinkles
• Forehead Fillers - reduce the appearance of forehead wrinkles
• Temple Fillers - treats sunken temples
• Nose fillers - enhances the height of nose bridge
• Chin fillers - sharpen the chin for a V-shaped face
Who is suitable candidates for a dermal filler treatment?
As HA is commonly found in our body, anyone who wishes to enhance their features is suitable for a dermal filler treatment. However, pregnant woman and breastfeeding moms should avoid doing these treatments.
What are the differences between dermal fillers and botox?
Dermal fillers are different from botulinum toxin-based injectables such as Botox and Dysport. These neurotoxins work by partially paralysing facial muscles to reduce wrinkles, while fillers smooth and even out skin by filling out gaps to reduce wrinkles.
How long do dermal fillers last?
how your body reacts to HA, their longevity can differ from six months to a year. Research suggests that HA injections can stimulate collagen production, leading to fresher-looking skin in the long run.
What if you do not like the results of the dermal filler treatment?
An advantage of HA-based fillers is that you can dissolve them naturally using Hyaluronidase with one or two injections if the results are unsatisfactory.
What are the side effects of dermal filler treatments?
Facial fillers are generally safe. However, there may be some mild side effects such as redness, bruising and swelling at the injection site for the next 2-3 days.
How much does dermal fillers cost?
The cost of dermal filler treatments depends on the area being treated and the type of filler selected.
As every doctor's style is different , it is important to find an experienced doctor whose work you like and share a similar beauty philosophy as you. Even though a bad filler job can be reversed, you do not want to risk wasting the time and money.
With over 18 years of experience in Aesthetic Medicine, our doctors at The Clifford Clinic understand your needs when it comes to aesthetic services. We specialise in delivering natural-looking results with minimal down time, with the aim to fulfil the needs and expectations of our patients.