Clinic Services

Fillers

What are Derma Fillers?

By definition, a dermal filler is a product that is injected into the dermis layer of the skin. It helps to lift and fill in facial lines and creases, temporarily restoring its youthful and plumped-up appearance.

The results are immediate and astonishing and can take several years off you in a single stroke.

What are Derma Fillers used for?

  • Usually used in conjunction with BOTOX® for the smoothening of lines, wrinkles and folds (nasolabial folds, marionette lines, glabellar lines, crow’s feet, forehead lines)
  • Lip augmentation. Creates fuller and luscious lips.
  • Cheek and Chin augmentation. Restores lost volume and creates a more youthful appearance.
  • Filling up shallow scars and depressions (acne scars, tear troughs)
  • Nose contouring. Enhances nose bridge and reshapes tip of nose.

What types of Derma Fillers are available?

  • Temporary (bovine collagen, porcine collagen, hyaluronic acid)
  • Semi-permanent (pmma, poly l-lactic acid, calcium hydroxyapatite)
  • Permanent (aquamid)

At Clariancy Aesthetic Clinic, we only use temporary hyaluronic acid fillers. Hyaluronic acid (HA) is the most prominent glycosaminoglycan in the skin. It binds potently to water and, when injected into the skin, volumizes, softens, and hydrates the skin. In addition to these benefits, it also plays a role in cell growth, membrane receptor function, and adhesion. Risk of allergy is remote and owing to their chemical properties, they offer superior cosmetic products.

Am I suitable for HA fillers?

HA fillers are generally suitable for everyone.

It is contraindicated only in a small group of people with the following:
  • Previous allergic reactions to other HA products.
  • Skin infection at the planned injection sites.
  • Neuromuscular disorders. (Lou Gehrig’s disease, Myasthenia Gravis, Lambert-Eaton Syndrome)
  • Bleeding Disorders.
  • Previous facial surgery or immediate plans for facial surgery..
  • Pregnancy or plans for pregnancy.
  • Mums who are still breastfeeding. (the safety profile of HA fillers have not been established for use in pregnancy or breastfeeding)

Are there any precautions that you need to take before the procedure?

Yes. You should avoid anticoagulants and specific painkillers as these may increase the tendency of bleeding and bruising.

As bruising may be prominent, you should try to schedule important events two weeks after the procedure.

What is the downtime for Derma Fillers?

There is no downtime. You can return to work immediately after the procedure. Any needle marks or bruising can easily be concealed with make-up.

How is the procedure done?

  • HA filler injections are very simple office procedures.
  • You may be required to come in 30mins earlier for the application of an anaesthetic cream.
  • Ice compression is usually applied before and after the procedure to minimize discomfort, swelling and bruising.
  • Mild pressure will be applied to the injected sites for brief moments to stop any bleeding.
  • The doctor may massage the injected site to ensure correct placement of the fillers.

What happens after the procedure?

  • You should keep facial movements to a minimum.
  • Do not massage the injected site.
  • Avoid saunas, steam baths and facials for the first week.
  • Avoid taking blood thinners or specific painkillers for the first week. (Panadol can be taken)

Are there follow-ups after the procedure?

Yes. A follow up appointment is always arranged 2 weeks after the procedure. Minor touch ups may be required at this point to enhance the overall effect.

What are the possible side effects of HA fillers?

  • The injected site may feel a little lumpy, tender and swollen but these will wear off after a few days.
  • There may be some redness or bruising to the injection site. If bruising is very significant, our doctor can prescribe you with a gel to reduce the bruising.
  • Rarely, some people may have an allergic reaction to HA fillers.
  • People who are prone to cold sores may get a relapse afterwards.

When will you see results? How long does fillers last for?

  • Effects are seen almost immediately.
  • Most effects of HA fillers can last for 4-6 months. Maintenance fillers should be administered every 4-6 hours to maintain the overall effect.

To make an appointment, contact us here.


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