Dermal Fillers as the name explains, are small injections of gel, typically made up of hylauronic acid, that fill in wrinkles and add volume to soft tissue. Hylauronic acid is a natural substance in the skin that delivers nutrients, helps the skin retain moisture, softness and volume. The results are subtle and long lasting.
Dermal fillers can be done on different parts of your face. It can help to lift cheeks, smooth parentheses lines, smooth vertical lip lines or plump the lips and be injected into earlobes to help stimulate the collagen in the area, restoring a more youthful, less shrivelled lobe. This is popular especially among patients who love to wear mega-sized earrings or who’ve had significant sun exposure.
Fillers basically restore lost volume to your face and plump areas, so that deep set lines are smoothed.
As we age, our bodies stop producing collagen and elastin, hence we lose the support structure of our face, resulting in loss of volume, deep wrinkle issues and looking tired.
There are many different injection techniques utilising dermal fillers to replace lost volume and restore a youthful appearance. In our practice, Dr Calvin Chan uses the MD Codes, a specific technique developed by renowned plastic surgeon, Dr. Mauricio de Maio to target the underlying laxity and volume loss that can mar facial expressions as we age. These targeted injection points help treat sagging skin, sunkeness and deep wrinkle issues, giving patients back a refreshed, happy, relaxed and youthful appearance.
At Calvin Chan Aesthetic & Laser Clinic, we choose to offer HA fillers as these have a long safety track record, are non-permanent and also reversible.
This depends on your areas of concern, your age, and the condition of your skin.
Each treatment will take approximately 30 mins, excluding numbing.
There may be a slight discomfort whilst the filler is being injected into the face. To provide further relief and alleviate as much pain as possible, our fillers contain a pre-mixed local anaesthetic. You can also request that a topical numbing cream be applied pre-treatment and we typically ice the area to help further minimize discomfort.
You may start to see results almost immediately.
It depends how your body reacts, your lifestyle and which type of hyaluronic acid is used, but most dermal fillers will last between six to 18 months.
It’s completely normal to experience a little bit of discomfort, redness and bruising after the procedure. Reactions generally occur immediately after the needle injection and can include; redness, swelling, pain, itching, bruising and tenderness at the injection location. These reactions are generally mild to moderate and usually disappear shortly after injection and are usually resolved a few days after the injection into the skin.
Yes they are completely different treatments and serve different functions! Botulinum Toxin injections stop the small muscles in your face from making the movements that cause wrinkles, whilst dermal fillers plump and fill from below the wrinkle to smooth out the skin, and promote a fresh and youthful look.