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Facial Contouring With Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers restore volume to our face to treat age-related sagging and wrinkles due to skin laxity and facial volume loss. Dermal fillers are suitable treatments to sculpt the face, giving the face more definition and enhancing existing facial features.

Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a molecule that occurs naturally in the skin. It binds to water to make skin appear plumper, dewier, and more hydrated. It is biocompatible and integrates easily with our existing tissues. Dermal fillers contain a modified form of HA which holds its shape and maintains volume. Fillers that include HA are a popular choice for patients, with over 90% of filler patients receiving a HA dermal filler.

 

 

Why Is Technique Important?​

Every facial structure and ageing pattern is different so an experienced practitioner is required to make a personalised plan for each person’s needs. Their training in various injection techniques and keen eye to recognise adverse reactions allow for natural and impactful results whilst maintaining safety at all times.

How Do I Know Which Filler To Go For?

For the most natural results, you may require more than one type of filler. Within a range of HA fillers, there are different concentrations. In general, a thicker HA filler is used for areas that require more structural support whereas a softer HA filler allows for flexibility in superficial areas. Each one adds volume and is designed for different areas of the face including lips, cheeks, or chin depending on your unique needs. At VIDASKIN, we offer a range of fillers to help you reach your beauty goals. A trained doctor will assess your skin concerns and goals to explain the ideal treatment plan which may involve a combination of different fillers. 

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Where Can Fillers Be Used?

Perfect Pairing Of MD Codes™ & HA Fillers

MD Codes™ are a series of strategic, formulated injection points, which allow for a consistent, subtle and natural-looking result that is reproducible. The MD Codes™ technique was developed by Dr Mauricio de Maio, a world-renowned Brazilian plastic surgeon and injector.

When presented with the MD Codes™, patients can identify their areas of concern, discuss their treatment and what can be achieved. At VIDASKIN, our doctors have adopted the MD Codes to help patients achieve outstanding and natural results. Dr Vicki is the first and only doctor from Singapore who has ever been handpicked by Dr. Mauricio de Maio himself for a 2-year mentorship program, where only the best physicians from around the world are selected.

When it comes to choosing the right dermal filler for your MD Codes™ procedure, there are many options available. The most suitable fillers must offer superior density and structure to lift sagging tissue and address volume loss. At VIDASKIN, we use cross-linked HA fillers to create structure within deeper underlying tissue for long-lasting results.

With MD Codes™ treatment, we address common ageing concerns such as skin laxity, volume loss, and lack of structure. As we age, these factors become more noticeable and can make us appear tired and withdrawn. With natural hyaluronic acid based dermal fillers, we can restore structure, lift connective tissue, and rejuvenate your facial features. These fillers, often used alongside wrinkle relaxing injections, can also help prevent muscle overuse that leads to the formation of lines and wrinkles.

The Human Touch

More often than not, we may notice an overall expression on our faces rather than a specific wrinkle or line. For example, it is common to appear more tired than you feel due to our natural signs of ageing. This can be due to many factors such as a deepened tear trough, droopy eyelids or facial sagging.

Our doctors are trained to treat not just the symptom, but the overall appearance. We recognise that many factors contribute to your overall expression and this may not reflect the way you feel. Our goal is to help you restore the face such that it matches the brightness you feel on the inside.

Some Of The Advantages Of The Allergan MD Codes™ Approach Include:

What Makes Allergan MD Codes™ So Unique?

Technique

A deepened understanding of facial anatomy, coupled with extensive training and an eye for beauty, balance and harmony, enables our doctors to present a precise approach to analyse and treat our patients.

Products

We use dermal fillers which are manufactured using proprietary technology – cross-linking the HA molecules to create a smoother, more efficient filler that allows for a lower HA concentration. A smoother filler means that our patients are less likely to experience pain and swelling/after treatment, with more natural and long-lasting results.

Customisation

The assessment and delivery of the procedure is a bespoke treatment that depends on an individual’s features, aspirations and needs. It takes an experienced practitioner with extensive training and a keen eye to propose and deliver balanced and natural-looking results.

How Can I Receive A Custom-Tailored Treatment Plan With Dermal Fillers?

It’s important to us that all patients understand the importance of choosing a safe practitioner. Here at VIDASKIN, we are proud to assure you that we are an accredited Medical Aesthetic Clinic that has recently received another AMI (Allergan Medical Institute) award for being one of the top users in Singapore.

Our medical director Dr. Vicki has been inducted as a faculty member and trainer for AMI and is currently the ONLY female trainer of her generation.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, dermal fillers are not recommended. Always speak to your practitioner about when is a safe time to have them.
  • If you are not satisfied with the fillers, you have the option to mitigate, soften, or remove any non-satisfactory results. Dermal fillers made from HA are reversible using an enzyme called hyaluronidase. This process involves an injection into the problem area, with effects within 48 hours.
  • To avoid unnatural-looking results, choose an experienced practitioner.

The most common side effects include temporary tenderness, swelling, firmness, lumps/bumps, bruising, pain, redness, discolouration, and itching around the treatment site. Side effects are usually mild and last a few hours to a few days.

Do not use these products if you

  • Have a history of multiple severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis)
  • Are allergic to lidocaine or the Gram-positive bacterial proteins
  • Have had previous allergic reactions to hyaluronic acid fillers
  • Are pregnant or breastfeeding
Downtime for fillers is minimal and you should be able to resume normal activities right after the treatment. However, some may experience mild swelling, typically subsiding in 1 to 3 days. It is advisable to avoid exercising and consuming alcohol for 24 hours after treatment to prevent increased blood flow which may affect any swelling.

There is no fixed rule regarding the frequency of getting fillers done. On average, your dermal filler should last between 12-24 months, but this varies from patient to patient, depending on how quickly your immune system breaks the filler down. It is important to discuss with our doctors for personalised advice based on your needs.

Hyaluronic acid fillers are not permanent, and will therefore reabsorb into the body over time. Rest assured that there will not be a worsening of volume loss after filler reabsorption.

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