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A Beginner’s Guide To Understanding Cosmetic Fillers

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A Beginner’s Guide To Understanding Cosmetic Fillers

Humans have spent decades trying to reverse the ravages of time by any means necessary. Thanks to 21st-century innovations like breakthrough in cosmetic fillers, this goal is now much more accessible.

Dermal fillers boost the skin’s supply of hyaluronic acid; dermal fillers revitalize and give the skin volume, rapidly reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles and creating a more natural appearance. They are a soft injectable gel consisting of stabilized, non-animal hyaluronic acid. The gel is tissue-friendly and closely resembles the natural hyaluronic acid in the body. It is long-lasting but not permanent.


Different Types of Dermal Fillers

Different Types of Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are versatile cosmetic treatments designed to address various aesthetic concerns, offering individuals non-surgical solutions to enhance and rejuvenate their appearance. There are several types of dermal fillers available, each formulated with different materials and purposes. Here are some common types of dermal fillers:


Hyaluronic Acid (HA) Fillers

Composed of a substance naturally found in the skin, hyaluronic acid fillers are widely used for facial augmentation and rejuvenation. They are effective in adding volume, smoothing fine lines, and restoring youthful contours. Popular brand names include Juvederm, Restylane, and Belotero.


Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA) Fillers

CaHA fillers stimulate collagen production and provide long-lasting results. These fillers are often used for deeper wrinkles, facial folds, and volume loss. One well-known product in this category is Radiesse.


Poly-L-Lactic Acid (PLLA) Fillers

PLLA fillers work by stimulating collagen production over time, resulting in a gradual improvement in skin texture and firmness. They are suitable for treating deeper wrinkles and restoring facial volume. Sculptra is a commonly used PLLA filler.


Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA) Fillers

PMMA fillers consist of tiny microspheres that remain in the skin to create a supportive matrix. These fillers are used for more permanent results in treating deep wrinkles and acne scars. Bellafill is an example of a PMMA filler.


Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Fillers

PRP fillers involve using the patient’s own blood-derived plasma, rich in growth factors, to stimulate collagen production and enhance tissue regeneration. While not a traditional filler, PRP is often combined with other fillers for a synergistic effect.


Autologous Fat Injections

This involves harvesting fat from one part of the body, processing it, and injecting it into another area to add volume. Autologous fat injections provide a natural and longer-lasting solution for facial rejuvenation.


Cross-Linked Polymers

Some fillers use cross-linking technology to enhance longevity and stability. These fillers maintain their structure for an extended period, providing lasting results. Different brands may use proprietary cross-linking methods.

Choosing the right injectable dermal filler depends on individual goals, skin condition, and the area to be treated.


Different Areas for Cosmetic Filler Injection


Different Areas for Cosmetic Filler Injection

Lip Filler

Lip filler injections are a popular cosmetic procedure designed to enhance and define the lips. Using hyaluronic acid-based fillers, a skilled practitioner can add volume, shape, and symmetry to the lips. This non-invasive treatment provides natural-looking results, addressing concerns such as thin lips, asymmetry, or loss of volume due to aging. The procedure is relatively quick, and patients can enjoy plumper, more youthful lips with minimal downtime.


Cheek Filler

Cheek filler injections involve the use of dermal fillers to enhance and contour the cheeks. As we age, the natural fat pads in our cheeks may diminish, leading to a loss of volume and sagging. Cheek fillers, typically composed of hyaluronic acid, restore volume and lift to the cheeks, creating a more youthful and sculpted appearance. The treatment is often chosen by those looking to address flattened or sunken cheeks, providing a non-surgical solution with immediate results.


Chin Filler

Chin filler, or chin augmentation with dermal fillers, is a cosmetic procedure aimed at enhancing the projection and definition of the chin. By injecting fillers into specific areas of the chin, practitioners can achieve a more balanced facial profile and correct issues such as a recessed or weak chin. This non-surgical treatment is popular for its ability to improve facial harmony and contour without the need for invasive surgery.


Nose Filler

Nose filler, or non-surgical rhinoplasty, offers individuals the opportunity to reshape and enhance their nose without undergoing surgery. Using hyaluronic acid-based fillers, practitioners can address concerns like nasal humps, asymmetry, or a drooping tip. The procedure involves strategically injecting filler to achieve a more symmetrical and aesthetically pleasing nose shape. This non-permanent solution is an excellent option for those seeking subtle changes without the downtime associated with surgical rhinoplasty.


Under-Eye Filler

Under-eye filler treatments are designed to address concerns such as hollow or sunken under-eye areas, dark circles, or the appearance of tiredness. Typically utilizing hyaluronic acid fillers, this non-invasive procedure can add volume and smooth out the under-eye area, reducing the appearance of shadows and restoring a more rested look. Under-eye filler injections are precise and tailored to each individual’s unique anatomy, providing a rejuvenated and refreshed appearance.


Forehead Filler

Forehead filler injections involve the strategic use of dermal fillers to address lines, wrinkles, and volume loss in the forehead area. Hyaluronic acid-based fillers can be injected to smooth out forehead lines, elevate sagging brows, and restore youthful volume. This non-surgical treatment is a popular choice for individuals seeking facial rejuvenation without the need for surgery. The procedure is relatively quick, and patients can enjoy a smoother, more youthful forehead with minimal downtime.

Who is Suitable For Dermal Fillers

Who is Suitable For Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers restore lost volume and fullness to the face, life face, redefining contours and subtly reversing the effects of ageing. A surprising proportion of men seek cosmetic services, despite the common perception that this demographic is solely composed of women. Gradually, modern culture has abandoned gendered prejudices, and the taboo around males who have face fillers is beginning to fade.

Face fillers aren’t just for the young anymore.

  • Stimulates collagen production
  • Adds volume
  • Smoothes texture
  • Decreases the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Rejuvenates skin


How are domestic fillers done? 

Filler injections in Singapore must be HSA-approved, i.e. Health Science Authority-approved. Once injected, fillers plump up the skin and function as a cushion, eliminating fine lines and wrinkles. Fillers containing hyaluronic acid attract and retain water, resulting in perpetually dewy and buoyant skin.

Cosmetic fillers are made of various substances, including hyaluronic acid, collagen, and poly-L-lactic acid. These substances are injected into the skin using a fine needle, and they work by filling up the volume to sunken areas and areas with wrinkles and fine lines. This results in a more youthful and refreshed appearance.

The area will be numbed before your filler injections. The procedure usually takes only 10-15 minutes to administer. After that, the injected area will be instantly smooth and supple. It is advised to avoid any strenuous exercise for around 3-4 days.

Swelling or bruising sometimes cannot be guaranteed as some individuals have more sensitive skin. So, we suggest you don’t plan any significant events for the week after your filler appointment. This way, you won’t have to go to weddings or that important office conference with a red and swollen face. You can, however, get back to your daily life almost right away.


How long do dermal fillers last

How long do dermal fillers last?

There are many kinds of dermal fillers to choose from. Based on your concerns, we will determine which cosmetic filler options are best for you. It is recommended that patients consult our medical doctor on their concerns, as each filler has its unique characteristics and applications. The results of the fillers last from 12 to 24 months, depending on the brand recommended!


First time trying fillers – what should I do 

First time trying fillers – what should I do? 

Hyaluronic acid fillers are suitable for those who have never had fillers before. It helps smooth out mild wrinkles on the face and even plump up the skin to make a person look younger and fresher. HA is becoming popular and an essential part of a variety of skincare, especially for women in their 30s. HA is suitable for preventing any signs of ageing.

Cosmetic fillers can help so much, but it is also part of our responsibility to care for our skin. We can start with washing our faces every day to ensure that they are clean and free of makeup, using Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C skin care products to improve skin moisture and also putting on sunscreen.


Fillers that are available at Kowayo Aesthetic Clinic

Fillers that are available at Kowayo Aesthetic Clinic


Kowayo’s signature Dark Eye Circle treatment uses Teosyal filler. It has the broadest range of 100% non-animal resorbable hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler products for global and personalized treatment of the face. Hyaluronic acid keeps the skin moist and can be used all over the face, including the lips, cheeks, forehead, thin skin under the eyes, and neck and neckline. It is especially effective for reducing dark circles and eye bag removal.


Ellansé Injectable Dermal Filler

Ellansé is a injectable dermal filler made of biomedical polycaprolactone microspheres suspended in a soft gel. In short, it is a “medical polymer” that helps reduce fine lines and bring back lost volume. It also stimulates your collagen. The best thing about this is that the results will show right away for the patient.

Most traditional fillers last between 12 and 18 months, but Ellanse can last between 2 and 4 years. Ellanse is also a bioresorbable filler, which means the body will slowly absorb it over time. Since gel absorbs slowly, all that’s left behind is your network of collagen.


Ellansé S

Offering 1 year of longevity, this type is recommended for people getting fillers for the first time.


Ellansé M

Last for 2 years. This is the most common type that people choose.


Regain your youth today at Kowayo Aesthetic Clinic! 

Regain your youth today at Kowayo Aesthetic Clinic! 

So that’s how cosmetic fillers work! In conclusion, cosmetic fillers are a popular cosmetic treatment that can add volume and smoothen wrinkles and fine lines on the face. Several types of cosmetic fillers are available, each with unique properties and benefits. It’s essential to consult with our medical doctor to determine which type of filler is best for you. Contact us to find out more about fillers!