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A Beginner’s Guide To Understanding Fillers

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

Dermal filers 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.

Who is suitable for dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers restore lost volume and fullness to the 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 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.

Dermal 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?

There are many kinds of dermal fillers to choose from. Based on your concerns, we will determine which 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? 

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.

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

Teosyal: 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.

Ellansé: Ellansé is a 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! 

So that’s how fillers work! In conclusion, dermal fillers are a popular cosmetic treatment that can add volume and smoothen wrinkles and fine lines on the face. Several types of 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!