Face

Dermal Fillers

Introduction

Everyone likes to appear healthy, fresh and glowing. Unfortunately, we all have our good and bad days where the mirror can be a great friend or an unwelcoming enemy. However, dramatic improvements can be achieved with dermal fillers that soften wrinkles and scars, or plump lips for a more sensuous appearance. Injectable fillers are a cosmetic treatment with a huge range of applications to help you look and feel great.

We have all heard of anti-wrinkle and collagen injectables, although often in a negative context. Times have changed, and the horror stories of ‘goldfish-lips’ and ‘pig-eyes’ resulting from botched procedures can be safely relegated to the experimental past. This is particularly the case when dermal filler procedures are performed by a highly qualified cosmetic and plastic surgeon such as Dr Ellis Choy. The range of dermal filler options has also increased significantly. Great results are the best advertisement, as evidenced by our before and after images and videos.

A candidate for dermal fillers

As we age, our skin becomes less elastic and unable to ‘bounce back’ to its original smooth condition. Sun damage and lifestyle choices also take their toll. Over time, diminishing facial fatty deposits, lack of moisture absorption and a decrease in muscle tone will lead to lines, wrinkles and sagging. It’s a natural life progression, but it can be reversed and delayed by injectable dermal fillers that re-inflate and sculpt the face without the need for surgical intervention. The procedure can also be referred to as a ‘liquid facelift’ or ‘volumising’.

Some people are reluctant to use dermal fillers that introduce unwanted chemicals or animal products into the skin. This is no longer a concern, as some of the latest and safest dermal fillers use hyaluranon; a carbohydrate that is naturally present in our skin. This substance diminishes with ageing, so a face rejuvenated with hyaluranon fillers is the natural solution.

These newer fillers also have the advantage of lasting much longer, sometimes for several years. Dr Choy also uses the best anaesthetic approach to minimise any pain associated with filler injections.

What can be achieved with dermal fillers?

Fillers are used to slow apparent ageing, remove lines, diminish scarring, plump lips and more.

  • Facial re-contouring: Volumising and rejuvenating the face. Improving youthful contours. Balancing your overall facial appearance.
  • Fine lines and wrinkles: Crows feet, frown lines, forehead lines and lip lines are all effectively treated, creating a much more youthful and pleasing appearance.
  • Lips: Dermal fillers can increase lip size and enhance lip shape, creating a natural look that best suits your overall facial structure.

Due to his expertise in cosmetic and plastic surgery, Dr Choy is also among those qualified to administer dermal fillers under the eyes. This is the one area where only a highly proficient practitioner should be consulted, as the filler is administered a little deeper and closer to the eyes and tear ducts.

It has become apparent just how much our appearance changes over the years. It’s all too obvious when meeting someone we haven’t seen for a long time. Often, we have changed so much we are barely recognisable to old friends or relatives. These changes can be safely reversed with dermal fillers. In many cases, sun damage and lifestyle choices have had damaging effects, and it’s no shame to reverse the damage with dermal fillers to look more like you used to.

Are there side effects of dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are not very invasive, with injections being made just under the top layer of skin. There may be temporary discomfort that can include some swelling or bruising, although this should subside within a couple of days. It has also been shown that limiting exercise immediately prior to treatment assists the procedure. Anti-inflammatories and aspirin should also be avoided for a couple of weeks prior to treatment to minimise bruising.

In extremely rare cases a patient may suffer an allergic reaction to dermal filler products. In this event, the filler can be negated by using a filler breakdown product.

In your consultation with Dr Choy, he will dispel any concerns you may have. His state of the art facility coupled with his surgical expertise will result in an experience that minimises discomfort while maximising your true potential.