Embracing the natural ageing process doesn’t mean you must accept every wrinkle and fine line on your face. In the quest for youthful and contoured facial features, one term you’ve likely encountered is ‘dermal fillers.’
They made combatting the visible signs of ageing possible, empowering you to feel confident and look your best at any age.
But what exactly are these fillers, and how do they work? This article provides an in-depth explanation of the different types of dermal fillers available in Malaysia.
Unveiling the Power of Dermal Fillers
Dermal fillers are gel-like substances, typically containing hyaluronic acid, that are injected beneath the skin to soften creases, smoothen lines, restore lost volume, or enhance facial contours.
Additionally, more than 1 million men and women annually choose this popular facial rejuvenation treatment, as it is a cost-effective way to look younger without surgery or downtime.
However, their application isn’t only limited to your face. Dermal fillers can also restore lost volume in your hands, plump your lips, and even redefine your jawline’s contours for a youthful look.
The Role of Dermal Fillers in Defying Age
As we journey through life, our bodies gradually produce less collagen and elastin. These proteins are crucial for maintaining skin elasticity and strength. Hence, their decline results in skin sagging and the formation of wrinkles, furrows, and folds.
Although commonly referred to as “wrinkle fillers,” dermal fillers offer more than just wrinkle-smoothing effects; they excel at addressing various concerns. Some common issues dermal fillers can effectively help are as follows:
- Smoothing out lines around the nose and mouth (known as marionette lines, smile lines)
- Restoring and enhancing volume to sunken cheeks , temples and undereye tear troughs.
- Reducing vertical lip lines
- Plumping and enhancing lips
- Smoothing out chin creases
- Improving facial features symmetry
Exploring the Various Types of Dermal Fillers
What are Fillers Made With?
Aesthetic physicians use a variety of US FDA- and MOH-approved filler products. In general, fillers are categorised by the substance they are made from.
A note for your safety: always ensure you receive US FDA- and MOH approved brand name fillers that are only available through a licensed physician, such as an LCP-certified Aesthetic Physician.
Hyaluronic Acid (HA) Dermal Fillers
Renowned brands like Teosyal and Belotero offer hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers known for delivering natural-looking results due to their impressive safety and efficacy profiles. Most HA fillers contain lidocaine to help minimise discomfort during and after treatment.
They contain hyaluronic acid, a natural substance in the body that adds volume and hydrates the skin. They’re typically used for addressing fine lines, wrinkles, and volume loss in the cheeks, lips, and nasolabial folds.
One of the key advantages of these types of dermal fillers is their excellent safety profile and reversibility. If a patient is unsatisfied with the results or complications occur, the effects can be reversed almost immediately using an enzyme called hyaluronidase.
Moreover, these fillers are highly compatible with the human body, reducing the risk of adverse reactions. Plus, the results are typically immediate and temporary, lasting 6 to 15 months or longer before the body slowly and naturally absorbs the particles.
Collagen Stimulator-Based Dermal Filler: RADIESSE® (+)
RADIESSE® (+) is a dermal filler based on Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CAHA). Compared to hyaluronic acid fillers, this substance has a thicker consistency and a higher viscosity. Calcium hydroxylapatite is a naturally occurring substance mainly present in our bones.
When used as a filler, the calcium particles are suspended in a smooth gel and are almost microscopic. It not only acts as a filler but also stimulates the body’s collagen production for a natural and long-lasting result.
It is particularly useful for areas requiring more substantial lifting and volumisation, such as the cheeks, jawline, and hand rejuvenation.
Furthermore, its main advantage is its ability to stimulate collagen production for a more natural result. The effect is longer-lasting, with results lasting for a year or more, offering an immediate lifting and contouring effect.
Skin-Strengthening Bio-Stimulator Based Dermal Filler: AestheFill®
AestheFill® is a dermal filler based on Poly-DL-lactic acid (PDLLA), a biodegradable and biocompatible (meaning it is safe to use in the body) synthetic substance.
Unlike traditional dermal fillers, AestheFill® is categorised as a “collagen stimulator” because its primary function is to facilitate the natural collagen rebuilding in the skin, leading to smooth fine lines.
The body absorbs the filler gel within a few days after treatment. It then promotes collagen and elastin production to improve skin texture, volume, and overall rejuvenation, rather than merely filling in lines and wrinkles.
Its main advantage is its long-lasting effect, with results that can last from 1.5 to 2 years. Known for its safety and reliability, AestheFill® gradually and naturally enhances your appearance over time.
This is particularly appealing for those seeking subtle changes. It stimulates the body’s collagen production for a natural and holistic approach to skin rejuvenation.
Your Journey Towards Ageless Beauty with Dermal Fillers in Malaysia
When it comes to selecting a provider for injectable treatments, it is crucial to approach your decision with the same level of care and scrutiny you would for a surgical procedure.
Even though non-surgical filler treatments may seem less invasive, they are still medical procedures that demand specific training, knowledge, and expertise to ensure both safety and natural-looking results.
At Dr. K & Associates Clinic, we pride ourselves on our comprehensive understanding of ageing skin and how to rejuvenate it using the latest dermal filler technologies. Our doctors possess a comprehensive understanding of facial anatomy, a well-developed aesthetic sense, and precision and skill akin to those of surgeons.
Regardless of whom you choose, ensure that your provider has a proven track record in cosmetic medicine and ample experience administering filler injections. Whether you’re considering Teosyal, Belotero, RADIESSE® (+), AestheFill®, or other types of dermal fillers, we can help you make informed decisions that suit your needs, expectations, and budget.
Embrace the wonders of anti-ageing & regenerative medicine today and discover how you can enhance your beauty and well-being. Embody your confidence, inspire your soul, and let your beauty shine with Dr. K & Associates Clinic.