Collagen Filler (Sculptra)
Fillers are becoming increasingly popular as a means to help reverse the changes associated with aging and a quick-fix to rejuvenate the appearance of face and body. Because the goal is to return the body to a youthful state, fillers can give a more natural appearance than surgery and is a safer alternative. Fillers can also add volume to parts of the face and body that needs additional structuring or shape.
Collagen Regenerative Filler or Sculptra® is a potent collagen stimulator to restore younger looking skin by using materials derived from fruit acids that stimulates the body to produce its own collagen. This treatment smoothens deep lines, wrinkles and assists in restoring volume loss, resulting in smooth skin while maintaining natural facial expression. With each session, the production of collagen causes the skin to thicken and fill in the depths of wrinkles. Gradual and natural improvements can be observed after each session. Sculptra provides longer lasting results that can last up to 2 years.
This is a medical-grade treatment under our medical division.
Hyaluronic Acid (HA) Filler
Decreased skin tone, fat loss and underlying bony changes contribute to the loss of facial fullness. As a consequence of chronic sun exposure and chronological aging, skin changes occur in the forms of skin laxity, loss of elasticity, and dermal thinning. When estrogen declines especially approaching or during menopause, the skin takes a beating. Estrogen is important in the maintenance of an ageless appearance as it increases collagen production.
Non-surgical options are well accepted by patients owing to convenience, lower initial cost, less downtime and fears of “going under the knife” and anaesthesia. Due to this, hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers have become a leading option in maintaining a youthful appearance, enhancing facial features in younger patients.
Although HA fillers may seem to be similar, however they differ in physical properties, hence the consultation with your Dr is important to determine the correct product choice. Factors such as concentration, amount, particle size, extrusion force and elastic modulus influence product selection and indications. Therefore, there is no universal filler and not be considered interchangeable in all situations.
Physiologically, HA binds water extensively, giving “fullness” effect in the tissue, and cross-linking between HA strands also increase product firmness, making it more resistant to stress and also more resistant to internal enzyme degradation, resulting in longer duration of filler effect.
With stressful lifestyle and tropical climate, it’s no mean feat to keep our skin looking radiant and clear. The tropical climate constantly batters our skin with UV from the sun while offers no winter respite for our skin to rest and renew itself. With sleep and exercise get compromised due to our busy lifestyle, our skin cell renewal rate quickly falls to that of an older person. Premature ageing starts from the inside and quickly shows up our face and skin. It affects our confidence.
Without introducing any non-organic substance, it’s now possible to speed up our skin renewal by repairing its DNA fragments. This natural DNA fillers had just arrived in Singapore, best delivered by doctor’s injection into the skin matrix. The result: firmer, crystal clear skin in 4 weeks! It is clinically proven to firm up the skin and reduce pigmentation, dryness and wrinkles.
For those who don’t want injection, the DNA cell renewal serum can be infused into the deep skin via micro-funnelling or “stamping” treatment.