Forehead Fillers in Singapore
The loss of bone resorption, subcutaneous fat, and thinning of the muscles causes the forehead to lose volume. Even our skin gets thinner as we age to the point that the bony shape of the skull becomes more visible. Furthermore, when the frontalis contracts, the lack of volume will make the skin more prone to wrinkles.
Fillers are the easiest ways to replace missing volume. These may be strategically positioned to increase the volume of the forehead and restore a young, rejuvenated look. In certain cases, replacing volume in the forehead not only rejuvenates the face but also enhances the overall appearance of the forehead.
WHAT ARE FOREHEAD FILLERS?
Bumpy areas (fine lines and wrinkles) on the forehead can be smoothed out with forehead fillers. With age, our brows will lose their fullness and become flattened. Aside from the body’s normal aging mechanism, there are people who have flat marks on their foreheads. When used correctly, forehead fillers may help to fill in sunken spots on the forehead or produce a smoother, more attractive appearance.
In addition to removing volume loss, forehead fillers will also smooth out static wrinkles that have developed over time which results in more overactive forehead muscles. This also happens when we do too much facial expression. For more information about forehead fillers, you can contact us at our phone number that you can find on the contact page.
HOW IS IT DONE?
As we get older, our bodies (including the skin) tend to produce lesser collagen, in which our skin starts to develop and form fine lines and wrinkles. With the loss of volume in the forehead, the eyebrows will droop down, which is one of the reasons why people start to look different or their facial features changes over time. Fillers for the forehead will help to reverse this. Indirectly, forehead fillers tend to raise the eyes, giving the face a more refreshed look.
The first step in the forehead fillers treatment is applying a topical anaesthetic on the areas to be treated. Our doctor will numb the area and then mark the holes that need to be filled. The forehead filler is then injected into the places that need filling and contouring. Usually, 1 to 4cc of fillers can be used, depending on the amount of correction needed.
Types of Forehead Fillers
Since there is very little fat on the forehead, the fillers must be of a certain sort. It must be sufficiently soft while still being able to plump up the treated areas without requiring excessive substance. Popular filler substances include hyaluronic acid (HA), collagen, PMMA-based fillers, and even the patient’s own fat tissues. Because of their demonstrated protection and immediate impact, HA fillers are the most widely used fillers around the world.
Juvederm and Restylane are two common hyaluronic acid fillers that have been shown to successfully regain facial volume loss and cure forehead lines and wrinkles, with results lasting six to twelve months on average. Both Juvederm and Restylane Volyme were created with the aim of treating deep facial lines and folds. They are a great option for filling in forehead wrinkles on the forehead because of their dense and smooth gel consistency.
PMMA-based dermal fillers have a much longer-lasting effect than Juvederm and Restylane, with effects noticeable after five years. However, since PMMA is a synthetic substance, these forms of dermal fillers have a greater chance of complications. PMMA fillers use has been linked to the hardening of the underlying tissue and the forming of hard nodules. Since PMMA is not metabolized by the body, the patient may need to undergo a surgical procedure to remove the content of the filler.
How Much Do Forehead Fillers Cost?
The cost of forehead dermal fillers in Singapore ranges from $600 to $1000 per vial. The prices of the injections vary considerably based on the filler substance, the severity of the skin condition, and the expertise of the doctor. A single session of HA filler costs about $682 on average. The price can vary based on the number of vials used to plump your brow.
PMMA filler injections are more costly, with the average drug costing $889/vial. PMMA filler injections could be a more cost-effective alternative in the long run, as their impact may last up to five years. Collagen filler injections work overtime to plump the face. These treatments cost about $691 each.
How long do fillers last?
Forehead fillers or mainly dermal fillers can last up to 12 months. In terms of results duration, there are some factors that contribute to it. Result duration highly depends on the filler material (hyaluronic acid, collagen, or the patient’s own fat tissues), the severity of the skin condition, and the patient’s lifestyle.
Filler treatment procedures are not permanent, which is why doctors recommend having the treatment done continuously to maintain its effects. The reason why fillers are not permanent is that filler substances get dissolved or broken down by the body. But, with a proper lifestyle, fillers can potentially last longer.
Is it painful?
Before proceeding with the filler treatment, the doctor will first apply a numbing cream on the area to be treated. This process helps to reduce the pain that comes with injectable filler treatments. Most of our clients find the treatment tolerable thanks to the numbing cream. Keep in mind that certain facial features have thinner skin and are quite sensitive, which can cause some mild discomfort.
Are there any side effects?
As we all know, medical or cosmetic procedures all come with their set of side effects, which are mostly minimal and temporary (they go away after a day or two). With forehead fillers, patients may expect some mild side effects. Common side effects would be swelling and bruising, which happens when a blood vessel gets affected or injured during the procedure. The swelling and bruising should subside after 4 to 7 days. While in the process of recovering from the treatment, it would be best to avoid certain activities to avoid delaying the downtime.
Vessel occlusion is another side effect associated with forehead fillers or generally filler treatments. This side effect is much more serious and, thankfully, rarely happens when you have the treatment done in a certified clinic like Ozhean Zoey Singapore. Vessel occlusion is what causes skin necrosis or blindness. This happens when a filler substance is injected into an important blood vessel (near the eyes or nose) and blocks the blood flow. To avoid this complication, it would be best that you go to an experienced doctor to carry out the procedure.
Is this volume-loss treatment safe?
Forehead filler treatments are primarily safe, especially if the doctor carrying out the procedure has years of experiences with the said skin resurfacing treatment. At Ozhean Zoey, our doctors are well-trained, and we have the set of equipment needed for the service. The treatment may come with its set of minimal and temporary side effects such as swelling and bruising. But if you have the treatment done in an unlicensed clinic or salon, there’s a chance that you might experience major side effects such as blindness and skin necrosis.
Patients also have the choice to opt for Botox or botulinum toxin injection to improve the appearance of their fine lines and wrinkles on the face, mainly the forehead area. The difference between fillers and botox is that fillers fill in the bumps or lines to reduce the contraction of muscles which will then smoothen out the skin on the face. While Botox relaxes the muscle tissues on the injection site. This then helps smoothen out the lines. Both treatment procedures reduce the contraction of the muscle tissues.
What should I avoid after fillers?
After your filler treatment on the face, patients are advised not to undergo any facial massages and avoid alcohol intake for about two weeks. Patients should also avoid partaking in strenuous activities or exercises.