Cheek Fillers Singapore
Non Surgical Upper Cheek Contouring
The area of the cheek below the rims of the eyes, spreading out to the sides of the face area is an important region to augment for many older patients. As we age, the natural loss of dermal collagen, thinning of the fat pad and bone resorption will flatten the cheeks. This leads to more saggy skin, heavy jowls, sunken eyes and a downward turn of the lips. Padding the cheeks will lift the face.
The injection of cheek fillers has become a much sought-after procedure in Singapore. Filling the sunken cheek area with dermal fillers, like the hyaluronic acid filler Juvederm Voluma®, can give a natural looking and substantial improvement in the appearance of an aging face. The filler will add volume and make the jowls appear less conspicuous, by lifting the jowls up from the jawline. The injection performed by the doctor is extremely important in creating a natural look. We provide a vast range of effective cheek fillers in Singapore, so patients will rarely require cheek implant surgery.
Frequently Asked Questions - Cheek Fillers
A: Dermal fillers are soft, gel-like substances that are injected under the skin. It contains a variety of ingredients including Hyaluronic Acid (HA) that helps to keep the skin hydrated and volumized. Cheek fillers have a very low risk profile and can be modified after insertion to help you achieve your desired results. It is important to look for an experienced and qualified doctor to perform this procedure.
A: Cheek fillers are a low-risk and straightforward procedure with minimal to no downtime. After the procedure, you may experience some common side effects such as swelling, bruising, itching or redness in the area. Rest assured that these side effects usually subside after a few days.
A: Everyone is different. As we age, we tend to lose volume in our face, people who have lost volume causing their face to look droopy can consider fillers to lift those sunken areas. For individuals who are blessed with high cheekbones would be unlikely to require fillers.
A: It depends on the individual’s age and natural deficits. A doctor’s assessment is essential to determine the amount of filler needed for each individual.
Frequently Asked Questions - Double Chin
Q: What is the best procedure for double chin reduction?
A: The cause of double chin varies for individuals. A doctor’s assessment is required to determine the suitable treatment for you.
Q: Can double chin be reduced without surgery?
Yes, thanks to advanced medicine and technology, there are a number of non-invasive double chin removal treatments that can help to reduce the overall appearance of double chin. Speak to the doctor for a detailed assessment to find a suitable treatment for you.
Non-Surgical Eye Bag Removal & Reduction
What Are Eye Bags and What Causes Them?
Bags under eyes — mild swelling or puffiness under the eyes — are common as you age. With aging, the tissues around your eyes, including some of the muscles supporting your eyelids, weaken. Normal fat that helps support the eyes can then move into the lower eyelids, causing the lids to appear puffy. Fluid also may accumulate in the space below your eyes, adding to the swelling. Bags under eyes are usually a cosmetic concern and rarely a sign of a serious underlying medical condition.
Eye bags = skin laxity + fat herniation
As you age, the tissue structures and muscles supporting your eyelids weaken. The skin may start to sag, and fat that is normally confined to the area around the eye (orbit) can move into the area below your eyes. Also, the space below your eyes can accumulate fluid, making the under-eye area appear puffy or swollen. Several factors cause or worsen this effect, including:
• Fluid retention, especially upon waking or after a salty meal
• Lack of sleep
• Heredity — under-eye bags can run in families
Difference between dark eye circles and eyebags
Dark circles and eyebags - although often used alternately - are actually two different things. The key difference is that while dark circles are characterized by the darkening of the under-eye skin, eye bags pertain to the swelling around the eyes.
Frequently Asked Questions – Eye bags
Q. How can eye bags be removed non-surgically?
A. Significant reduction of your eye bags can now be treated without resorting to surgery. This has long been desired by patients who are bothered by their eye bags but are not keen to risk surgery, surgical scar, bruising and downtime.
Eye bags can often make you look tired and older than your age. With permanent eye bag reduction treatment, it can improve your overall appearance and give you a more youthful and refreshing look.
At Ensoul Clinic, we have various safe eye bag removal treatments in Singapore, one of the treatments for eye bag removal is fillers. This treatment uses HA to temporarily fill the area below the eye bag to elevate the surrounding skin to the level of fat to make the texture smooth and uniform. While this method can be used to treat younger patients, however this method is not suitable for some individuals, especially the older patients.
Using advances in technology and improved techniques over the last few years, FOTONA has developed their 4D laser eye treatment. I find this innovative new technique for non-surgical eye bag reduction very rewarding. It uses two different lasers; a dermal collagen stimulating laser and a gentle skin resurfacing laser to lift and tighten the skin around the eye bags to make it less obvious.
Other treatments include High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) treatment to the eye bag area, further tightening the skin and precisely shrinking the fat faster. The treatment takes less than 30 minutes for visible reduction of the fat bulge under the eye area. The heat can also help the skin to induce collagen and elastin production making the skin tighter and thicker.
Stitching is not required for this procedure and you will not experience any pain or bruising.
For an accurate treatment plan for your eye bags, we recommend consulting with our doctors for a detailed assessment. Some of these treatments can be used individually or in combination depending on the severity of your condition and goals.
Q. What is the downtime for eye bag removal treatment
A. Majority of the treatments have no downtime, ideal for those who want to quickly return to their normal activities after the procedure. Recovery time is dependent on your skin’s healing speed. It is often advised to avoid heat exposure 48hrs after the laser treatment and appropriate sun protection is required.
Frequently Asked Questions - Freckles
Q. How many treatments do I need to remove freckles?
A. From one to two weeks after the laser freckle removal treatment, the freckles get darker, scab and then peel off. We usually space freckle removal treatment at least one month apart. Most of our patients only need one to two sessions – in some cases, more treatments for freckle removal may be required.
Q. Is it painful?
A. The overall treatment is comfortable, no numbing is required unless advised by the doctor.
Q. Is there downtime?
A. No, patients can continue with their daily routine after the treatment. There will be some slight redness on the skin which will subside within a few hours.
Q. Will freckles recur after treatment?
A. As freckles are aggravated by sun exposure, it is important to adopt a sun protection regimen to ensure the freckles results are long lasting and sustainable and to prevent a recurrence
Frequently Asked Questions - Melasma
Q: How many treatment sessions are required to remove Melasma?
A: The results vary as it depends on the size, density of melanin and depth of the affected area. Typically, melasma will lighten after 1-2 treatments although in some cases more treatments may be necessary.
Q: Is the treatment painful?
A: The treatment procedure is comfortable and bearable. No topical numbing is required usually. After the treatment, there is a mild sensation of heat on the skin which may cause some redness which will subside in a few hours.
Q: Will melasma come back?
Melasma is typically characterized by having up and down periods where the symptoms heighten and lessen. While the laser light can help lighten or completely rid of the pigmentation factors such as sun exposure, hormones and your genetic disposition can play a role in a recurrence.
What happens after treatment?
After the treatment, you may feel slight redness which will subside after a few hours. The treated area will slowly lighten over the next few days to weeks as the pigmented area is gradually absorbed into the skin by your body's natural healing process. In some cases, the pigment may darken before becoming lighter.
Skin Tag Removal Options
There are a variety of skin tag removal treatments you can consider such as freezing, burning or cutting off. However, some of these treatments may leave you with an unsightly mark or a scar. What I like to do is to use a laser to remove skin tags as it is one of the better options that can also help with reducing the appearance of the scars.
How does laser help with removal of skin tags?
Lasers remove both skin tags and scars by targeting the damaged skin cells that are causing them in the first place. As skin tags are located deep in the layers of the skin, lasers can help eliminate them by creating microscopic wounds that encourage the skin to go through the healing process. This process forces the body to produce new skin cells and collagen while removing skin tags without damaging the skin surface. You will be able to notice smoother skin after several laser treatments.
Is there downtime?
The treatment requires low to almost no downtime. Most patients experience minimal redness and swelling that usually fades after a few hours. While some require one session, others may require a couple more as it varies for the individual depending on the number of skin tags.
Frequently Asked Questions – Tattoo Removal
1. How much does laser tattoo removal cost?
The cost of tattoo removal is dependent on the type of tattoo, the colours, age and size. As there are different types of tattoo removal lasers, we recommend consulting the doctor for an assessment before advising the cost of the procedure.
2. How many sessions do I require?
The number of sessions is dependent on the type of tattoo, the colours, age and size. As there are different types of tattoo removal lasers, we recommend consulting the doctor for an assessment before advising the cost of the procedure.
3. Is tattoo removal painful?
Laser tattoo removal is a relatively comfortable procedure. Usually, topical numbing will be applied prior to treatment.
Why choose us?
We have a wide repertoire of lasers and energy devices that we customize to treat stretch marks. As everyone’s skin is different, our doctor will require a detailed assessment in order to determine the suitable treatment for you. Treatments such as medical lasers, radiofrequency to laser thermolysis can be standalone or in combination depending on the severity of the stretch marks. As stretch marks occur when the skin is pulled by rapid growth or stretching, thus when it's over-stretched, the normal production of collagen (where the major protein that makes up the connective tissue in the skin) is disrupted. In order to treat the stretch marks, we will need to restructure the damaged tissue. The treatments we use are painless and comfortable, it can help to boost cellular metabolism, regenerate cells and improve tone and elasticity of the skin and overall lighten the appearance of the stretch marks. The number of sessions required will be determined according to the condition of your skin.