Before I move on with this piece, let’s just step back for a moment so that we know what face fillers are. First of all, there are many different types of facial fillers available these days. Each of these has very specific uses. Some are temporary whereas others are longer lasting. In the right hands, most of these products do an excellent job. Juvederm (FDA approved) is one of the most popular of all the face fillers. Singapore doctors frequently offer this to clients who are looking for longer-lasting results. It’s not the only option, but it is one of the more popular for certain types of procedure.
The types of face fillers popular at the time of writing include:
Fillers as the name implies, fill, but that’s not all they do. They also allow the doctor to massage away your lines and wrinkles once they have injected the solution under your skin. Facial fillers also help to revitalize ageing or sun-damaged skin.
In this piece, we look at the opinions of some high profile Singapore bloggers. These are women who have used facial fillers in recent times. We start with Elaine Heng, founder and Style Adviser of the “EH Image Consultancy”.
Why this treatment? Elaine is a natural beauty and has awards to prove it. She opted for face fillers because, as she put it herself, she wanted to reclaim her youthful good looks. She particularly wanted to define her best features. Elaine believed that a heavy work schedule and late nights had made her age prematurely. After consultation, she decided to go ahead and attempt to repair the damage.
Product Used: Juvederm (see above).
Areas Treated: She wanted work on her temples and chin.
The conclusion: Elaine was a happy camper. Her temples had more volume, which in turn gave her a more youthful look. As for the chin, she loved it as it gave her a more balanced appearance overall.
Why this treatment? Donna wasn’t happy with the dents in her cheeks (not to be confused with dimples). She also wanted to see if fillers could help to better define her chin. The look Donna was after was one that provided a more elongated, sharper, thinner looking face.
Areas Treated: Cheeks and chin
Product Used: Filorga
The conclusion: Donna was also happy with the end results. Once the light swelling had gone down her cheeks were noticeably fuller and the chin was sharper as she had hoped. Mission accomplished.
Why this treatment? Lian Mei Ting’s was unhappy with the area between the eyes in particular. It was just too flat. The hope was that the fillers would be able to fill up her nose bridge area.
Areas Treated: Between the eyes
Product Used: Restylane
The conclusion: This was a procedure that needed several visits. Lian was happy with the end result.
Why this treatment? Xiaxue simply wanted fuller lips. This is an increasingly more popular use of facial fillers. So did it work?
Areas Treated: Top and bottom lips
Product Used: Lip fillers (brand not named)
The conclusion: I couldn’t find any closing comments on this procedure. The “before” and “after” pics looked okay, though not as pronounced as you might expect, but okay nonetheless.
Why this treatment? Carrie wanted to both soften her features and give a somewhat more edgy look to her face in other places.
Areas Treated: cheeks and nose
Product Used: Restylane Perlane and Restylane Vital Light
The conclusion: Carrie experienced some pain and discomfort during the procedure. Still, she was overjoyed with the end results. She said the surgery had enhanced her looks but without changing her appearance. Subtle changes like this can make an impressive difference to a person’s appearance. It may not always be obvious to other people why it is they look so great. This is the mark of good facial cosmetic surgery and use of face fillers. Singapore doctors are very skilled in this area.
Why this treatment? Jamie has a very low nose bridge (a common problem with a lot of Asians). She not only wanted to improve how her nose looked, but also provide something for her sunglasses to hold on to. It might seem trivial to some, but it can be really annoying when glasses keep sliding down your face.
Areas Treated: Nose-bridge
Product Used: Nose fillers (no brand given)
The conclusion: Jamie was happy with both the procedure and the end results. There was zero pain and the “non-invasiveness” meant she would most likely use this surgery again to help maintain her good looks.
Why this treatment? Shenny had been suffering with unsightly dark under-eye circles. She thought they gave her an old, haggard look so wanted to see if fillers could offer a solution. It appears there was a dent positioned under her eyes. This was casting a shadow and making the situation appear worse than it actually was.
Areas Treated: Under eye
Product Used: None mentioned
The conclusion: Shenny was very pleased with the end result, not least because the effects were instant. She was also happy with the procedure as it was quick and totally painless.
The reason I wrote this piece is to offer some balance. The internet is awash with complaints and disaster stories about facial fillers. In the vast majority of cases, patients are more than happy with their results. We don’t get to hear about the success stories unless we go looking for them. We don’t hear about the success stories because there’s not a story to tell, other than the person was happy. People can, and often do, write entire volumes when there’s something to complain about. More often than not, facial filler treatments that go wrong are the result of poorly trained doctors and unregistered clinics. It happens. You will not find illegal practices in Singapore, but there are plenty of them in some of the other countries in the region.