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Dermal Fillers are a range of injectables used on the face to restore volume and diminish the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
Part of the new trend for ‘cosmeceuticals’ – the term used for creams or lotions (cosmetics) containing an active pharmacological or medicinal ingredient (pharmaceuticals), but now broadly encompasses many cosmetic procedures that don’t involve surgery – dermal fillers offer a variety of options to improve a number of skin problems.
If you’re visiting Bangkok on holiday, or on a business trip, a dermal filler treatment can be done in a matter of moments with very little downtime – so, no-one but you and your practitioner will ever know you’ve had the treatment.
Most dermal fillers work in some way to rejuvenate the skin. As we age, our faces lose subcutaneous fat and collagen (the protein that is the building blocks of our skin) production slows down. This results in volume loss and wrinkles and fillers can be used to:
- Enhance contours
- Soften lines, creases and wrinkles
- Plump thin lips
- Improve the appearance of scars
Dermal fillers are not necessarily going to benefit everyone. Some patients will only achieve the results they want with surgery, such as a facelift or brow lift. However, fillers may help in delaying the effects of ageing until such a time when surgery is required.
Dermal filler treatments are quick and easy, but the best results are achieved by using the right filler for the problem.
This is one of the most popular categories of wrinkle fillers, and includes Juvederm, Restylane and Perlane. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance found in your body, transferring essential nutrients from the bloodstream to the skin cells. It is a good choice as a dermal filler because of its compatibility, and there is evidence that repeated injections may increase the body’s natural production of collagen. These are not permanent fillers, and the results fade gradually over a period of months, unless topped-up.
Synthetic dermal fillers, including Radiesse, Sculptra and Bellafill are made in the lab and are not found naturally in the skin. The benefits are longer-lasting than hyaluronic fillers, and some even offer permanent solutions. They are more likely to cause allergic reactions because they are not found in the body, and if not used correctly may cause disfigurement. Be aware that if you do have permanent fillers that the only way of getting them removed is with surgery.
Initially, collagen wrinkle fillers were made from collagen extracted from cows, (Zyderm and Zyplast), or pigs (Evolence) but the results were short-lived, lasting only a month before fading. There is also a hybrid of cow collagen and tiny plastic spheres (Artefill, known as Artecol in Europe). However, these all require allergy testing as there is an increased risk of allergic reaction.
New ways of processing collagen has increased safety, and there are a number of treatments derived from humans, like Cosmoplast and Cosmoderm. Some are made from either your own skin (Autologen and Isolagen) or from cadaver skin (Dermalogen). The results don’t last as long as other dermal filler treatments, but many people believe them to be more natural looking.
Dermal fillers can be used as a stand-alone treatment or they can be used in combination with facial surgery procedures as part of a facial rejuvenation. Whether you are having it as part of a facial rejuvenation package, or as a quick facial pick-me-up, Bangkok offers first-class clinics and practitioners with the expertise to have you looking a million dollars.
One of the best things about dermal fillers is that there are very few noticeable side-effects – a little swelling, maybe, and redness, which dies down after a few hours and can be camouflaged easily with your usual make-up.
As the treatments are non-surgical, quick to administer and commonplace, you may not feel you need to do any background checks on clinics or practitioners. However, we would always advise you choose somewhere trustworthy and reliable. Dermal fillers may be considered non-invasive but the procedure does involve injections into the skin, which should only be done by someone who is fully trained and skilled in the techniques.
It’s not always easy to find this information out, which is why we do the checking for you. We have a number of processes to check all the clinics that are listed our website, and we make the information freely available on our website. We list qualifications and professional memberships, publish high-definition clinic photographs and gather real patient testimonials, which you can peruse at your leisure to help you choose a clinic that’s right for you.
The cost of dermal fillers varies, depending on the type, brand and what size area you have done. As a very rough guide, one area that may cost around AUD $500 in Bangkok would probably be around AUD $800 in Australia.
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