Dermal Fillers

January 13, 2016


Worried about volume loss in the face or folds and saggy skin? Dermal fillers are one of the most popular and effective treatments for filling in volume loss to restore the skin’s youthfulness and elasticity.

Dermal fillers are gel-like substances injected beneath the skin to plump it up and give it a youthful look. Some of the uses of fillers include:

    • Enhance the cheekbones
    • Plump up the lips
    • Define the chin
    • Contour the face
    • Reduce dark circles
    • Decrease the appearance of fine lines
    • Nonsurgical replacement for nose lift/enhancement

How do dermal fillers work?

Dermal fillers in Singapore work by injecting the gel in the areas of concern, which fills up the gaps due to unwanted lines and fold. There is also a special technique called Liquid Lift, used for lifting and contouring facial features. This results in a gentle natural lift, restoring a natural curved facial contour that gives you a more rested, energetic appearance.

What are the different types of fillers?

At Cutis Laser Clinics, we have fillers made with hyaluronic acid (HA) and calcium hydroxyapatite (CaHA). HA is a naturally occurring substance in the body, responsible for keeping the skin firm and supple. CaHA is also a naturally occurring substance found in the bone, so allergy testing is not required.

HA-based fillers like Juvederm® are for restoring loss of facial volume and structure. They can be used to:

  • Improve lines and nasolabial folds
  • Add volume in the cheeks
  • Fills the lips
  • Augment the chin
  • Increase the height of the nose bridge


CaHA fillers like Radiesse® are made of tiny calcium-based microspheres suspended in a water-based gel.  Radiesse®Filler also works as a “bio-stimulator”, which means it can stimulate the body to produce more collagen over time. They are used to:

  • Plump up the skin
  • Replenish volume loss
  • Improve lines on the face
  • Add volume to the cheeks
  • Fill the lips and nasolabial folds



Are dermal fillers safe?

Dermal filler treatments are safe, provided that you go to trustworthy filler clinics in Singapore or an experienced injector. However, people who are allergic or sensitive to the ingredients of fillers should not undergo a treatment. Your aesthetic doctor will determine if dermal fillers are safe and right for you.

Do dermal fillers hurt?

The injection can feel like tiny ant bites, but the sensation varies.  The application of numbing cream and the presence of lidocaine in the filler help numb the area to improve patient comfort.

What is difference between Botox and dermal fillers?

Botox uses botulinum toxin that temporarily blocks the signal from a nerve to a muscle. This reduces the muscle contractions, which then softens and relaxes the wrinkles. Dermal fillers, on the other hand, fill in the hollows, lines, wrinkles, and other areas of the face that lack volume.

How fast will I see results?

You can see improvements immediately after the procedure, but full results of a dermal filler treatment can be seen after two weeks.

How long do the results last?

Depending on the type of fillers used, the results last between 9 and 12 months, or up to two years or more. Your aesthetic doctor may recommend repeat or touch-up treatments to maintain the results.

How much do dermal fillers cost?

Dermal fillers cost varies depending on the provider, the type of fillers used, and the treatment area. Here at Cutis Laser Clinics, hyaluronic acid fillers such as Juvederm Voluma (for restoring volume and improving wrinkles) cost about $1,150 while Juvederm® VOLUX (for contouring lower face) cost about $1,250. Radiesse fillers (1.5ml) cost about $1,700.

It is best to see a dermal filler clinics in Singapore and schedule a consultation for an accurate quote of the treatment based on your needs.

Are dermal fillers reversible?

Yes. HA-based ones(Juvederm® fillers) can be reversed and dissolved by injecting a safe enzyme known as hyaluronidase. This dissolves the hyaluronic acid so the skin will absorb it. This can also address other concerns such as overfilling, prolonged swelling, and infection in the treatment area.

What are the potential side effects?

Dermal fillers side effects include swelling, redness, and tenderness, and some bruising. You don’t have to worry though, as these are temporary and resolve within a couple of days.

Where should I get facial fillers?

Injecting dermal fillers is both a science and an art. This is why it is advisable to find a reputable filler clinic in Singapore and a skilled and trained injector. Dr. Sylvia Ramirez of Cutis Laser Clinics has extensive experience with dermal fillers including the use of Juvederm.

Contact us today to book your appointment or learn how dermal fillers in Singapore make you look naturally youthful.