Aging is beyond the skin’s depth. Aging occurs in our skin, subcutaneous fats, muscles, ligaments, and bones. As we get older, aging causes bone resorption resulting in volume loss. Dermal filler is a beneficial anti-aging treatment to add volume to sunken areas of the face to improve the hollow. We also have retaining ligaments that suspend the skin by attaching it to the bone. Our ligaments also weaken with age which causes in sagging face. Placing the fillers at the base of retaining ligaments can provide a tightening effect by tensing these ligaments.
Dermal filler is commonly used for V-shaped face contouring, refreshing your look, and plumping the lip. The procedure begins with a personalized consultation to learn about your concern and the goal you would like to achieve.
Hyaluronic acid fillers contain hyaluronic acid that is naturally found in our skin. It offers instant result and last about 6-12 months. Collagen stimulators generally contain PCL or PLA to add volume as well as stimulate fibroblasts in our body to produce collagen. In general, the collagen stimulator last longer than HA-based fillers (1-2 years), however, the result is not immediate. It takes a minimum of 1 month to see the result as we are waiting for the collagenesis process and it will get better after three months.
Although it is the most requested treatment from Asian patients, we don’t do nose filler in our clinic as it is too risky. We have lots of blood vessels around our noses that can lead to serious side effects.
Each patient is different. It depends on your condition and the goal you would like to achieve. However, at Healthy Look Aesthetic Center Ubud, we always suggest our patients start with the low amount first, fill in the most essential one, and see how it goes in your face. In case you need a very subtle enhancement (mostly in the lip), we can inject less than 1 ml, and keep the remaining filler for 2 weeks. We offer a complimentary touch-up for you if required.