Dermal Fillers in Singapore

About the Dermal Fillers Procedure

Dermal fillers are injections of gel, customarily made of hyaluronic acid, that fills in wrinkles and adds volume to soft tissue. They are fashioned out of materials that are most commonly found in the bod. When they are injected into tissue, dermal fillers will attract moisture or water molecules to itself which will, in turn, give an immediate filling effect. Over the period of the next two weeks or so, it continues attracting water to itself so that the injected area looks volumized, bouncier, and smoother. On average a filler will last from four to nine months. Dermal fillers can be molded by the surgeon as the patient desires. The doctor will shape it as per the patient’s request. It is suitable for anyone at the age of 35 onwards and maybe younger if they smoke.

Dermal Fillers in Singapore

Dermal fillers are administered by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. To become a plastic surgeon in Singapore one will have to complete a four-year doctor of medicine (MD) degree from an accredited medical school then they will have to undergo surgical residency training upon completing medical school. This a three-year residency is a general surgery residency and afterward, they will have to undergo a second residency specializing in plastic surgery.

Singapore offers outstanding services and hospitals like Astique and Cambridge, amongst others, to get dermal fillers. The hospitals are equipped with the latest technology and highly trained medical professionals.

Cost Comparison

Dermal fillers range anywhere from 200 USD to 800 USD depending upon how much a patient wants to get done. Singapore is comparatively cheaper than countries like the UK and the USA, where the cost is as high as 2000 USD. Along with being economical, Singapore offers top-notch services and complete satisfaction to the patients as well.

Treatment and Cost

5

Total Days
In Country

2 No. Travelers

1 Day in Hospital

4 Days Outside Hospital

Treatment cost starts from

USD 1000

Hospitals

About the Dermal Fillers

Ageing individuals always have an urge for youthfulness or rather a more youthful appearance. This has led to an increased demand for treatment to reduce facial lines, wrinkles, frown lines, laugh lines and to plump lips and cheeks. Additionally, people also look forward to changing the appearance of their hands, feet, earlobe, and décolletage (chest, neck, shoulder, and upper breast area).

Many treatments are now available to fulfil the dreams of the people who wish to regain their youthful appearance. One such option involves injecting dermal fillers into the muscles that have changed in appearance due to ageing, sun exposure, or some other reason.

Dermal filler treatment or cosmetic filler treatment involves injecting appropriate material such as soft tissue and wrinkle fillers to help fill in damaged tissue and give a fuller, plump look. It enhances the appearance of the face and gives it a smoother appearance. Sometimes even fat from other parts of the body is used in dermal filler treatment.

Types of Dermal Fillers

Injectable fillers can be either temporary or permanent. Permanent dermal fillers used for damaged tissues are tiny round, smooth, and biocompatible plastic particles that cannot be absorbed by the body, whereas temporary fillers are absorbed by the body.

Temporary dermal or cosmetic fillers include materials such as collagen injections, hyaluronic acid gel, calcium hydroxylapatite, and poly-l-lactic acid. These fillers are used to correct the following areas:

  • Soft tissue defects such as facial wrinkles, folds, cheek
  • Under eye hollowness
  • Thin lips
  • Sagging hands
  • Bony feet
  • Sagging earlobes, temple, and jawline
  • Forehead wrinkles
  • Sunken cheeks
  • Skin depression and indentations on the face, feet, chin, and hands

Hyaluronic acid fillers are popular cosmetic fillers used to correct skin that has lost its elasticity. Under eye, fillers are also popular among medical tourists. Under eye, fillers are used to remove hollowness, bags under the eye, and dark circles.

How is Dermal Fillers performed?

The procedural steps used by the cosmetologist depend on the type of dermal filler being used.

Types of Dermal Fillers

The cosmetic fillers used to repair damaged tissues can be of different types. The most common types of dermal fillers include:

Hyaluronic acid fillers:

This is the most preferred procedure and the result lasts from several months to over a year or more. Hylaform, Captique, Elevss, Juvedrm and Prevelle Silk are some common type of hyaluronic acid wrinkle fillers. This type of wrinkle filler rarely result in side effects such as swelling, redness, and bruising at the injected area.

Collagen wrinkle fillers:

These fillers are made from animal source and also have a higher rate of allergic reaction. That is why allergy testing is required before treatment is started. These injections include evolence, cosmoderm, zyplast, fibrel, zyderm and artefill.

Synthetic wrinkle fillers:

This filler consists of substances prepared in the lab that are not found naturally in the skin. These fillers include Sculptra, radiesse and silicone. These fillers have similar side effects as a hyaluronic acid wrinkle filler. However, it has a long-lasting effect.

Autologous wrinkle fillers:

In this type of filler, fat is removed from areas such as thighs, buttocks and stomach. The fat is then injected into the face or any other targeted body part and the effect of this filler lasts from 12 to 18 months. This therapy is more time consuming and costly than other procedures.

Based on the requirement of the patient, the cosmetologist selects a specific type of filler and injects it to the targeted area. Several dermal fillers available in the market for personal use. However, interested candidates should always consult a cosmetologist for facial line filling. The cosmetologist will assess the condition of your skin and according choose a cosmetic filler for facial line filling.

Recovery from Dermal Fillers

You may experience a little swelling just after the injection of the cosmetic filler. However, the swelling subsides in less than 48 hours. The procedure does not take more than 30 minutes and the patient can leave the clinic soon after the treatment.

One can return to daily activities straight away as facial line filling downtime is almost zero. No recovery time is required after dermal filler treatment and you can return to day to day activities straight away.

Facial line fillers side effects such as bruising, pain, redness, swelling, itching, and changes in vision can be avoided if certain points are taken into consideration. For example, regular use of sunscreen after the treatment is a must. This not only protects the skin from future damage but also prevents post-inflammatory pigment changes.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the health care infrastructure of Singapore / Why should opt for Singapore as a destination for your medical treatment?
Singapore is generally known for its well-managed health care infrastructure and has an efficient and widespread system of healthcare. Singapore was ranked 6th in the World Health Organization's ranking of the world's health systems in the year 2000. Bloomberg ranked Singapore's healthcare system the most efficient in the world in 2014. Three main healthcare groups exist in Singapore:
  • National Healthcare Group
  • National University Health System
  • SingHealth
The 10 public hospitals in Singapore comprise 8 general hospitals (AH, SGH, NUH, CGH, TTSH, KTPH, NTFGH & SKH), and 2 specialized hospitals (KKH & IMH). In addition, there are 9 national specialty centres for cancer (NCCS & NCIS), cardiac (NHCS & NUHCS), eye (SNEC), skin (NSC), neuroscience (NNI) and dental care (NDCS & NUCOHS). The private healthcare infrastructure in Singapore is also well established. The payment methods include private payment gateways or private insurance companies. You can expect better technology to be used in private hospitals in Singapore. Various procedures like stem cell therapy and cancer research are conducted in Singapore.
What are the conditions of the hospitals in Singapore? Are they JCI certified? What is the quality of the support staff in the hospitals?
The Joint Commission International (JCI) is a global leader in health care accreditation. JCI accreditation is considered a gold standard in worldwide health care. It provides the most skilled and experienced healthcare professionals in the medical industry, as evaluators of the rigorous international standards in healthcare quality and patient safety. Here are some of the JCI certified hospitals in Singapore :
  • Mount Elizabeth Hospital
  • Singapore National Eye Centre
  • National Dental Centre
  • Raffles Hospital
  • National University Hospital
  • Gleneagles Hospital
  • Singapore General Hospital
  • National Heart Centre Singapore
  • Changi General Hospital
  • National Cancer Centre
  • National Skin Centre
  • Johns Hopkins Singapore International Medical Centre
  • Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Are the doctors/surgeons in Singapore of the best quality?
Since Singapore is known all over the world for some of the best medical treatments all across the globe, you can surely expect the best quality of doctors and surgeons here. This country has a very high quality of life and hence the health of people is of high priority.
What is the process for obtaining a medical visa in India?
People who wish to go to Singapore as a tourist for social purposes or seeking medical treatment, and require a longer period of stay beyond the Visit Pass granted on entry into Singapore, may submit an application for extension of stay (not more than 89 days from date of entry) online using the e-Service of ICA. All extension applications must be submitted online using the e-service at least seven days prior to the expiry of the visit pass to avoid overstaying. Extension of visit will not be accepted over the counter. Every visit pass issued to any person as a tourist or for the purpose of a social visit or medical treatment shall be subjected to the condition that the holder shall not engage in any form of employment (paid or unpaid) or in any business, profession or occupation in Singapore during the validity of that pass unless he is a holder of a valid work pass issued under the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act. Do visit the ICA website for further information.
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Which are the best cities in Singapore for medical treatment?
Singapore is a sovereign island city in itself. So you can find many options for treatment in Singapore itself, without having to travel too much.

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