Anti-ageing treatment for men
The nasolabial folds, commonly known as “smile lines” or “laugh lines” become more pronounced as men get older. They are the two skin creases that run from each side of the nose to the corners of the mouth, and are the result of the loss of facial volume and skin elasticity. To some men, they may represent a sign of maturity, status and character, nonetheless when they become very deep, they may make you look tired or unhappy.
Dermal fillers can restore loss of volume by providing structural supports to lift up deep creases. Treatment with dermal fillers can not only can replenish volume, but also stimulate natural hyaluronic acid production in the treated areas. Dermal filler is highly versatile, besides treating nasal labial folds it is also frequently used in restoring cheek volume, improving appearances of sunken temples and eyes, lifting jaw lines and reshaping noses and chins without the need of invasive plastic surgery or downtime.
Besides softening your facial lines, dermal filler stimulates your natural hyaluronic acid production which acts as an internal moisturiser to hydrate your skin. It is FDA approved and CE-marked. HA based fillers can be dissolved by Hyaluronidase if necessary, giving you extra peace of mind.
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PROCEDURE TIME 30-45 minutes
BACK TO WORK Same day
ANAESTHETIC Topical / Local Block
FULL RECOVERY 2-3 days
DURATION OF RESULT 12-18 months
Avoid Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAIDs) medicine for 2 days (e.g. ibuprofen, diclofenac)
Avoid vitamin E, Ginkgo Biloba for 2 days
Avoid alcoholic beverages for 1 day
Avoid aspirin for 7 days (if you take aspirin for medical reason, please consult your doctor)
Your skin will be cleansed and disinfected
Topical numbing cream will be used to ensure comfort, it takes about 5-10 minutes to work
Local anaesthetic is integrated within all the dermal fillers used, to further minimise any discomfort during and after procedure
Dental blocks can be requested to completely numb the treatment areas
Ice pack or Arnica might will be used to minimise bruising
Procedure takes around 15 minutes on average
Result is pretty immediate with minimum or no down time at all
Contraindications may occur: in individuals with known hypersensitivity to dermal fillers.
In the presence of infection or severe inflammation at the injection sites.
Concurrent treatment such as laser skin resurfacing, microdermabrasion and chemical peels.
Side effects are rare, mild bruising might occur, but this usually fades quickly (you can minimise bruising by avoiding medication aforementioned before the procedure).
Mild swelling may occur and usually subsides within 2 days.
Local infection (please adhere to the post-treatment advice to avoid infection, antibiotics might be needed in such cases).
You can carry on with your day pretty much as usual immediately after leaving the clinic
Please avoid putting on anything on your face for at least 4 hours after treatment
Please avoid putting skincare with peeling chemicals for 2 days (e.g. glycolic acid)
Please avoid strenuous exercise for 2 days
Please avoid alcohol for 2 days
Please avoid sun tanning/ sauna/ extreme heat for 2 weeks
The result is seen immediately
Book a complementary check up in 2 weeks time to review your progress, you can discuss other treatments that can complement the new you
You may also book your next appointment to ensure you maintain your new look