Dermal Fillers


Worried about lines, folds, creases, and facial hollows? Dermal fillers can help treat these concerns by adding volume to the face (and certain areas of the body), enhancing your natural beauty and restoring 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 then 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?

Fillers can be 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 bones and is typically used for deeper folds and wrinkles.

HA-based fillers are made with a synthetic gel that mimics a naturally occurring substance in the skin. They are mainly for restoring loss of facial volume and structure, and 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

Calcium-based or CaHA fillers are made of tiny calcium-based microspheres suspended in a water-based gel.  They also work as a “bio-stimulator”, which means they 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 Botulinum toxin and dermal fillers?

Botulinum toxin uses a neurotoxin that temporarily blocks the signal from a nerve to a muscle. This reduces 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. This is the time it takes for the filler to fully blend and settle with the surrounding tissues.

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.

Are dermal fillers reversible?

Yes, but only hyaluronic acid-based fillers. They 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, 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 has years of experience with cosmetic injectables including the use of botulinum toxin and fillers.

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