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Dermal Filler: Most Frequently Asked Questions

What is the safest filler for the face?

All dermal fillers that are FDA-approved are safe. Although they are generally safe, as with any cosmetic procedure, there are some risks involved. The most common side effects are temporary and include bruising, swelling, redness and pain at the injection site.

How to pick the right filler for your specific concern?

If you’re considering a dermal filler to help with a specific concern, you’re not alone. Injectable fillers are a popular treatment to help smooth away wrinkles, restore lost facial volume, and improve the look of other concerns. But with so many different types of dermal fillers available, how do you know which one is right for you? Here’s a look at some of the most popular dermal fillers on the market and what they’re best for: 

  • Hyaluronic acid(HA), a substance that naturally occurs in the body. It is a sugar molecule that attracts and binds water, which helps to keep the skin hydrated and plump. 
  • Calcium hydroxylapatite is a substance that is found in the bones and teeth. It is often used as a dermal filler because it can help to add volume to the face and can also help to improve the appearance of wrinkles. 
  • Poly-L-lactic acid(PLLA) is used to create structure, framework, and volume to the face. It is known as a bio-stimulatory dermal filler, this means it stimulates your own skin to produce new collagen. 

As you can see, there are a variety of dermal fillers available to treat different concerns. Talk to your doctor to see if a dermal filler is right for you.

What should you not do before getting fillers?

Here are some pre-treatment tips that can help you minimize downtime, reduce bruising and swelling and heal faster:

  • Avoid blood thinning or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications. (PS: You should always ask your doctor’s advice before discontinuing this type of medication.)
  • Do not drink alcohol 24 hours prior.
  • Avoid drinking coffee 24 hours prior.
  • Reduce salt intake for a few days before treatment.

Does sleeping on your side ruin fillers?

It is recommended to avoid sleeping on your side 24 hours after dermal filler procedure. Sleeping on your side can affect dermal fillers in a number of ways. First, it can cause the filler to migrate to a different area of the face than intended. Second, it can cause the filler to clump together, making it less effective. Third, it can cause the filler to break down, leading to the need for more frequent touch-ups. Finally, it can cause the skin to sag, making the filler less noticeable. 

At GEM Aesthetic Clinic Malaysia, we have our experienced doctors available for consultation to guide you through our dermal filler treatment Malaysia and which procedures are the best suit for you. Don’t hesitate to book a consultation with us now!

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