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OTHER OPTIONS TO SMOOTH YOUR SKIN

Dermal fillers are not the only treatment option for smoothing out lines and wrinkles with a natural-looking result. Anti-wrinkle injections are often used to relax the facial muscles that cause wrinkles and deep furrows, in conjunction with fillers to correct volume loss, producing a natural and balanced look overall.

TARGETED AND NON-NATURAL

Anti-wrinkle injections are simple, quick, non-surgical procedures that reduce lines and wrinkles in the upper face. The injections can treat crow's feet, forehead lines and the vertical frown ('glabellar') lines between the eyebrows (note that not all brands are indicated in all three areas). Anti-wrinkle injections are different from fillers both in the way they work and in their composition. Most dermal fillers are gels that mimic a naturally occurring sugar compound known as hyaluronic acid or HA in our skin that attracts moisture and creates volume. Anti-wrinkle injections, on the other hand, contain a protein that causes the injected facial muscle to relax, smoothing out lines and wrinkles in the area. Dermal fillers will show instant results, while anti-wrinkle injections deliver rapid, noticeable improvements within one to two days. While both products are temporary, dermal fillers can last up to 24 months, while anti-wrinkle injections last between three and four months. Anti-wrinkle injections relax only the muscles beneath the lines where the product has been injected and the muscles responsible for other aspects of your facial expression stay active. If you have no further treatment, the muscle activity return to normal and lines gradually revert to how they looked before treatment.

DO YOUR RESEARCH

Before you go ahead and book an appointment for anti-wrinkle injections or dermal fillers, be sure the clinic’s practitioners are registered healthcare professionals and are using products that are approved by the Singapore Health Science Authority (HSA). If a product seems too cheap, it may be counterfeit or imported through an unauthorized source (parallel import), which can lead to unpredictable results or side effects.