Dr. Andrew Khoo

Plastic & Aesthetic Surgeon
FRCS (Edin), FRCS (Glasg), M Med FAMS (Plastic Surgery)
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Injectable Fillers

Skin Texture Improvement Therapy for Fine Facial Lines and Wrinkles, Deep Facial Lines and Contour Improvement, Lip Augmentation

Downtime Depends on the area treated

Restylane, Perlane and Restylane SubQ

 Restylane, Perlane and Restylane sub Q are all stabilized hyaluronic acid fillers with different degress of cross-linking. Each of these products has a different consistency and duration of action. The samller molecules are used is shallower applications or where a softer feel is needed. The larger molecule size allows a greater degree of augmentation which lasts longer. The disadvantage of larger molecules is that the product is firmer to the touch. This is an office procedure which takes 15-20 minutes.

These fillers are used to treat shallow or deep facial line, wrinkles, creases and furrows, “sunken” cheeks and skin depressions brought about by aging or injury. Different types of fillers made from a variety of materials are available and the effects can be either temporary or permanent. Soft tissue fillers, most commonly collagen or fat, are injected beneath the skin to fill in lines, creases and sunken areas of the face improving skin texture and temporarily restoring a smoother more youthful appearance. These fillers can also be used to augment lips or add fullness to cheeks.

The disadvantage of using fillers made from collagen and fat is the need to overfill areas to achieve a desired effect and the variable duration of results achieved. Prepacked injectable materials based on synthesized hyaluronic acid are now available allowing them to be more easily administered in the clinic.

Depending on the type and severity of the condition to be treated, injectables can also be used in conjunction with resurfacing procedures such as laser treatment, or recontouring surgical procedures such as a facelift.

These procedures can be administered in the clinic procedure room and the downtime depends on the area that is treated. They can be done under topical and local anesthesia.

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