As we age, our faces lose volume. Wrinkles and fine lines become more prominent. Facial fillers are becoming an increasingly popular anti-aging solution to reverse these effects. The forehead is an often ignored facial feature, either because hair conceals it or because attention is drawn to other parts of the face. However, it is one of the first places on the face to be exposed to the sun and is highly susceptible to aging, resulting in deep wrinkles. Forehead fillers in Singapore are an injectable treatment that can be used to fill in static wrinkles and create a fuller forehead. The treatment is also known as “forehead contouring” or “reshaping”.
What are forehead fillers?
Can forehead lines go away on their own?
The forehead muscle that causes wrinkling is called the frontalis muscle. It is responsible for lifting the brows. When the muscle is contracted, it causes parallel horizontal lines on the forehead. The more active the muscle, the more significant the presence of the horizontal lines in the forehead. Over time, this leads to deeper lines, also known as wrinkles. Home remedies and forehead exercise may work in helping to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. However, the effect is only temporary.
How do forehead fillers in Singapore work?
Treatment involves several fine injections to reduce the contraction of the forehead muscle by preventing transmission of the nerve signal to the muscle. The effect is temporary and lasts from 2 to 4 months. It takes 4 to 7 days for the injection to take effect, depending on the type of injection used. What are the positive effects of using forehead fillers? Deep creases and wrinkles are softened. The eyes look bigger and the brows are raised. The forehead is tightened and looks smoother. Brow ridges or temples are less prominent. Finally, beautiful symmetry of the overall facial structure can be achieved.
The side effects associated with the injection include bruising, itching, or minor bleeding. These effects are usually temporary and should subside once the skin has healed. Redness and swelling of the treated area usually last for less than an hour. In rare cases, fillers may cause tissue damage, infection, hard lumps, or allergic reaction to the filler ingredients. These effects need immediate removal of the filler through injection or surgery. The most serious risks are strokes or blindness, which can happen when an injection hits a blood vessel and blocks it.
How much do forehead fillers cost in Singapore?
This depends on the type of filler used, the severity of the wrinkles or fine lines, and the amount of filler required. Polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) fillers which have a lifetime of up to five years are usually more expensive. Dermal fillers and hyaluronic acid fillers are usually less expensive. Hyaluronic acid fillers plump and smooth the skin, with immediate results lasting up to twelve months. Dermal fillers effectively treat lines and wrinkles. After consultation, an aesthetic doctor would be able to provide a realistic cost estimate.