WHY IS TECHNIQUE IMPORTANT?
Every facial structure, as well as pattern of aging is different. Therefore, a personalised plan is usually required for patients to acheive the results they desire. A professional, experienced medical practitioner will not only confidently conduct a range of facial aesthetic services, but they also know how to deal with any complications that may occur. Their training enables them to instantly recognise when a patient is suffering from an allergic or otherwise adverse reaction, making it safer for the patient. There are various injection technique depending on the chosen area to be enhanced, medical professional's protocol and patient goals.
It’s important to us that all patients understand the importance of choosing a safe practitioner. Here at VIDASKIN, we are proud to assure you that we are an accredited Medical Aesthetic Clinic that has recently received another AMI (Allergan Medical Institute) award for being one of the top users in Singapore. On top of that, Dr. Vicki has been inducted as a faculty member and trainer for AMI. She is currently the ONLY female trainer of her generation in the country.
WHY ARE LIP FILLERS SO POPULAR?
JUVÉDERM® lip fillers are a highly effective way to add or restore volume to the lips, structure, and shape to thin lips. Some people who are born with thin lips, while others may experience thinning as part of the natural aging process. Regardless of the reason, lip filling is the most affordable and safest non-surgical procedure used to enhance a person's lips.
Fuller lips can make a person look and feel younger. For ladies who may not be completely happy with certain facial features, one simple way to gain personal confidence is to consider having lip fillers. The improvement to their appearance can also help boost their self-confidence in professional and social situations. Tips and makeup tutorials abound, but they only provide short-term, subtle results. If a woman wants to enhance her lips for the long term to feel more confident at work and at home, lip fillers are a good option.
Products like JUVÉDERM® lip fillers provide a natural look because they are made of hyaluronic acid, a substance that is naturally produced by the body. Since it's natural, hyaluronic acid is less likely to cause bruising. The filler is naturally absorbed and needs to be replaced approximately every six months to maintain the plumpness of the lips.
WHERE CAN FILLERS BE USED?
You can choose to use it for anti-aging effects or simply to sculpt and reshape your face for better facial harmony. These are a few key areas where you can use fillers to instantly get a more refreshed look.
HOW DO I KNOW WHICH FILLER TO GO FOR?
A good doctor will explain the ideal treatment plan for you, but know that the most natural-looking results may require more than one type of filler. There are many different brands of fillers within each category, and the products vary in how they should be used and concentration of the active ingredient.
JUVÉDERM® is the #1 chosen dermal filler collection in the US* that offers 5 different and long lasting fillers. Each one adds volume and is designed for different needs in different areas of the face including lips, cheeks, or chin depending on your unique needs. We have what you need to get the results you want.
PERFECT PAIRING OF MD CODES™ & JUVÉDERM®!
MD Codes™ are a series of strategic, formulated injection points, which allow for a subtle and natural-looking result. The MD Codes™ technique was developed by Dr Mauricio de Maio, a world-renowned Brazilian plastic surgeon and injector. Unlike traditional injection techniques, MD Codes™ do not offer results that are temporary but strive to find the most effective solution to an individual’s problems. MD Codes™ are a useful tool that help patients understand their motivation for seeking treatment and in crafting the ideal treatment plan. When presented with the MD Codes™, patients can identify their problematic areas, discuss their treatment and what can be achieved.
The MD Codes™ are a useful tool, which Dr. Vicki of VIDASKIN has adopted to help her patients achieve outstanding and natural results. In fact, Dr. Vicki is the first and only Doctor from Singapore who has ever been handpicked by Dr. Mauricio de Maio himself, to study under him in a 2 year mentorship program, where only the best physicians from around the world are selected.
When it comes to choosing the right dermal filler for your MD Codes™ procedure many options are available. The most suitable fillers must offer superior density and structure to lift sagging tissue and address volume loss. At VDIASKIN, we use JUVEDERM® Vycross® for a number of reasons. First, its cross-linked hyaluronic acid molecules are perfect for creating structure within deeper underlying tissue. The second reason is the longevity factor. Vycross® products are known for their exceptional performance and long-lasting results.
SOME OF THE INCREDICBLE BENEFITS OF USING ALLERGAN MD CODES™ INCLUDE:
- Greater customization of Botox and Juvederm treatments
- More natural looking and effective results
- It allows for a safer, superior, and more consistent treatment
- Takes a more holistic approach to anti-aging for optimal and longer lasting outcomes
WHAT MAKES ALLERGAN MD CODES™ SO UNIQUE?
Technique – A deepened understanding of facial anatomy, coupled with extensive training and an eye for beauty, balance and harmony, enables our doctor to present a precise approach to analyse and treat our patients’ faces.
Products – The products that we use are the VYCROSS® Collection which are manufactured using Allergan’s proprietary VYCROSS technology – cross-linking the hyaluronic acid molecules to create a smoother, more efficient filler that allows for a lower concentration of hyaluronic acid to be used. Many hyaluronic acid fillers use 100% high molecular weight, while the VYCROSS Collection uses 10% high molecular weight HA with 90% low molecular weight HA, creating a smoother filler with smoother results. A smoother filler means that our patients are less likely to experience pain and swelling/after treatment, and results are long-lasting and natural.
Customisation – The assessment and delivery of the procedure is a bespoke treatment that depends on an individual’s features, aspirations and needs. It takes someone with extensive training and an artistic eye to propose, and deliver exceptionally beautiful yet natural looking results.
WHAT SHOULD I CONSIDER BEFORE I TRY FILLERS?
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, dermal fillers are not recommended. Always speak to your practitioner about when is a safe time to have them.
- If you are not satisfied with your fillers result you are not stuck with it. There are options to mitigate, soften, or remove any non satisfactory results that patients sometimes get with filler. Dermal fillers made from hyaluronic acid are always reversible using an enzyme called hyaluronidase. This process does involve an injection into the problem area, but the effects kick in quickly — around 24-48 hours later.
- To avoid unnatural looking results, choose a experienced practitioner and credible brand like the range of fillers from the Allergan series.
ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?
The most common side effects included temporary reactions at the treatment site such as tenderness, swelling, firmness, lumps/bumps, bruising, pain, redness, discoloration, and itching. Side effects are usually mild and generally lasts a few hours to a short few days.
Do not use these products if you have a history of multiple severe allergies or severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis), if you are allergic to lidocaine or the Gram-positive bacterial proteins used in these products, or if you have had previous allergic reactions to hyaluronic acid fillers.
The safety of these products for use during pregnancy or while breastfeeding has not been studied so if you are pregnant, you may want to consider this treatment after pregnancy.
IS THERE ANY DOWNTIME WITH FILLERS?
Downtime for fillers is minimal and you should be able to resume normal activities right after the treatment. However, some may experience mild swelling which will typically resolve on its own in 1 to 3 days. It is also advisable to avoid exercising and consuming alcohol for the next 24 hours after treatment to prevent increased blood flow which may affect any swelling or comfort.
HOW OFTEN DO YOU HAVE TO GET YOUR FILLERS DONE?
There is no hard and fast rule when it comes to the frequency of getting fillers done. Hence, it is important for you to discuss with our doctor for personalised advice based on your needs.
WILL THE VOLUME LOSS WORSEN WHEN THE FILLERS WEAR OFF?
Hyaluronic acid are not permanent, and will therefore reabsorb by our own body over time. However, rest assured there will not be worsening of volume loss even after filler reabsorption.
HOW CAN I RECEIVE A CUSTOM-TAILORED TREATMENT PLAN WITH JUVÉDERM® DERMAL FILLERS?
It’s important to us that all patients understand the importance of choosing a safe practitioner. Here at VIDASKIN, we are proud to assure you that we are an accredited Medical Aesthetic Clinic that has recently received another AMI (Allergan Medical Institute) award for being one of the top users in Singapore. On top of that, Dr. Vicki has been inducted as a faculty member and trainer for AMI. She is currently the ONLY female trainder of her generation.
If you are interested in getting a facial and skin assessment done with Dr.Vicki, feel free to get in touch with us at 9830 0597. During your non obligatory assessment, you will learn from Dr.Vicki first hand on how you can benefit from dermal fillers and get used to a more sculpted, happier, and rejuvenated version of yourself! However, if you do not have the time to spare, you may send us some photos and we will do our best to advise accordingly.