Dr Kee Yong Seng and Dr Aarthi Maria Francis, our two experienced aesthetic doctors from Premier Clinic Kuala Lumpur, were in Hong Kong for a Derma Veil workshop in September 2014. Our doctors injected volunteers with Derma Veil which can restore the patient’s youthfulness.
Facial fillers, also known as dermal fillers, are injectable substances which can be used to restore volume, lift the skin and improve sagging and wrinkles. Some fillers can be used to augment facial features such as making the nose sharper, chin and jawline more defined, or making the lips fuller.
Derma Veil is a type of filler which can be Injected on the face, and also other body parts which need volume restoration such as the hands. Anywhere there are sunken areas, wrinkles and fine lines, Derma Veil stimulates collagen production to fill in the area, thus diminishing the aged appearance. The results of Derma Veil can last 1 and a half years or so. The longevity of the results actually depends on a number of factors, such as your age, your original skin texture, your genetics and also your lifestyle such as whether you eat healthily, exercise regularly, avoid smoking and drinking excessively, the quality of your skincare products and whether you are exposed to the sun excessively.
Derma Veil is a synthetic fillers made of poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA). They work by stimulating collagen production at the treated areas.
Before injection, the doctor will apply some topical numbing cream to decrease any potential discomfort. Lidocaine, which is a numbing medicine, is mixed with Derma Veil to block out any pain. Derma Veil has some minimum downtime, such as mild redness, swelling or bruising. These subside in a few days.
At least two sessions would be needed to give the optimal results. For those who are older or have more volume loss or wrinkles, more sessions may be required. A treatment session can be performed once every 3 weeks.