Our aesthetic physicians, Dr Kee Yong Seng and Dr Aarthi Maria Francis were invited to attend a Derma Veil workshop in Hong Kong. Our two aesthetic doctors were in Hong Kong from 9 to 11 September 2014. The Derma Veil workshop was attended by numerous aesthetic doctors from all over the world who were keen on being updated on this latest anti-aging procedure.
Derma Veil is an aesthetic product which helps to reduce wrinkles and signs of aging. It is an injectable product. Derma Veil helps to reduce and repair damage to the skin which is caused by the aging process and too much sunlight exposure. Derma Veil helps to hydrate our skin. It also helps to restore our skin’s volume and reduces outward imperfections such as wrinkles and scars.
The main ingredient of Derma Veil is glycolic acid (GA) which is bound to polylactic acid (PLA). The slow dissolution of the product means that there is prolonged action on our skin, thus increasing the lifetime of its beneficial effect.
Derma Veil is compatible with the human body and will be fully removed from our body over time by our own natural processes. The product does not remain permanently in our body, but is able to stimulate our own natural collagen production. This collagen production helps to reduce wrinkles, adds volume and gives us a more youthful appearance.
A minimum of two sessions and up to five sessions may be required for the best results. A session can be performed once every 3 weeks. The actual injection takes less than 10 minutes.
A patient would have topical numbing cream applied onto the skin for at least half an hour before the procedure to reduce any potential discomfort. The Derma Veil product is mixed with lidocaine which is an anesthetic agent to further make the procedure more comfortable.
There may be some mild swelling, redness, discomfort or bruising for the next few days after the procedure. Make-up can be applied to hide the appearance of redness. Ice packs can be used to reduce the mild swelling. Usually these side effects go off completely within a week. You may resume your normal activities such as going to work or the gym after the procedure.