Well known internationally as a Speaker at #Aesthetic Medicine conference & a specialist trainer for various laser & filler treatments & applications, Dr Tam of EHA Clinic is one of the Governors of The International College of Surgeons & a committee member of The Asia Association of Hair Restoration Surgeons.
#DrEliasTam is also at the forefront of developing & testing the latest in hi-tech & innovative aesthetic procedures – with particular expertise in follicular hair extraction techniques for hair transplants, & facial skin therapies.
All You Need To Know About Fillers:
What happens as we age?
- #HyaluronicAcid (HA) is a naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps provide fullness & elasticity.
- As we age, skin loses HA.
- As HA diminishes, skin loses volume, increasing chances for wrinkles & folds to appear.
Restylane is also the first & only FDA-approved #dermalfiller for lip enhancement in patients over 21 years.
Hyaluronic acid is a substance that is normally produced by the body; it is what gives skin its volume & fullness. The hyaluronic acid in Restylane is called non-animal stabilized hyaluronic acid (NASHA) because it is not derived from animal sources. When Restylane is injected into wrinkled skin it adds fullness & reduces the prominence of the wrinkles in the previously wrinkled area. Hyaluronic acid also attracts & binds water, & this also helps maintain fullness in the area of injection.
Are fillers safe?
Over 10 million treatments with Restylane have been performed worldwide, making it one of the world’s most widely used hyaluronic acid based aesthetic injection treatments.
The hyaluronic acid in Restylane is non-animal which means that no skin tests are needed & that there is a minimal risk of allergic or hypersensitive reactions.
What's the proccedure like?
Just like Restylane, Perlane adds volume & fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles & folds, such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds).
Restylane Vital products improve the elasticity & texture of skin, & restores & maintain the skin hydrobalance.
After a treatment some reactions might occur. Most common is slight redness, swelling, itching, bruising, pain & tenderness. The reactions are generally mild to moderate & usually disappear shortly after injection. They usually resolve spontaneously within one or two days after injection, but for some treatments they may last longer.
Look at the volume on mom's cheeks! The results can be seen instantly. Restylane is a natural beauty product that does not affect facial expression or movement. A treatment with Restylane will generally last 6-12 months, & with only one re-treatment, the effect has in a recent clinical study been shown to last up to 18 months. To maintain the results in the lips, a re-treatment is usually needed within 6 months.
What to avoid after procedure:
Avoid touching the area to prevent infection through the needle hole for the next 4 hours. It is good to avoid alcohol & other blood thinning chemicals such as aspirin, evening primrose oil, omega oil, & excessive heat.
As mom is already 83 years old, she had received a total of 6 vials (S$5,400) for her cheeks at EHA Clinic:
- 3 Perlane @ S$1000 each
- 2 Restylane @ S$800 each
- 1 Vital @ S$800 each
As for me, Dr Tam said that I would probably need just 2 vials for under my eyes. I'll KIV mine till I'm mentally ready....
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Although mom had commented that the pain was almost insignificant, but she was really nervous. I would be too, after all, I fear the needles. Dr Tam had been extremely patient throughout the entire treatment, as well as attending to my queries.
Visit EHA Clinic now for your consultation! Dr Tam, is awfully approachable, relaxed & assuring during both consultation & procedure. My mom & I were completely at ease under his skilful hands.
Consultation Fee at #EHA:
S$25 - S$50 depending on each patient (skin condition, time etc)
Special Trial Price:
First time customers from now till end of Sept 2012 - Fillers from S$600 (usual S$800).
* S$600 (depending on brand, place used, age of patient, state of skin etc). Like mom, who is more matured, she had to use more expensive fillers.
1 Scotts Road
#15-01 Shaw Centre
Tel: +65 6235 3325 / 6235 3025