Not to be mistaken for Fillers for Horizontal Forehead Lines. Forehead fillers help augment and improve the appearance of your forehead that has experienced volume loss due to ageing.
People tend to ignore the importance of the forehead, yet, it is a dead giveaway when it comes to defining a person’s sex. The forehead is one of those facial features that, depending on the shape and size, can appear masculine or feminine.
Forehead fillers are commonly done by women to increase their “femininity” or feminine appeal.
There are three main differences between female and male foreheads:
Women tend to sport a rounded hairline, while men usually have a straight hairline. On this, an “ideal” forehead should match your facial thirds, or be one third of your face. If your forehead is shorter than a third of your face, women can opt to get some hair removal done to raise the hairline and achieve this “ideal”.
Female foreheads are fuller and more vertical, while male foreheads tend to be flatter and slope backwards.Plus, due to the ageing process, there is volume loss in the forehead when the fat pads disappear and move, and the forehead bone gets slowly absorbed by the body. This is why women who have slightly flattened foreheads can have forehead fillers to improve its fullness and volume. But those with a moderate to severe flattening of the foreheads should choose to have forehead reconstruction surgery to achieve results.
Men tend to have bony ridges that run across the forehead and just above the eyes. Having these grooves and ridges on your forehead makes you look more masculine. Vice versa, the “ideal” female forehead is smooth and without grooves. If you have kinks and grooves on your forehead, this is where Forehead Fillers can help to fill up and smoothen them out for a more feminine, attractive forehead.
Forehead fillers are gel-like substances injected underneath the skin by the doctor in the forehead area. It is commonly done by women to improve forehead appearance by filling up divots and kinks, and smoothing out grooves.
Forehead fillers are largely categorised into Hyaluronic Acid-based (HA) Fillers, and Non-Hyaluronic Acid Fillers. The former is dissolvable should you be unhappy with the results, while the latter typically cannot be dissolved and can remain in your forehead for a long period of time.
Brands of common temporary and dissolvable HA forehead fillers used in Singapore:
The following are common non-hyaluronic acid semi-permanent fillers used for the forehead in Singapore:
While technically there isn’t a “best” filler for forehead augmentation, there are fillers that are more suitable than others.
Suitable forehead fillers have 2 main characteristics:
At SL Aesthetic Clinic, we prefer to treat first-time patients new to Forehead Fillers with Hyaluronic Acid-based Fillers so that they can see if they like the results or not, before deciding to either opt for a longer-lasting semi-permanent non-hyaluronic acid filler or even surgery later on.
Typically 1ml (1 syringe) is sufficient for the correction of small kinks and divots on the forehead. More is required if greater volume is desired.
Juvéderm VOLUMA filler can last up to 18 months in the forehead. Other brands and types of fillers will have varying longevity.
Once the filler has been absorbed by the body and disappears, you can choose to have the treatment done again. Should you stop, your forehead will not become worse than before. It will gradually return to its original state.
Juvéderm VOLUMA filler starts from $800 per 1ml syringe, which is typically sufficient to correct small divots and kinks on the forehead.
After you’ve been assessed to be a suitable candidate by the doctor, your forehead will be cleansed and numbed with a topical numbing cream.
The doctor may then make markings on your forehead as a guide.
This is then followed by injections of the filler into areas of your forehead that need filling and contouring.
No. Most patients find forehead filler to be tolerable. Plus, the Juvéderm VOLUMA filler we use contains lidocaine, an anaesthetic. This improves your comfort level throughout the treatment process.
Side effects of forehead fillers are mild and temporary. These can include red dots appearing at the injection sites, general redness of the area, swelling, and bruising. They typically dissipate within a matter of days.
Major complications are uncommon. Some are theoretical in nature such as:
We recommend that patients avoid alcohol for the day of treatment itself. Strenuous exercise should also be avoided for at least 7 days after treatment.
We do not recommend massaging or excessively touching the treatment area for at least 2 days after treatment.
When performed properly by a trained doctor, forehead filler results are natural-looking.
At SL Aesthetic Clinic, we believe in the “less is more” approach, and prefer to start with a lower amount of fillers and slowly work our way up. This is because as with any injection treatment, there will be some swelling in the area, which can affect how the final results look.
This is common immediately after treatment. The fillers will take time to integrate into the area and smoothen out in about 2 days or so.
Any healthy female looking to improve your forehead contour and overall facial aesthetic, all without the downtime, risks, and complications that surgery entails.
It is suitable for women who have minor divots and kinks, or require a small degree of volume added. It is also suitable for women who want to see some degree of forehead augmentation, but are not ready for surgery, or for those who want to see the results of an augmented forehead before committing to plastic surgery.
Yes! Sometimes, the divots and kinks are very minor, which can be helped with lasers. Other times, these grooves or formations appear only when there’s muscle movement. This is when Botox comes in.
The following circumstances may prove unsuitable for forehead fillers:
[13 Oct 2019] Written by Dr. Charlene Goh
Having obtained her medical degree in Scotland, Dr Charlene Goh returned home to Singapore, where she practised in several major hospitals and in various departments. But her education did not stop there.
From a young age, Charlene has had a strong interest in skincare and beauty trends. Urged by Dr Kelvin Chua to pursue her passion, Charlene went away to study Practical Dermatology at Cardiff University in Wales.
Not one to rest on her laurels, she returned home and picked up certifications from various aesthetic organisations.
Now armed with the proper certifications and experience, Charlene is adept at a wide range of minimally invasive aesthetic procedures such as laser treatments, dermal fillers, botulinum toxin injections, etc.
A firm believer in presenting one’s best self, Charlene hopes to help others achieve confidence through a holistic approach; a wholesome combination of a healthy lifestyle and diet, complemented by clinically proven aesthetic treatments.
Charlene is a self-confessed beauty junkie and fashionista, and will happily discuss the latest trends with friends and patients.
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