You know, during our grandmother's time, when they needed to get rid of nasal folds / wrinkly saggy skin / furrows between the brows etc etc, the only way they could do it was to undergo a face lift. Today, anti-aging procedures are improving so drastically that you are able to get rid of your lines in just 10 mins or less!!!
How is this done????
Fillers are not an invasive surgery and there is no downtime at all. There are a few brands in the market - Restylane, Juvederm, Radiesse, Macrolane etc etc.
I have tried all 4 of these and I personally prefer Juvederm on my face. I have tried Radiesse on my nasal folds and although it lasted longer than the other fillers, I felt small lumps in the area injected with Radiesse. It is common for Radiesse users to feel lumpiness by the way, and Radiesse is able to last you - 12 - 18 months. =)
Juvederm is a hyaluronic acid type of filler. It has a type of local anesthetic in its formula and therefore when injected, you'll feel less pain. For me, Juvederm lasts anywhere between 6 months to 8 months. I usually go for regular facial massages and this causes the Juvederm to break down faster than normal. =)
"It is infused with lidocaine to improve comfort during treatment." - website of Juvederm
Restylane is also a hyaluronic acid type of filler. However, when I first used Restylane, I felt that it was a bit harder to sculpt precisely as the doctor had to pinch my face and massage it and rub more than when I used Juvederm. Also, when I used Restylane, I seemed to notice slightly more bruising than compared to Juvederm. For me, Restylane lasted about 10-12months. =)
After which, the body reabsorbs the fillers and you would need to go for a top-up. I used to pay about $2400 for my nasal folds + cat lines. Until a friend recommended to me my current FAVOURITE aesthetic clinic.
TCS CLINIC @ CENTRAL
I love Dr Chow and his team, they are always super patient with me and would explain in details the pros and cons of each procedure that I was interested in. They were not pushy and did not try to make me purchase items or things that I was not interested in. ( ++++ POINTS)
Anyway, my face before injecting fillers. Can you see the cat lines and nasal folds? OMG.......... =(