Facial Fillers – Future Forward by Dr David Loh


Anti aging fillers

For the price of an economy-class ticket to London, you could get yourself a fresher and more youthful-looking face if you were to visited your aesthetic doctor and had some Botox and fillers injected into your face. That is something we all know. But what most people do not know is how much advancement the field of Facial Aesthetics has undergone in the last 3-4 years. If you think that aesthetic doctor will simply stick some fillers into your naso-labial folds (the folds beside your nose), then you are quite mistaken. A whole new thinking and approach to rejuvenating faces has taken hold in the world of Aesthetic Medicine.

“Fillers have become an art form where doctors sculpt and contour faces to enhance beauty in already beautiful faces. Mastering this will distinguish you from the rest of the pack.” This was the message that Dr David Loh had delivered to 40 of the more advanced injectors from Singapore and Malaysia at The Botox and Fillers Masterclass, which was held in Kuala Lumpur in May 2012. Dr David Loh is better known as the Allergan appointed trainer for Botox and Fillers since 2006.

Traditionally, fillers were used only to make lines shallower. These days however, they can be used to make faces that are flat or broad appear shapelier; or faces that are angular to appear softer. Small chins can be made more prominent; and flat noses more projected. And the list goes on. Even the approach to treating lines has changed. Fillers are used to prop up skin in surrounding areas to stretch out lines like the naso-labial folds without ever injecting into the fold itself. This is the latest approach to using fillers as a sculptor’s tool which new doctors are taught these days. And where fillers ere once a dull and boring cousin of Botox, it now takes center-stage as the most impressive and the most instantly gratifying aspect of any encounter with aesthetic doctors.  Not surprisingly, it has had a major revival in popularity in the last 3-4 years.

Fillers rank a close second after Botox as the most popularly requested non-surgical aesthetic treatment on the face. Some 200 million treatments were carried out in the USA alone last year. If you take into consideration Europe, South America, China and the rest of Asia, the number would be phenomenally astronomical.

One could erase 10 years off the face without even missing a day’s work and without any discernable marks. The lunchtime aesthetic makeover was born, thanks in a large part to fillers and botox. “The worldwide aesthetic enhancement industry is now a serious multi-billion dollar industry and fillers have always been a crucial part of this phenomenon, although in recent years, it has as taken on a much more prominent role with the new techniques of facial sculpting and contouring. These new techniques are now the core curriculum for the training of new doctors,” explains Dr David Loh.

Dr David Loh demonstrates facial sculpting at The Botox and Fillers MasterClass

But the journey of fillers does not end here. While techniques will no doubt continue to improve, materials will also become longer-lasting and also safer. Today, aesthetic doctors are sculpting faces and shaping skin in such a way that lines stretch out even without a single drop of filler material injected into it. “In the future,” Dr Loh added, “we will probably be looking at how to predict the effects of aging and using fillers to prevent it altogether. Already, studies have shown that fillers alone can stimulate the production of collagen just by their presence in the skin and stretching the skin.”

The future for fillers in Aesthetic Medicine is promising and exciting. The industry is witnessing the beginning to an end of all the problems with inferior quality products that have plagued filler facial enhancements in the past.  Fillers are seeing a revival because of the new approaches to sculpting and contouring faces. Undoubtedly, newer and better injection techniques will continue to be introduced in the future, which will transform faces more naturally and for a longer time.

REVIEW: Ulthera Face Lifting Treatment


 ulthera machine  ulthera close-up

 

Ulthera is the first aesthetics device to combine ultrasound imaging with focused ultrasound energy for non-invasive skin lifting. The ultrasound enables visualization of tissue beneath the skin’s surface and Ulthera is the first and only non-surgical procedure to be able to focus energy at prescribed levels. This enables significant lifting of skin tissue while leaving the top layers including the epidermis completely unaffected.

“I’m now able to accurately pinpoint the fibro-muscular layer of the skin and deliver controlled doses of energy onto this layer. Thermage and Titan, the two older generation skin tightening procedures, dumped heat into the entire thickness of the skin, and this resulted in discomfort and were also not always effective,” says Dr David Loh, about this exclusive face lifting machine. There are only 150 machines available around the world and David Loh Surgery is one of the handful to have acquired Ulthera in Singapore.

One of the key features of Ulthera is that it actually triggers the body’s natural healing response which results in regenerated supportive collagen fibres – gradually lifting and tightening skin tissue over time. In clinical trials, 89 percent of patients have noted lifting, tightening and firming in the eyes, general face area, neck, cheeks and along the jaw line. Over a 90-day period, the skin takes on a noticeably refreshed appearance that lasts for 10 months up to a year after the first treatment.

As my face was not sagging yet, I was concerned that I would look too stretched and lifted after Ulthera. Dr Loh reassured me that this would not be the case. “Ulthera is suitable for everyone as the treatment stimulates collagen and makes you look more refreshed. After Ulthera, you will get a more defined jaw line, your lines will get pulled up and collagen stimulated within your skin. In fact, Ulthera will make you look five years younger!”

Treatment process:

 ulthera treatment ulthera with dr david loh

Numbing cream is first applied and left on for 20 minutes. This was then wiped off and a cold gel spread liberally over my cheeks down to my neck. Using a handheld device, Dr Loh fired shots section-by-section around my cheeks down to my jaw. He focused on my jaw line and chin to firm those areas and also applied some shots at my temple for my crows’ feet and to lift my eyes.

Ulthera’s ultrasound energy felt like an electrical sewing machine stitching my skin from deep within. Some parts, especially around the bony areas like cheekbones and temples, felt more sensitive. To relieve the pain, I gritted my teeth and focused my thoughts on looking five years younger.

Results:

 before ulthera

Before Ulthera

 after ultheraAfter Ulthera with mild redness

My face felt really tight after the Ulthera treatment and when I tried to smile, my lower face, where Dr Loh focused the ultrasound energy, felt stretched. There was some mild redness which went away in 30 minutes and the tight feeling also eased to a gentler tightness soon after.

The pinch test: Before Ulthera, I was able to pinch the soft and loose skin underneath my chin easily. After Ulthera, the skin underneath my chin firmed up and became more difficult to pinch. Goodbye double chin! Will update again in three months when results peak and I look like a 25-year-old (hopefully!).

Ulthera

Duration: 40 minutes – 20 minutes for numbing cream and 20 minutes for treatment procedure. 

Cost: Around $7,000 for a full face and neck treatment.  

Location:  

David Loh Surgery

501 Orchard Road,

#05-16, Wheelock Place

Singapore 238880

Tel: 6733 5300

Website: http://www.davidloh.sg

<<Read more Laser Treatment Reviews

Non Surgical Face Lift Special


Ulthera is a revolution in the field of skin tightening treatments. It is the first ever aesthetic treatment that incorporates ultrasound imaging for the visualisation of tissue beneath the skin’s surface. Guided by the ultrasound scan of the skin’s different layers, doctors can, for the first time ever in the history of aesthetic treatments, deliver focused energy at prescribed depths within the skin. The energy enables a significant lifting of skin tissue while leaving superficial layers completely intact.

The energy triggers a healing response which makes skin more elastic and more radiant. Skin forms new and improved collagen, which gradually tightens and lifts the skin from within. Collagen and elastin fibers are the main supportive structures within the skin against gravitational effects. Forget two weeks downtime, this procedure involves absolutely no recovery time as there is no breakage of skin.

Ulthera is suitable for everyone – no matter what race and age. With over 1000 patients treated worldwide, Ultherapy (skin-tightening with Ulthera) has been shown to produce significant lifting of lax skin. In the pivotal trial, noticeable improvement occurred in nearly 9 out of 10 patients (89 percent) resulting in less hooding or skin laxity on the upper eyelid and a more open, refreshed appearance overall. Study patients noted lifting, tightening and firming in other areas of the face and neck as well, such as the cheeks and along the jawline. Results developed gradually over a 90-day period following treatment and results can last up to four years!

Remember, it is all about maintenance and prevention of your skin from aging, not treating the problems when they appear. Imagine this: If you start your anti aging treatments now, five years down the road, you will still be wrinkle-free while your friends have developed crow’s feet!

Preventive Anti Aging Expert

Dr David Loh is famous for his advanced BOTOX techniques, being the official Allergan appointed trainer for all new doctors in Singapore. Patients from all over the world come to Dr David Loh for discrete cosmetic improvements at his clinic, David Loh Surgery at Wheelock Place. One of the first clinics in Singapore to offer aesthetics, Dr Loh introduced the Titan Non-surgical facelift and Smartlipo in 2005 to Singapore and regionally. His clinic is also one of the first clinics in Singapore to perform VASER LipoSelection and High Definition Vaser in 2007.

Dr David Loh is a general practitioner with a special interest in aesthetics medicine. He obtained his basic medical and surgical degree from the National University of Singapore and holds a Masters of Science from the University of Wales, UK. A certified laser practitioner, he has 18 years of working experience, 13 years of which were in aesthetics. He is the current Secretary of the Society of Aesthetics Medicine, Singapore (SAM) and Conference of Aesthetic Medicine (CAM) and regularly lectures on various topics in aesthetics medicine for doctors around the region. As the official trainer on advanced BOTOX and Filler techniques, Dr Loh regularly hosts and conducts workshops for doctors from all disciplines in the South-East Asia region.

Ask The Expert Featuring Dr David Loh 

1. What is preventive anti aging?

This is a whole new concept where we approach the problem of aging way before aging sets in. Look at your mum and you will know how you will age. Why wait till then to seek treatment? It is easier to do treatments to maintain your skin now then treat the problems later.

2. At what age does skin start to age?

Your skin actually starts to age immediately after puberty. However, even though your collagen is lessened, it is still able to heal itself quickly. This starts to slow down in the late 30s and 40s where actual signs of aging like sagging and wrinkles appear.

Your lifestyle also plays a big part in your aging process, so if you smoke and sun tan a lot, your skin’s aging will be accelerated.

3. Do genes play a big part in how we will age?

It does. Genetics determine your skin’s healing process. Certain races age better like Asians and African-Americans compared to Caucasians. Your face structure is also important when it comes to aging well. For example, certain features like thick lips can make a person look youthful.

4. I’m only in my 20s, do I need to do any anti aging treatments? Why?

You need to be aware of what environmental damage can do to your skin and start using skin care that protects. Maintanence is better than cure so you can start doing gentle laser and IPL treatments to regenerate collagen and keep your skin in good condition.

5. Will doing these treatments early make my skin more resistant to them as I get older?

No, in fact, it’s been scientifically proven that fillers actually stimulate collagen and improve skin tone. If you test skin before and six months after it’s had filler injections, you will see that the new skin has more collagen.

These treatments actually improve your skin’s baseline and takes it to a higher level so that you age slower.

6. What are some treatments to do for skin maintenance?

You can start with fillers to improve collagen and IPL to take away freckles, reduce acne and acne marks.

7. How do these treatments compare to anti aging creams?

Unlike the treatments above, creams can only go so far. Our skin is an excellent barrier against dust, oils, etc. That’s why sonophoresis machines have been used to drive the molecules of creams into our skin in some beauty treatments. Creams have to be designed very well to be able to deliver nutrients on its own.

Creams have their own place of course – it is comforting to use them when your skin feels dry. It just has to be formulated very well to be able to deliver its benefits.

8. In your experience, what is the best anti aging treatment available and why?

So far, Ulthera has been the most revolutionary as it is able to look into the many layers of skin and deliver the precise dosage without harming the epidermis. Patients are able to get a firmer and tighter face just from one treatment!

9. What other benefits does Ulthera have?

It stimulates collagen, reduces lines and gives you an overall radiant look.

10. Can we delay our skin from aging and how?

Realistically, we can’t delay our skin from aging but we can hold back the signs of aging that chronological age will show. In the last 20 years, there have been a lot of advances in technology like non-ablative lasers, Thermage, Titan and Ulthera – many affordable treatments that have been scientifically proven to deliver results. So, you can delay the signs of aging even though you can’t delay aging itself!

>> Click here to read my review of Ulthera with Dr David Loh

Special Features


Special Features

Non Surgical Face Lift Special Featuring Dr David Loh

Anti Aging Special Featuring Sculptra

drgeorgialee Skincare

Get Featured


Doctors’ Testimonials:

– Dr Dana Elliott

Every person who wants to be educated on our services must read her write-ups! If a doctor wants the public to know about his or her treatments, Pearlin’s site is a good place to start. Kudos to Pearlin for empowering readers to make informed decisions and also partake in the laser treatment reviews to experience the results themselves!”

 

 

 

 

– Dr Z Teo

 

“I’ve been getting a steady stream of patients after being featured on Pearlin’s website. In fact, I just had two patients fromReviewAntiAging.com this morning! She is quick and professional with her reviews and very easy to work with. In fact, she taught me how to leverage the power of social media to generate online buzz. Definitely worth the marketing investment!”

 

 

 

– Dr David Loh


“With Pearlin’s advice, I was able to get my website ranked on page one of Google in a few short months. Her experience in social media and her own anti aging website provides her with knowledge on what is required to be positioned as an expert online and get more patients.”

 

 

 

Get Featured!

  • Do you want to increase your online presence?
  • Are you keen to broadcast your services to thousands on the Internet?
  • Do you want to create buzz and build a group of loyal fans?
  • Be featured in Singapore’s only aesthetics magazine where I am the Editor? More info here: http://www.theaestheticsguide.com

Review Anti Aging is your PERFECT ONLINE BUSINESS PARTNER!

It features the best reviews on anti aging and laser treatments and is the premier portal for women and men seeking anti aging and laser treatment procedures.

Let me show you how to:

Leverage the power of social media

– By identifying and enlisting the help of Online Influencers to market your services

– By tapping onto the world’s largest social network to build a big group of loyal fans

Boost your online branding

– With a well-written, magazine-style advertorial in Singapore’s first anti aging website

Manage and grown your online community

– By having the expertise of a community leader who will work with Online Influencers to grow your fan base and maintain their interest so that they continue to spread the word for you

Examples of my work here: http://www.pearlinsiow.onsugar.com

ReviewAntiAging.com website statistics:

Audience profile (based on a recent survey):

  • 80% aged between 25 to 35 years old
  • Mostly working executives
  • Major skin problems are acne and acne scars
  • They are very focused and visit my website looking for a solution to their problems
  • Looking out for good promotions and special rates

For advertising, product and treatment reviews, drop me an email: pearlin(@)reviewantiaging.com  remember to take away the brackets

 

Doctors’ Testimonials:



Pearlin’s write ups are informative from a client’s point of view. She describes in detail her experiences, something that is lacking in other write-ups from the professionals. I have had clients come in and actually repeat what I have stated in my recommendations! This shows that the educational quality of her website is very high.

Every person who wants to be educated on our services must read her write-ups! If a doctor wants the public to know about his or her treatments, Pearlin’s site is a good place to start. Kudos to Pearlin for empowering readers to make informed decisions and also partake in the laser treatment reviews to experience the results themselves!”

– Dr Dana Elliott

“I’ve been getting a steady stream of patients after being featured on Pearlin’s website. In fact, I just had two patients from ReviewAntiAging.com this morning! She is quick
and professional with her reviews and very easy to work with. In fact, she taught me how to leverage the power of social media to generate online buzz. Definitely worth the marketing investment!”

– Dr Z Teo

“With Pearlin’s advice, I was able to get my website ranked on page one of Google in a few short months. Her experience in social media and her own anti aging website provides her with knowledge on what is required to be positioned as an expert online and get more patients.”

– Dr David Loh

Get Featured!

  • Do you want to increase your online presence?
  • Are you keen to broadcast your services to thousands on the Internet?
  • Do you want to create buzz and build a group of loyal fans?
  • Be featured in Singapore’s only aesthetics magazine where I am the Editor?

* More info here: http://www.reviewantiaging.com/antiaging/new-aesthetics-magazine-out-in-july/266/

Review Anti Aging is your PERFECT ONLINE BUSINESS PARTNER!

It features the best reviews on anti aging and laser treatments and is the premier portal for women and men seeking anti aging and laser treatment procedures.

Let me show you how to:

Leverage the power of social media

– By identifying and enlisting the help of Online Influencers to market your services

– By tapping onto the world’s largest social network to build a big group of loyal fans

Boost your online branding

– With a well-written, magazine-style advertorial in Singapore’s first anti aging website

Manage and grown your online community

– By having the expertise of a community leader who will work with Online Influencers to grow your fan base and maintain their interest so that they continue to spread the word for you

Examples of my work here: http://www.pearlinsiow.onsugar.com

ReviewAntiAging.com website statistics:

  • Visitors per day – 100 to 150 unique visitors 

Audience profile (based on a recent survey):

  • 80% aged between 25 to 35 years old
  • Mostly working executives
  • Major skin problems are acne and acne scars
  • They are very focused and visit my website looking for a solution to their problems
  • Looking out for good promotions and special rates

For advertising, product and treatment reviews, drop me an email: pearlin(@)reviewantiaging.com  remember to take away the brackets

Anti Aging & Laser Treatment Reviews


Please click on the links below to read about my reviews of various anti aging treatments:

Face:

Glow Getter

Ready, Set, Glow!

Get Your Party Face On

Grow Your Lashes Naturally

Remove Pigmentation With No Downtime

The “A” Factor

The Power Of Yellow

Gym For Your Face

Skin Changers

Best Face Forward

Turn Back The Clock With Ultherapy

Intraoral Laser For Skin Lifting

Geisha Organic Nightingale Facial

Reboot Your Skin

New Skin, New You

Get Better, Brighter Skin

5 Ways To Get Alluring Brows

4 Ways To Get A Selfie Smile

Seong Yeong HIFU Facial Treatment

All You Need To Know About XEOMIN®

What’s Hot In Aesthetics: Combination Treatments

Uplift Your Face – The Korean Way

DRx Organic Keratin Repair Treatment

Painless Skin Tightening

In Pursuit Of Korean Eyebrows

Soothe Sensitive Skin

Refirme Facial Treatment

Skin Rejuvenation with Milk Peel and Q-Switched Laser

Clear + Brilliant laser treatment

Aqua Peel Whitening Facial

Japanese Anti-aging Secret

HydraFacial

The Ultimate Radiance Lift

Thermage-CPT

Fraxel Laser

Ulthera Face Lifting Treatment

Facial Fillers

Laser Treatment Video

Laser Treatment Dermlift

Laser Treatment Review – Erbium

Derma RF Soft Plasma Peel Acne Treatment Review

The Papillon Revitalizing Threadlift

Ulthera By Dr Georgia Lee

Cosmelan Depigmentation Treatment

 Aqua Peel and IPL for Acne and Acne Scars

AHP Weekend Laser Peel Review

Fractional CO2 Laser Treatment Review

GrandiLite Face lifting and Rejuvenation Treatment

Illumira Peel Treatment For Skin Rejuvenation

Pixel Skin Resurfacing Skin Laser Treatment

SpectraPeel Skin Rejuvenation Laser Treatment

2-in-1 Power Lunch Treatment

Brightening Facial with Revlite Laser Treatment

BriteSmile Teeth Whitening

Ear Candling With Lymphatic Facial

Facial Remodeling Treatment

Ferulic Acid Chemical Peel

Grape Wine AntioxidantPLUS Anti Aging Treatment

Laser Hair Removal using the SopranoXL

Mesotherapy for Anti Aging

PPx Pro System

TCM Guasa Facial with White Tea Essence

Undereye Fillers

DNA-RNA Platinum NanoPLUS Treatment

IPL, RF Magnetic Wave, Plasma Peel Treatments Review

 

Hair:

Hair Reboot

Hair Goals

Frizzy No More

Hair Loss Hair Treatment

 

Body:

Clean Slate

As Advised By The Doctor: Eight Ways To Lose Weight Effectively

The Insider Guide To Your Best Body Shape Ever

Disheartened Girl’s Guide To Being Body Beautiful

Cheater’s Guide To Your Best Xmas Body Ever

Float Your Way To Bliss

Hearing Care, Not Hearing Aids

Pedicure – Cure Your Feet

Ikeda Spa Prestige Valentine Day Chocolate Treatment

Bye Bye Belly – Liposonix treatment

GentleMAX – Ouch-free Brazilian Laser Treatment

Dermacare Espresso Lemon Slimming Body Treatment

Full Back Acne Treatment

 2-in-1 Power Lunch Treatment

Underarm IPL Hair Removal Review

ION Magnum Cellulite And Weight Loss Treatment Review

Bust Firming Treatment For Saggy Breasts Review

Power Plate Weight Loss and Cellulite Workout

Breast Anti Cancer and Detoxification Therapy

Hair Removal Treatment using the Solera Prowave IPL machine

Labia Rejuvenation

3 Step Figure Transform Weight Loss Treatment

Selectif PRO Derma Hair Removal System Review

 2-in-1 Power Lunch Treatment