Dermal Filler - Hyaluronic Fillers

Dr Garsing Wong and Wen-Pei (Margaret) Chen were first introduced to the newer generation of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers whilst attending an inspiring talk by Docteur Maryna Taieb, a Parisian dermatologist, at the inaugural Asian IMCAS Conference held in Bangkok, Thailand, July 2007. When Dr Garsing Wong gave his talk on Non-Surgical Facial Shaping with Botox® and Phosphatidylcholine (Lipolysis) at the Paris MASTERS Conference, September 2007, Margaret and Dr Garsing Wong arranged to spend time with Docteur Taieb in her Paris Clinic.  Dr Taieb showed her blunt cannula technique for high volume replacement using dermal fillers into the face using the smoother newer products. With experience, you can place the products virtually at any level of the skin to restore volume. Docteur Taieb's blunt cannula technique has been further refined by Dr Garsing Wong and Wen-Pei Margaret Chen, as the technique reduces the likelihood of unsightly bruises by gently pushing the tissues aside as you place the product. The biggest advantage of using cannulae is that it is much safer than using needles to place dermal fillers in the skin, as you greatly reduce the risk of injecting the filler intravenously.  This was recently highlighted at the Plastic Surgery Congress 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.

Before and After photos of Pan Facial Rejuvenation with hyaluronic filler and Botox®, especially around eyes and mouth and chin area.
Please note all photos are photographs of genuine patients of Dr Wong, the photographs are not altered or manipulated in any way. It is important to understand that the photos represent one persons experience and there is no guarantee that any other patient will experience similar results.

Before and After photos of Pan Facial Rejuvenation with hyaluronic filler and Botox®
Please note all photos are photographs of genuine patients of Dr Wong, the photographs are not altered or manipulated in any way. It is important to understand that the photos represent one persons experience and there is no guarantee that any other patient will experience similar results.

 

We prefer using products from Teoxane who make the Teosyal range of hyaluronic fillers.

 

Most importantly, the products are SAFE. They were originally developed with medical use in mind.  Hyalurone (hyaluronic acid) is found naturally in our skin, eyes and joints throughout our body. It is naturally broken down in our body to water. The speed at which it is broken down, relates directly to the longevity of the product.  In our skin, not all of the hyaluronic acid is broken down to water, some of it stimulates collagenesis, that is, it can stimulate the production of collagen in your skin, thereby further enhancing the longivity of the product.

Lip examples showing soft natural looking results, photos courtesy of Allergan Inc.

 

Dr Garsing Wong and Wen-Pei Margaret Chen had the opportunity to meet Dr Ahmet Tezel, Director of Research and Development Allergan Medical when he was visitng Brisbane, in March 2008. 

Before and Immediately after Nonsurgical rhinoplasty nose job using Juvederm Ultraplus® at Auckland Cosmetic Medicine Clinic Ltd - Sapphire Appearance Medicine Clinic by Dr Garsing Wong and Wen-Pei Margaret Chen. Please note the statement below.

 

Photos posted show Dr Wong's actual patients. These photos have not been altered in any manner. It is important to understand that results can differ, and this does not replace a face to face full assessment by Dr Wong. The purpose of before and after photos are solely for providing accurate and useful information,showing a realistic portrayal of the outcome that can be reasonably and typically expected. Dr Wong's patient has received and given fully informed consent for the use of their photos.

 

Allergan Inc. has been instrumental in allowing Dr Wong and Wen-Pei Margaret Chen to have extensive first hand experience with their products prior to the official launch of the products in New Zealand.

Before and immediately After photos showing how sunken eyes which can make you look tired, are removed with hyaluronic filler giving a naturally looking result without any bruising. Using the technique that Drs Garsing Wong and Wen-Pei Margaret Chen have developed together, difficult infra orbital volume loss can now be safely and reliably be fixed.

 

Hyaluronic fillers are particularly well suited for static wrinkles and fine lines. The soft product flows very freely, allowing it to be placed both superficially and deeply to achieve very natural looking results.

 

The products can be used wherever volume is needed. Below shows the combination of using Botox® with hyaluronic filler in the lower facial shaping to give the appearance that the face is more elongated and slimmer. The patient's weight has not changed between the first photo and the followup photo at three months.

 

Photos posted show Dr Wong's actual patients. These photos have not been altered in any manner. It is important to understand that results can differ, and this does not replace a face to face full assessment by Dr Wong. The purpose of before and after photos are solely for providing accurate and useful information,showing a realistic portrayal of the outcome that can be reasonably and typically expected. Dr Wong's patient has received and given fully informed consent for the use of their photos.

With the addition of local anaesthetic to the fillers means that patients no longer require any nerve blocks for the procedures however we still offer our patients topical anaesthetic free of charge to make the experience even more comfortable. 

 

There is a small chance of bruising which can be further reduced by using a cannula when the area allows this. All patients are able to return to work immediately. It is safe to apply clean makeup to the region.

 

Sapphire Clinic - Auckland Cosmetic Medicine Clinic Ltd is proud to offer patients this excellent generation of dermal fillers. If you would like to know more about the product, then please click on this link to make a consultation with Wen-Pei Margaret Chen to see if this is the right solution for your concern.

 

BOTOX®is a Prescription Medicine containing 100 units of botulinum toxin type A for injection(Please note, in America, the generic name for Botox is onabotulinumtoxin A which is exactly the same. Refer to the FDA Press Release dated August 3, 2009).

It is used for the treatment of frown lines. It should be administered only by trained medical professionals. Talk to your specialist about the benefits/risks of this procedure in appearance medicine.
Cautions: People with defective neuro-muscular transmission disorders, infection at site of injection, glaucoma, pregnancy and lactation.
Possible side effects include headaches, pain, burning or redness at injection site, local muscle weakness including drooping eyelids, lack of feeling and nausea. If you have any side effects or concerns speak to your doctor.
You will need to pay for this medicine. Normal doctors visits apply. Note: The treatment lasts about four months and after this time further courses of treatment may be necessary. Speak to your specialist about your own situation.

BOTOX® is registered trademarks of Allergan Inc.

Teosyal Global Action, Teosyal Ultimate, Teosyal Redensity I and II® are registered trademarks of Teoxane, Geneva, Switzerland.

Sapphire Appearance Medicine Clinic also known as Auckland Cosmetic Medicine Clinic Limited is located at 26 College Hill, Freemans Bay, Auckland which borders on Ponsonby and St Mary's Bay, which is just up the road from the New World Supermarket at Victoria Park Market.