Everyone’s heard plenty of myths about dermal fillers. But what they are is just that: myths. For whatever reason, these mysterious fables have been going around for decades. It’s time to set the record straight! Take a look about these myths about fillers and the truth behind each tale.
MYTH #1: Dermal filler injections are painful.
THE TRUTH: While this may have been true in the past, and pain is somewhat subjective, dermal fillers today are nearly painless. Most injections contain the anesthetic lidocaine that ensures optimal comfort. Also, some techniques use cannulae, needles without the typical sharp tip, minimalizing discomfort even further.
MYTH #2: Permanent fillers are always better.
THE TRUTH: Permanent fillers can often cause permanent complications. Are you sure that the way you look in your 30’s is going to look as good when you’re 60? Instead, fillers like hyaluronic acid and collagen are created from materials that are already produced in your body and will break down over time naturally.
MYTH #3: You won’t be able to show any expressions after Botox.
THE TRUTH: A properly completed Botox procedure will look natural and allow for normal emotions and expressions to be shown on your face. It should not affect your smiles, frowns or any other facial expression. Remember to use Botox in moderation to maintain a more natural face.
MYTH #4: Everyone will know that you’ve gotten injections.
THE TRUTH: Choosing a professional, experienced physician to perform your procedure is the best way to ensure that you get the best treatment. This is not the time to bargain shop! A correct application will result in a natural-looking result that no one will suspect is from injections.
MYTH #5: There are no reversible fillers.
THE TRUTH: Hyaluronic acid treatments like Juvederm or Restylane are indeed reversible. These fillers can last up to a year, but if you’re unhappy with the results, rest assured. A reversing agent called hyaluronidase can be applied and will break up the hyaluronic acid, reversing the filler immediately.
These myths about fillers are all untrue, and the facts need to be known! Fillers are not painful, irreversible, permanent or obvious. Want to learn more about fillers or see if you’re a good candidate? Contact us for a consultation today at (214) 821-9662!