Dermal fillers are popular treatments for individuals who are beginning to show signs of aging on their skin. These products by such familiar manufacturers as Juvederm and Restylane are designed to fill in lines and wrinkles, improve areas that are thin or hollowed and gave individuals a more youthful look overall. However, many myths and misconceptions still exist around the products, and we are here to clear them up for our clients.
Myth 1: Dermal fillers are painful.
Dermal fillers are minimally invasive injections. Therefore, while you will feel them being given, we use such a small needle that you should only feel a slight pinching sensation. Additionally, many types of fillers come with lidocaine included to cut down on any discomfort.
Myth 2: Dermal fillers are permanent.
Although fillers give you amazing results, they are not permanent. If you do not continue to receive the injections, your old lines and wrinkles will gradually show up again, and new lines will form. Most dermal fillers last from 6 to 12 months although some can last even longer than this.
Myth 3: It takes time to see results from dermal fillers.
Actually, you should be able to see great results on the same day that you receive the injections. Initial results will be from the gel-like substance injected beneath your skin. However, results will continue to form over the next few days to weeks as the hyaluronic acid draws moisture to itself.
Myth 4: Dermal fillers will look unnatural.
With our expert injections, you do not have to worry that your lips will look too large or that your dermal fillers will be noticeable. We focus on beautifully natural-looking results.
Myth 5: Dermal fillers are interchangeable with Botox.
Dermal fillers are used for static lines and wrinkles that are set into your skin while Botox is used for expression lines that smooth away when your face is at rest.