December 19, 2019

The Biggest Myths About Fillers Set Straight

The esthetic industry is full of false and unreliable information that makes the whole process of deciding whether filler treatments are right for you a tough one. With a multitude of different opinions and answers on google, it can be challenging to find the correct source to trust. With years of expertise on our side, we can help steer you in the RIGHT direction. Without further, ado we’re debunking the most common filler misconceptions:

Myth #1. BOTOX is a filler, right?

If you are in the process of looking into injectables for the first time, the line between BOTOX vs. fillers might seem a bit blurred. Don’t they both make you look… younger? Well, yes! They seem similar, but in reality, they are two different things. BOTOX is used to relax the facial muscles that cause lines and wrinkles, while dermal fillers are used to add volume to the skin, which can restore firmness and youthfulness.

Myth #2. I’m stuck with it if I don't like it

While we’re confident you will be highly satisfied with your results, this treatment is NOT permanent. Fillers can take a few weeks to settle, but after this period, if you still don’t like them, they can be dissolved. Our filler products are made of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid can be reversed with an agent called hyaluronidase, a family of enzymes that break up the acid. Once injected, the treated area will return to its original state 24-48 hours later.

Myth #3. It’s painful

Making sure our patients feel completely confident and comfortable during their appointments is our top priority! Before any filler treatment, topical numbing cream will be applied to the desired area to provide pain relief and minimal discomfort during the appointment. Additionally, all Juvéderm fillers are formulated with lidocaine (a numbing medication), which can significantly decrease any pain that may be experienced at the time of the injection.

Myth #4. Filler requires too much maintenance

While it’s true that filler is not a one and done process, the frequency of maintenance isn’t as long as most people think. Different factors play a role in deciding how long the duration of the filler will be. This includes which product is used, where it is placed, and the activity level of the person receiving the filler. Only a few fillers need to be repeated every 6-8 months, whereas a majority of them need to be touched up every two years.

Myth #5. It’s going to change my face

Often times, patients are worried that filler is going to change the overall look of their appearance. The inevitable reality is that your face is aging every day. After age 30, the collagen levels in your skin and body begin to drop by 1-2% each year. Dermal fillers work to restore natural volume to prevent changes in the face, and from an anti-aging standpoint, that’s our goal when using the products.

Hopefully, this made things a little less complicated. Our team loves to offer complimentary consultations for our patients, so that we can answer questions and clear up any concerns.

If you’d like to make an appointment, contact us online or give us a call. We’re looking forward to hearing from you.

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