Busting the Myths: The Real Truth Behind Dermal Fillers

Dermal Fillers are Permanent: While some fillers can last a long time, they are generally not permanent. The duration of the results depends on the type of filler used, the treatment area, and individual factors. There is also Hyaluronidase an enzyme that can break down / dissolve filler- making it a reversible treatment plan.

Fillers are Only for Lips and Cheeks: While lips and cheeks are popular areas for filler treatments, they can also be used in other areas like the jawline, temples, under- eyes, and chin

Fillers are Just for Women: Men also use dermal fillers to enhance certain facial features or restore lost volume. The approach might be different, but the treatment is suitable for all genders.

Dermal Fillers are Unsafe: When administered by trained and certified professional, dermal fillers are generally safe. It is made of hyaluronic acid a naturally occurring substance already found in your skin. The most common side effects are temporary and include swelling, redness, and bruising. 

Dermal Fillers Look Unnatural: When done correctly, fillers should provide a natural-looking enhancement. An overdone or unnatural look typically results from improper technique or overuse of the product.

You’ll Be Left with Saggy Skin if You Stop Using Fillers: This isn’t true. If you stop using fillers, the area will gradually return to its pre-treatment state. The skin won’t become saggier than it was initially.

Fillers Can Erase All Facial Wrinkles: While fillers can smooth out many lines and wrinkles, they might not be suitable for all types of wrinkles. A combination of treatments (like Botox and fillers) might be required for best results.

Dermal Fillers and Botox are the Same: As previously mentioned, these are different treatments. Botox relaxes the muscles to reduce wrinkles, while fillers add volume to the skin.

It’s Okay to Bargain Hunt for Fillers: Going for the cheapest option can be risky. It’s essential to prioritize safety and quality over cost. Always ensure the practitioner is qualified, experienced, and using approved products.

Fillers are Immediate and Require No Downtime: While many people see results soon after their treatment, some swelling and bruising can occur. It takes two weeks for full results.  It’s recommended to avoid significant events on the same day as the treatment.  Your practitioner will go over easy post- care instructions.

Any Practitioner Can Administer Fillers: Not all practitioners have the same level of expertise and experience. Always research and choose a qualified healthcare professional to administer dermal fillers. Fillers is a form of art , hands- on experience is crucial.

Fillers Can Be Used Anywhere on the Body: While fillers are versatile, not all fillers are suitable for every part of the body. It’s essential to consult with a specialist about the most appropriate filler for a particular area.

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