If you find yourself looking more tired these days, and don’t we all thanks to the crazy year we’ve had, dermal fillers may be a great option for you. They give a rested and rejuvenated appearance. However, there are some myths floating around out there that may make you afraid to try dermal fillers. Let’s look at a few of the most common myths and put them to rest.
I’ll Look Fake
Dermal fillers can be very subtle. They can give you a refreshed, more youthful appearance while still allowing you to look like the you everyone knows and loves. The fact is that dermal fillers only look fake when done incorrectly. That’s why it’s so important to choose a physician who specializes in these types of treatments and has the experience necessary to give you just the right amount of filler.
Your Face Won’t Be Expressive Anymore
If you think you are going to have a frozen face that doesn’t allow you to smile or wink, think again. You will retain full control over your facial muscles after receiving dermal fillers. You are having a little more volume and fullness injected into your skin and that’s all.
If I Hate It There Nothing I Can Do About It
This is one of the most common myths we’ve heard. People are afraid that if they are unhappy with the results that they will be stuck with them forever. That isn’t true. First of all, dermal fillers don’t last forever. Secondly, you can simply reverse the procedure if you are unhappy with the results. We want all of our clients to be completely satisfied with their results.
I Have To Get It Done Every Month
Many people worry about the cost because they think they’ll have to go back for injections every month, which could get expensive. In actuality, most fillers tend to last anywhere from 6 months to 2 years. Given that dermal fillers are much less expensive than more invasive measures, this makes them a highly cost-effective option.
Botox is a Filler
Nope. While both Botox and dermal fillers are great ways to enhance your face they definitely work in very different ways. As we mentioned before, dermal fillers do just what the name implies. They fill the space under the skin that may have lost its elasticity and be sagging or less full. Botox, on the other hand, works to relax the muscles of the face that cause those fine lines and wrinkles.
My General Practitioner Does It so I Should Get It Done There
When having any cosmetic procedure done to your face you want to make sure you are going to an experienced professional. Your general practitioner or dentist may offer the procedure but it’s not their specialty. Don’t trust something as important as your face to someone who isn’t as experienced or skilled.
I’ll Have the Same Results as a Facelift
While it would be amazing to get such dramatic results without surgery, it’s not possible. If you go in to get dermal fillers thinking you will look like you had a facelift, you are going to be disappointed. Dermal fillers provide a much more natural and subtle result.
It Causes Too Much Downtime
We get it. You have things to do and can’t afford to hide from the world while you have lots of bruising and swelling. Fortunately, dermal fillers don’t cause lots of bruising and swelling. Any bruising or swelling will be minimal and you can get back to your normal activities right away. They are usually easily covered by makeup. I wouldn’t get dermal fillers the day before my wedding but otherwise, you are safe.
And That’s the Truth
Now that you have all the facts about dermal fillers, you can make an informed decision about whether you think they might work for you. If you are interested in dermal fillers we would love to schedule a consultation with you. We will listen to your concerns and give you the best treatment options we have available.