Debunking Myths about Dermal Fillers

Are you tired of having a tired-looking face despite not being tired? If yes, then you are not alone. No one would not want to look youthful regardless of their age. Unfortunately, this remains to be a dream for many, especially those who are not willing to embrace cosmetic procedures.

Dermal fillers have become common among many people who want to restore the appearance of their faces. However, there are some wrong beliefs about these fillers that could be holding some people back.

Here are six myths you should be aware of before getting a dermal filler.

The Procedure is Painful

There is a common misconception that all cosmetic procedures are painful. When getting fillers, the cosmetic service provider uses numbing medication to curb any pain you may feel during the injection. After the procedure, you may feel discomfort, but the discomfort is very slight. That means you can go on with your daily activities a few hours after the procedure.

Botox is a Type of a Filler

Botox is a form of neurotoxin and works to minimize the appearance of wrinkles and lines on the face. Botox does that by weakening facial muscles responsible for the appearance of wrinkles and lines. Fillers work by increasing volume on the facial skin. That way, there will be no creases and lines on the face.

One Can Tell You have Fillers

Unlike other cosmetic procedures, fillers result in natural results that it would be hard for one to know you have fillers. Keen individuals will notice the change in your appearance, but they cannot tell you have fillers. You have to get the procedure from a licensed provider if you are looking to get the results you want.

woman getting dermal filler

You Need a Lot of Time to Heal

After the administration of the procedure, you may notice swelling and slight bruising on some parts of your body. This often happens when you get filler injections around the mouth or eyes area. Cold compresses will minimize the swelling so that you revert to your normal face. You can also get laser treatment to get rid of the bruise.

The Procedure is Irreversible

Fillers offer natural-looking and long-lasting results. However, individuals who may want to get rid of the fillers can obtain those services. Filler products contain hyaluronic acid, and their action is easily reversible through the use of enzymes. Enzymes break down the acid in the filler and thus reverse the process.

You Need Frequent Treatments

As mentioned earlier, enzymes break down the acid component in the filler product and thus minimize the effect of the filler. The human body contains enzymes, and these too can break down the filler. That means with time, the filler will disintegrate.

These fillers, however, have approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to last up to two years. You will get value for your money before the effect of these fillers begins to fade. The longevity of the filler also depends on the part of the body it is administered.

The only way to get the best out of dermal fillers is getting to understand the truth about these fillers. Before your actual day of the appointment, be sure to consult with your surgeon to address all your fears and concerns about these fillers. You will also get advice on the right way to handle your face after the procedure for long-lasting results.

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