Busting Myths About Fillers
Sorting Fact from Fiction When it Comes to the Incredible Benefits of Dermal Fillers
Dermal fillers have been a popular option for years for people looking to restore youthful volume in their face. But despite the popularity of fillers, they’re still often misunderstood—and maligned—by many people who’ve been misinformed.
We get it; it’s easy for people to latch onto something they’ve heard, especially if it’s from a source they usually trust. But people make mistakes, and dermal fillers are often the subject of numerous myths and misconceptions.
It’s a shame, really, because these treatments can provide a huge benefit to many people looking to recapture some youthful beauty!
That’s why we’re taking a bit of time to bust the most common myths about dermal fillers!
But before we can explain what dermal fillers aren’t, we need to answer one big question:
What Are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are cosmetic treatments administered through injections. As the name suggests, they’re used to create or restore volume in targeted areas; quite literally, they use material to help fill in your features.
These injections are mildly invasive and can help minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles, giving the face a smooth and youthful appearance..
Easy, right? Let’s get on to busting those myths!
MYTH – Dermal Fillers Are Easy to Inject
This is a myth, unfortunately.
Because of how commonplace fillers have become, they’ve gotten a reputation as being something super simple to administer. The fact of the matter is that injectors need to be certified medical professionals.
We think part of the reason this myth is so widespread is because of how easy most injectors make it look! The truth is, they’ve had plenty of training and experience to deliver treatment so effectively—they make it look like a piece of cake!
MYTH – Fillers Are Uncomfortable
Not true! When administered by a trained professional, fillers are actually quite a comfortable treatment. Your skin may be numbed by a local anesthetic prior to the procedure to ensure your comfort.
The filler material may feel a bit odd initially, but that’s to be expected. As it settles and the hyaluronic acid content in the filler material bonds with water content in your skin, it’ll very quickly start to feel completely natural.
MYTH – Filler Material Shifts After Placement
While this might be true when administered by inexperienced injectors, at SKINS Derma Care, you’re getting expert treatment administered by experienced hands.
When applied properly, filler material will not shift after treatment, as it’s meant to bond with water molecules in your skin.
If any concerns arise after your treatment, be assured that they will be addressed promptly and professionally.
MYTH – Botox, Dysport, And Fillers Do the Same Thing
It’s easy to see why people think this. Both treatments help treat wrinkles, albeit to varying degrees, and both are injectable treatments.
While fillers add volume and help with static wrinkles, Botox or Dysport directly target muscle groups that cause wrinkles in the first place. They effectively help relieve the tension that causes wrinkles and don’t have any impact on volume.
Some dermal fillers, like Restylane, can actually be administered simultaneously with Botox injections. They’re complementary treatments, in many cases.
MYTH – Filler Results Don’t Last
This could not be further from the truth! While fillers are temporary, “temporary” here means “up to 9 months, if not more.”
The exact length of time your filler treatment lasts depends on the filler used, where it was used, and how much movement the target area experiences.
MYTH – Fillers Look Fake
This is not true. When fillers are administered by a licensed medical professional, the fillers will look natural. Problems and distortion occur when fillers are injected into the wrong place, or too much is injected. It is the job of a licensed professional to prevent this from happening. The purpose of the filler is to provide a natural result, which is subtle and complementary.
MYTH – Fillers Aren’t Safe
Dermal fillers are a safe and effective procedure when administered by a licensed professional.
It is important to note that not all dermal fillers are the same. They cannot be placed in any location and often have specific maintenance instructions to follow. Getting Botox, Dysport, or fillers is also not a guarantee of results. If the patient does not care for the result of their fillers, they can be dissolved. The key to receiving Botox, Dysport or dermal filler injections is to work with a specialist who has experience in the field.
If you’re on the fence about fillers, we recommend talking to one of the team members here at SKINS Derma Care! We can provide a consultation to determine the best course of treatment for you, and to answer any questions you might have.
Fillers get a lot of unfair flak. Hopefully, more people will look past the myths out there and focus on the amazing benefits and results this treatment has to offer!