Although dermal fillers are one of the most popular cosmetic treatments at the moment, there are still a lot of myths about them floating around out there. With so much information available, it can be hard to know what is true and what isn’t about these treatments. To help you out, here is a list of 4 common myths about dermal fillers so you can separate fact from fiction!
People Will Know That I Had Dermal Filler Injections
One of the most common fears that we hear from patients is that they are afraid that they will look “done” after a filler treatment. This is a completely unfounded fear however. While you may have seen pictures of botched filler treatments in the media, results from a trained professional will look natural. A good doctor will understand how much filler is needed and where to give you subtle and beautiful enhancements.
A Dermal Filler Treatment Will Hurt
Another of the most common misconceptions about dermal filler treatments is that they are painful. Most patients, however, report only a mild pinching or stinging sensation during their treatment which fades away quickly. Many fillers today come with an anesthetic called Lidocaine mixed in to reduce any discomfort, and if you want, we can apply some numbing cream to the treatment area prior to your injections. In addition, here at Primary Aesthetics Skin Care we use microcannulas to perform dermal filler treatments, which have a blunt tip and provide more comfort than traditional needles. Clearly, a phobia of needles doesn’t need to hold you back from getting a dermal filler treatment.
Dermal Fillers and Botox Are The Same
While both fillers and Botox are injectable treatments which can help smooth away wrinkles, these two treatments are very different. Botox is a muscle relaxant which temporarily reduces movement in the muscles that cause lines and wrinkles on your face, allowing them to smooth out. Find out more about Botox here. Dermal fillers, however, are a gel-like substance that is designed to help plump up and restore lost volume to the face.
I Will Look Red and Swollen After the Treatment
While it is true that you may experience some mild swelling or tenderness after your treatment, it is generally very minor and not noticeable. There are a number of precautions you can take prior to your treatment to help reduce the risk of side effects. Read more about these precautions here.
Hopefully that has cleared up any confusion you may have had about dermal fillers. If you still have questions or would like to find out more about what dermal fillers can do for you, contact us to schedule your free consultation! We will be happy to sit down with you and help you to come up with a treatment plan that will work best for you.